CDS 1 2021 Expected Cutoff: Get Details Here

CDS 1 2021 Expected Cutoff: UPSC CDS Exam, was successfully conducted on 7th of February. UPSC would be declaring CDS 1 2021 result  in the month of April 2021 and successful candidates will be appearing for the SSB interviews for IMA, OTA, AFA, and INA. CDS 1 2021 cut off will be published by the UPSC later after the final result of CDS 1 2021. Here, we have provided you with the expected cutoff of CDS 1 2021 as per the previous year analysis.

CDS 1 2021 Expected Cutoff: Get Details Here

Marking system of CDS  exam
SECTION No. of questions Marks
1.   English         120 100
2.   General Knowledge         120 100
3.   Elementary Mathematics         100 100
Total marks 300

For Officer Training Academy, there is no mathematics.

SECTION No. of questions Marks
1.   English        120 100
2.   General knowledge        120 100
Total marks 200
CDS Paper English GK Mathematics
Maximum Marks 100 100 100
Marks for Correct answer +0.83 marks for each correct option +0.83 marks for each correct option +1 marks for each correct option
Negative marking -0.27 marks for each wrong answer -0.27 marks for each wrong answer -0.33 marks for each wrong answer
For IMA, INA, AFA
Subject Duration Maximum Marks
English 2 hrs 100
General Knowledge 2 hrs 100
Elementary Mathematics 2 hrs 100
For OTA
Subject Duration Maximum Marks
English 2 hrs 100
General Knowledge 2 hrs 100

CDS 1 2021 Cut Off Marks [Expected]

S.No Academy Expected Cut Off
1 OTA (Women) 90 – 100
2 OTA (Men) 90 – 100
3 IMA 130 – 140
4 INA 130 – 140
5 IAF 140 – 150
S.No Academy Sectional Cut Off
1 OTA (Women) 20% in each paper
2 OTA (Men) 20% in each paper
3 IMA 20% in each paper
4 INA 20% in each paper
5 IAF 20% in each paper

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CDS 1 2021 Expected Cutoff: Get Details Here

CDS Previous Year Cutoff Analysis:  Combined Defence Services Exam cutoff is the minimum qualifying mark that candidates need to score to clear the written exam. UPSC releases the cutoff marks after the complete process of the UPSC CDS exam. The final UPSC CDS cutoff is calculated based on the marks of the last recommended candidate after final selection. The minimum qualifying marks in each subject are 20 marks, i.e. 20%., which keep varying as per the UPSC norms. On the basis of cutoff declared by UPSC, candidates are called for Indian Military Academy (IMA), Indian Naval Academy (INA), Air Force Academy (AFA), and Officers’ Training Academy (OTA) respectively.

Factors Affecting CDS Cutoff

The CDS exam cut off marks are determined based on the following factors.

  • Number of vacancies
  • Total number of appeared candidates
  • The Difficulty level of the exam

Below, we have provided you the previous year cutoff of all Armed Forces Academies year wise.

CDS 1 2021 Expected Cutoff

CDS 1 2021 Cut Off Marks [Expected]

S.No Academy Expected Cut Off
1 OTA (Women) 90 – 100
2 OTA (Men) 90 – 100
3 IMA 130 – 140
4 INA 130 – 140
5 IAF 140 – 150

CDS Previous year Cutoff Analysis

Previous year cut-offs for IMA

CDS 2 2019 134
CDS 1 2019 116
CDS 2 2018 116
CDS 1 2018 118
CDS 2 2017 120
CDS 1 2017 125
CDS 2 2016 105
CDS 1 2016 72
Previous year cut-offs for INA
CDS 2 2019 122
CDS 1 2019 105
CDS 2 2018 102
CDS 1 2018 98
CDS 2 2017 111
CDS 1 2017 118
CDS 2 2016 90
CDS 1 2016 63
Previous year cut-offs for AFA
CDS 2 2019 148
CDS 1 2019 129
CDS 2 2018 131
CDS 1 2018 138
CDS 2 2017 135
CDS 1 2017 144
CDS 2 2016 135
CDS 1 2016 123

Previous year cut-offs for OTA

CDS 2 2019 95
CDS 1 2019 78
CDS 2 2018 80
CDS 1 2018 69
CDS 2 2017 86
CDS 1 2017 82
CDS 2 2016 72
CDS 1 2016 68

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