UPSC CDS Result: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is going to declare the CDS 2 Result 2021 in the upcoming days on its official website, i.e., UPSC CDS Result shall be declared for the CDS-II exam. The CDS 2 was conducted on November 14, 2021. The CDS 2 2021 result shall be uploaded in the form of a PDF and it will show the names and roll numbers of the provisionally shortlisted candidates.

UPSC is one of the largest recruitment agencies of the Government of India that hires the talented for different positions available in various departments. UPSC also conducts CDS 1 and CDS 2 to fill the vacant posts in IMA, INA, IAF, and OTA. UPSC has already conducted both exams and the result of CDS-2 is to be declared in a few days on the portal. Candidates who took the test are curious to know their results.

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Latest Update (08.12.2021): Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is going to announce the result of the CDS Exam II in the forthcoming days. Keep an eye on this page to get the direct link to the result PDF. 

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UPSC CDS Result 2021 Overview

Name of the Organization Union Public Service Commission
Also Known as UPSC
Information About UPSC CDS Result
Exam Name CDS (II)
UPSC CDS Result Date December (To be out soon)
Mode of Result Online Mode
UPSC CDS Result Status November 14, 2021
UPSC CDS Result Available Soon
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How to Check UPSC CDS Result 2021?

Candidates who appeared in the CDS I examination can check their UPSC CDS 2 Results using the step-by-step procedure given below:

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  1. At first, you have to log on to the official website, i.e.,
  2. Then, you need to click on the ‘Examination’ tab.
  3. Now, click on the ‘UPSC CDS Result’ link that is shown there.
  4. Then, you have to enter your ‘Roll Numbers’ and ‘Date of Birth’.
  5. Having done that, click on the ‘Submit’ button.
  6. After a couple of seconds, you’ll see your result.
  7. Click ‘Save’ to download and ‘Print’ to get a Printout.

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UPSC CDS Result – Important Links

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UPSC CDS Result – Important Dates

The candidates are considered qualified for the written exam only if they clear both the 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:

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Event Important Dates
CDS-II exam November 14, 2021
CDS-II result To be out soon
Publication of lists

of rejected candidates

Soon announced
Last date to send

document after SSB (IMA)

Shortly declared
Last date to send

document after SSB (AFA)

To be announced shortly
Last date to send

document after SSB (NA)

Yet to be declared
Last date to send

document after SSB (NA-SSC)

Soon out

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What after CDS Result 2021?

Candidates who are shortlisted in the CDS-2 exam result are eligible to be interviewed by the Service Selection Board. Qualifiers of the SSB interview are recommended for admission into various courses, to be commenced very soon.

Selected candidates must submit a 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.

  • Matriculation (or equivalent document showing DOB)
  • Degree/Provisional Degree/Certificates of educational qualifications
  • NCC Certificate
  • Others

UPSC CDS Cut-off

The candidates must score the minimum qualifying marks in both CDS 1 and CDS 2 to be eligible for the SSB interview. The minimum qualifying score is 20 marks, and this is for each subject. The UPSC CDS cutoff and final cutoff are announced separately on the official web portal. While UPSC prepares the final cutoff of this year, candidates can check out the cutoff of the previous year to have an idea about what the final cutoff of this year going to be.

UPSC CDS-1 Cutoff 2020:

Courses Written Exam Final Exam
IMA 130 250
INA 118 242
AFA 143 274
OTA (Men) 93 173
OTA (Women) 93 177

UPSC CDS 2021 Selection Process

The selection procedure of recruitment through CDS is divided into 2 parts, viz., written exam and personal interview. The candidates who score minimum passing marks in the written exam are called for an SSB interview. The SSB interview is conducted by the SSB and candidates must score the. The marks allotted for the interview are 300 for IMA, Air Force, and Naval posts; however, for OTA, the interview marks are 200. 

UPSC hires shortlisted candidates based on their performance in the following selection rounds:

  1. Written Exam: Firstly, the candidates have to appear in the written exam for 3 subjects which are English, GK and Elementary Maths. The duration for each section will be of 2 hours. The candidates who pass this exam are called for a personal interview. The candidates must clear the minimum marks criteria to pass the written test.
  2. Document Verification: The candidates who appear for the personal interview can only proceed further if they have all the documents required for verification. The candidates who do not produce all the documents shall not be allowed for the personal interview.
  3. Personal Interview: The candidates who score minimum passing marks in the written test shall be eligible to take the personal interview. The interview is further divided into ‘Personality Test’ and ‘Intelligence Test’. 
  4. Medical Test: This test is conducted to ensure the health of the candidates, i.e., whether or not they are physically and medically fit. Many things go into the medical test, including hearing ability, vision, physical fitness, etc. The presence of any ailment is also made sure in this test.

Personal Interview by SSB

It must be obvious by now that only those who pass the written test with minimum qualifying marks are eligible for the SSB interview. Now, candidates should understand that it is going to be a 5-day process as far as the interview is concerned.

Day 1:

On day 1, candidates will have to appear for the ‘Picture Perception’ and ‘Description Test’ that will take place along with the group discussion. On the same day, the names of shortlisted candidates will be decided. 

Day 2:

On day 2, the candidates shall be asked to divide themselves into a group of 8-10 and will be assigned different numbers. This practice shall be followed by Psychological tests.

Day 3:

On this day, the candidates will have to appear for the face-to-face interview. There will be an interviewing officer who shall be giving interviews and gauging the candidates’ knowledge and skills. The candidates shall also be informed about the outdoor tests in advance.

Day 4:

The day starts with an individual obstacle race. It is mandatory for each candidate to clear a set of 10 obstacles and they will only be given three minutes to complete this.

Day 5:

On this page, the candidates shall be asked to take part in a conference organised by the SSB board. The deputy president shall also give a closing address to the candidates on this page. On this day, candidates can also have the resolution of their questions.

Documents to be Carried

  • Call letter
  • 10th class marks sheet
  • 12th class 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 military 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

Training Instructions

Any candidates 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 going on cannot marry until his training is completed. Any candidate who marries before the completion of training in a medical test or in a personality test will be disqualified from the process of selection.

Restriction of Working: The candidates who passed the exam and has started their 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)

CDS Previous 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. Candidates must not only clear the overall cut-off but also the individual cut-off of each section. Below is the cut-off of the past year that candidates can refer to to get an idea of the level of exam and cut-off criteria:

Cut Off 2020

IMA 130 250
INA 118 242
AFA 143 274
OTA (Men) 93 173
OTA (Women) 93 177

Cut Off 2019

Courses Written Exam Final Exam
IMA 116 242
INA 105 233
AFA 129 264
OTA (Men) 78 160
OTA (Women) 78 162

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

Details Printed on 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. The 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 the provisional listing to mains examination
  11. Cut off numerical ability score for the 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 to send the Documents to

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

Category Address to send the documents to
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 the 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


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