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CDS Cut Off 2022, Previous Year Cutoff of IMA, INA, AFA and OTA

CDS Cut Off

The minimum score needed to qualify for any exam is known as the cut-off. This article provides the previous year’s cut-offs for the prestigious Combined Defence Services Examination for the several branches of the esteemed Indian Defence Forces, namely the Indian Military Academy (IMA), Indian Naval Academy (INA), Air Force Academy (AFA), and Officers’ Training Academy (OTA).

The Combined Defence Services (CDS) exam is conducted twice a year, generally in the month of April and September. UPSC will release the CDS 1 Notification 2023 on 21st December 2022, which contains all the essential information about the CDS 1 2023 exam.

CDS Cut-Off Marks Determining Factors

The following factors are used to determine the CDS Cut Off marks:

  • Vacancies present.
  • The total number of candidates who appeared.
  • Level of Exam Difficulty

CDS Cut-Off 2022 Written Exam

The CDS Exam’s written exam is its first phase. To qualify for the next step, which includes the SSB and the CDS exam, candidates must get the cutoff marks or higher on the exam. In each of the three papers, 20% is the required minimum score for the CDS exam in 2022. The written exam for CDS 2022 consists of three papers while candidates for OTA only need to take two papers.

Read More: CDS Syllabus

CDS Cut Off 2022 Final Merit List

On the basis of performance in the Written exam, SSB Interview, and Medical examination, the merit list for CDS 2022 will be made available. Candidates who qualify for the CDS written exam in 2022 will be called for an SSB interview and a medical exam. After passing each of these stages, candidates will be selected for the vacant posts that UPSC announced for the Combines Defence Services exam.

Read More: CDS Age Limit

CDS 1 2021 Cut Off

IMA (Indian Military Academy), INA (Indian Naval Academy), AFA (Air-Force Academy), and OTA (Officers’ Training Academy) are the four prestigious branches of the renowned Indian Defence Forces, and we have provided the previous year’s cut-offs for each of these branches below.

Category Written Cut Off Final Cut Off
IMA ( Indian Military Academy) 145 268
INA (Indian Naval Academy) 136 260
AFA (Air Force Academy) 158 281
OTA (Officers’ Training Academy) Men 107 189
OTA (Officers’ Training Academy) Women 107 191

Read More: CDS Previous Year Question Papers

CDS Previous Year Cut-Offs for IMA

Here are the CDS Previous Year Cut-Offs for IMA from the year 2016 to 2020:

Year CDS 1 CDS 2
2020 130 139
2019 116 134
2018 118 116
2017 125 120
2016 72 105

Read More: CDS Eligibility Criteria

CDS Previous Year Cut-Offs for INA

Here are the CDS Previous Year Cut-Offs for INA from the year 2016 to 2020:

Year CDS 1 CDS 2
2020 118 134
2019 105 122
2018 98 102
2017 118 111
2016 63 90

Read More: CDS Admit Card

CDS Previous Year Cut-Offs for AFA

Here are the CDS Previous Year Cut-Offs for AFA from the year 2016 to 2020:

Year CDS 1 CDS 2
2020 143 152
2019 129 148
2018 138 131
2017 144 135
2016 123 135

CDS Previous Year Cut-Offs for OTA

Here are the CDS Previous Year Cut-Offs for OTA from the year 2016 to 2020:

Year CDS 1 CDS 2
2020 93 97
2019 78 95
2018 69 80
2017 82 86
2016 68 72

CDS 2 2022 Expected Written Cut Off

The expected cutoff for the CDS II 2022 written exam has been provided. You may calculate how many marks you will need to obtain in order to be selected for this position based on the cut-off scores.

Category Expected Written Cut Off
IMA ( Indian Military Academy) 130-140
INA (Indian Naval Academy) 115-125
AFA (Air Force Academy) 140-150
OTA (Officers’ Training Academy) Men 90-100
OTA (Officers’ Training Academy) Women 90-100

CDS Cut-Off FAQs

Q. What will be the cutoff of CDS 1 2022?

Ans. Cut-Off of CDS 1 2022:

For INA: Written Exam – 136; Final Exam – 260
For AFA: Written Exam – 158; Final Exam – 281
For OTA (Men): Written Exam – 107; Final Exam -189
For OTA(Women): Written Exam – 107; Final Exam – 191

Q. What is the cutoff for CDS?

Ans. The cutoff for CDS is different for different academies that are decided based on several factors like the number of vacancies, the no. of candidates who appeared in the examination etc.

Q. What will be the cut-off CDS 2 2022?

Ans. The final CDS 2022 cutoff is expected to lie between 245 and 255 for IMA, between 268 and 270 for AFA, and between 233 and 245 for INA.

Q. How CDS marks are calculated?

Ans. 0.83 marks will be given for each right answer in the English and General Knowledge categories. Moreover, math will get one mark. 0.33 marks, or one-third of the mark, will be subtracted for each wrong response. Questions that are not attempted will not receive any marks.

Q. Is 60% necessary for CDS?

Ans. For the CDS exam, there is no fixed percentage, you just need to be a graduate for attempting the CDS examinations.

Other UPSC CDS 2023 Related Links

CDS 1 Notification 2023 CDS Syllabus 2023
CDS Age Limit 2023 CDS 2023 Eligibility
CDS Exam Pattern 2023 CDS Admit Card
CDS Previous Year Question Papers CDS Cut Off
CDS Salary CDS Application Form 2023
CDS SSB Interview Process CDS Result

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FAQs

What will be the cutoff of CDS 1 2022?

Cut-Off of CDS 1 2022:

For INA: Written Exam - 136; Final Exam - 260
For AFA: Written Exam - 158; Final Exam - 281
For OTA (Men): Written Exam - 107; Final Exam -189
For OTA(Women): Written Exam - 107; Final Exam - 191

What is the cutoff for CDS?

The cutoff for CDS is different for different academies that are decided based on several factors like the number of vacancies, the no. of candidates who appeared in the examination etc.

What will be the cut-off CDS 2 2022?

The final CDS 2022 cutoff is expected to lie between 245 and 255 for IMA, between 268 and 270 for AFA, and between 233 and 245 for INA.

How CDS marks are calculated?

0.83 marks will be given for each right answer in the English and General Knowledge categories. Moreover, math will get one mark. 0.33 marks, or one-third of the mark, will be subtracted for each wrong response. Questions that are not attempted will not receive any marks.

Is 60% necessary for CDS?

For the CDS exam, there is no fixed percentage, you just need to be a graduate for attempting the CDS examinations.

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