CDS 1 Cut off Analysis: INA records highest cutoff jump; surges by 46.61 percent - Indian Naval Academy (INA) has recorded the highest jump in CDS 1 cut off in 2017, as compared to the cut off data for the corresponding session of the previous year. The official data released by UPSC reflects that for the corresponding session of 2017 and 2016, INA has registered a cut off difference of 55 marks for the written exam. INA cut off for the year 2017 was 118 marks, whereas the cut off of INA for 2016 was 63. In other words, the cutoff for recruitment to the academy shows an increase of 46.61 percent in 2017 over 2016.
It must be noted that the analysis here is of the written and the final cut off of CDS 1 for the years 2017 and 2016.
Cut off 2017
Cut off 2016
Difference of Cutoff
OTA (Men & Women)
Further, the second highest cut off was registered for Indian Military Academy (IMA) where the cutoff marks reflected an increase by 53 marks. For IMA, the cut off saw a jump of 42.4 percent for the written exam. In 2016, while the recruitment in IMA closed at 72, the cutoff shot to 125 marks in 2017.
The IMA cut off was followed by Officers Training Academy (OTA - Men & Women), which stood at 68 in 2016 and 82 in 2017. This means that the cut off for OTA recorded a surge of 14 marks. In other words, the difference in CDS 1 cut off for OTA in 2017 over 2016 is 17.07 percent.
Next in line is Air Force Academy (AFA) wherein the CDS 1 cut off stood at 144 marks in 2017, over 123 in 2016 - which is a difference of 21 marks. This difference of 21 marks in the cut off comes to 14.58 percent over 2016. Among all the four academies, AFA saw the lowest cut off.
Like CDS 1 cut off of the written exam, the final cut off has also followed suit wherein the trend has remained the same. Check the final cut off trend analysis for CDS 1 for 2017 and 2016 below.
On analysing the final cut off of CDS 1, the data reflects that IMA saw the maximum jump in cut off marks in 2017 over 2016. The IMA final cut off in 2016 was 214, while it shot upto 249 in 2017. Thus, the cut off registered an increase of 35 marks. This means a jump of 14.05 percent.
Next to IMA was INA cut off which stood at 217 in 2016 and 241 in 2017, which is a difference of 24 marks. This difference comes down to 9.95 percent.
Further, the final cut off for AFA in 2016 was 249 and 268 in 2017. This means a jump of 19 marks, which ultimately comes to 7.08 percent.
For OTA (Men), the final cut off in 2016 remained at 150 marks, while CDS 1 final cut off for the same in 2017 was 163, a difference of 13 marks. This difference of 13 marks in the cut off for OTA (Men) reflects a difference of 7.97 percent.
For CDS 1 OTA (Women), the authority closed the recruitment at 157 marks in 2016, and 164 in 2017. This means that the cut off in 2017 recorded a jump of 7 marks, which corresponds to an increase of 4.26 percent marks.
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The minimum eligibility criteria for appearing the paper of CDS exam 2020 as per the rules of UPSC are that-
1. The person should have age ranging from 19 to 24 years
2. The person must be a citizen of India
3. The person must have completed his graduation.
So, the percentage of 12th doesn't matters. The only thing is that you should satisfy the above minimum requirements.
For more details about CDS exam, you may visit the link given below:
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dear krishna ,
yes, b.com students can apply for combined defence service. the eligibility for cds ota-Degree of a recognised university or equivalent.In market you found many books of cds preparation but in my opening you can prefer cds pathfinder of arihant .but before going to book you must know about the pattern of the exam by seeing the previous year papers.
if you want to more information then you can go through the below link
but remember after qualifying exam you have to face the ssb interview which includes physical fitness test as well as Personality cum Psychometric tests and Intelligence interview.
CDS (Combined defense service) has need graduation. It is not depend on 12th marks.
There are educational eligibility for CDS (Combined defense service)as:-
•Indian Military Academy (IMA) and Officers’ Training Academy - A candidate should be degree from any recognised board.
•Indian Naval Academy (INA): A candidate should have Degree in Engineering from a recognized university.
•Air Force Academy: A candidate should have Degree of a recognized University (with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level) or Bachelor of Engineering.
You can kindly check below mentioned link for CDS:-
There are educational eligibility for AFCAT (Air Force Common Admission Test) exam as:-
•A candidate should be passed 12th or equivalent exam in maths and physics with 60% Score. (Flying branch and ground duty(technical).
•A candidate should have minimum bachelor degree from any recognised college/educational board.
You can kindly check below mentioned link for Afcat exam eligibility:-
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