UPSC CDS Result

UPSC CDS Result 2020 has declared on March 23, 2020UPSC CDS Result has been announced for the exam conducted on February 2, 2020. CDS 1 2020 exam result PDF will be available on the official website of UPSC i.e. upsc.gov.in.

UPSC CDS Result 2020 Released –  Download UPSC CDS 1 Merit List From Here

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has declared the CDS 1 Result 2020 on 23rd March 2020. UPSC CDS Result has been announced for the exam conducted on 2nd February 2020. CDS 1 2020 exam result PDF will be available on the official website of UPSC i.e. upsc.gov.in.

Union Public Service Commission, the largest recruitment agency of the Government of India successfully conducted the CDS 1 examination. There are a huge number of candidates appeared for the same. After the examination, appeared candidates keep searching for their result and are curious too. Now, their waiting time has finally come to an end. We are reducing your curiosity by informing you that the CDS I Results has declared on the official website.

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released result for the posts of Combined Defence Service Exam I 2020. Exam was held on 02-02-2020. Appeared candidates can check their result at below link…

Click Here for CDS I Exam 2020 Result (Roll No Wise)

Click Here for CDS I Exam 2020 Result (Names Wise)

UPSC CDS Result: Important Highlight

Name of the Organization Union Public Service Commission
Also Known as UPSC
Information About UPSC CDS Result
Exam Name COMBINED DEFENCE SERVICES EXAMINATION (I)
UPSC CDS Result Date 2nd February 2020
Mode of Result Online Mode
UPSC CDS Result Status Available Now
UPSC CDS Result Available
Official Website www.upsc.gov.in

How to Check UPSC CDS Result 2020

Candidates who appeared in CDS I examination can check their results from here. Here we are giving you some steps and link which you can follow to easily access to your results and to reach to your results. Follow our steps and link to check your results in very little time.

How to check UPSC CDS Result 2020?

  1. First, go to the above website.
  2. Now click on Examination.
  3. Now click on UPSC CDS Result.
  4. Now enter your Roll Numbers and Date of Birth.
  5. Click on Submit.
  6. Here you’ll see your result.
  7. Click ‘Save’ to download and ‘Print’ to get a Printout.
  8. We are wishing you for your favorable result.

UPSC CDS Result: Important Links

UPSC CDS Result Result More Details
UPSC CDS Result


UPSC CDS Result Official Website www.upsc.gov.in

UPSC CDS Result: Important Dates

The candidates are considered qualified for the written exam only if they clear both overall cut-off as well as the sectional cut-off. The candidates must score marks more than or equal to the minimum marks decided by the commission to get a positive result. Below is the matrix of dates related to the result of CDS 2020:

CDS Result 2020 Dates
Date of Examination 02 Feb 2020
Declaration of Result 23 Mar 2020
Publication of marksheet
of rejected candidates
15 days after
the final result
Last date to send
document after SSB (IMA)
01 Jan 2021
Last date to send
document after SSB (AFA)
13 Nov 2020
Last date to send
document after SSB (NA)
01 Jan 2021
Last date to send
document after SSB (NA-SSC)
01 Apr 2021

What next after CDS Result 2020?

Candidates who are shortlisted in the CDS Result 2020 are eligible to be interviewed by the Service Selection Board. Qualifiers of the SSB interview are recommended for admission into the defence academy institutes for course commencing in January 2021 and officer training academies for course commencing in April 2021.

Selected candidates must submit specified document list within two weeks of completion of the SSB interview. Check out the list of documents to be submitted after the SSB interview below.

  • Testimonials in support of age (date of birth)
  • Certificcates of educational qualifications
  • NCC Certificate

Candidates must send the documents to the below mentioned address as per first preference of defence wing.

IMA/SSC as first choice

Army HQ, AG’s Branch/Rtg/
CDSE Entry Section (Males)
SSC Women’s Entry Section (Female)
West Block III, Gr Floor, Wing 1, RK Pura,, New Delhi – 110066

Navy as first choice

IHQ of MoD (Navy), DMPR (OI & R Section),
Room No. 204 C-Wing, Sena Bhawan, New Delhi – 110011

Air Force as first choice

PO 3 (A) Air Headquarters,
J Block, Room No 17, Opposite Vayu Bhawan
Motilal bnehru Marg, new Delhi 110011

UPSC CDS Cut-off

The merit list for all the qualified candidates is prepared on the basis of the cut-off minimum marks decided by the UPSC. The candidate must score marks equal to or more than the marks specified in the cut-off list. The cut-off list is prepared separately for every course. You must not only clear the overall cut-off but also the individual cut-off of the each section to be declared qualified. Below is the cut-off of 2018 that candidates can refer and get an idea of the level of exam and cut-off criteria.

Courses Cut-off Marks
IMA 116
INA 102
AFA 131
OTA (Men) 80
OTA (Women) 80

Selection Process

The selection procedure of recruitment through CDS is divided into 2 parts i.e. written exam and personal interview. The candidates who qualify the written exam are called for the personal interview. Personal interview is conducted by the Service Selection Board (SSB). Below is the process of sleection of personnel through CDS exam.

