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Combined Defence Services (II) Exam, 2014 Analysis and Cut offThe competitive examination conducted by UPSC as Combined Defence Services (II), 2014 was organized on October 26, 2014. Four hundred and sixty four (464) vacancies are to be filled in 5 courses in IMA, INA, AFA and OTA. Detailed analysis of the UPSC CDS (2) 2014 exam and its expected cut offs are reviewed here. Those who qualify the UPSC CDS written exam will be called for intelligence and personality test at the Service Selection Board. Such candidates need to clear a minimum qualifying marks in the exam. Let us take a look at what the exam pattern of CDS 2014 paper was, and how much candidates are expected to score to qualify for the next round.

UPSC CDS (II) 2014 Cut Off Marks (expected)

The cut off marks are the minimum qualifying marks required to be obtained in the UPSC CDS exam to qualify for the next round. Salient points of the Combined Defence Services cut off marks are as follows.

  • UPSC CDS cut off is decided by the Union Public Service Commission.
  • The score is dependent on various factors such as difficulty level of exam, and other parameters.
  • Those who obtain the cut off score will be called for SSB interview and intelligence test.

Past year UPSC cut off scores are as follows.

IMA INA AFA OTA (Men) OTA (Women)
CDS (II) 2013 Written Exam

Aggregate marks of last qualified candidate

111 111 135 76 76
CDS (II) 2013 Final Exam

Marks of last recommended candidate

231 231 266 158 160
CDS (I) 2013 Written Exam

Aggregate marks of last qualified candidate

102 75 129 72 72
CDS (I) 2013 Final Exam

Marks of last recommended candidate

225 206 256 154 152
CDS (II) 2012 Written Exam

Aggregate marks of last qualified candidate

114 108 144 76 76
CDS (II) 2012 Final Exam

Marks of last recommended candidate

237 231 266 158 159

Expected cut off for UPSC CDS (II) 2014 as per past year data analysis is as follows:

Minimum marks required in each subject to qualify the test is given under.

Course Minimum qualifying marks in each subject
IMA 12-20
INA 12-20
AFA 12-20
OTA (Men) 12-20
OTA (Women) 12-20

CDS (2) 2014 Cut off expected – Minimum qualifying marks in aggregate to qualify the CDS 2014 is given under.

Course Aggregate marks of last qualified candidate
IMA 105 to 115
INA 80 to 110
AFA 135 to 145
OTA (Men) 71 to 80
OTA (Women) 71 to 80

The expected cut off of final results is also analysed according to projections based on last year marks.

Course Marks of last recommended candidate
IMA 227 to 240
INA 210 to 234
AFA 258 to 270
OTA (Men) 155 to 160
OTA (Women) 155 to 160

Please note – The above cut offs are only expected and  not final in any sense. The final cut offs are determined and announced by the Union Public Service Commission after the declaration of final results. Candidates can feel free to share their views and opinions as to what they think the cut off should be for UPSC CDS (2) 2014. As soon as the UPSC CDS (II) 2014 official cut offs are announced, the same shall be updated here.

Analysis of Combined Defence Services (II) Exam, 2014

The number of candidate who appear for the CDS exam has been steadily increasing over the past few year. The number of vacancies, not changing largely, this has led to a rise in competition. Take a look at the statistics of the past 9 years. The table below gives an indicative number of candidates who applied for the exam, appeared in the UPSC CDS (I or II) and were selected for interview, against the number recommended for vacancies.

Paper Number of candidates applied Number of candidates appeared in exam Candidates who were selected for interview Candidates recommended for vacancies
CDS (II) 2006 63,737 38,796 5,224 433
CDS (I) 2007 64,028 48,746 7,551 293
CDS (II) 2007 53,868 30,272 9,320 448
CDS (I) 2008 51,002 37,897 5,618 341
CDS (II) 2008 53,794 30,945 8,276 293
CDS (I) 2009 63,824 29,352 5,494 210
CDS (II) 2009 89,604 52,970 5,572 531
CDS (I) 2010 86,575 38,742 6,433 450
CDS (II) 2010 99,017 50,033 6,046 405
CDS (I) 2011 99,815 50,152 10,199 392
CDS (II) 2011 1,00,043 44,130 Data not available Data not available
CDS (I) 2012 1,36,641 50,152 Data not available Data not available
CDS (II) 2012 1,52,052 75,990 Data not available Data not available
CDS (I) 2013 2,08,270 64,626 Data not available Data not available

UPSC CDS (2) exam 2014 is being held today, 26 October 2014. The exam will conclude at 5 PM. We will be taking into consideration the opinion of various candidates and expert views to draw an accurate analysis. Please check this page again in some time for detailed analysis.

Click Here for the UPSC CDS (2) 2014 Answer Keys.

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