Exam Notification 2021

CDS 2 2020 Cut Off

CDS 2 2020 Cut Off Marks Released

CDS 2 2020 Cut Off : UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) has officially released the CDS 2 2020 Cut Off Marks. Candidates who had given the written exam and were highly expecting the official cut off marks of CDS 2 2020 written exam. Finally, the wait is over and now the candidates check the cut off marks required for academies- OTA-Men & Women, AFA, INA, IMA.

CDS 2 2020 Cut Off Marks 

Along with that, total marks scored by the last recommended candidate is also released. According to the CDS 2 2020 cut off marks,  AFA has the highest cut off marks in CDS 2 2020 as usual. For AFA cut off is 152 marks i.e. 50.67%, IMA has 139 marks i.e. 46.33%, INA has 134 marks i.e. 44.67%, OTA (men and women) has 97 marks i.e. 48.5%. The minimum qualifying marks in each subject is 20 marks i.e. 20%.

Let’s take a look at the CDS 2 2020 Cut Off Marks Chart in detail for better understanding : –

CDS 2 2020 Marking System

It is important to understand the marking system for CDS 2 2020 exam before learning about minimum marks to score to clear the CDS exam.


SECTION No.of questions Marks
1.   English         120 100
2.   General Knowledge         120 100
3.   Elementary Mathematics         100 100
Total marks 300

FOR OTA – Men & Women

NOTE- For OTA (Officer Training Academy), there is no mathematics.

SECTION No. of questions Marks
1.   English        120 100
2.   General knowledge        120 100
Total marks 200

CDS Subject Paper Wise Marking Scheme

CDS Paper English GK Mathematics
Maximum Marks 100 100 100
Marks for Correct answer +0.83 marks for each correct option +0.83 marks for each correct option +1 marks for each correct option
Negative marking -0.27 marks for each wrong answer -0.27 marks for each wrong answer -0.33 marks for each wrong answer

CDS Selection Process

CDS Selection Process includes two basic stages-

  • Stage I (Written Exam) – Candidates have to attempt three papers for selection in INA, IMA and AFA but OTA candidates have to only give 2 papers.
  • Stage II (SSB Round)- Candidates have to appear for the SSB Interview round which is a 5-day process comprising of personality tests, psychological tests, personal interview and group task activities (indoor and outdoor).
  •  Medical Test – Candidates successful in SSB round need to appear in Medical Test, passing in which is compulsory.


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