UPSC CDS 2024 Results, Check Expected Cut off For CDS 1 and Previous Year Cut off

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) organized the Combined Defence Services (CDS) (I) Examination on April 21, 2024. Many applicants took part in the exam and are eagerly awaiting their results. The results for the CDS 2024 are anticipated to be released online in the upcoming weeks.

Candidates who have appeared for the UPSC CDS exam can access their results on the official UPSC website. They can download the UPSC CDS 1 2024 result pdf to check whether they have qualified or not. To do so, they just need to search for their UPSC roll number in the pdf. For more information, it is recommended that the candidates visit the official UPSC website.

Update- The commission has declared the CDS 2024 result, all the aspirants can check their roll numbers in the link below.

UPSC CDS 1 Result 2024

UPSC CDS 1 2024 Result

Exam Conducting Body Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Exam Name Combined Defence Services Examination (CDS) 1 2024
Students Gave This Exam 9 Lakhs
CDS 1 Exam Date April 21, 2024
Result Announcement To be notified
Official Website upsc.gov.in

The purpose of this exam is to fill 457 openings across the Indian Military Academy (IMA), Indian Naval Academy (INA), Air Force Academy (AFA), and Officers’ Training Academy (OTA).

CDS 1 2024 Written Exam Overview

Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, and Indian Air Force Academy 

  • The exam was divided into three sections.
  • Each section was allocated a total duration of 120 minutes.
  • For incorrect answers, a penalty of 0.33 marks is deducted.
Subjects/Sections Total Duration Number of Questions Maximum Marks
English 2 hours 120 100
General Knowledge 2 hours 120 100
Elementary Mathematics 2 hours 100 100

Officers’ Training Academy

  • The examination had two sections.
  • Each section comprised 120 questions.
  • The duration for each section was 2 hours.
  • Each part was worth a maximum of 100 marks.
  • A penalty of 0.33 marks is given for each incorrect answer.
Subject Duration Number of Questions Marks
English 2 hours 120 100
General Knowledge 2 hours 120 100

Expected Cut-Off for CDS 2024

Cut-off marks are the minimum scores candidates must obtain in the CDS written exam to qualify for the Service Selection Board (SSB) interview. The marks are set by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). Several factors influence the cut-off marks for the CDS exam:

  • Number of Vacancies
  • Total Candidates
  • Difficulty Level
  • Overall performance of the Candidates
Academy Written Exam Cut Off Final Cut Off
Air Force Academy (AFA) 140-145 265-275
Indian Military Academy (IMA) 116-125 245-255
Indian Naval Academy (INA) 109-119 235-245
Officers Training Academy (OTA) – Female 90-95 166-170
Officers Training Academy (OTA) – Male 90-94 165-170

Previous Year’s Cut off

Cut-Offs for IMA

Year CDS 1 Cut-Off CDS 2 Cut-Off
2022 136 Not Available
2021 145 138
2020 130 139
2019 116 134
2018 118 116
2017 125 120
2016 72 115*

Cut-Offs for Indian Naval Academy 

Year CDS 1 Cut-Off CDS 2 Cut-Off
2022 128 Not Available
2021 136 132
2020 118 134
2019 105 122
2018 98 102
2017 118 111
2016 63 90

Cut-Offs for Indian Air Force Academy (IFA)

Year CDS 1 Cut-Off CDS 2 Cut-Off
2022 147 Not Available
2021 158 148
2020 143 152
2019 129 148
2018 138 131
2017 144 135
2016 123 135

Cut-Offs for Officers’ Training Academy (OTA)

Year CDS 1 Cut-Off CDS 2 Cut-Off
2022 100 Not Available
2021 107 102
2020 93 97
2019 78 95
2018 68 80
2017 82 86
2016 68 72

How to Check UPSC CDS Result 2024?

Step-by-step instructions to check the CDS 1 (Combined Defence Services Examination) result from the official UPSC website:

  1. Go to the official website
  2. Look for the “What’s New” section on the homepage.
  3. Within the “What’s New” section, find the link related to the “CDS 1 result.”
  4. Click on the provided link, and a new PDF file will open. This PDF will display the roll numbers and names of the candidates who have cleared the CDS 1 examination.
  5. Search for your respective roll number in the PDF document.
  6. Download the file and keep a hard copy for future reference.

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