CDS Cutoff 2022: Expected & Previous Year Cutoff - Embibe
  • Written By Pritam G
  • Last Modified 04-08-2022
  • Written By Pritam G
  • Last Modified 04-08-2022

UPSC CDS Cutoff 2022: Check CDS Cutoff Previous Year

CDS Cutoff 2022-23: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will release the CDS 2022 Cutoff scores after the announcement of final results. The UPSC CDS 2 final cutoff is expected to release in the month of October 2022. Candidates can check the CDS Cutoff online from the official website, i.e.,

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The cutoff is the minimum qualifying marks that candidates must obtain to qualify for the next round. The marks of the candidate that has scored the lowest marks are considered to determine the final CDS cut off, and it is subject to vacancies. Read the complete article to know the expected CDS cutoff in 2022 and previous years’ cutoffs.

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CDS II Expected Cut-off

Academy NameWrittenFinal
IMA (Indian Military Academy)120 – 130245 – 255
AFA (Air Force Academy)145 – 150268 – 270
INA (Indian Naval Academy)105 – 120233 – 245
OTA (Officers’ Training Academy) Men73 – 85162 – 170
OCutofficers’ Training Academy) Women74 – 85164 – 170

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The UPSC CDS II cutoff 2021-22 is expected cutoff as follows:

CDS I Expected Cut-off

A candidate needs to secure the minimum cutoff to pass the exam. However, clearing the cutoff doesn’t mean you are now an officer. Aspirants must also perform well in the SSB interview, and then they should also pass the medical examination.

Here are the cutoff marks for the CDS I written exam:

CoursesExpected Cutoff Marks
Indian Military Academy (IMA)125-128
Indian Naval Academy (INA)118-120
Air Force Academy (AFA)140-142
Officers Training Academy (OTA) – Male95-98
Officers TrainingCutoffy (OTA) – Female95-98

Cutoff Depending Factors

The qualifying score of CDS depends upon a lot of factors which are as under:

  1. Total number of vacancies in the various courses
  2. Total Cutoffof candidates appearing for the exam
  3. The difficulty level of the exam
  4. Previous year cutoff trends.

UPSC decides the CDS qualifying marks after the exam is conducted, depending on all these factors.

Steps to Check CDS Cutoff

Candidates can check the cutoff by following these simple steps:

1st Step: Visit the official website of cutoffs-
2nd Step: Click on the “Examination” tab.
3rd Step: Select “Cutoff Marks” from the cutoff menu.
4th Step: Click on the relevant link.
5th Step: The CDS cutoff scores for each course are cut off on the screen in PDF format.
6th Step: Save the file after downloading it.

Previous Year CDS Cut-offs

UPSC CDS exam is conducted twice a year. The candidate must have an idea about the cutoff. You can go through the previous year’s CDS I & II cutoffs to get an idea of this year’s expected cutoff. However, we recommend that you prepare in a manner that guarantees a far higher score than the cutoff.

Candidates can refer to the previous year’s CDS qualifying marks below:

UPSC CDS Cut-off 2020

CDS I Cutoff 2020

OTA (Men)93173
OTA (Women)93177

UPSC CDS Cut-off 2019

Official CDS II Cutoff 2019

OTA (Men)95176
OTA (Women)95179

Official CDS I Cutoff 2019

OTA (Men)78160
OTA (Women)78162

UPSC CDS Cut-off 2018

Official CDS II Cutoff 2018

OTA (Men)80162

Official CDS I Cutoff 2018

OTA (Men)69154

UPSC CDS Cut-off 2017

Official CDS II Cutoff 2017

OTA (Men)86167

Official CDS I Cutoff 2017

OTA for Men82163
OTA for Women82164

UPSC CDS Cut-off 2016

Official CDS II Cutoff 2016

OTA for Men72157
OTA for Women72159

Official CDS I Cutoff 2016

OTA for Men68150
OTA for Women68157

UPSC CDS Cutoff 2015

Official CDS II Cutoff 2015

OTA for Men84166
OTA for Women84170

Official CDS I Cutoff 2015

OTA for Men86168
OTA for Women86172

UPSC CDS Cut-off 2014

Official CDS II Cut-off 2014

OTA cutoff72168
OTA for Women72170

OffcutoffDS I Cutoff 2014

OTA for Men78159
OTA for Women78160

CDS Final Cutoff

After the SSB interview and medical examination, the Union Public Service Commission releases the final cutoff based on which candidates will be selected.

Now that you have a clear idea about the cutoff ensure you secure higher than the cutoff marks. As you can see above, the cutoff has increased over the years. So, the upcoming CDS exam cut off will be more or less than last year. So, you must study in an organized manner and finish all the topics under all the sections as mentioned in the CDS syllabus. Solve a sufficient number of Ccutofftice questions to master the topics and improve your problem-solving abilities.

FAQs on UPSC CDS Cutoff 2022

Here are the most commonly asked about UPSC CDS Cutoff 2022:

Q. When will CDS 2021-22 cutoff be announced?
Ans. The final cutoff will be declared soon after the conclusion of the whole selection procedure – written examination and SSB.

Q. Will there be any difference in the expected and final cutoff for CDS 2022?
Ans. Yes, there will be a difference between the two because the expected cutoff is estimated based on previous years’ cutoff trends and the difficulty level of the current exam. In contrast, the final cutoff depends on various other factors.

Q. What are the factors that affect the cutoff result?
Ans. Factors affecting the cutoff are the number of vacancies, candidates who appeared for the exam and the difficulty level of the exam.

Q. What is the procedure of final selection in CDS 2022?
Ans. The final selection is based on the marks obtained by candidates in the written examination and the SSB interview. Candidates are also required to secure the minimum qualifying marks of 20% in each subject.

Q. Will the cutoff for CDS 2022 be higher than last year?
Ans. The cutoff marks for the CDS 2022 exam are expected to be similar to that of the previous year.

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We hope this detailed article on the CDS Cutoff has provided you with all the information about the cutoff scores. Stay tuned to Embibe for more updates related to the UPSC CDS Exam 2022.

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