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Analysis of CDS exam cutoff marks

Jan 20, 2016 13:03 IST

    The cutoff score is the required or minimum score in order to pass/clear the CDS written examination which will be considered for the next round i.e. SSB. CDS exam cut-off is released by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) after the conduction of written examination.  As the examination will be conducted on 14th February 2016 aspirants should check the analysis of previous years to get the information about scores to set the targets for each section to get recruited in Indian Air Force, Officers Training Academy, Military, and Indian Naval Recruitment. However, the cut off marks for each field is different.                
    The Number of candidates is increasing rapidly with each passing year. If we compare the number of candidates from previous years it has been increased from 64,626 to 97483.

    CDS Exam cutoff 2013:

    Analysis of CDS Exam (I) 2013 is given below:-

    •Aggregate marks of last qualified candidate for IMA - 102

    •Aggregate marks of last qualified candidate for INA  - 75

    •Aggregate marks of last qualified candidate for IFA - 129

    •Aggregate marks of last qualified candidate for OTA(Men) - 72

    •Aggregate marks of last qualified candidate for OTA (Women) - 72

    •Minimum qualifying marks in each subject were 15%

    CDS Exam (II) Cutoff Score 2013

    Course

    Written Result

    Final Result

     

    Minimum qualifying

    marks in each Subject

    Minimum aggregate marks

    of last qualified candidate  

    Marks of last  

    recommended candidate

    INA

    20 marks (i.e. 20%)

    111 marks (i.e. 37%)  

    231

    IMA

    20 marks (i.e. 20%)

    111 marks (i.e. 37%)  

    231

    OTA (Men)

    20 marks (i.e. 20%)

    76 marks (i.e. 38%)

    158

    OTA (Women)

    20 marks (i.e. 20%)

    76 marks (i.e. 38%)

    160

    AFA

    20 marks (i.e. 20%)

    135 marks (i.e. 45%)

    266


    Minimum qualifying marks is 40% for SSB.

     

    CDS Exam I 2016 Admit card

     

     CDS Exam cutoff 2014

    •Aggregate marks of last qualified candidate for IMA - 99

    •Aggregate marks of last qualified candidate for INA - 93

    •Aggregate marks of last qualified candidate for  IFA - 129

    •Aggregate marks of last qualified candidate for OTA(Men) - 86

    •Aggregate marks of last qualified candidate for OTA(Women)-  86

    •Minimum qualifying marks in each subject were  - 20%

    Tips & Strategy for CDS Exam I 2016

    CDS Exam cutoff 2015 & 2016


    According to the UPSC CDS written examination 2015, 8488 candidates were qualified to appear for SSB (Service Selection Board) of the Ministry of Defence. If we compare the cutoff of last two years we can expect the growth in percentage. By keeping in mind trend of papers coming its  cutoff and minimum qualifying marks for each subject  required we can estimate the range of marks from 5-10 for each category which will set the eligibility criteria to appear for the SSB for 2016. The Expanding number of aspirants appearing for the written examination and keeping in mind the competition level candidates needs to work on each subject to get the minimum qualifying marks. Ignoring any of the subjects will not give you the passing certificate.


    To check the CDS cutoff result candidates can login into UPSC official website once it is released. PDF file can be downloaded to view the cutoff score.

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