Recently UPSC has published the CDS exam result and around 8000+ candidates cleared the CDS written exam, these candidates will be facing the SSB interview for their respective services they have applied for. Many aspirants want to know how many candidates clear the CDS written exam and how many of them go ahead and clear the SSB interview including the merit list. In this article, we are going to cover such details as it is very important for the aspirants to understand the competition level in the CDS exam.
How many candidates apply for the CDS exam?
So, starting with the number of cadidates who apply for the UPSC CDS exam. CDS exam is conducted two times every year by the UPSC for the defence aspirants who want to join the Army, Airforce and Navy as an officer. Every time around 5 lakh+ candidates apply for CDS exam, so in one year around 10 lakh+ candidates apply for the CDS exam.
How many candidates clear the CDS exam?
Now coming to the curicual part, how many candidates actually clear the CDS exam? Looking at the previous CDS results, around 8000 to 9000 candidate only clear the CDS written exam. You can find the details on number of candidates cleared CDS exam from previous years.
|Exam||No. of candidates clear CDS written exam|
|CDS 2 2019||8120|
|CDS 1 2019||7953|
|CDS 2 2018||7650|
|CDS 1 2018||8261|
|CDS 2 2017||8692|
|CDS 1 2017||8548|
How many candidates clear the CDS SSB Interview?
Clearing SSB interview is very challenging, not because of the tests conducted at the SSB but because of the low success rate. Out of 100 candidates only 5 – 6 candidates clear the SSB interview, not to forget the SSB Screening test i.e. OIR Test and PPDT, Stage-1 testing where 60% candidates fail. Now coming to how many candidates clear the CDS SSB interview, you may find the details below:
|Exam||No. of candidates clear CDS SSB interview|
|CDS 2 2019||yet to be conducted|
|CDS 1 2019||conducting|
|CDS 2 2018||295|
|CDS 1 2018||272|
|CDS 2 2017||419|
|CDS 1 2017||441|
How many candidates clear CDS Merit List?
As we are observing since a few years, no one gets merit out through UPSC entry, if you clear the SSB interview and medical examination, there are 100% chances of you getting the joining instructions for the respective training academy.
Hope this analysis will help the CDS aspirants to understand the competition level and they can prepare better for their upcoming examination. If you want to download the study material for the defence exam and interview, do not forget to visit shop.ssbcrack.com