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UPSC CDS Exam (II) 2019: Know Expected Cut Off Marks & Previous Years’ Cutoff Marks

UPSC CDS Exam 2019: Expected Cut off is provided here for the Combined Defence Services (CDS) Exam conducted on 8th September 2019. UPSC will announce official CDS Cut off Marks after the declaration of CDS Exam result.

 

Sep 10, 2019 11:47 IST
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UPSC CDS Cut off 2019
UPSC CDS Cut off 2019

UPSC CDS Cut off 2019: Combined Defence Services (CDS) II Exam was conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on 8th September 2019 in written format. Candidates who appeared for the CDS 2 Exam shared that the difficulty level of the exam was Moderate to Difficult level. A total of 340 Multiple Choice Questions were asked from sections General Knowledge, English Language and Elementary Mathematics. Candidates who would clear the CDS Written Exam after securing the CDS Cutoff marks will be qualified to appear for the next round that is SSB Interview. It is mandatory for the candidates to secure the sectional cut off as well. Here we have provided the UPSC CDS Expected Cut off 2019.

UPSC CDS (2) 2019 Exam Analysis: Questions Asked in Combined Defence Services Exam

UPSC releases the cut off marks along with the CDS Exam Result. The Cut off marks are decided on the basis of various parameters such as total number of CDS vacancies, number of candidates appearing for the exam, and difficulty level of the question paper. Candidates who opted for Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, and Air Force Academy courses attended the all the sections exam. On the other hand, candidates who applied for Officers Training Academy course attended only two papers - General Knowledge & English. Candidates who are waiting for the CDS 2 2019 Cut off marks can check the expected cutoff here.

CDS Exam (II) Expected Cut Off 2019

UPSC will release the official CDS cut off along with the declaration of CDS Result. The CDS cutoff is released separately for the courses conducted by IMA, INA, AFA and OTA. The written exam of CDS is of total 300 marks and each section is 100 marks. The minimum qualifying marks of each section are 20% of the total marks. Going by this, it becomes compulsory for candidates to score a minimum of 60 marks to qualify the exam. However, the merit list is prepared on the basis of cut off marks. Candidates need to score above the minimum qualifying marks to get a good rank in the merit list. The official cut off marks is not available as of now. Check here the expected cut off of the CDS 2 Exam 2019.

Courses

Expected Cut off marks

Indian Military Academy (IMA)

125-128

Indian Naval Academy (INA)

118-120

Air Force Academy (AFA)

140-142

Officers Training Academy (OTA) - Male

95-98

Officers Training Academy (OTA) - Female

95-98

Previous Years Cut off marks of CDS Examinations

CDS Exams

Written Exam Cut Off

Final Cut Off

 Courses

IMA

INA

AFA

OTA (M)

OTA (F)

IMA

INA

AFA

OTA

(M)

OTA (F)

2017 (II)

120

111

135

86

86

244

237

260

167

171

2017 (I)

125

118

144

82

82

249

241

268

163

164

2016 (II)

105

90

135

72

72

227

225

258

157

159

2016 (I)

72

63

123

68

68

214

217

249

150

157

2015 (II)

105

99

138

84

84

227

227

269

166

170

2015 (I)

102

99

129

86

86

225

225

264

168

172

2014 (II)

99

93

129

86

86

224

224

257

168

170

2014 (I)

99

99

129

78

78

222

222

250

159

160

2013 (II)

111

111

135

76

76

231

231

266

158

160

Trends in the Cut off Marks of CDS Examination

Here we have provided the graphical representation of the trends seen in the cut off marks of the written CDS Exam. Have a look:

CDS Exam Cut off marks 2019

The expected cut off marks of CDS Exam might have given you a rough idea about the qualifying marks. Candidates who feel they might secure the expected cut off marks should start preparing for the SSB Interview round.

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