CDS II 2018 Cutoff [Expected]

CDS 02/2018 Exam was conducted on Sunday 18th November 2018. And now everyone is searching for answer key and cut off for CDS 02/2018. Your search finishes here.

To download the answer key of all the four sets of English, General Knowledge or Elementary Mathematics or to watch the video solutions of each, you can click on –

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For those who do’t know, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducted Combined Defence Services Exam (CDSE or CDS) twice every year:

EXAM NAME NOTIFICATION EXAM
CDS 01 Around November Around February
CDS 02 Around August Around October

 

Currently applications for CDS 01/2019 are being accepted at https://upsconline.nic.in/

The last date to apply is 26th November 2018. The exam will be conducted on 3rd February 2019.

As the name suggest Combined Defence Services Exam is to select officers for the three main Armed Forces that we have:

  • The Indian Army,
  • The Indian Air Force and
  • The Indian Navy

CDS Exam is for Graduates or for students who are studying in the final year of graduation. This is common information that UPSC conducts a similar exam for students who have passed 12th or who are studying in 12th, called NDA (National Defence Academy) Exam.

The objective of the CDS Exam is to select students through a rigorous selection process including a written exam (with questions having moderate and high difficulty level) and SSB Interview (5 days strict and rigorous selection process using various physical, intelligence and psychological tests) for the four main defence academies:

  • Indian Military Academy (Approx. 100 Seats.)
  • Indian Naval Academy (Approx. 45 Seats)
  • Air Force Academy (Approx 30 Seats)
  • Officers Training Academy (Approx. 225 Seats for Males and Approx. 15 Seats for Females)

Only Male candidates can apply for IMA, INA and AFA. For OTA both males and Females can apply.

For selection in IMA, INA and AFA candidate has to appear in the following three papers:
  • English,
  • General Knowledge and
  • Elementary Mathematics.

For selection in OTA there are only two papers:

  • English and
  • General Knowledge
Scheme of CDS Exam
Paper ENGLISH G.K MATHEMATICS
Duration of Exam 2 Hours 2 Hours 2 Hours
Time of Exam 9AM to 11 Am 12 Noon to 2 PM 3 Pm to 5 PM
No. of Questions 120 120 100
Total Marks 100 100 100
Minimum Qualifying Percentage 20 20 20
Minimum Qualifying Marks 20 20 20
Each Question Carries .83 Marks .83 Marks 1 Mark
Negative Marking Yes (1/3rd) Yes (1/3rd) Yes (1/3rd)
Negative Marks .27 Marks .27 Marks .33 Marks

Each paper is of 100 marks and students have to obtain minimum 20 per cent marks, which comes to 20 marks in each paper. But that is not sufficient; the cut off on total marks obtained is normally above 45 per cent. The Official cut off marks in the past few CDS Exams from UPSC official website are given below:

 CDS II 2015 Official Cut Off
Institute Cut Off
Indian Military Academy (IMA) 105 Marks (35%)
Indian Naval Academy (INA) 99 Marks (33%)
Air Force Academy (AFA) 138 Marks (46%)
Officers Training Academy (OTA) (both Males and Females) 84 Marks (42%)
CDS I 2016 Official Cut Off
Institute Cut Off
Indian Military Academy (IMA) 72 Marks (24%)
Indian Naval Academy (INA) 63 Marks (21%)
Air Force Academy (AFA) 123 Marks (41%)
Officers Training Academy (OTA) (both Males and Females) 68 Marks (34%)

CDS II 2016 Official Cut Off

Institute Cut Off
Indian Military Academy (IMA) 105 Marks (35%)
Indian Naval Academy (INA) 90 Marks (30%)
Air Force Academy (AFA) 135 Marks (45%)
Officers Training Academy (OTA) (both Males and Females) 72 Marks (36%)
CDS I 2017 Official Cut Off
Institute Cut Off
Indian Military Academy (IMA) 125 Marks (41.6%)
Indian Naval Academy (INA) 118 Marks (39.33%)
Air Force Academy (AFA) 144 Marks (48%)
Officers Training Academy (OTA) (both Males and Females) 82 Marks (41%)

 

CDS II 2017 Official Cut Off

Institute Cut Off
Indian Military Academy (IMA) 120 Marks (40%)
Indian Naval Academy (INA) 111 Marks (37%)
Air Force Academy (AFA) 135 Marks (45%)
Officers Training Academy (OTA) (both Males and Females) 86 Marks (43%)

UPSC has not issued the Official cut off for CDS 01/2018 Exam yet. If we check closely the cut off marks for CDS 02/2017, CDS 01/2017 and CDS 02/2016, though there has been variation in Cut Off marks, but the variation is not much and considering the difficulty level of the CDS 02/2018 exam, we can easily project that the Cut Off marks this time is going to be similar to CDS 02/2017 or a little lower than it. Given below are the expected Cut Off marks for CDS 02/2018:

  CDS II 2018 Cutoff [Expected]

Institute Cut Off
Indian Military Academy (IMA) 120 Marks (40%)
Indian Naval Academy (INA) 110 Marks (36.67%)
Air Force Academy (AFA) 130 Marks (43.33%)
Officers Training Academy (OTA) (both Males and Females) 85 Marks (42.50%)

So, go ahead and match your answers with the answer key and check where you stand. If your marks are close to the cut off start preparing for SSB Interview. If you have missed it, don’t miss the opportunity to apply for next CDS Exam which is scheduled on 3rd February. The last date to apply is 26th November.

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