The Combined Defence Services Examination (abbreviated as CDS Exam) is conducted twice a year by the Union Public Service Commission for recruitment into the Indian Military Academy, Officers Training Academy, Indian Naval Academy, and Indian Air Force Academy. CDS(I) and (II).

Candidates have to at least graduate to apply. Both men and women can apply for 418 vacancies. Women candidates are only eligible to apply for the Officers’ Training Academy. The competition for women is generally more fierce as there are very few vacancies for them. The results have been declared for this year on 23rd March 2020. This article will take a look at UPSC CDS 1 cut off for 2020 and compare it with previous years.

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UPSC CDS 1 Cut Off of 2020

The results for the exam came out on 23rd March 2020. The cut off this year was fairly similar to the standard and trend of the cut offs decided for previous years as well.

AcademyWritten ExamFinal Exam
IMA (Indian Military Academy)120245
INA (Indian Naval Academy)105233
AFA (Air Force Academy)145268
OTA (Officers’ Training Academy) men73162
OTA (Officers’ Training Academy) women74164

UPSC CDS 1 Cut Off of 2019

The following is the recorded copy of the cut off marks for UPSC CDS 1 2019.

AcademyWritten ExamFinal Exam
IMA (Indian Military Academy)116242
INA (Indian Naval Academy)105233
AFA (Air Force Academy)129264
OTA (Officers’ Training Academy) men78160
OTA (Officers’ Training Academy) women78162

CDS I 2018 Cutoff

The following is the recorded copy of the cut off marks for UPSC CDS 1 2018.

AcademyWritten ExamFinal Exam
IMA (Indian Military Academy)118240
INA (Indian Naval Academy)98225
AFA (Air Force Academy)138279
OTA (Officers’ Training Academy) men69154
OTA (Officers’ Training Academy) women69150

CDS I 2017 Cutoff

The following is the recorded copy of the cut off marks for UPSC CDS 1 2017.

AcademyWritten ExamFinal Exam
IMA (Indian Military Academy)125249
INA (Indian Naval Academy)118241
AFA (Air Force Academy)144268
OTA (Officers’ Training Academy) men82163
OTA (Officers’ Training Academy) women82164

CDS I 2016 Cutoff

The following is the recorded copy of the cut off marks for UPSC CDS 1 2016.

AcademyWritten ExamFinal Exam
IMA (Indian Military Academy)72214
INA (Indian Naval Academy)63217
AFA (Air Force Academy)123249
OTA (Officers’ Training Academy) men68150
OTA (Officers’ Training Academy) women68157

Conclusion:

For candidates that want to take the CDS examination in 2021, it is not as easy as simply learning for the examination but candidates have to go through a rigorous set of physical, mental, and medical examinations that could easily work against you. However, the written exam is considered comparatively easier than most.

It is most important for candidates to earnestly go through the eligibility criteria and try their best to make up for their shortcomings if they hope to crack this examination.

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UPSC CDS 1 Cut Off 2020: Combined Defense Service Exam Cut Offs for the Last 4 Years
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UPSC CDS 1 Cut Off 2020: Combined Defense Service Exam Cut Offs for the Last 4 Years
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Combined Defense Service Exam is held by UPSC to recruit personnel for the armed forces. The CDS 1 cut-off has been released for this year in March 2020. Compare it with previous years.
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