CDS Cut Off 2022: Expected and Previous Year Cutoff Marks

CDS Cut Off 2022: Expected and Previous Year Cutoff Marks

ByNaveen Singh  |  Updated on: Apr 11, 2022
Get the details of the CDS cut off, previous year cut off marks, factors influencing the cut off, steps to check the CDS cut off 2022. Get all the pertaining details about the CDS cut off.
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Union Public Service Commission will be releasing the CDS cut off 2022 after the successful conduction of the exam. The CDS cut off is affected by numerous attributes, hence it witnesses an altered trend each year. It is highly recommended to the applicants to analyze the CDS previous year cut off and the trends to rightly set a target score. 

The cut off will provide a clear picture of the difficulty level of the exam and the competition it poses. We have facilitated the CDS cut off lists for previous years 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, and 2013. The apt analysis of the CDS previous year cut off will assist you in formulating an effective strategy.

CDS Cut Off 2022

The Combined Defence Services bestow remarkable and prestigious opportunities for the applicants who wish to pursue their careers in the defence services. It witnesses a myriad of aspirants, therefore poses immense competition. The candidates who will be able to meet the CDS cut off 2022 will get recruited for the desired posts. The CDS cut off is the minimum aggregate marks secured by the last shortlisted candidates. 

Separate cut off lists are published for the Written and the final test. CDS cut off 2022 will be disclosed after the exams are completed successfully and the results are declared on the official site. The applicants who will be taking the exam this year must navigate through the CDS cut off tables of past years to acknowledge the range of the cut off, and the trend witnessed in the cut off. 

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CDS Expected Cut Off 2022

The experts will take into consideration all the factors that influence the cut off 2022, and sum up with a range of CDS 1 expected cut off marks 2022. They will be able to conclude after analyzing the difficulty level of the question papers and all the other factors. The CDS 1 expected cut off marks is disclosed right after the exam, to assist the candidates in analyzing their performance. The vacancies and the difficulty level of the question paper play a major role in determining the CDS 1 qualifying cut off marks. 

Paper

Range

IMA

140

INA

135

AFA

145

OTA (Men & Women)

105

How To Check CDS Cut Off 2022

The candidates must be well-versed in all the steps to check the CDS cut off to avoid any hassle at the apprehensive moment. They should follow the under-noted steps to successfully download the CDS cut off 2022. 

  • Move to the official website to check the CDS cut off 2022 
  • Click on the tab stating the “ Examination”
  • Select “Cut Off’’
  • Click on the respective link stating the same. 
  • The CDS cut off subject-wise will be shown on the screen, the applicants must keep a saved copy of the CDS cut off 2022. 

CDS Cut Off 2022- Important Dates

The important dates centring on the CDS 1 cut off 2022 haven’t been notified yet by the concerned authorities. The applicants must mark these important dates to avoid missing out on any. We will be updating the candidates about the CDS cut iff dates as it is made available officially.

Event 

Important Dates 

CDS1 Exam Date 

10th April 2022 

CDS 1 Result 2022 

To be notified 

CDS 1 Cut Off 2022 

To be notified 

CDS Previous Year Cut Off

The applicants who will perform exceptionally well in the exam, and proceed to the SSB Interview round. The SSB interview round for CDS is a two-tiered process. The aspirants can look into the CDS previous year cut off to set a safe target score and get a detailed analysis of the difficulty level of the exam. The CDS previous year cut off has been laid here in the tables, the applicants are advised to navigate through the tables and gain knowledge about the CDS previous year cut off. 

CDS Cut Off Marks 2021

The CDS 1 cut off 2021 table has been laid here, while the CDS 2 cut off 2021 hasn’t been released yet. We have provided CDS 2 expected cut off table herewith. The applicants can move through the tables to get the accurate range of cut off that can be expected this year as well. The previous year cut off will guide you to picture the exact level of the competition, and the difficulty level of the paper. The scorecards will be released after 15 days of the declaration of the final result, the candidates can download the scorecards to analyze their performance in the exam.

