UPSC CDS Cut Off: Check Expected cut offs and more!

Safalta Expert Published by: Harshita Pathak Updated Fri, 11 Feb 2022 10:26 AM IST


Candidates will be selected for the Indian Military Academy (IMA), Indian Naval Academy (INA), Air Force Academy (AFA), and Officers' Training Academy based on the CDS Cutoff (OTA).

The UPSC will announce the CDS 2022 test cutoff marks. Because the CDS 2 2022 written test is set for November 14, 2022, the CDS result, together with the cutoff marks, is likely to be announced a month following the exam. Each subject has a minimum qualifying mark of 20 points or 20%. Candidates must acquire qualifying marks in both the written exam and the SSB interview of the CDS Exam. Candidates will be selected for the Indian Military Academy (IMA), Indian Naval Academy (INA), Air Force Academy (AFA), and Officers' Training Academy based on the CDS Cutoff (OTA). If you are preparing for competitive exams and looking for expert guidance, you can download our General Knowledge Free Ebook Download Now. 

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CDS Cutoff 2022 (Expected)

Academy Written Exam Final Exam
IMA (Indian Military Academy) 120 – 130 245 – 255
INA (Indian Naval Academy) 105 – 120 233 – 245
AFA (Air Force Academy) 145 – 150 268 – 270
OTA (Officers’ Training Academy) men 73 – 85 162 – 170
OTA (Officers’ Training Academy) women 74 – 85 164 – 170

Over the last few years, the CDS Cutoff has increased at an exponential rate.

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This never-ending increase could be ascribed to the growing popularity of the Indian Armed Forces among Indian adolescents, as well as the steady employment opportunities provided by the forces.

CDS Cutoff 2022: Important Dates

Events  CDS Cutoff 2022 Dates 
CDS 1 exam  February 07, 2022
Release of CDS I final cutoff November 2022
CDS 2 exam  November 14, 2022
Release of CDS II final cutoff May 2022
Also, read CDS Eligibility 2022

How to Check CDS 2022 Cut Off?

Candidates can check the cut off by following these simple steps:

Step 1: Go to the official website,
Step 2: Select the 'Examination' option and navigate to the cutoff.
Step 3: Go to the URL and click it.
Step 4: Cut off marks for each course will be provided in pdf format.
Step 5: Save the file after downloading it.

Factors affecting CDS 2022 Cutoff

Candidates are admitted to CDS based on CDS written test scores, which are followed by 5-day Psychological and Physical tests in three SSBs across India. The cutoff is determined by several factors, including the number of students taking the exam, the number of vacancies, the difficulty level of the exam, and so on. These elements all contribute to the Cutoff, and students who score above the determined cutoff are considered successful. At each stage, students must outperform the cutoff. 

The commission does not reveal cutoff details for a 5-day SSB. However, final results are provided only once the entire procedure, including the Written Test, SSB Interview, and medical examination has been completed. Here are all of the parameters that are examined while determining a year's CDS Cutoff. The CDS cutoff marks differ depending on a variety of criteria, which are listed in the following bullet points:
  • The total number of candidates
  • The total number of available positions
  • Exam Difficulty Level
  • Cutoff patterns from the previous year
Students who score higher than the predetermined cutoff will be invited to an SSB interview, which will be followed by a full medical evaluation of the nominated applicants. The final call for admission to the training academies will be delivered to selected candidates in the month of April-May, and the training programme will begin at the various academies in May.

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CDS Cut off 2022 for Written Exam

  • Candidates need to score the minimum aggregate cut-off marks to qualify for the written exam.
  • Candidates are also required to secure the minimum qualifying marks in each subject which is 20%. 
  • Candidates who are declared successful in the written exam are called for SSB Round.

CDS Cut off for SSB Interview

  • Only candidates who have passed the written exam are invited to the SSB interview.
  • The SSB Interview is a two-stage process.
  • Stage 1 consists of Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR) and Picture Perception Description (PPD) examinations (PP&DT).
  • Stage 2 consists of an interview, group testing officer tasks, psychological tests, and a conference.
  • Candidates must obtain the minimum qualifying marks to be eligible for the SSB interview.

CDS Final Selection

  • The final cut-off is determined by the results of the written exam and the SSB interview.
  • The ultimate CDS cut off is determined by the marks obtained by the last recommended candidates. Following that, individuals are chosen for admission to various courses.
To know more about CDS read here:
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