CDS Result 2020 - UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) is expected to declare the CDS 2020 result written exam in the first week of April 2020 in online mode at upsc.gov.in. Candidates who appeared in the CDS (I) 2020 exam conducted on February 02, 2020, can check the result of CDS 2020 by logging into the official website using their login credentials. Candidates whose roll number will be mentioned in the result will be qualified to appear for the next stage of the selection process which is the interview round conducted by SSB (Service Selection Board). Upon entering the credentials aspirants will be able to download the UPSC CDS result 2020 and know their scorecard, total marks, CDS rank, category rank, etc. On the basis of candidates performance in the SSB Interview, UPSC will announce CDS final result after which the scorecard of the qualified candidates will be released. Check this article to know more on how to download and check the result of CDS 2020, important dates and other relevant information.Latest: Check unofficial CDS answer key 2020 on February 2
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CDS 2020 exam is conducted by UPSC to recruit candidates in Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Air Force Academy and Officers Training Academy and will have to undergo the training programme at Indian Military Academy, Officers’ Training Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Air Force Academy. The training programmes of selected candidates are conducted at the respective academies at Indian Military Academy (IMA Dehradun), Indian Naval Academy (INA Ezhimala), and Officers’ Training Academy (OTA Chennai).
CDS (I) 2020 Exam
February 02, 2020
Result of CDS (I) 2020
First Week of April 2020
SSB Interview Date
First week of May 2020
Result of SSB Interview
First Week of July 2020
Official website to check result
Result declaring authority
UPSC (Union Public Service Commission)
Login credentials need to check result
Details printed on the final result
Name, Total marks
UPSC will release the result of CDS (I) 2020 in online mode in PDF format. Candidates should follow the below-mentioned steps to check their result.
Step 1: Go to the official website of UPSC- upsc.gov.in
Step 2: Go to the “Examination” tab.
Step 3: Click on “Active Examinations” from the drop-down menu.
Step 4: Click on “Combined Defence Services Examination (I), 2020”.
Step 5: Click on the download of Combined Defence Services (I) result 2020.
Step 6: A PDF with Roll Number of selected candidates will appear on the screen. Press “Ctrl + F” and type your Roll Number. If it is there in the list, you have qualified in the CDS (I) 2020 Written Exam.
Step 7: If you have cleared the CDS exam, Download and save the Result of CDS (I) 2020 for future
The PDF of the CDS result 2020 will look like the image mentioned-below.
UPSC will release the CDS 2020 scorecard along with the final result. CDS (I) 2020 scorecard will be released in PDF format. Candidates will be able to check their marks secured in written exam as well as in SSB Interview along with their roll number and name.
How UPSC calculates score of CDS result?
UPSC calculates the score of candidates as per the process mentioned below-
UPSC will release the mark sheet of CDS which will consist the marks obtained by qualified candidates along with candidate’s roll number, date of birth, name, total marks obtained in written exam & SSB Interview and final total marks.
Candidates can download their mark sheet by following these:
Those who qualify the written exam of CDS 2020 will be eligible to appear for the SSB interview and Intelligence and Personality Test. In order to qualify the written exam, candidates need to score more than the CDS cut off. There are separate cut off marks for all the four academies IMA, INA, AFA, and OTA. The SSB call letter will be sent to all the candidates at their registered email ID, the admit card of SSB will have the date, reporting time, and address of the SSB centre. All candidates are required to carry the following documents for the SSB interview:
SSB admit card
10th and 12th class mark sheet
Graduation and Post graduation (if mentioned in the application form) degree and mark sheet
NCC certificates (if required)
Identity proof - Aadhar card, Voter ID Card, Pan Card, Passport
Candidates who are in their final year and awaiting their results will have to present a certificate issued from the Principal.
Note: For the first time, all the above documents should be presented in their original format.
No. of candidates who applied
No. of candidates who qualified written exams
No. of candidates who qualified SSB Interview
The official answer key of CDS I 2020 written exam will be released after the announcement of the final CDS (I) 2020 result. However, some of the major coaching centres like - NeoStencil, Baalnoi Academy and Cavalier will release the unofficial answer key soon after the exam is conducted. The unofficial answer key will be memory-based and contain all the correct answers. With the help of CDS answer key 2020, candidates will be able to calculate their probable scores based on the number of correct and incorrect answers.
UPSC releases the cutoff of CDS after the written test as well as the SSB interview is conducted. The cut off for CDS written exam is the aggregate marks of the last qualified candidate. Those candidates who score the minimum qualifying marks in the written exam are eligible to appear for the SSB Interview. The final CDS cutoff is decided on the basis of the marks of last recommended candidates in written exam and SSB Interview. Candidates can check both the cut-off marks the declaration of CDS 2020 result. In the below table, we have mentioned the previous years’ CDS cutoff marks.
CDS Written Exam cutoff
CDS Final cutoff
Candidates can check previous year cut off marks of UPSC CDS in the tables mentioned below.
Cut off Marks UPSC CDS (1) 2019
Aggregate marks of last qualified candidate*
Marks of last recommended candidate
Cut off Marks UPSC CDS (1) 2018
Saad Ahmed Siddiqui
After qualifying the written test a candidate has to appear in the SSB interview, which is conducted for 5 days. After the SSB is over the shortlisted candidates have to appear for Document Verification (DV) and Medical round. If their documents are verified successfully and the candidate is found fit on all parameters in the medical round they will be selected a final merit list be prepared and the candidates will be selected for the limited number of vacancies. The selected candidates will then sent to the respective academies for training.
Check your CDS 2020 admit card. The roll number will be mentioned. Use the same to download the result of CDS 2020.
There must be a problem with the browsers. Use the latest version of Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Chrome. If the problem still persists while downloading your CDS 2020 result, clear the cache memory of your system from the browser settings and then login into the website. You should be able to download the result.
There is not much gap between the release of CDS 2020 result and the SSB interview for 2020. The SSB interview will be conducted between 30 to 60 days.
Yes you will get the call. It is not necessary to register. If you have cleared the written exam you will be called to receive an email for the SSB interview.
It will generally take 1-2 months.
Just focus on your attentiveness as it is an interview round and not a competitive exam. The board will judge you on the basis of your personality, the way you answer the questions and how you perform the given tasks.
It takes mostly 2-3 months for the authority to release the result of CDS 2020 after conducting the exam.
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The dates to register for CDS 1 are closed but as CDS exams are taken twice a year you can take the second paper. The registration for the second CDS paper will be in the Month of August and will probably begin from 5th August,2020. Please stay updated on any notifications released on the official sites for test dates and other related information. The notification related to CDS 2 is released in the month of June probably, so, keep yourself updated on any information.
Here is the link to the official site :
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after completing your graduation course or if you are in final year you are eligible to apply. age limit for woman candidate is , should have been born not earlier than January 2, 1996 and not later than January 2, 2002. woman's are only eligible to apply in Officers’ Training Academy (SSC Women Non-Technical Course), the eligibility criteria is bachelors degree in any discipline.
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