UPSC CDS I - 2020 Cutoff released at

The Union Public Service Commission has released the UPSC CDS 2020 cutoff in online mode on its official website.

UPSC CDS I - 2020 Cutoff released at
Richa Kapoor | May 28, 2021 - 8:30 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The Union Public Service Commision has declared the UPSC CDS -1, 2020 cutoff on its official website The CDS -1, 2020 cutoff has been released in the form of a pdf. The CDS cutoff marks have been published for various defence academies.

Earlier the UPSC had announced the final CDS result on May 24. The CDS 1 entrance test was conducted on February 7 and the result for the written exam was announced on March 23.

Steps to Check CDS (I) Cutoff

Candidates can follow the steps that are given below to know the CDS (I) cutoff

  • Visit the official website of the UPSC
  • Now go the cutoff section under the examination tab

  • Click on the CDS cutoff link

  • The CDS (I) cutoff will be exhibited on the screen in the form of pdf

  • Download the CDS (I) cutoff pdf and take its print out for future reference

CDS (I) Cutoff 2020 for Different Defence Academies

Aggregate marks of last qualified candidate*

Marks of last recommended candidate










OTA (Men)






The CDS (I) cutoff 2020 has been subject to a minimum of at least 20 per cent marks in each paper.

Factors that are taken into account while determining the CDS (I) cutoff

Some of the important factors that are take into account while calculating the cutoff for CDS (I) include:

  • The overall difficulty level of the exam

  • Total number of candidates who applied for the exam

  • Total number of vacancies

  • Past years cutoff trends

The final result of CDS (I) that was announced earlier on May 24 was on the basis of the performance of the candidates in the written exam as well as the SSB interview. A total of 6552 candidates had earlier cleared the written test.

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