CDS Result 2020 - Download CDS II Result, Merit List & Scorecard

CDS Result 2020 – UPSC declared the CDS II 2020 result on 16th December 2020. CDS final result is published by the commission on the official website in a PDF format. The CDS result PDF gives in detail candidates name, roll number, the total score of written exam and SSB interview. 

Candidates who wrote the CDS II Written Exam on 8th November can check CDS Result PDF linked below-

Written Exam CDS 2 Result 2020 PDF- Download PDF Here

The UPSC announced the result of CDS I 2020 result on March 23rd 2020. Those who wrote the CDS I exam 2020 on February 2nd 2020 can check the Combined Defence Services 1 Result 2020 PDF for detailed information.

Written Exam CDS 1 Result 2020 PDF- Download PDF Here

CDS Result 2019 – 

  • The Union Public Service Commission has published the final CDS 2 2019 marks for all the candidates recommended for selection in the CDS 2019 examination. Those who cleared the CDS written and SSB Interview rounds can check the marks obtained by them in the same. Candidates can check the PDF given below to go through the final list of CDS 2 2019 Marks as released by the commission.

CDS 2 2019 Marks PDF- Download PDF Here

  • UPSC has released CDS II Final Result 2019. The result for CDS 2 exam was announced on November 2nd 2020 for candidates shortlisted in the Officer’s Training Academies. Candidates can go through the detailed UPSC CDS 2 Result 2019 on the PDF given below-

CDS 2 final Result 2019 (OTA) PDF- Download PDF Here

The Commission has also published the Answer key for CDS 2 2019 examination. Candidates can check the CDS Answer Key on the linked page.

  • UPSC released the Final CDS II Result 2019 on September 1st 2020 for candidates who are shortlisted to get admissions in IMA/ INA/ AFA defence academies. Candidates can check the CDS II 2019 Result PDF given below. 

(IMA/INA/AFA) CDS II Result 2019 PDF – Download PDF Here

CDS is a Combined Defense Services exam conducted by the Union Public Service Commission twice in a year. Candidates qualifying CDS final result get selected in the Defense Training Academies – IMA, INA, AFA and OTA. Check the ins and outs of the CDS exam is the given link. 

Aspirants of various Government Exams can know the details of the upcoming examination on the linked page. 

To make it to the final CDS result, leave no stone unturned for your preparation! Check the links for assistance- 

CDS Result

The Union Public Service Commission announces the result of CDs exam stage wise. Firstly, the CDS result for the written exam is declared, candidates who score the minimum qualifying marks in this exam are called for the SSB interview. 

For information on other Defense Exams check the linked page.

Candidates who stood successful in the written exam have to register themselves online on (,, and ) within two weeks of announcement of CDS result for the written exam.

Registration on the given sites is important as candidates will be given their allotted Selection Centres and dates of SSB interview. Those who have already registered earlier on the site do not have to do the same.

The commission publicises the CDS final result taking into consideration the performance of candidates in the written exam and SSB Interview. 

Given below are the important dates for CDS result 2020 and CDS result 2019 for candidates reference.

CDS Result 2020

Commission has declared the written exam SSB Interview result of CDS I 2020. Candidates who appeared for the exam in February 2020 are awaiting the CDS final result. The dates are details are mentioned below –

CDS I Result 2020
CDS I written exam  February 2nd 2020
CDS Result for written exam March 23rd 2020
CDS I Final Result 2020 November 2020 (tentative)

Generally, the commission releases the CDS result in a month’s time from the scheduled date of the examination. The CDS II 2020 is scheduled in November. Candidates can check the relevant date for the release of CDS II result in the table given below-

CDS II Result 2020
CDS II written exam  November 8th 2020
CDS II Result for written exam 16th December 2020
CDS II Final Result 2020 May 2021 (tentative)

Candidates appearing for the examination can keep track of CDS Notification for regular updates regarding the result of CDS 2020. 

CDS Result 2019

UPSC on 1st September has announced the CDS II 2019 final result. The important date for CDS II result 2019 are as follows-

CDS II Result 2019
CDS II written exam  September 8th 2019
CDS II Result for written exam November 1st 2019
CDS II Final Result 2019 November 2nd 2020

Candidates who made it to the CDS final result can check the CDS Salary and allowances offered at the initial stage.  

The Commission had recommended 2699, 1592 and 611 candidates as qualified in the CDS result 2019 written test. The number of candidates finally qualified are those after the SSB test. A total of 196 (106 +76 +14) candidates have been recommended for selection in the Indian Military Academy (IMA), Air Force Academy (AFA) and Indian Naval Academy (INA). 

Similarly, out of the recommended 2726, 1609 and 643 candidates (IMA, INA & AFA respectively )who qualified the written test, a total of 129 (82+44+03) candidates qualified in the CDS I final result 2019. Important dates regarding the releases of CDS Final result is as follows-

CDS I Result 2019
CDS I written exam  February 3rd 2019
CDS I Result for written exam April 9th 2019
CDS I Final Result 2019 November 25th 2019

CDS I Result 2019 PDF- Download PDF Here

CDS Result – Toppers List

Aspirants who are preparing for the next recruitment of Combined Defense Services exam should go through the list of toppers in CDS Result 2019 to get motivation for their preparation.

Names of candidates who stood topper in CDS I and CDS II 2019 result are as mentioned below-

CDS II Result 2019 Toppers
Academies & Ranks AIR 1 AIR2 AIR3
Indian Military Academy Suresh Chandra Pravesh Kumar Jatin Garg
Indian Naval Academy Shaurya Ahlawat Ashutosh Digari Madhusudhan Bansal
Air Force Academy Pravesh Kumar  Ashutosh Digari Rahul Kumar Yadav 

 The list of candidates securing top ranks in CDS I 2019 Final result are as mentioned below-

CDS I Result 2019 Toppers
Academies & Ranks AIR 1 AIR2 AIR3
Indian Military Academy Pravesh Kumar Sumeet Mal Agniprava Mukharjee
Indian Naval Academy Hitesh Yadav  Prashant Tyagi Saad Ahmed Siddiqui
Air Force Academy Tejas Mohlah Prashant Tyagi Kaanad Wanchoo 

How to Check the CDS Result?

As already mentioned, the result for the CDS exam is published on the official website of UPSC, applicants who have qualified in the final CDS result need to follow the steps given below to check the Combined Defense Academy Result. 

Steps to check CDS Result – 

  • Visit the official UPSC website (
  • Go to the ‘what’s new’ section
  • Click on the CDS result link on the home page
  • Enter the Roll Number and Date of Birth
  • CDS Result 2020 will open in PDF format
  • Press Ctrl+F and search for your name and roll number, if shortlisted your name will be highlighted.
  • Save and download CDS Result PDF for future reference. 

CDS Marksheet

CDS mark sheet comprises the final scores obtained by candidates in the written test and SSB interview. UPSC publishes the final CDS scorecard of qualified candidates after the declaration of final CDS result. 

CDS mark sheet is made available in 15 days from the date of release of CDS final result and candidates are given 30 days time to download the CSD scorecard. The scorecard of CDS exam display the following information-

  1. Name of the candidates
  2. Roll numbers
  3. Sectional and Overall scores

To download the CDS Scorecard candidates have to log on to UPSC website and follow the same procedure as they do to check the result.

The commission also displays the CDS scorecard of candidates who appeared in SSB interview but failed to qualify the same. Candidates should know that the mark sheet released by the commission is valid for one year. 

Aspirants of the Combined Defense Services exam can check the related links for assistance:

  1. CDS Salary
  2. CDS Eligibility

CDS Marking Scheme

The Union Public Service Commission follows a pattern for calculation of scores. The scores of candidates mentioned in the CDS mark sheet are calculated by UPSC (for the written exam) and Service selection Board (For SSB interview).