CDS 1 Cut Off Marks 2021

Paper

Written Test
(*Aggregate marks of the last selected candidate)

Final Exam
(Marks of last recommended candidate)

IMA (Indian Military Academy)

145268

INA (Indian Naval Academy)

136260

IAFA (Indian Airforce Academy)

158281

OTA (Officers Training Academy: Men)

107189

OTA (Officers Training Academy: Women)

107191

CDS 2 Cut Off Marks 2021

In view of the previous year cut off and the detailed exam analysis of the CDS 2 exam, we are sharing you with the CDS 2 expected cut off marks 2021 below:

Paper

Range

IMA

142-148

INA

130-135

AFA

150-155

OTA (Men & Women)

112 - 118

CDS 2020 Cutoff Marks

The CDS exam is conducted twice a year, the cut off marks for both the sessions are facilitated here. The cut off for the written test and the final exam are released separately. The final exam cut off is a cumulative score of the written test and the SSB interview. Steer through the tables underneath to gain knowledge about the CDS cut off as released in 2020. 

(a) Cutoff marks of CDS- II Exam 2020:

Paper

Written Test (*Aggregate marks of the last selected candidate)

Final Exam
(Marks of last recommended candidate)

IMA (Indian Military Academy)

139263

INA (Indian Naval Academy)

134257

IAFA (Indian Airforce Academy)

152279

OTA (Officers Training Academy: Men)

97179

OTA (Officers Training Academy: Women)

97178

(b) Cutoff marks of CDS- I Exam 2020:

Name of AcademyWritten Test
(*Aggregate marks of the last selected candidate)
Final Exam
(Marks of last recommended candidate)
IMA (Indian Military Academy)130250
INA (Indian Naval Academy)118242
IAFA (Indian Airforce Academy)143274
OTA (Officers Training Academy: Men)93173
OTA (Officers Training Academy: Women)93177

CDS 2019 Cut off Marks

The CDS cut off was slightly on the higher side in 2019 for the written test and the final exam. By analyzing the cut off of subsequent years, you can track the changes introduced in the trend of the cut off witnessed. The IAFA usually witnesses the highest cut off. 

(a) Cutoff marks of CDS-II Exam 2019:

Name of the AcademyWritten Test (*Aggregate marks of the last selected candidate)Final Exam (Marks of last recommended candidate)
IMA (Indian Military Academy)134258
INA (Indian Naval Academy)122 245
IAFA (Indian Airforce Academy)148272
OTA (Officers Training Academy: Men)95176
OTA (Officers Training Academy: Women)95179

(b) Cutoff marks of CDS I Exam 2019:

Name of the Academy

Written Test (*Aggregate marks of the last selected candidate)

Final Exam (Marks of last recommended candidate)

IMA (Indian Military Academy)

116

242

INA (Indian Naval Academy)

105

223

IAFA (Indian Airforce Academy)

129

264

OTA (Officers Training Academy: Men)

78

160

OTA (Officers Training Academy: Women)

78

162

CDS 2018 Cut off Marks

Set a safe target score by analyzing the previous year cut off, and formulate an effective strategy to ace the exam smoothly. The aspirants are needed to score at least 20% to qualify a section. 

(a) Cutoff marks of CDS-II Exam 2018:

Name of the Academy

Written Test (*Aggregate marks of the last selected candidate)

Final Exam (Marks of last recommended candidate)

IMA (Indian Military Academy)

116

242

INA (Indian Naval Academy)

102

228

IAFA (Indian Airforce Academy)

131

253

OTA (Officers Training Academy: Men)

80

162

OTA (Officers Training Academy: Women)

80

163

(b) Cutoff marks of CDS I Exam 2018:

Name of the Academy

Written Test (*Aggregate marks of the last selected candidate)

Final Exam (Marks of last recommended candidate)

IMA (Indian Military Academy)

118

240

INA (Indian Naval Academy)

98

225

IAFA (Indian Airforce Academy)

138

279

OTA (Officers Training Academy: Men)

