CDS Final Result 2021 (Out)

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Details – Union Public Service Commission UPSC Are Recently Uploaded Admit Card / Hall Ticket / E Call Letter for the Recruitment Post of Combined Defence Services CDS I Examination 2021. Candidates Those who Are Enrolled with Vacancies CDS I Can Download the Admit Card.

CDS Final Result 2021 (Out)
CDS Final Result 2021 (Out)

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Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Combined Defence Services Exam (CDS I 2021)

Important Dates

Application Begin : 28/10/2020
Last Date of Apply Online : 17/11/2020 Till 06:00 PM
Last Date Fee Payment : 17/11/2020
Exam Date : 07/02/2021
Admit Card Available : 07/01/2021
Result Declared : 23/03/2021
Final Result Declared : 05/02/2021
Application Fee

General / OBC : 200/-
SC / ST / Female : 0/- (Exempted)
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CDS Final Result 2021 (Out)

Vacancies Details – 345

PostVacanciesAge BetweenEligibility
Indian Military Academy( IMA)10002/01/1998 to 01/01/2003Passed / Appearing Bachelor Degree in Any Stream at Any Recognized University.
Indian Naval Academy (INA)2602/01/1998 to 01/01/2003Passed / Appearing Bachelor Degree in Engineering at Any Recognized University.
Air Force3202/01/1998 to 01/01/2003Bachelor Degree in Any Stream with Physics, Mathematics in 10+2 Level OR
 Bachelor Degree in Engineering
Officers Training Academy (OTA)17002/01/1997 to 01/01/2003Passed / Appearing Bachelor Degree in Any Stream at Any Recognized University.
OTA Women1702/01/1997 to 01/01/2003Passed / Appearing Bachelor Degree in Any Stream at Any Recognized University.
CDS Final Result 2021 (Out)

How to Fill Form

  • Union Public Service Commission UPSC Are Issued Today Combined Defense Service CDS I Recruitment 2020. Notification and Invited Online Application Form for the Latest Defence Jobs 2021 Candidate Can Apply Online for 28 October, 2020 to 17 November, 2020.
  • Candidate Read the Notification Before Apply the UPSC CDS I Latest Recruitment 2021 Application Form in Latest Job Section.
  • Kindly Check and Collect the All Document – Hand Writing, Eligibility, ID Proof, Address Details, Basic Details.
  • Kindly Ready Scan Document Related to Recruitment Form – Photo, Sign, ID, Thumb, Proof, Etc.
  • Before Submitting the Application Form Must Check the Preview and All Column Carefully.
  • Take A Print Out of Final Submitted Form

Steps to check CDS result 2021

Candidates need to follow the steps given below to check the result.

  • Visit the official website of UPSC
  • Find the link ‘CDS result’ on the home page
CDS Result
  • On a new page, the result PDF opens
CDS result
  • Candidates need to check their roll numbers through Ctrl+F
  • The result PDF displays the roll numbers of qualified candidates
  • Download the CDS result PDF and save it

CDS 2021 Marksheet

The marks obtained by the qualified candidates are displayed after the declaration of the final result. The scorecard includes the candidate’s roll number, date of birth, name, total marks obtained in the written exam and SSB Interview, and final total marks.

However, keeping with the decision of the Government of India (Department of Personnel & Training) regarding the display of scores of candidates who appeared for the SSB Interview but did not qualify, the commission releases the same which remains valid for one year. The details include the candidate’s name, father’s/husband’s name, date of birth, category, gender, educational qualification, total marks, etc.

Candidates can download their marksheets by following the steps given below.

  • Visit the official website of UPSC
  • Go to the ‘What’s New’ section 
  • Enter roll number and date of birth
  • The marksheet will appear on the screen 
  • Download the marksheet and take its printout

CDS Result 2021: Score calculation process

The scores of candidates are calculated as per the process given below.

  • For the correct answer in each section of the test, candidates score one mark
  • For incorrect response, 1/3 marks are deducted
  • In case candidates mark more than one option in the test that will be treated as the wrong answer
  • The total score is calculated based on the number of correct and incorrect answers

CDS Result: Preparation of merit list

  • UPSC prepares a list of candidates who get the minimum qualifying marks in the written exam decided by the commission
  • Candidates declared successful in the written exam are called for an intelligence and personality test
  • Candidates need to secure separate qualifying marks in the written exam and SSB Interview
  • The final merit list is prepared based on the total marks secured in the written exam and SSB Interview
  • The final selection is done based on their merit subjected to medical fitness and the number of vacancies

CDS Result: Previous Years’ Toppers 

Candidates who have secured the first three positions in CDS 2019 exam for admission under IMA, INA and AFA are given below.

CDS 1 2020 Toppers


Kothawade Pratik Pradeep AIR 1
Kunal Sharma AIR 2
Gagandeep JoshiAIR 3


Kothawade Pratik Pradeep AIR 1
Kunal Sharma AIR 2
Anmoldeep Singh AIR 3


Anmoldeep Singh AIR 1
Y N Pawan Kumar AIR 2
Siddhant KotnalaAIR 3

CDS 2 2019 Toppers


Suresh ChandraAIR 1
Parvesh KumarAIR 2
Jatin GargAIR 3


Shaurya Ahlawat AIR 1
Ashutosh DigariAIR 2
Madhusudan BansalAIR 3


Pravesh KumarAIR 1
Ashutosh DigariAIR 2
Rahul Kumar YadavAIR 3

CDS 1 2019 Toppers


Ranks Names 
AIR 1 Parvesh Kumar 
AIR 2 Sumeet Mal 
AIR 3Agniprava Mukherjee 


Ranks Names 
AIR 1 Hitesh Yadav
AIR 2 Prashant Tyagi 
AIR 3Saad Ahmed Siddiqui 


Ranks Names 
AIR 1 Tejas Mohlah 
AIR 2 Prashant Tyagi 
AIR 3Kaanad Wanchoo 

CDS Result Statistics: Appeared Vs Qualified 

Candidates can check below the number of candidates who applied and qualified the CDS written exam and SSB Interview. 

