UPSC CDS Cut Off Marks 2021: Previous Years (2020, 2019, 2018) Cut Off

Apr 7, 2021

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The UPSC CDS exam is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission. UPSC CDS is a recruitment exam conducted for Class A and Class B employees in India. UPSC CDS stands for the Union Public Service Commission Combined Defense Services. Candidates who take up this examination will get an opportunity to begin their career with the Indian Army, Indian Navy, and Indian Airforce as commissioned officers. 

The UPSC CDS will be conducted twice every year. We know that the aspiring candidates will be eagerly waiting for the expected cut-off for 2020. The cut-off for the CDS courses such as IMA, INA, AFA, and OTA is set based on the difficulty of the examination and the total number of vacancies available. The UPSC CDS Cut Off 2020 will also follow the trends of the previous year cut-off. If a potential candidate clears the minimum cut-off for the examination, only then will the candidate be processed for further steps of the recruitment process, i.e; the SSB interview round and the following rounds. 

The exam consists of a total of 340 questions from sections such as General Knowledge, Mathematics, and English Language. Candidates who have applied for the Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, and Air Force Academy are required to attempt all the questions. Candidates who have registered for Officer's Training Academy are required to attempt only two sections i.e; General Knowledge and English Language. It is important that the candidate must clear the minimum cut-off in each section as well as the overall cut-off in order to get processed for the SSB interview round of the recruitment. 

UPSC CDS Cut Off 2020 

The expected cut-off for the year 2020 has been set based on the difficulty of the exam and the number of vacancies. The official cut-off is released by the UPSC along with the UPSC CDS 2020 Results. The cut-off is released separately for each course i.e; the IMA, INA, AFA, and OTA. The expected cut-off list is as follows:

Expected UPSC CDS Cut Off 2020 
Courses Expected Cut-off Marks
Officer's Training Academy (Male) 95-98
Officer's Training Academy (Female) 95-98
Indian Naval Academy 118-120
Air Force Academy 140-142
Indian Military Academy 125-128

UPSC CDS Cut Off 2019

The UPSC CDS Cut Off 2019 for the written exam, as well as the final cut off is mentioned in the table provided below.

UPSC CDS Cut Off 2019
Academy Written Exam Cut Off Final Cut Off 
OTA (M) 78 160
OTA (F) 78 162
INA 105 233
AFA 129 264
IMA 116 242

UPSC CDS Cut Off 2018

The UPSC CDS Cut Off 2018 for the written exam, as well as the final cut off is mentioned in the table provided below.

UPSC CDS Cut Off 2018
Academy Written Exam Cut Off Final Cut Off 
OTA (M) 69 15
OTA (F) 69 150
INA 98 225
AFA 138 279
IMA 118 240

Previous Year UPSC CDS Cut Off

Candidates can get a rough idea about the final UPSC CDS Cut Off marks by taking a look at the previous years' UPSC CDS cut off marks. They are as follows:

 Previous Year UPSC CDS Cut Off
CDS Exams Written Exam Cut-off Final Cut-off
Academy OTA(M) OTA(F) INA AFA IMA OTA(M) OTA(F) INA AFA IMA
2017(II) 86 84 111 135 120 167 171 237 260 244
2017(I) 82 82 118 144 125 163 164 241 268 249
2016(II) 72 72 90 135 105 157 159 225 258 227
2016(I) 68 68 63 123 72 150 157 217 249 214
2015(II) 84 84 99 138 105 166 170 227 269 227
2015(I) 86 86 99 129 102 168 172 225 264 225
2014(II) 86 86 93 129 99 168 170 224 257 224
2014(I) 78 78 99 129 99 159 160 222 250 222
2013(II) 76 76 111 135 111 158 160 231 266 231

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