CDS Result 2022: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the UPSC CDS II OTA 2022 result on August 11, 2022 on the UPSC official website. The result was declared in the form of a PDF containing the roll numbers and names of candidates selected for the next round of the selection process.
*Steps to attempt a free mock test are mentioned below in this article.
Candidates can find the direct link to check the UPSC CDS II OTA result in this article below. Candidates should note that the merit list is provisional, and verification of educational qualification and date of birth will be done before the final merit list is released. Read on to know more.
CDS exams are conducted twice a year and candidates need to be aware of upcoming CDS result dates and other events. Check CDS (1) & (2) important dates from the table below:
CDS 1 Dates
CDS 2 Dates
CDS exam date 2022
April 10, 2022
September 4, 2022
CDS Result 2022
May 18, 2022
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5th Step: Once done, click on the below-mentioned links to take the TEST.
UPSC CDS Result Date 2021
CDS 1 Dates
CDS 2 Dates
CDS Exam Date
February 07, 2021
November 14, 2021
Date of CDS Result
March 23, 2021
December 22, 2021
Release of Final Result
December 24, 2021
June 03, 2022
How to Check UPSC CDS Result?
UPSC releases the Combined Defence Services (CDS) exam merit list online through its official website. Candidates who want to download CDS Merit List PDF from the official website can follow the steps given below:
1st Step: Go to the official website of UPSC, i.e., upsc.gov.in.
2nd Step: Click on the tab ‘Examination’.
3rd Step: Then click on ‘Active Examinations’ from the drop-down menu.
4th Step: Click on the link for ‘Combined Defence Services Examination’.
5th Step: Scroll down and click on the result PDF link provided to download Combined Defence Services Result and Name list.
6th Step: A PDF with Roll Numbers of selected candidates will appear on the screen. Press ‘Ctrl + F’ and search for your Roll Number. If it is there in the list, you have qualified for the Written Exam.
7th Step: Download the CDS merit list and save it for future reference.
UPSC releases the Combined Defence Services exam result in the form of a merit list. CDS Merit List PDF consists of the Name and Roll Numbers of qualified candidates. Separate merit lists will be released for the written exam and final result. The CDS final merit list is usually released separately for IMA, INA, AFA and separately for OTA candidates. Candidates need to search for their ‘Roll Number’ to know whether or not they have qualified for the exam.
Details on CDS Merit List
Candidates can check the following details mentioned on the CDS merit list 2021-22:
Roll Number of Selected Candidates
Name of Selected Candidates
Name of Exam
Number of Candidates Qualified
Candidates Qualified For IMA, INA, IFA & OTA
Other Important Information
UPSC CDS Scorecard 2022
CDS scorecard is released within 15 days after the release of the final result of OTA. Candidates will have to enter their ‘Roll Number’ and ‘Date of Birth’ to check the CDS exam marks. CDS scorecard will include the candidate’s roll number, date of birth, name, total marks obtained in written exam and SSB Interview, final total marks, etc.
The CDS mark sheet will also be released for candidates who have not been selected after the SSB interview. The CDS scorecard will be released separately within 15 days from the declaration of the final result for OTA. Candidates will be able to check their results 30 days after the release of the scorecard.
Calculating UPSC CDS Score
The UPSC calculates the score using the procedure outlined below:
Candidates will receive one mark for each right answer.
1/3 of a point will be deducted as negative marking for each incorrect response.
If a candidate selects more than one option, it will be considered a wrong response, and negative marks will be assigned.
On the basis of candidates’ correct and incorrect responses, the total score of the CDS scores will be calculated.
What’s After UPSC CDS Result?
After releasing the UPSC CDS written exam merit list, candidates need to register themselves at the recruiting directorate website. Candidates who have chosen IMA/OTA as the top priority need to register at the Join India Army official website. Those who already registered on the recruiting directorate website are advised not to register again. As per the schedule, applicants registered on the directorate site will be called for the SSB interview.
The final result for IMA, INA, AFA, and OTA exams is released separately. Candidates whose Roll Number is present in the merit list need to submit their documents and photo attested copies. The verification of these candidates’ Date of Birth and Educational Qualification will be done by the Army Quarter.
Documents Needed After CDS Result
Qualified candidates are required to submit the original certificates in support of age (Date of Birth), educational qualifications, NCC (C) certificate, along with attested copies to the Army Headquarters:
SSB call letter
Matriculation or 10th class mark sheet
Intermediate or 12th or equivalent certificate
Original Graduation degree certificate with mark sheets
Post-graduation degree certificate and mark sheets (if mentioned in the qualification filled in the application form)
NCC Certificates (if required)
Identity Proof like Aadhar card, Voter ID Card, Pan Card, Passport
The final year students, as well as candidates whose results are awaited, need to have a certificate issued by the Principal.
The original certificates should be submitted before the following dates:
IMA & NA
To be announced soon
To be announced soon
To be announced soon
CDS Contact Details
Candidates can check the following addresses at which documents need to be submitted. Note that the candidates must not send the original certificates to the Union Public Service Commission.
Send Documents to this Address
For male candidates
Army Headquarters, A.G.’s Branch/Rtg./CDSE Entry Section
For women candidates
Army Headquarters, A.G.’s Branch/Rtg./CDSE SSC Women Entry Section
In the case of IMA/SSC as their first choice
West Block-III, Ground Floor, Wing 1, R.K. Puram, New Delhi-110066
In the case of the Navy as their first choice
IHQ of MoD (Navy), DMPR (OI &R Section), Room No. 204, ‘C’-Wing, Sena Bhawan, New Delhi-110011
In the case of Air Force as their first choice
PO 3 (A) Air Headquarters, ‘J’ Block, Room No. 17, Opp. Vayu Bhawan, Motilal Nehru Marg, New Delhi-110011
CDS Medical Test
After clearing the SSB Interview, a candidate needs to undergo medical tests. If the candidate is not fit, they will be rejected irrespective of whether or not they have cleared the CDS exam and SSB Interview.
However, if the candidate suffers from medical issues that can be treated, they will be given a specific time until they become fit. Candidates are also required to submit all their original documents.
FAQs on CDS Result 2022
We have listed some of the important frequently asked questions related to the CDS Result 2022. Candidates must check these questions and answers to understand better how and when the result shall be released.
Q.1: When will the CDS 2 2022 exam be conducted? Ans: UPSC will conduct the Combined Defence Service Examination (2) on September 4, 2022.
Q.2: When will the UPSC announce the CDS 2 2022 OTA result? Ans: The UPSC CDS II OTA result was released on August 11, 2022.
Q.3: When will the CDS 1 2022 result be released? Ans: CDS 1 2022 results have been announced on May 18, 2022 on the official website.
Q.4: What are the details mentioned in the CDS Result 2022? Ans: The details mentioned on the CDS merit list are the name of the candidates, roll number, name of the academy, and other vital instructions.
Q.5: How to download CDS Result 2022? Ans: Candidate can download the CDS result and the name list from the official website – upsc.gov.in.