CDS 1 2019 Cutoff Released; Major Change in GK Cutoff

CDS 1 2019 Cutoff Released; Major Change in GK Cutoff
aayushi madavi | Feb 7, 2020 - 1:14 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has announced the official cutoff of CDS-I 2019. The Commission has also released the marks of recommended candidates for CDS-I 2019 exam. The minimum qualifying marks for General Knowledge have been reduced to 10%. Earlier, candidates had to score a minimum of 20% marks in General Knowledge (same as English and Mathematics). CDS cutoff has been released for Indian Naval Academy, Indian Military Academy, Air Force Academy, and Officers’ Training Academy separately. Candidates can check the cutoff marks below.

CDS-I 2019 Cutoff Marks


Written Exam

Final Exam

Aggregate marks of last qualified candidate*

Marks of last recommended candidate










OTA (Men)



OTA (Women)



Marks for the written exam are out of 300 for candidates who took the exam for INA, IMA, and AFA. For OTA, the total number of marks is 200. The final marks are out of 600 for all the academies. The final marks obtained by the candidates are the sum of marks obtained in the CDS written exam and SSB interview.

How to Check CDS-I 2019 Marks?

Follow the steps given below to check the marks of qualified candidates -

Step 1: Go to the official website -

Step 2: Click on ‘Marks of Recommended Candidates: Combined Defence Services Examination (I), 2019’ in the ‘What’s New’ section

Step 3: A PDF file with CDS marks will open on the screen

Step 4: Save and download the PDF for future references

Qualified candidates will begin training in their selected academies tentatively from the month of July. Candidates will be appointed as Commissioned Officers in the Defence after the successful completion of their training.

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