CDS Cutoff 2020: Union Public Service Commission has released the CDS 2 2020 Notification 2020 on August 05, 2020. The CDS cutoff for the Combined Defence Services (CDS) exam is expected after the CDS II Result. All the aspirants who will attend the exam must have an idea about how much they need to score in order to pass the exam.
CDS Cut off is generally released after the declaration of CDS Result, i.e. in the last week of December 2020. UPSC is responsible for releasing the CDS Cutoff. Candidates must clear the CDS Cut off in order to be eligible for appearing for the SSB (Sevice Selection Board) Interview.
CDS Cutoff 2020
A candidate needs to secure the minimum cut off in order to pass the exam. However, clearing the cutoff doesn’t mean that you have overcome all the hurdles. Aspirants must also perform well in the SSB interview and then they should also pass the medical examination.
Here is the expected CDS Cutoff for the exam which will be conducted on November 8, 2020.
|Courses||Expected Cut off marks|
|Indian Military Academy (IMA)||125-128|
|Indian Naval Academy (INA)||118-120|
|Air Force Academy (AFA)||140-142|
|Officers Training Academy (OTA) – Male||95-98|
|Officers Training Academy (OTA) – Female||95-98|
UPSC CDS exam is conducted twice a year. It is very important that the candidate has an idea about the CDS Cutoff 2020. You can go through the previous year’s CDS I & II Cut off to get an idea of this year’s cutoff. However, we recommend that you prepare in a manner that guarantees a far higher score than the cutoff.
CDS Cutoff 2020 Depending Factors
CDS Cutoff depends upon a lot of factors which are as under:
- Total number of vacancies in the various courses,
- Total number of candidates appearing for the exam,
- The difficulty level of the exam,
- Previous year Cutoff trends, etc.
Depending upon all these factors, UPSC will decide the CDS 2 Cutoff after the exam is conducted.
Previous Year CDS Cutoff For Written Exam
Candidates can refer to the previous year’s CDS Cutoff from below:
Official CDS Cut Off I 2019
Official CDS Cut Off II 2018
Official CDS Cut Off I 2018
Official CDS Cut Off II 2017
Official CDS Cut Off I 2017
|OTA for Men||82||163|
|OTA for Women||82||164|
Official CDS Cut Off II 2016
|OTA for Men||72||157|
|OTA for Women||72||159|
Official CDS Cut Off I 2016
|OTA for Men||68||150|
|OTA for Women||68||157|
Official CDS Cut Off II 2015
|OTA for Men||84||166|
|OTA for Women||84||170|
Official CDS Cut Off I 2015
|OTA for Men||86||168|
|OTA for Women||86||172|
Official CDS Cut Off II 2014
|OTA for Men||72||168|
|OTA for Women||72||170|
Official CDS Cut Off I 2014
|OTA for Men||78||159|
|OTA for Women||78||160|
CDS Final Cutoff
After the SSB Interview and medical examination, the board will also release the final cutoff based on which candidates will be selected.
Now that you have a clear idea about CDS Cutoff, make sure you secure higher than the marks tabulated above. As you can see above, the CDS Cutoff has increased over the years. So, in all likelihood, the cutoff for CDS II 2020 will be higher than last year. So, you must study in a methodical manner, finish all the topics under all the sections as mentioned in the CDS syllabus. Solve a sufficient number of CDS practice questions to master the topics and improve your problem-solving abilities.
We hope this detailed article on CDS Cutoff helps you. If you have any queries, feel free to drop a comment below. We will get back to you as early as possible.
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