 The CDS marking scheme that is prescribed in the official notification and is followed by the commission for calculation of final scores is as mentioned below-

  1. For the correct answer in each section of the test, candidates are awarded 1 marks
  2. For each wrong answer, a candidate loses 1/3 marks.
  3. If candidates do not mark any answer, no marks are deducted or awarded.
  4. In case candidates mark more than one option, it will be treated as the wrong answer and 1/3rd marks will be deducted.
  5. The total score is calculated based on the number of correct and incorrect answers i.e.
CDS Final Score = Number of correct answers x 1 – Number of incorrect answers x 0.33

Aspirants of CDS exam and other government examination can check the given links for assistance – 

CDS Cut Off 

The UPSC releases CDS Cut Off after the completion of the recruitment process. The cut-off marks for the CDS exam is different for the written examination and the SSB Interview round. Candidates have to score the minimum cut off as set by UPSC in both written as well as the interview round. 

For selection to the IMA, INA, AFA and OTA, candidates need to secure at least 20% in each subject in the written exam. Candidates securing the minimum CDS cut off in the written exam will be called for the SSB Interview. 

For the year 2020, the cut off for IMA and INA are expected to remain around 110 while that for AFA the cut off maybe 140.

Given below is the CDS Cut Off for previous year for candidates reference-

CDS I cut off 2018
Academies Written Exam – total marks of the last qualified candidate Final – Marks of last recommended candidate
IMA 118 240
INA 98 225
AFA 138 279
OTA(Men) 69 154
OTA(Women) 69 150


CDS II Cut Off Marks 2018
Academies  Written Exam – Total marks of last qualified candidate Final -Marks of last recommended candidate
IMA 116 marks (i.e. 38.67%) 242
INA 102 marks (i.e. 34%) 228
AFA 131 marks (i.e. 43.67%) 253
OTA (Men) 80 marks (i.e. 40%) 162
OTA (Women) 80 marks (i.e. 40%) 163

Check details related to Government exams after 12th in the given link. 

Aspirants of the various examinations can go through the preparation strategies for competitive exams on the linked page to ace the exam with flying colours. For further assistance on preparation, strategy and tips, important books etc. look no further than BYJU’s.

Frequently Asked Question – CDS Result 2020

Q.1. How can candidates check the CDS Result?

Ans. Candidates will be able to check the Combined Defence Services Result online on the official website of UPSC. however, the direct link to check CDS result is available here for candidates convenience.

Q.2. What do I have to do after the declaration of CDS result?

Ans. Candidates after the result declaration have to register themselves online on for the SSB interview dates and exam venue details.

Q.3. What is the time gap between the CDS Result declaration and SSB interview round?

Ans. CDS exam is conducted by the UPSC and SSB Interview is administered by the Service Selection Board which hold the interview of CDS within one or two months from the date of declaration of Combined Defence Services Result.

Q.4. Is the CDS Cut Off marks different for written exam and the interview?

Ans. Yes, the cutoff marks for CDS exam and SSB interview is different and candidates have to score the minimum cut off as set by UPSC in both written as well as the interview round.

Q.5. When is the CDS Cut Off released by the Commission?

Ans. The Union Public Service Commission releases the CDS Cut Off after the completion of the recruitment process on the official website.

Q.6. Can a candidate apply for CDS 2 if he is unable to qualify in CDS 1 result?

Ans. Yes, candidates can apply for the CDS 2 exam if unable to make it to the final result of CDS 1 exam.

Q.7. Is it important to score minimum qualifying marks in each subject of the CDW written exam?

Ans. Yes, candidates have to secure the minimum qualifying marks in each subject of the written examination.

Q.8. How to check CDS result in case I lost my Roll number?

Ans. On successful completion of the application form filling, the commission sends the application number/ roll number on the registered mail ID, thereafter, candidates can check the mail in such cases.

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