CDS (2) - CutOff

Combined Defence Services Examination (2) 2020

Form Date: 04 Aug - 24 Aug 2021

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Form Date: 04 Aug - 24 Aug 2021

CDS 2021 Cutoff: Expected & Previous Year CDS 2 Cutoffs

Updated On - January 11 2021 by Anusha Pachauri

CDS Cutoff is the minimum marks that a candidate may need to secure separately in written exam and SSB Interview for final selection in Indian Military Academy (IMA), Indian Naval Academy (INA), Air Force Academy (AFA) and Officers Training Academy (OTA). Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will release CDS cut off after the declaration of final CDS result. The cut off for CDS 1 exam is supposed to be declared in November. While the result of CDS 2 along with cut off 2021 will be declared in May 2021. 

Latest Updates

  • CDS 2 2021 is scheduled to be held on 08 November 2021.

Factors determining CDS cut off marks

The cutoff marks of CDS exam depends on the following factors-

  • Total number of vacancies
  • Number of appeared candidates
  • Difficulty level of exam

CDS 2021 Cut off Dates 

Candidates can check given below dates of CDS  2021 related to the release of cut off marks. 

Events Dates 
CDS 1 exam 07 February 2021
Announcement of cut off marks First week of November 2021 
CDS 2 exam 14 November 2021 
Release of cut off marks Second week of May 2021

CDS 2021  Expected Cut off 

Candidates can check below the expected CDS 1 expected cut off. 

LevelsWritten Exam Final Selection 
IMA130255
OTA (Men)85170
OTA (Women)85170
AFA150270
INA120245

Previous years CDS Cut off marks

CDS 1 cut off 2018
AcademyWritten ExamFinal Exam

IMA

118

240

INA

98

225

AFA

138

279

OTA(Men)

69

154

OTA(Women)

69

150

 *Subject to a minimum of 20% marks in each paper.

 CDS 2 Cut off 2018
Marks of last qualified candidate Written ResultFinal Result
Minimum qualifying marks in each SubjectMinimum aggregate marks of last qualified candidateMarks of last recommended candidate

IMA

20 marks (i.e. 20%)

116 marks (i.e. 38.67%)

242

INA

20 marks (i.e. 20%)

102 marks (i.e. 34%)

228

AFA

20 marks (i.e. 20%)

131 marks (i.e. 43.67%)

253

OTA (Men)

20 marks (i.e. 20%)

80 marks (i.e. 40%)

162

OTA (Women)

20 marks (i.e. 20%)

80 marks (i.e. 40%)

163

CDS 1 Cut off 2017

Academy

Written Exam

Final Exam

IMA

125

249

INA

118

241

AFA

144

268

OTA (Men)

82

163

OTA (Women)

82

164

CDS 2 Cut off 2017
Marks of last qualified candidatesWritten ResultFinal Result
Minimum qualifying marks in each SubjectMinimum aggregate marks of last qualified candidateMarks of last recommended candidate

IMA

20 marks (i.e. 20%)

120 marks (i.e. 40%)

244

INA

20 marks (i.e. 20%)

111 marks (i.e. 37%)

237

AFA

20 marks (i.e. 20%)

135 marks (i.e. 45%)

260

OTA (Men)

20 marks (i.e. 20%)

86 marks (i.e. 43%)

167

OTA (Women)

20 marks (i.e. 20%)

86 marks (i.e. 43%)

171

 CDS 1 Cut off 2016
Academy
Written Exam
Final Exam

Aggregate marks of the last qualified candidate

Marks of last recommended candidate

 

IMA

72

214

INA

63

217

AFA

123

249

OTA (Men)

68

150

OTA (Women)

68

157

CDS 2 Cut off 2016
Marks of last qualified candidate Written ResultFinal Result
Minimum qualifying marks in each SubjectMinimum aggregate marks of last qualified candidateMarks of last recommended candidate

IMA

20

marks

(i.e.

20%)

105 marks (i.e. 35%)

227

INA

20

marks

(i.e.

20%)

90 marks (i.e. 30%)

225

AFA

20

marks

(i.e.

20%)

135 marks (i.e. 45%)

258

OTA (Men)

20

marks

(i.e.

20%)

72 marks (i.e. 36%)

157

OTA (Women)

20

marks

(i.e.

20%)

72 marks (i.e. 36%)

159

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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