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UPSC CDS Cut Off 2020 released: Check here Expected cut off marks for IMA/INA/OTA/AFA

UPSC CDS Cut Off 2020 released @ upsc.gov.in for IMA, INA, AFA and OTA. Check here expected UPSC CDS Cut off marks 2020 for Combined Defence Services (CDS) Exam. Also, know the CDS previous year cut off.

Apr 10, 2020 18:53 IST
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UPSC CDS Cut off 2020
UPSC CDS Cut off 2020

UPSC CDS Cut off 2020 released @ upsc.gov.in for the Combined Defence Services (CDS) Exam 2019. The CDS Cut off contains the marks for IMA, INA, AFA and OTA courses. As per the official CDS Cut off 2019, candidates were required to obtain minimum 20 % marks in CDS Paper 1, 10% marks in CDS Paper-II and 20% marks in CDS Paper III. PDF Download CDS Cut off here for IMA/INA/OTA/AFA here and know the marks fixed by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) for CDS 1 2019 exam. Along with it, check here UPSC CDS Expected Cut off 2020 and previous years trends. 

UPSC conducted the CDS 2020 Exam on 2nd February 2020. CDS Cut off 2020 is released on the basis of the difficulty level of exam and the total number of vacancies. Candidates who are able to fetch the cut off get into the merit list for their selection in courses carried out by Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Officers Training Academy and Air Force Academy.  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. 

A total of 340 Multiple Choice Questions are asked in the CDS exam from sections General Knowledge, English Language and Elementary Mathematics. Candidates who opted for Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, and Air Force Academy courses attempted questions from all the sections in the exam. On the other hand, candidates who applied for Officers Training Academy course attended only two papers - General Knowledge & English. 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. Candidates who are waiting for the CDS 2020 Cut off marks can check here the expected cutoff.

PDF Download CDS Cut off 2019

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UPSC CDS Exam Analysis 2020: Questions Asked in Combined Defence Services Exam

UPSC CDS Expected Cut Off 2020

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 Exam 2020.

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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