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CDS Cut Off 2023

Those who appeared for the written examination on 16 April 2023 will be able to access the CDS Cut Off now. The minimum aggregate marks to be scored by the candidates to get selected is the cut-off.

There will be separate cut off lists for the written and the final test. The CDS 1 cut off 2023 will be disclosed after exams and the results are declared on the official site. Here aspirants and candidates can through the passing marks of past years to acknowledge the range of the CDS cut off, and the trend witnessed in the same.

CDS 1 Expected Cut Off 2023

It is important to note that this is not an official CDS cut off, and we will update the official cut off once the UPSC officially declares it. Check below the CDS expected cut off 2023 for IMA, AFA, INA, and OTA.

Paper

Range

IMA

135-140

INA

130-133

AFA

145-155

OTA (Men & Women)

105-110

CDS Cut Off 2023 Release Date

The table shared below to get an idea about the important dates:

Event

Important Dates

CDS 1 Exam Date

16 April 2023

Result

To be Notified

CDS 1 Cut Off 2023

To be Notified

CDS 2 Exam Date

03 September 2023

Result

To be Notified

CDS 2 Cut Off 2023

To be Notified

CDS Previous Year Cut Off

The aspirants must look into the CDS previous year cut off to determine the difficulty level of the paper. Hence they are advised to navigate through the tables and gain knowledge about the CDS cut off.

CDS 1 Cut Off 2022

The CDS 1 2022 cut off has not been declared officially. Here we have provided the expected score to see if you will make the cut for the next selection round. Find the details for the CDS cut off given below:

Paper

Range

IMA

140

INA

135

AFA

145

OTA (Men & Women)

105

CDS 1 Cut Off 2021

We have provided the CDS 1 Cut-off 2021 below:

CDS 1 2021 Cut Off

Paper

Written Test

(*Aggregate marks of the last selected candidate)

Final Exam

(Marks of last recommended candidate)

IMA (Indian Military Academy)

145

268

INA (Indian Naval Academy)

136

260

IAFA (Indian Airforce Academy)

158

281

OTA (Officers Training Academy: Men)

107

189

OTA (Officers Training Academy: Women)

107

191

CDS 2 Cut Off 2021

Here we have shared the expected cut off CDS 2 2021 in the given table. Check out the CDS cut off marks for the tier two Combined Defence Services exam below:

Paper

Range

IMA

142-148

INA

130-135

AFA

150-155

OTA (Men & Women)

112 - 118

CDS Cut Off 2020

Here we have provided the cut off marks for both tiers of CDS 2020.

Paper

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

Final Exam

(Marks of last recommended candidate)

IMA (Indian Military Academy)

139

263

INA (Indian Naval Academy)

134

257

IAFA (Indian Airforce Academy)

152

279

OTA (Officers Training Academy: Men)

97

179

OTA (Officers Training Academy: Women)

97

178

CDS 1 Cut Off 2020

Name of Academy

Written Test

(*Aggregate marks of the last selected candidate)

Final Exam

(Marks of last recommended candidate)

IMA (Indian Military Academy)

130

250

INA (Indian Naval Academy)

118

242

IAFA (Indian Airforce Academy)

143

274

OTA (Officers Training Academy: Men)

93

173

OTA (Officers Training Academy: Women)

93

177

CDS Cut Off 2019

Here we have provided the CDS cut off 2019 for the written test and the final exam.

CDS 2 Cut Off 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)

134

258

INA (Indian Naval Academy)

122

245

IAFA (Indian Airforce Academy)

148

272

OTA (Officers Training Academy: Men)

95

176

OTA (Officers Training Academy: Women)

95

179

Cut Off for CDS 1 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 Cut Off Marks 2018

We have provided the CDS 2018 cut-off where the aspirants needed to score at least 20% to qualify for a section.

CDS 2 Cut Off 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

CDS 1 Cut Off 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 Cut Off 2017

Here we have provided the CDS cut-off for 2017.

