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UPSC CDS Result 2022: Check Dates, Merit List, Cutoff Marks


UPSC CDS Result 2022: The Union Public Service Commission released the UPSC CDS 1 final marks of recommended candidates who appeared in Combined Defence Services Examination (CDS) 1 2022. The final marks are published in the official website of UPSC, i.e. upsc.gov.in. Also, the direct link to check the final marks for CDS 1 exam is provided in this article below.

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The UPSC CDS selection process consists of a written exam and an interview for intelligence and personality test. Candidates should clear all the stages to get admission to IMA, INA, AFA, and OTA (Men & Women) courses. Check out the article to know more about the important dates, steps to download the result, cutoff, merit list and other relevant details.

Latest Update:
January 17, 2022 – The UPSC has announced the UPSC CDS 1 final marks 2022
November 21, 2022 – The UPSC has announced the CDS 1 final result 2022.

UPSC CDS Result Dates 2022

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:

EventsCDS 1 DatesCDS 2 Dates
CDS Exam Date 2022April 10, 2022September 04, 2022
CDS Result 2022May 18, 2022September 23, 2022
CDS Final Result 2022November 21, 2022To Be Notified

How to Check UPSC CDS Result 2022?

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.
UPSC Active Examinations Link
  • 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.
UPSC CDS Result Links
  • 6th Step: A PDF with the Roll Numbers of selected candidates will appear on the screen. Press ‘Ctrl + F’ and search for the Roll Number. If it is there in the list, they have qualified for the Written Exam.
  • 7th Step: Download the CDS merit list and save it for future reference.

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Download the CDS Merit List PDF

UPSC releases the Combined Defence Services exam result in the form of a merit list. The CDS merit list PDF consists of names and roll numbers of qualified candidates. Separate merit lists are released for the written exam and final result.

The CDS final merit list is usually released separately for IMA, INA, and AFA and separately for OTA candidates. They need to search for their ‘Roll Number’ to know whether or not they have qualified for the exam. They can access the UPSC CDS merit list from the table below:

ParticularsDownload CDS Merit List PDF
Written ResultDownload UPSC CDS Merit List
Written Result (with name)Download UPSC CDS Merit List with Name

Details Mentioned on UPSC CDS Merit List

Check the following details mentioned on the CDS merit list 2021-22:

  • Roll Number of Selected Candidates
  • Name of Selected Candidates
  • Name of Exam
  • Exam Date
  • Number of Candidates Qualified
  • Candidates Qualified For IMA, INA, IFA & OTA
  • Contact Details
  • Other Important Information

UPSC CDS Scorecard 2022

The CDS scorecard is released within 15 days after the release of the final result of OTA. Candidates must enter their ‘Roll Number’ and ‘Date of Birth’ to check the CDS exam marks. The CDS scorecard will include the candidate’s roll number, date of birth, name, total marks obtained in the 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.

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 a 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.
  • The total CDS score will be calculated based on candidates’ correct and incorrect responses.

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. 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, and 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 an Aadhaar 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.

CDS Contact Details

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.

CategorySend Documents to this Address
For male candidatesArmy Headquarters, A.G.’s Branch/Rtg./CDSE Entry Section
For women candidatesArmy Headquarters, A.G.’s Branch/Rtg./CDSE SSC Women Entry Section
In the case of IMA/SSC as their first choiceWest Block-III, Ground Floor, Wing 1, R.K. Puram, New Delhi-110066
In the case of the Navy as their first choiceIHQ of MoD (Navy), DMPR (OI &R Section), Room No. 204, ‘C’-Wing, Sena Bhawan, New Delhi-110011
In the case of the Air Force as their first choicePO 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.

Related Links:

CDS ExamCDS Recruitment Notification
CDS Application FormCDS Eligibility
CDS Exam DatesCDS Syllabus
CDS Exam PatternCDS Books
CDS PreparationCDS Selection Process
CDS Question PapersCDS Exam Centres
CDS Admit CardCDS Answer Key

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: When will the CDS 2 2022 exam be conducted?

Ans: UPSC conducted the Combined Defence Service Examination (2) on September 4, 2022.

Q: When will UPSC announce the CDS (2) 2022 result?

Ans: The UPSC CDS 2 result was declared on September 23, 2022.

Q: When will the CDS (1) 2022 result be released?

Ans: CDS 1 2022 results were announced on November 21, 2022, on the official website.

Q: 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: How to download CDS Result 2022?

Ans: Candidates can download the CDS result and the name list from the official website – upsc.gov.in

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