CDS - CutOff
Combined Defence Services Examination 2020
Pen & Paper Mode
Updated On - July 06 2020 by Latika Kalra
CDS 2020 Cutoff depends on difficulty level of the examination, total appeared candidates and average marks scored in the exam. CDS 2020 Expected Cutoff as per experts is listed below:
|CDS 2020 Levels||CDS I 2020 Expected Cutoff||CDS I 2020 Expected Final Cutoff|
For 2019, UPSC CDS exam was conducted on 08 September 2019. The level of written exam was medium and was conducted after 05 day Psycho physical test at Service Selection Boards spread in all over the country. To determine the cutoff for this year, candidate must be familiar with the previous year cutoff as well. Candidate can check the cutoff for CDS I 2019 as released by UPSC. The Cutoff varies according to each training academy.
|Academy||Written Exam||Final Exam|
|Aggregate marks of last qualified candidate*||Marks of last recommended candidate|
|IMA (Indian Military Academy)||125||249|
|INA (Indian Naval Academy)||118||241|
|AFA (Air Force Academy)||144||268|
|OTA (Officers’ Training Academy) men||82||163|
|OTA (Officers’ Training Academy) women||82||164|
*Subject to a minimum of 20% marks in each paper.
Candidates are recuirted by Combined Defence Services for entry-level office cadre posts in the three wings of Indian Armed Forces. However, before their posting, they undergo one-year of training at respected training academies as per their recruiting wing. Candidates have to choose their preference of Training Academies during CDS Registration. CDS Cutoff for each Academy depends on the vacancy available.
|IAF Training Academy||Location||IAF Wing||UPSC CDS Cutoff||Vacancies every year|
|Indian Military Academy||Dehradun, UK||Indian Army||105-115||Around 100|
|Air Force Academy||Hyderabad, AP||Air Force||120-130||40-60|
|Indian Naval Academy||Ezhimala, Kerala||Indian Navy||95-105||40-50|
|Officers Training Academy||Chennai, TN||Indian Army||85-95||230-260|
CDS Cutoff depends on multiple factors which are discussed below in the article. Given below is the Cutoff data of last five years. It can be clearly seen that there is gradual rise in the cutoff over the years.
|CDS 2017 Levels||CDS 1 2017 Cutoff||CDS 2016 Cutoff||CDS 2015 Cutoff||CDS 2014 Cutoff||CDS 2013 Cutoff|
CDS 2020 Cutoff of every year depends on many factors. These factors all contribute to the Cutoff and candidates scoring equal to or more the determined cutoff are considered as successful. All the factors which are considered while deciding CDS Cutoff are listed below: