CDS 1 2020 Cut Off Marks [Expected] – IMA OTA AFA INA

CDS 1 2020 result will be published by the UPSC in March – April 2020 and successful candidates will be facing the SSB interviews for IMA, OTA, AFA and INA. CDS 1 2020 cut off will be published by the UPSC later after the final result of CDS 1 2020. In this article, we will publish the CDS 1 2020 expected cut off marks for the candidates who can check their CDS 1 2020 score based on CDS 1 2020 answer key.

Let us understand the marking system of CDS 1 2020 exam before we talk about the marks you need to score to clear the CDS Exam.

SECTIONNo.of questionsMarks
1.   English        120100
2.   General Knowledge        120100
3.   Elementary Mathematics        100100
Total marks 300

For OTA (Officer Training Academy), there is no mathematics.

SECTIONNo. of questionsMarks
1.   English       120100
2.   General knowledge       120100
Total marks 200
CDS PaperEnglishGKMathematics
Maximum Marks100100100
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
SubjectDurationMaximum Marks
English 2 hrs100
General Knowledge2 hrs100
Elementary Mathematics2 hrs100
For OTA
SubjectDurationMaximum Marks
English2 hrs100
General Knowledge2 hrs100

CDS 1 2020 Cut Off Marks [Expected]

S.NoAcademyExpected Cut Off
1OTA (Women)85-99
2OTA (Men)85-99
3IMA110-115
4INA100-110
5IAF125 – 135
S.NoAcademySectional Cut Off
1OTA (Women)20% in each paper
2OTA (Men)20% in each paper
3IMA20% in each paper
4INA20% in each paper
5IAF20% in each paper

CDS 1 2019 Cut Off Marks [Official]

CDS 2 2018 Cut Off Marks [Official]

CDS 1 2018 Cut Off Marks [Official]

CDS 1 2018 Cut Off Marks Official
CDS 2 2017 Cut Off Marks

CDS 2 2017 Cut Off Marks: The cutoff of CDS 2 2017 exam has not been released by UPSC yet. Aspirants who appeared for CDS 2 2017 written exam can check the expected cut off below:

CDS 1 2017 Cut Off Marks

CDS 1 2017 Cut Off Marks: The cutoff of CDS 1 2017 exam has not been released by UPSC yet. Aspirants who appeared for CDS 1 2017 written exam can check the expected cut off below:

CDS 2 2016 Cutoff Official: These are the official cut off marks of CDS 2 2016 exam published by UPSC

CDS 2 2016 Cut Off Marks

Now Look at how many aspirants applied for CDS 2016 and 2017 and cleared it based on the official data

CDS 1 2016

  • Number of candidates applied: 2,50,000+
  • Roll number of last written qualified candidate: 0239701
  • Total number of candidates cleared CDS 1 2016 written exam: 8411
  • Total number of candidates cleared SSB interview:  325
    • IMA: 92
    • INA: 31
    • AFA: 3
    • OTA: (153 Men + 46 Women)

CDS 2 2016

  • Number of candidates applied: 2,80,000+
  • Roll number of last written qualified candidate: 0279910
  • Total number of candidates cleared CDS 1 2016 written exam: 8563
  • Total number of candidates cleared SSB interview:  593
    • IMA: 168
    • INA: 81
    • AFA: 16
    • OTA: (258 Men + 70 Women)

CDS 1 2017

  • Number of candidates applied: 1,85,000+
  • Roll number of last written qualified candidate: 0183972
  • Total number of candidates cleared CDS 1 2016 written exam: 8548
  • Total number of candidates cleared SSB interview:  300 +
    • IMA: 124
    • INA: 75
    • AFA: 10
    • OTA: 181 Male (including IMA candidates) + 51 Female 

10 Comments

  1. Manvi

    I want to crack ssb... Please give me all updates of ota ... Exm
  2. Gajendra Singh

    I have 123 marks for IMA in cds 2020 , Any chance for SSB or not?
    1. Pratap

      Yes bro,my marks also in this range...
  3. Ann Martin

    When will cdse1 2020 result likely to be published?
  4. Archana Rao

    Sir My DOB is 19/6/1996 and 24 Year 13 days will complete on 2 July 2020 , then why I am not eligible for CDS 2 2020 for OTA?
    1. Sankalp

      Because you will get joining in September-October 2021 and you have to be not more than 25 at that time.
  5. Amit kumar mayrya

    I want to every time updated and how to crack ssb
  6. gayathri binukumar

    We have 120 questions not 100
    1. Srujan

      If one question carry one mark there are 120 questions then total will be 120
    2. Lakpa Doma lepcha

      Please suggest an minimum marks for qualifying in each subject, latest updates please. I will be 24 next year. will I be still eligible if I attempt for the CDS this year.

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