  1. Written exam: Firstly, the candidates have to appear in the written exam for 3 subjects which are english, GK and Maths. The duration for each section will be of 2 hours. The candidates who qualify this exam will be called for the personal interview. To qualify the exam, the candidates must clear the minimum marks criteria decided by the commission.
  2. Document Verification: The candidates who will appear for the personal interview can only proceed further if they have all the documents required for verofocation with them. The candidates who do not produce all the docuements will not be allowed for the personal interview.
  3. Personal Interview: The candidates who qualify the written exam appear for the personal interview conducted by the Service Selection Board (SSB). The personal interview will consist of a Personality test and Intelligence test.
  4. Medical Test: The candidate recommended by the SSB will be allotted for a medical check-up. The candidates will be checked for his medical fitness in context with vision, hearing ability and presence of any other ailment. The candidate who clears this test will be considered for recruitment after due training.

Personal Interview By SSB

The personal interview is conducted by the Service Selection Board for all the candidates who qualify the written exam. The candidates must come prepared with the documents for verification. Any candidate who lacks documents required for verification and will not be allowed for the personal interview.

The personal interview will consist of intelligence test and personality test. This will be divided into stage I and II. In stage 1, candidates will be given Officer Intellegence Rating (OIR) on the basis Picture Perception Description Test (PP&DT). In stage-2, there is Group Testing Officer Tasks, Psychology Tests and the Conference. These tests are conducted in over 4 days.

Documents to be carried by the candidate:

  • Call letter
  • 10th class marks sheet
  • 12th class mark sheet
  • gradation mark sheet
  • graduation degree certificate
  • other documents as specified by the board

Medical Test

The medical test will be taken by the Board of Medical Officers who have completed the basic millitary training. The tests will be held in the basic military hospital assigned by the Service Selection Board. The tests that will be conducted are:

  • Complete Haemogram
  • Urine RE/ME
  • X Ray chest PA view
  • USG abdomen & pelvis

Below is the list of common reasons for rejection in this test.

  • Sinus, fistulae and hernia, cyst, hyper/hypo pigmented patches, swelling, naevus, vascular malformations scars anywhere on the body.
  • Head and neck: Muscolo-skeletal deformities which can interfere in using safety gear, cervical rib.
  • Chest. Musculoskeletal deformities viz pectus excavatum, pigeon chest, rickety rosary, pleural effusion, parenchymal lesions of lungs, active or residual lesions of tuberculosis.
  • Abdomen and reproductive system: Hernia, organomegaly, vascular deformities. Renal deformities, gall stones, renal tones etc. Deformities of reproductive system.
  • Upper limbs, lower limbs and spine: Hyper flexible or restricted movements of joints, Cubitus valgus, Cubitus varus, genu recurvatum, deformities of hands and feet, kyphosis, scoliosis, congenital deformities, like spina bifida etc.
  • Skin: Vitiligo, scars, vascular malformations chronic skin diseases.

Training Instructions

Any candidate who appeared in this exam earlier but were removed on any disciplinary grounds, will not be permitted admission to the training process again.

Marriage during training: A candidate who has appeared in the CDS exam and his training is still on-going, cannot marry until his training is completed. Any candidate who marries before the completion of training i.. in medical test or in personality test will be disqualified from the process of selection.

Restriction of Working: The candidates who qualified for the exam and has started his training cannot work for someone else or some other organisation.

Pay Scale

The pay-scale for every post varies under the recruitment process through CDS. Below is the basic pay scale of the candidates to which various additional allowances are applicable.

Rank Level Pay Scale
Lieutenant Level 10 56,100 – 177500
Captain Level 10 B 61,300 – 1,93,300
Major Level 11 69,400 – 2,07,200
Lt. Colonel Level 12A 1,21,200 – 2,12, 400
Colonel (TS) Level 13 1,30,600 – 2,15,900
Brigadier Level 13A 1,39,600 – 2,17,600
Major general Level 14 1,44,200 – 2,18,200
LT General HAG Scale Level 15 1,82,200 – 2,24,100
LT General HAG + Scale Level 16 2,05,200 – 2,24,100
VCOAS/Army Cdr/Lt Gen (NFSG) Level 17 2,25,000 (fixed)
COAS Level 18 2,50,000 (fixed)

UPSC CDS 1 Cutoff Marks for Last Two Years

Year Academy Written Exam Result Final Exam Result
Aggregate marks of last qualified candidate* Marks of last recommended candidate#
2014 IMA 99 marks (33%) 224
INA 93 marks (31%) 224
IFA 129 marks (43%) 257
OTA (Men) 86 marks (43%) 268
OTA (Women) 86 marks (43%) 170
2013 IMA 111 marks (37%) 231
INA 111 marks (37%) 231
IFA 135 marks (45%) 266
OTA (Men) 76 marks (38%) 158
OTA (Women) 76 marks (38%) 160

 *2014 and 2015 – Subject to Minimum of 20% (20 marks) in each paper.