69

154

OTA (Officers Training Academy: Women)

69

150

CDS 2017 Cut off Marks

Get the complete cognizance of the CDS cut off by looking into the cut off released for various academies. The applicants can track the cut off and calculatedly estimate the cut off of thi syear by analyzing the trend usually witnessed in the cut off released by the respective academy. 

a) Cutoff marks of CDS I Exam 2017:

Name of the Academy

Written Test (*Aggregate marks of the last selected candidate)

Final Exam (Marks of last recommended candidate)

IMA (Indian Military Academy)

125

249

INA (Indian Naval Academy)

118

241

IAFA (Indian Airforce Academy)

144

268

OTA (Officers Training Academy: Men)

82

163

OTA (Officers Training Academy: Women)

82

164

(b) Cutoff marks of CDS-II Exam 2017:

Name of the Academy

Written Test (*Aggregate marks of the last selected candidate)

Final Exam (Marks of last recommended candidate)

IMA (Indian Military Academy)

120

244

INA (Indian Naval Academy)

111

237

IAFA (Indian Airforce Academy)

135

260

OTA (Officers Training Academy: Men)

86

167

OTA (Officers Training Academy: Women)

86

171

(*): Subject to a minimum of 20% marks on each paper.

CDS 2016 Cut off Marks

The final exam marks reflect the marks secured by the last qualified or recommended candidate. The prestigious job profile poses immense competition. The applicants should solve numerous question papers and collate their scores with the cut off, they will be able to gauge the difference and analyze how many more questions they need to target to get qualified. 

(a) CDS I 2016 cutoff marks

Name of the Academy

CDS-I Written Test (Aggregate marks of the last selected candidate)

CDS-I Final Exam (Marks of last recommended candidate)

IMA (Indian Military Academy)

72 

214

INA (Indian Naval Academy)

63

217

IAFA (Indian Air force Academy)

123

249

OTA (Officers Training Academy: Men)

68

150

OTA (Officers Training Academy: Women)

68

157

(b) CDS-II 2016 cutoff marks

Name of the Academy

CDS-II Written Test (Aggregate marks of the last selected candidate)

CDS-II Final Exam (Marks of last recommended candidate)

IMA (Indian Military Academy)

105

227

INA (Indian Naval Academy)

90

225

IAFA (Indian Air force Academy)

135

258

OTA (Officers Training Academy: Men)

72

157

OTA (Officers Training Academy: Women)

72

159

CDS Cut Off 2015

You can check the CDS I & II cutoff marks 2015 for the written test and final exam in the tables below:

(a) CDS I 2015 cutoff marks

Name of the Academy

CDS-I Written Test (Aggregate marks of the last selected candidate)

CDS-I Final Exam (Marks of last recommended candidate)

IMA (Indian Military Academy)

102

225

INA (Indian Naval Academy)

99

225

IAFA (Indian Air force Academy)

129

264

OTA (Officers Training Academy: Men)

86

168

OTA (Officers Training Academy: Women)

86

172

(b) CDS-II 2015 cutoff marks

Name of the Academy

CDS-II Written Test (Aggregate marks of the last selected candidate)

CDS-II Final Exam (Marks of last recommended candidate)

IMA (Indian Military Academy)

105

227

INA (Indian Naval Academy)

99

227

IAFA (Indian Air force Academy)

138

269

OTA (Officers Training Academy: Men)

84

166

OTA (Officers Training Academy: Women)

84

170

CDS Cut off Marks 2014

The previous year cut off will rightly guide you about the preparation strategy you should opt for to ace this exam smoothly. Also, look for the complete syllabus and start working on the weaknesses to target these scores. 

