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CDS 1 2023 Expected Cutoff: Check Qualifying Marks


UPSC CDS 1 Expected Cutoff 2023: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will release the CDS 1 2023 cutoff scores after the announcement of the final result. The CDS 1 exam 2023 has been conducted on April 16, 2023. Applicants who attended the exam can check the cutoff online from the official website, i.e., upsc.gov.in. Moreover, they can find the cutoff for the recruitment cycle 2023-24 on this page after the authority releases it.

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There are many factors that determine the cutoff marks. It is crucial that applicants assess the previous year’s cutoff trends and establish a target to achieve high marks in the exam. It will give a fair idea of the exam’s difficulty level and the competition. Read the complete article to know the expected and previous years’ CDS 1 cutoff.

CDS 1 2023 Expected Cutoff

Candidates can check the expected cutoff to analyze their performance and determine their prospects of progressing to the next round. Here are the expected cutoff marks for the UPSC CDS 1 exam:

AcademyWritten ExamFinal Exam
IMA (Indian Military Academy)120 – 130245 – 255
INA (Indian Naval Academy)105 – 120233 – 245
AFA (Air Force Academy)145 – 150268 – 270
OTA (Officers’ Training Academy) men73 – 85162 – 170
OTA (Officers’ Training Academy) women74 – 85164 – 170

UPSC CDS 1 2023 Cutoff Release Date

The cutoff is the minimum qualifying mark that candidates must obtain to qualify for the next round. The lowest marks scored by the candidate and the number of vacancies determine the final CDS cutoff. Before getting into further details, check out the important dates related to cutoff from the below table:

EventsCDS 1 Dates
CDS Exam Date 2023April 16, 2023
CDS Result 2023May 2023
Cuoff Release DateMay 2023

Steps to Check CDS Minimum Qualifying Marks

The CDS 1 cutoff will be tentatively released in May 2023. Candidates must follow the below steps to check the cutoff:

  • 1st Step: Visit the official website – upsc.gov.in.
  • 2nd Step: Click on the “Examination” tab.
  • 3rd Step: Select “Cutoff Marks” from the menu.
  • 4th Step: Click on the relevant link.
  • 5th Step: The CDS 1 cutoff scores for each course will display on the screen in PDF format.
  • 6th Step: Save the file after downloading it.

How To Attempt Embibe’s UPSC CDS Mock Tests?

Know the steps to take the UPSC CDS mock test series below:

  • 1st Step: Visit Embibe’s official website, i.e., embibe.com.
  • 2nd Step: Use the mobile number/email to log in.
  • 3rd Step: Click on the menu bar “Getting a Government Job”.
  • 4th Step: Select the Goal “Defence” from the dropdown and click on “Next”.
  • 5th Step: Search and select “UPSC CDS” on the search bar and click on “Next”.
  • 6th Step: Select the preferred language and click on “Done”.
  • 7th Step: Click “Test” from the header section.
  • 8th Step: Scroll down to the “Subjects” section.
  • 9th Step: Click on any UPSC CDS subjects.
  • 10th Step: Scroll down to click on the chapters from the selected subject to begin the test.

Factors Determining CDS 1 Cutoff Marks 2023

The Combined Defence Services Examination is held to fill Commissioned Officer positions in the Indian Army, Navy, and Air Force. The qualifying score will depend upon a lot of factors, such as:

  • Total number of vacancies in the various courses
  • Total number of candidates appearing for the exam
  • The difficulty level of the exam

Note: UPSC decides the CDS minimum qualifying marks after the exam gets conducted, depending on all these factors.

Previous Years’ CDS 1 Cutoff Marks

The UPSC CDS exam is conducted twice a year. The candidate must go through the previous year’s CDS 1 qualifying marks to estimate this year’s cutoff. However, we recommend candidates prepare in a manner that guarantees a far higher score than the cutoff. Scroll down to check the previous year’s qualifying marks below:

CDS 1 2021 Cutoff

CourseWritten Test (*Aggregate Marks of the Last Selected Candidate)Final Exam (Marks of Last Recommended Candidate)
OTA (Men)107189
OTA (Women)107191

CDS 1 2020 Cutoff

AcademyWritten Exam MarksFinal Exam Marks
OTA (Men)93173
OTA (Women)93177

Official CDS 1 Cutoff 2019

AcademyWritten Exam MarksFinal Exam Marks
OTA (Men)78160
OTA (Women)78162

Official CDS 1 Cutoff 2018

AcademyWritten Exam MarksFinal Exam Marks
OTA (Men)69154

CDS Final Cutoff 2023

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 candidates have a clear idea about the cutoff, they should focus on securing higher than the cutoff marks. As can be seen above, the cutoff has increased over the years. So, the upcoming CDS exam cutoff will be more or less than last year. Therefore, candidates must study in an organized manner and finish all the topics under all the sections mentioned in the CDS syllabus.

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CDS Exam DatesCDS Application Form
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FAQs on UPSC CDS Cutoff 2023

Here are the most commonly asked about UPSC CDS Cutoff 2023:

Q: When will CDS 1 2023 cutoff marks be announced?

A: The CDS 1 2023 qualifying marks will be tentatively released in May 2023.

Q: How can I check CDS 2023 cutoff?

A: Candidates can check the qualifying marks for CDS 1 2023 exam from the official website or directly from this page.

Q: When will be the CDS final qualifying score released?

A: The CDS final cutoff will be declared after the conclusion of the whole selection procedure.

Q: What are the factors that affect the CDS 1 cutoff?

A: The factors affecting the CDS cutoff are the number of vacancies, candidates who appeared for the exam and the difficulty level of the exam.

Q: What is the procedure for selection in CDS 2023?

A: 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.

We hope that this detailed article on the UPSC CDS 1 2023 Expected Cutoff helps you. If you have any queries, feel to check our website or download our app. We will be happy to help you out.

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