UPSC announces CDS 2016 Examination 1 Results on May 3
Updated on May 4, 2016 - 11:22 a.m. IST by Urvashi Dalal

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has announced the result of Combined Defence Services (CDS) 2016 Examination 1 in the afternoon of May 3, 2016. As per the official results data, a total of 8411 candidates have qualified for the Service Selection Board (SSB), Ministry of Defence interview rounds. The result of CDS 2016 has been declared in online mode only, where the student can check the shortlist in the form of roll numbers.

The test was conducted by UPSC on February 14, 2016, for admissions to Indian Military Academy, Dehradun, Indian Naval Academy, Kerala,  Air Force Academy, Hyderabad (Pre-Flying) Training Course, Officers Training Academy, Chennai, Officers Training Academy, Chennai, and Women Non-Technical Course.

Click here to check CDS 1 Results 2016

UPSC will also declare the cutoff of CDS I 2016 after the final result of the Defence Services Examination. CDS 1 Cutoff 2016 will be regarded as the eligibility criteria for CDS 2016 SSB Interviews, and only those candidates who meet the cutoff for CDS 2016 SSB will be called in for interviews at the scheduled boards.


While the written exam was conducted by UPSC, the Interview will be conducted as scheduled by Service Selection Boards (SSB) of the Defence Services located at Allahabad, Bhopal and Bangalore.

Through the process, the UPSC has announced to fill a total of 457 vacancies for five courses – Indian Military Academy Dehradun (200), India Naval Academy Ezhimala (45), Air Force Academy Hyderabad (32), Officers Training Academy (for Men) Chennai (175) and Officers Training Academy (for Women) Chennai (05).

UPSC conducts CDS twice a year for selecting the candidates in India Defence Services, including Army, Naval Force and Air Force. CDS II will be conducted on October 23, 2016, on the similar test pattern and selection procedure.

First published on May 3, 2016

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hello, I want to know that can Bsc student (PCM) can also eligible for CDS exam ??plz guide us

Sharon Rose Student Expert 13th Feb, 2020


Yes, you are eligible to appear in CDS. But you are only eligible to join Indian Military Academy(IMA), Airforce Academy(AFA), officer's training academy(OTA) as the eligibility criteria to join in any of these academy is that a candidate must have passed bachelor's degree.For Indian Naval Academy a candidate must have passed bachelor's in Engineering.

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What was cds cut off in 2018 and how to prepare for it ???What about the exams held after first written exam??

Shivansh Trigunait 16th Feb, 2020

Dear aspirant,

The cutoff * (aggregate marks of the last qualified candidate) for CDS 2018 written exam are the following:


  1. IMA - 118
  2. INA - 98
  3. SFA - 138
  4. OTA (Men) - 69
  5. OTA (Women) - 69


  1. IMA - 116
  2. INA - 102
  3. SFA - 131
  4. OTA (Men) - 80
  5. OTA (Women) - 80

* Given the candidate has minimum 20% marks in each subject

After clearing the written exam, the candidates have to appear in the SSB interview, upon clearing which they shall be selected on the basis of the final merit list.

For details on the CDS exam pattern, syllabus and application you can check the following link:

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if i do graduation in art stream through distance education is it valid for cds exam

prerna vats 10th Feb, 2020

Hello dear student !

CDS , that it , combined defense services is an All India level examination which is conducted twice a year by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) . If you have done graduation in Art stream through distance education, then also you can appear in the CDS examination as there is no such rule for them and they are also eligible for the same.

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graduation grom distance is valid for cds exam

Manish Singh 10th Feb, 2020

Doing a graduation from distance mode is no problem for applying to CDS provided the university or college you are doing it from is affiliated and recognized. Provided you clear all the eligibility criteria provided by CDS like age and stream, it won't matter if it is done by distance mode or not


which subject is required for cds exam in graduation

prerna vats 10th Feb, 2020

Hello dear student !

If you are asking about the subjects , the questions of which are asked in the CDS examination then , CDS exam pattern for the written examination for admission to India Naval academy, Indian military Academy and Air force academy will include three main subjects which are Elementary mathematics, General knowledge and English . So you have to prepare accordingly.

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