(a) CDS I 2014 cutoff marks

Name of the Academy

CDS-I Written Test (Aggregate marks of the last selected candidate)

CDS-I Final Exam (Marks of last recommended candidate)

IMA (Indian Military Academy)

99

222

INA (Indian Naval Academy)

99

222

IAFA (Indian Air force Academy)

129

250

OTA (Officers Training Academy: Men)

78

159

OTA (Officers Training Academy: Women)

78

160

(b) CDS II 2014 cutoff marks

Name of the Academy

CDS II Written Test (Aggregate marks of the last selected candidate)

CDS-II Final Exam (Marks of last recommended candidate)

IMA (Indian Military Academy)

99

224

INA (Indian Naval Academy)

93

224

IAFA (Indian Air force Academy)

129

257

OTA (Officers Training Academy: Men)

86

168

OTA (Officers Training Academy: Women)

86

170

CDS Cut off Marks 2013

As the CDS 1 exam is approaching you can get complete knowledge of all the aspects of the exam to perform exceptionally well. Here, is the cut off list of CDS 1 and CDS 2 that was conducted in 2013. Take a look at the table to be fully equipped with the cognizance of CDS cut off 

(a) CDS I 2013 cutoff marks

Name of the Academy

CDS-I Written Test (Aggregate marks of the last selected candidate)

CDS-I Final Exam (Marks of last recommended candidate)

IMA (Indian Military Academy)

102

225

INA (Indian Naval Academy)

75

206

IAFA (Indian Air force Academy)

129

256

OTA (Officers Training Academy: Men)

72

154

OTA (Officers Training Academy: Women)

72

152

(b) CDS-II 2013 cutoff marks

Name of the Academy

CDS-II Written Test (Aggregate marks of the last selected candidate)

CDS-II Final Exam (Marks of last recommended candidate)

IMA (Indian Military Academy)

111

231

INA (Indian Naval Academy)

111

231

IAFA (Indian Air force Academy)

135

266

OTA (Officers Training Academy: Men)

76

158

OTA (Officers Training Academy: Women)

76

160

Factors Influencing the CDS Cut Off

There are numerous attributes that play a role in determining the CDS cut off 2022, it witnesses an altered trend each year. Though the range of the cut off is usually altered by these factors. The applicants must be aware of all the factors that influence the CDS cut off. Take a look at the points mentioned underneath. 

  • The number of aspirants taking the CDS exam 2022
  • The vacancies notified by the concerned authorities
  • The level of the question paper [Difficult, Easy, Moderate] 

CDS Cut Off FAQs

  • The Union Public Service Commission releases the CDS cut off. This is the aggregate score obtained by the last shortlisted candidates. The CDS cut off for the written exam and the final merit lists are released separately. The applicants who will get qualified in the written exam will step up to the SSB Interview round. The CDS cut off 2022 will be released after the successful completion of the exam. The CDS 1 exam is scheduled to be conducted on 10th April 2022.

  • There are numerous factors that determine the CDS cut off 2022, hence it witnesses an altered range each year. These factors play a great role in influencing the performance of the candidate and their chances of getting selected. The major factors that determine the CDS cut off are mentioned herewith: 

    • The number of aspirants taking the CDS exam 2022
    • The vacancies notified by the concerned authorities
    • The level of the question paper [Difficult, Easy, Moderate] 
  • The UPSC will be disclosing the CDS cut off 2022 after the successful conduction of the exam and the declaration of the results. The CDS exam is scheduled to be held on 10th April 2022. The experts will also determine the CDS expected cut off by analyzing the difficulty level of the exam and various other factors. 

  • The applicants can check the CDS cut off by moving to the official site of the Navy, clicking on the tab mentioning “ Examination”. Next, click on “Cut off and select the link respective link. The subject-wise CDS cut off will be displayed on the screen. It is advisable to the applicants to save the CDS cut off 2022 for future reference. 

  • Yes, the CDS cut off is released after the written test, and the candidates qualifying in the same will move ahead for the SSB interview. The final merit list will be a cumulative score of the written test and the SSB interview. 

  • If the applicants analyze the CDS previous year cut off rightly, they will be able to set a safe target score and formulate an effective strategy according to that. The CDS previous year cut off marks will also provide elaborate details about the difficulty level of the question paper and the competition the exam poses. The applicants can solve the question papers and look for the previous year papers to rightly audit their preparation level.

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