YearExamNumber of candidates appliedNumber of candidates qualified written examsNumber of candidates who qualified for SSB Interview
2021CDS 16552
2020CDS 26,727
2020CDS 17,018  
2019CDS 17,953
2018CDS 27,650295
CDS 12,61,3098,261272
2017CDS 22,66,1028,692419
CDS 11,83,8448,548441
2016CDS 22,76,2108,563593
CDS 12,36,3078,411325

CDS Cut off 2021

For selection to the IMA, INA, AFA and OTA, candidates need to qualify the minimum qualifying marks separately in written exam and SSB Interview prescribed by the examination authority. Candidates need to secure at least 20% in each subject. Candidates securing CDS cut off in the written exam are called for the SSB Interview. 

Previous Years’ CDS Cut off 

CDS 1 2019 cutoff

Academy Written ExamFinal Exam 
 Aggregate marks of last qualified candidateMarks of last recommended candidate 
OTA (Men)78160
OTA(Women) 78162

CDS 2 2019 cutoff

Academy  Written ExamFinal Exam 
 Minimum qualifying
marks in each subject
Aggregate marks of last
qualified candidate
Marks of last recommended candidate 
IMA20 marks (i.e. 20%) 134 marks (i.e. 44.67%) 258 
INA20 marks (i.e. 20%) 122 marks (i.e. 40.67%) 245 
AFA20 marks (i.e. 20%) 148 marks (i.e. 49.33%) 272 
OTA (Men)20 marks (i.e. 20%) 95 marks (i.e. 47.5%) 176 
OTA(Women) 20 marks (i.e. 20%) 95 marks (i.e. 47.5%) 179 

CDS 1 cut off 2018

AcademyWritten ExamFinal Exam
 Aggregate marks of the last qualified candidateMarks of last recommended candidate

 CDS 2 Cut off 2018

Marks of last qualified candidateWritten ResultFinal Result
Minimum qualifying marks in each SubjectMinimum aggregate marks of last qualified candidateMarks of last recommended candidate
IMA20 marks (i.e. 20%)116 marks (i.e. 38.67%)242
INA20 marks (i.e. 20%)102 marks (i.e. 34%)228
AFA20 marks (i.e. 20%)131 marks (i.e. 43.67%)253
OTA (Men)20 marks (i.e. 20%)80 marks (i.e. 40%)162
OTA (Women)20 marks (i.e. 20%)80 marks (i.e. 40%)163

CDS 2021 Result & Exam Dates

In the table below, candidates can check CDS dates 2021 pertaining to the declaration of result. 

CDS 1 Result 2021 Dates 

CDS 1 Result 2021 Events CDS 1 Result 2021 Dates 
Written Exam 07-Feb-2021
Declaration of result 23-Mar-2021

CDS 2 Result 2021 Dates 

CDS 2 Result Events CDS 2 Result Dates 
Written Exam 14-Nov-2021
Declaration of written exam result December 2021 (Tentative)
CDS Final Result 2021 (Out)

CDS Result 2021 FAQs 

Q. When CDS (I) 2021 result was announced? How can I check CDS result?

A. CDS (I) result was announced on March 23 by UPSC. The result has been made available online on the official website in PDF form.

Q. Will I receive the hard copy of my CDS scorecard?

A. No, the hard copy of the CDS scorecard is not sent to candidates by post. Candidates need to download it online only.

Q. What is the time difference between CDS result and SSB Interview?

A. SSB Interview of CDS exam is conducted within a gap of one or two months from the declaration of result. 

Q. How should one prepare for SSB Interview after the declaration of CDS result?

A. Candidates should develop their general awareness, communication skills, and confidence, etc. for SSB Interview of CDS.

Q. If I have registered late after CDS result, will I get a call for SSB Interview?

A. You will get a call for SSB Interview if you have qualified the written exam of CDS. The intimation is sent through mail. 

Q. When CDS result is announced after the exam is conducted?

A. It normally takes three months to declare the CDS result after the exam is conducted. 

Q. How can I check CDS result if I have lost the roll number?

A. The roll number or registration number is sent to candidates after successfully submitting the application form. You need to check your mail for the same.

Q. Will my name be on the final merit list if declared medically unfit in SSB Interview?

A. No, it is mandatory to qualify the medical test in CDS exam. The merit list is prepared based on the combined marks of written exam and SSB Interview.

Q. Can I apply for CDS 2 even if I do not qualify CDS 1?

A. Yes, you can apply for CDS 2 exam even if you do not qualify CDS 1 exam.

Q. Do I need to secure minimum qualifying marks in each subject of CDS written exam?

A. Yes, you need to secure the minimum qualifying marks in each subject of CDS written exam. 

Q. Is CDS cut off marks different for the written exam and SSB Interview?

A. Yes, CDS cut off marks are different for the written exam and SSB Interview

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