CDS 1 Cut Off 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

CDS 2 Cut Off 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

CDS Cut Off Marks 2016

The CDS cut-off marks 2016 are provided here:

CDS 1 Cut Off 2016

Name of the Academy

CDS 1 Written Test (Aggregate marks of the last selected candidate)

CDS 1 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

CDS 2 Cut Off 2016

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

The CDS previous year cut off will help candidates determine an effective strategy and set a target score for the exam. We have provided the CDS 1 & 2 cutoff marks 2015 for the written test and final exam in the tables below:

CDS 1 Cut Off 2015

Name of the Academy

CDS 1 Written Test (Aggregate marks of the last selected candidate)

CDS 1 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

CDS 2 Cut Off 2015

Name of the Academy

CDS 2 Written Test (Aggregate marks of the last selected candidate)

CDS 2 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 2014

We have provided the CDS 2014 cut-off here:

CDS 1 Cut Off 2014

Name of the Academy

CDS 1 Written Test (Aggregate marks of the last selected candidate)

CDS 1 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

CDS 2 Cut Off 2014

Name of the Academy

CDS 2 Written Test (Aggregate marks of the last selected candidate)

CDS 2 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

Here we have provided the CDS cut off list of 2013.

CDS 1 Cut Off 2013

Name of the Academy

CDS 1 Written Test (Aggregate marks of the last selected candidate)

CDS 1 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

CDS 2 Cut Off 2013

Name of the Academy

CDS 2 Written Test (Aggregate marks of the last selected candidate)

CDS 2 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 several factors which the applicants must be aware of, which are mentioned as follows:

      The number of aspirants taking the CDS Exam.

      The vacancies are notified by the concerned authorities.

      The level of the question paper (Difficult, Easy, Moderate).

Steps to Check CDS Cut Off 2023

Here we have provided the steps to successfully download the passing marks list for the upcoming exam:

      Visit the official website to check the CDS cut off.

      Click on the tab stating ‘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 same on their device.

CDS Cut Off FAQs

What is CDS Cut Off 2023?

UPSC releases the CDS cut off after every exam is successfully conducted. Cut off is the list that shows the aggregate score to be obtained by the candidates to get selected. CDS cut off for the written exam and the final merit lists are released separately on the official UPSC website.

What is CDS 1 2023 Expected Cut Off?

The CDS expected cut off was released on 16 April 2023 right after the exam is over. It was declared by the defence exam experts at BYJU's Exam Prep based on the difficulty level of the paper and the feedback received from the students. The CDS 1 2023 expected cut off for different branches are as follows:

      IMA: 135-140

      INA: 130-133

      AFA: 145-155

      OTA: 105-110

What are the factors determining CDS Cut Off?

There can be numerous factors that determine CDS cut off 2023. These factors play a great role in influencing the performance of the candidate and their chances of getting selected. Factors such as the number of aspirants, number of vacancies, and level of the question paper affect the cutoff.

When will CDS cut off 2023 be released?

The UPSC will be disclosing the CDS cut off 2023 after the result. The exam was held on 16 April 2023. The experts at BYJU's Exam Prep determined the CDS expected cut off by analyzing the difficulty level of the exam and various other factors which is provided above.

How to check the CDS exam cut off?

The applicants can check the CDS exam cut off by moving to the official site, and 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 for the applicants to save the PDF for future reference.

Are the CDS cut off released separately for the written test and the final selection?

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. Candidates can view the cut off from the official website.

What is the importance of analyzing the CDS previous year cut off?

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 previous year cut off marks will also provide elaborate details about the difficulty level of the question paper.

Where can I download CDS 1 2023 cut off?

CDS 1 2023 cut off is now available for download on the official website of the Union Public Service Commission. Candidates can alternatively find the passing marks for CDS 1 2023, and previous years here in the tables provided.

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