UPSC CDS Result 2019 Exam Cutoff Marks

Course Written Result Final Result
Minimum qualifying marks in each subject Minimum aggregate marks of last qualified candidate Marks of last recommended candidate
IMA 20 marks (which is 20%) 105 marks (which is 35%) 227
INA 20 marks (which is 20%) 99 marks (which is 33%) 227
AFA 20 marks (which is 20%) 138 marks (which is 46%) 269
OTA Men 20 marks (which is 20%) 84 marks (which is 42%) 166
OTA Women 20 marks (which is 20%) 84 marks (which is 42%) 170

CDS 2020 Expected Cut Off and Past Year Cut offs

The merit list for all the qualified candidates is prepared based on the cut-off minimum marks decided by the UPSC. The candidate must score marks equal to or more than the marks specified in the cut-off list. The cut-off list is prepared separately for every course. You must not only clear the overall cut-off but also the individual cut-off of each section to be declared qualified. Below is the cut-off of past year that candidates can refer and get an idea of the level of exam and cut-off criteria.

Cut Off 2018

Courses Written Exam Final Exam
IMA 118 240
INA 98 225
AFA 138 279
OTA (Men) 69 154
OTA (Women) 69 150

Cut Off 2017

Courses Written Exam Final Exam
IMA 125 249
INA 118 241
AFA 144 268
OTA (Men) 82 163
OTA (Women) 82 164

Cut Off 2016

Courses Written Exam Final Exam
IMA 105 227
INA 90 225
AFA 135 258
OTA (Men) 72 157
OTA (Women) 72 159

After Declaration of UPSC CDS Result:

Candidates can know through the list whether they have been shortlisted for further rounds of selection. Their candidature is provisional. Instructions for candidates who have qualified as per the UPSC CDS (1) 2019 Result of Written Exam are given below.

  • In accordance with the conditions of the admission to the examination, they are required to submit the original certificates in support of age (date of birth), educational qualifications, NCC (C) (Army Wing/Senior Division Air Wing/Naval Wing) etc. claimed by them, alongwith attested copies of thereof, to
    • Army Headquarters, A.G.’s Branch/Rtg./CDSE Entry Section for males and SSC Women Entry Section for women candidates,
    • West Block-III, Ground Floor, Wing 1, R.K. Puram, New Delhi-110066 in case of IMA/SSC as their first choice,
    • IHQ of MoD (Navy), DMPR (OI & R Section), Room No. 204, ‘C’-Wing, Sena Bhawan, New Delhi-110011 in case of Navy as their first choice,
    • PO 3 (A) Air Headquarters, ‘J’ Block, Room No. 17, Opp. Vayu Bhawan, Motilal Nehru Marg, New Delhi-110011 in case of Air Force as their first choice.

UPSC CDS 1 Exam Result 2019: 

The candidates can check their CDS I 2019 Results from the official website or can check from the above link. Here we are providing the complete details to check UPSC CDS 1 Result 2019. If you care then keep visiting us for latest updates. Still, if you have any doubt regarding the UPSC CDS Final Result 2019, you can ask us in the comment box. We will feel happy to assist you.

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Details printed in UPSC CDS Result:

The scorecard for UPSC CDS Result comprises of the subsequent things –

  1. Name of the candidate
  2. Roll number of the candidate
  3. Registration number of the candidate
  4. Date of the Written examination
  5. Category of the candidate
  6. State applied for by the candidate
  7. Maximum score for reasoning ability
  8. Maximum score for numerical ability
  9. Total score for both the sections
  10. Cut off reasoning ability score for provisional listing to mains examination
  11. Cut off numerical ability score for provisional listing to mains examination
  12. Aggregate cut off score
  13. Marks obtained by the candidate section wise
  14. Total marks obtained by the candidate

Documents Required After CDS Result

The qualified candidates are also required to submit the original certificates in support of age (Date of Birth), educational qualifications, NCC (C) certificate along with attested copies to Army Headquarters:

  1. SSB call letter
  2. Matriculation or 10th class mark sheet
  3. Intermediate or 12th or equivalent certificate
  4. Original Graduation degree certificate with mark sheets
  5. Post-graduation degree certificate and mark sheets (if mentioned in the qualification filled in the application form)
  6. NCC certificates (if required)
  7. Identity proof like Aadhar card, Voter ID Card, Pan Card, Passport
  8. The final year students, as well as candidates whose results are awaited, need to have a certificate issued from the Principal.

Address for Sending the Documents

Following is the address at which you need to send the documents. Note that the candidates must not send the original certificates to the Union Public Service Commission.

Category Send Documents at this Address
For male candidates Army Headquarters, A.G.’s Branch/Rtg./CDSE Entry Section
For women candidates Army Headquarters, A.G.’s Branch/Rtg./CDSE SSC Women Entry Section
In the case of IMA/SSC as their first choice West Block-III, Ground Floor, Wing 1, R.K. Puram, New Delhi-110066
In the case of Navy as their first choice IHQ of MoD (Navy), DMPR (OI &R Section), Room No. 204, ‘C’-Wing, Sena Bhawan, New Delhi-110011
In the case of Air Force as their first choice PO 3 (A) Air Headquarters, ‘J’ Block, Room No. 17, Opp. Vayu Bhawan, Motilal Nehru Marg, New Delhi-110011