CDS 1 2019 Cut off and paper analysis

Every candidate is eager to know the expected cds 1 2019 cut off. Lacs of students appear for Combined defence service exams. CDS brings an opportunity twice a year for young graduates to join the tri-services as commissioned officers. The number of vacancies through this entry is relatively higher than other one's thus providing a better chance.

Candidate who have appeared for CDSE must be well aware of the fact that though the result is announced by UPSC just after a month, one still cannot check his marks and other details.One can only crosscheck his result through the Result sheet released by UPSC wherein 8000-10000 roll numbers are listed

CDS 1 2019 was conducted on 3rd February 2019, in a set of three papers. The expected cut off for cds 1 2019 is shared below

The marking scheme for combined defence service exam is given below

Marking English General knowledge Mathematics correct answer + 0.83 +0.83 +1 Wrong answer – 0.27 – 0.27 – 0.33

PAPER 1 ENGLISH, English paper is always scoring and easy.

This time it was observed that few students weren’t able to attempt the paper fully and ran out of time. Though few new varieties of questions were included this time, still paper 1 was overall an easy & manageable paper. Furthermore student is expected to get at least 60+ Marks in the English paper in order to avoid total cut off issues later on.

PAPER 2, GENERAL KNOWLEDGE is considered as the toughest paper in CDS examinations.

This time too, it was substantially tough. General Knowledge is not defined in the syllabus, thus it’s contents are dynamic and paper 2 included questions from every aspect. Number of science questions were relatively more. Many students were seen baffled answering GK. UPSC however is lenient and keeps the individual cut off always as low as 20 marks


Some sections were easy while some were difficult and lengthy. In any circumstances minimum 20 % (i.e 20 marks) are expected from mathematics.


CDS 1 2019 was a bit difficult than CDS 2 2018.

What will be the expected cut off for CDSE 1 2018?

Expected CUT OFF BY DDE Academy Cut off (expected) Officers training academy (Men & women) 86-89 Indian Military Academy 118-124 Indian Naval Academy 102-110 Air force Academy 130-135

*Individual cut off for every subject is 20 marks. (It varies between 20-24). However it is expected to remain 20 this time

Below are the CDSE cut off marks for previous years

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