CDS 2018 CUTOFF
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CDS Cutoff has seen an exponential rise over past few years. This non-ending surge could be attributed to the growing popularity of Indian Armed Forces among Indian youths and the lucrative & stable career the forces provide. CDS 2018 Cut Off is expected to be in range of 90-130 for the written test.
CDS admits candidates on the basis of written test results followed by 5-day Psychological and Physical tests in three SSBs across India. Each level in CDS SSB Interview is qualifying in nature and candidates with scores above the decided cutoff are called for the next phase. Let us take a quick look at UPSC CDS Cut off.
The Cutoff depends upon the number of factors including the number of students appearing for the exam, vacancies available, number of seats available, etc. CDS Cut off also varies with available training Academies viz. IMA, OTA, AFA and INA.
CDS 2018 Cutoff is subject to difficulty level of the examination, total appeared students and average marks scored in the paper. CDS 2018 Expected Cutoff as devised by experts is listed below.
|CDS 2018 Levels||CDS 2018 Cutoff (Expected)||CDS 2018 Final Cutoff (Expected)|
UPSC CDS caters more than 200,000 students every session for total seats of around 400 spread across IMA, INA, AFA and OTA. This reduces the success ratio to a meagre 0.2%. However, with right preparation and positive approach, you can ace the exam easily. Let’s look at the previous year cutoff and other factors that affect CDS 2018 Cutoff.
UPSC conducted CDS on February 4, 2018 this year. The level of written was moderate and will be followed by intense 5-day Psycho-physical test at Service Selection Boards spread across the country. To determine the cut off for this year, we must rely on the previous years’ cut off as well. Here, in the table given below, find the cut off for CDS 1 2017 as released by UPSC. The Cutoff varied with each training academy. Data for UPSC CDS 2017 Cutoff is archived on UPSC official website and same is reflected on Collegedunia.com
|Academy||Written Exam||Final Exam|
|Aggregate marks of last qualified candidate*||Marks of last recommended candidate|
|IMA (Indian Military Academy)||125||249|
|INA (Indian Naval Academy)||118||241|
|AFA (Air Force Academy)||144||268|
|OTA (Officers’ Training Academy) men||82||163|
|OTA (Officers’ Training Academy) women||82||164|
*Subject to a minimum of 20% marks in each paper.
Combined Defence Services recruit students for entry-level office cadre posts in the three wings of Indian Armed Forces. However, prior to their posting, they undergo one-year training at respected training academies as per their recruiting wing. Students are asked to choose their preference of Training Academies during their CDS Registration. CDS Cutoff for each Academy varies as per the vacancy available. Let’s take a quick look at some pointers regarding these Training Academies.
|IAF Training Academy||Location||IAF Wing||UPSC CDS Cutoff||Vacancies every year|
|Indian Military Academy||Dehradun, UK||Indian Army||105-115||Around 100|
|Air Force Academy||Hyderabad, AP||Air Force||120-130||40-60|
|Indian Naval Academy||Ezhimala, Kerala||Indian Navy||95-105||40-50|
|Officers Training Academy||Chennai, TN||Indian Army||85-95||230-260|
CDS Cutoff is dependent upon multiple factors which will be discussed later in the article. The Cutoff because of which, is on the rise ever since. Mentioned below is the Cutoff data of last 5 years. We can clearly notice the gradual rise in the cutoff over the years. There was an unusual high rise in the year 2014, when CDS Cutoff for Indian Military Academy rose to an unbelievable score of 99 marks.
|CDS 2017 Levels||CDS 1 2017 Cutoff||CDS 2016 Cutoff||CDS 2015 Cutoff||CDS 2014 Cutoff||CDS 2013 Cutoff|
CDS Cutoff of every year depends on various factors. These factors all combined finally contribute to the Cutoff and students scoring above the decided cutoff are deemed successful. Students need to score better than the cutoff at every stage.
The commission does not release cutoff details for 5-day SSB. However, final marks are released once the whole process including Written Test, SSB Interview and medical examination is conducted. Here are all the factors which are considered while deciding CDS Cutoff of an year.
The students scoring marks above the decided cutoff will be called for SSB Interview followed by thorough Medical examination of the recommended candidates. The Final call for admission in the training academies will be sent to selected candidates in the month of April-May and the commencement of training program at respective academies will take place in the month of June 2019.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College