CDS-I (2016) – The Process Ahead

Aditi Gupta updated on : 11 May 2016

The wait is over for the aspirants of Combined Defence Services (I). Check out the further information.

Combined Defence Services 1 ramks

The wait is finally over for many aspirants with Union Public Services Commission (UPSC) officially declaring the results for Combined Defence Services Examination (I)-2016 on 3rd May 2016. 8411 candidates have qualified for an interview that will be conducted soon by the Service Selection Board of the Defence Ministry.

UPSC will now soon announce the CDS1 cut-offs after they declare the final results of the Defence Services Examination. Based on the results and cut-offs, successful candidates are admitted into the respective academies.

About CDS:

  • Combined Defence Services Examination is conducted twice a year (February and August).
  • The examination is divided into two parts – Written Test and Interview.
  • Final exam marks are declared after the interview and include marks obtained in both written test and interview.
  • Cut-off marks are declared once the final exam marks are posted on the website.
  • Through this process, UPSC has announced to fill a total of 457 vacancies for five courses – Indian Military Academy Dehradun (200), India Naval Academy Ezhimala (45), Air Force Academy Hyderabad (32), Officers Training Academy (for Men) Chennai (175) and Officers Training Academy (for Women) Chennai (05).

While there is still time for UPSC to upload the Cut-off -2016 list, aspirants can check out the cut-offs of the last two years.

Combined Defence Services Examination (I)-2015 –Cut-off marks

 

ACADEMY

WRITTEN EXAM

FINAL EXAM

 

Aggregate marks of last qualified candidate*

Marks of last recommended candidate

IMA

102

255

INA

99

255

AFA

129

264

OTA (Men)

86

168

OTA (Women)

86

172

* Subject to a minimum of 20% in each paper.

 

Combined Defence Services Examination (I)-2014 – Cut-off marks

 

ACADEMY

WRITTEN EXAM

FINAL EXAM

 

Aggregate marks of last qualified candidate*

Marks of last recommended candidate

IMA

99

222

INA

99

222

AFA

129

250

OTA (Men)

78

159

OTA (Women)

78

160

* Subject to a minimum of 20 % in each paper

 

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