UPSC CDS II Cut off 2018

Exam Status: CDS-II – Admit Card Released

Exam Date: 18th November 2018

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UPSC CDS II Cutoff

Union Public Service Commission conducts the Combined Defence Service (CDS) examination twice every year. UPSC releases the cut off which is the base for selection process as candidates will be selected only if they score the minimum qualifying marks. Cut off is the minimum qualifying marks required to appear for the next round and be successful in the competitive examination. The growing popularity of Indian Armed Forces among Indian youth has affected the cut off over the recent years. There has been an exceptional rise and the reason is the lucrative and stable career the forces provide. The cut off depends on various factors which are as follows:-

  1. Number of Candidates appearing in the examination
  2. Difficulty level of the selection process
  3. Average marks scored by the batch
  4. Previous Year Cut off Trends
  5. Total Vacancies available in the Academy

Expected Cut off

The Expected cut off of CDS Examination 2019 is as follows:-

Academy

Expected Cut off

Indian Military Academy (IMA) 128 – 130
Indian Naval Academy (INA) 116 – 118
Air Force Academy (AFA) 136 – 138
Officers Training Academy (OTA) – Men 92 – 95
Officers Training Academy – OTA – Women 92 – 95

Previous Cut off

Candidates should check the cut off regularly as this will help in the better preparation of the examination and other rounds of the selection process. The cut off varies for different training academy and candidates can check below the 2017 CDS cut off:-

Academy Written Examination Final Examination
Indian Military Academy (IMA) 125 249
Indian Naval Academy (INA) 118 241
Air Force Academy (AFA) 144 268
Officers Training Academy (OTA) – Men 82 163
Officers Training Academy – OTA – Women 82 164

The cut off for Combined Defence Services Examination for 2018 is as follows:-

Academy

Written Examination Final Examination
Indian Military Academy (IMA) 118 240
Indian Naval Academy (INA) 98 225
Air Force Academy (AFA) 138 279
Officers Training Academy (OTA) – Men 69 154
Officers Training Academy – OTA – Women 69 150

The following is the cut off for the last 5 years:-

CDS Levels

2017 Cut off 2016 Cut off 2015 Cut off 2014 Cut off 2013 Cut off
IMA – Indian Military Academy 125 72 70 99 63
OTA – Officers Training Academy (Men) 82 68 65 59 67
OTA – Officers Training Academy (Women) 82 68 65 59 57
AFA – Air Force Academy 144 123 120 117 113
INA – Indian Naval Academy 118 63 62 60 55