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CDS Result 2018

Updated On - March 20th 2018 by SAKSHI JAIN

CDS 2018 Results will be available at the official website of UPSC, Results for CDS 1 will be available from May 2018 while for CDS 2, it will be announced in February 2019. The result will be displayed in PDF file. The pdf will contain roll numbers of qualified candidates in separate sections for IMA, INA, AFA and OTA. Check CDS Answer Key (Feb 4), Question Paper, Analysis and Cut off

Latest Update: CDS 1 2017 Marks of the candidates have been released at Click here to check Marks 
Latest Update: CDS 1 2017 OTA Final Results have been released on the official website of UPSC. 232 candidates have been listed in the order of their merit. Click here to check result

The candidates whose roll numbers are displayed in the CDS 2018 Result list will be called for the further selection process, i.e. CDS SSB. The dates for SSB Interview will be notified later and final result will be out few days after the completion of this 5-days procedure.

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CDS 2018 SSB Interview 

The final result is also declared in a Pdf file wherein, selected candidates can find their roll number and names. Candidates are selected finally on the basis of various factors including; qualifying the cut off list, clearing medical examination and number of vacancies available.

Latest Update:UPSC declared results for CDS 2 2017 on January 1, 2018. 8692 candidates qualified the written exam which was conducted on November 19, 2017. The list included only roll numbers of qualifying candidates who will be called for further interview sessions and final result will be out till June 2018. Check UPSC CDS II results 2017 declared at

CDS 2018 Result Highlights

CDS 1 2018 Written Exam ResultMay 2018
Mode of Declaration of ResultOnline
Final CDS 2018 Result Declaration2-3 months after the exam commencement
Details in CDS 2018Academy-wise Roll Numbers of Qualified Candidates

How to Check CDS 2018 Result

CDS 2018 Result will be out in May 2018, i.e. approximately 3 months after the exam is conducted. However, expected result date for CDS 2 is February 2018. To check CDS 2018 Result, candidates just have to visit the ofiicial website of UPSC, the conducting body of the exam.

  • Visit the official website of UPSC,
  • Click on ‘Examination’ tab and navigate to ‘Active Examination’ Section.
  • Go to Combined Defence Services Examination (I), 2018
  • You will find a PDF file for written test result.
  • Download it and locate your roll number with keyboard shortcut- Ctrl + F.

Students must take a print out of their respective results as they would be needing it at the time of counselling to get admission in the desired colleges.

Chances are that candidates might face the issue ofserver down as there would be many applicants who would be checking their respective results at the same time. This will create massive overload on their server. They can check their results at ease after some hours when the issue is completely resolved.

CDS 2018 Marksheet

The marksheet for CDS 2018 will be available on the official website of UPSC, i.e., The availability of marksheet will be at the end of the selection process. CDS 1 2018 Marksheet will be available for a limited period of time (approximately 1 month). Following steps must be followed to obtain CDS 1 2018 Marksheet: 

  • Go to the official website of UPSC.
  • A link to download marksheet will be provided in ‘What’s New’ section, click on it.
  • Enter your Roll Number and Date of Birth, thereafter, enter captcha code
CDS Marksheet
  • Click on Submit, your marksheet will appear on the screen.
  • Take a printed copy of the marksheet for future reference.

CDS 2018 Cut Off

The selection of candidates is subject to various criteria. For selection to IMA, INA, AFA and OTA, candidates must qualify the minimum cut off marks set by the governing body, i.e., UPSC. Minimum of 20% score in each section is the basic cut off to qualify for CDS 2018 and an overall score in written exam is around 110 marks. Those who fit in to this range are called for CDS SSB Interview and further scrutinization thus takes place.

IMA (Indian Military Academy) and INA (Indian Naval Academy) cutoffs are expected to remain around 110 while for AFA cutoff score may go up to 140 this year.

The Expected CDS 2018Cut off for all the academies is tabulated below:

 Aggregate marks of last qualified candidate*Marks of last recommended candidate
IMA (Indian Military Academy)125249
INA (Indian Naval Academy)118241
AFA (Air Force Academy)144268
OTA (Officers’ Training Academy) men82163
OTA (Officers’ Training Academy) women82164

*Subject to a minimum of 20% marks in each paper. 

CDS SSB 2018

Before candidates get into the armed forces, they will have to undergo SSB Interview, to be conducted after the written examination results declaration.

SSB (Services Selection Board) will call candidates for the CDS SSB 2018. Only those who make it to the cut off marks will be shortlisted for this process. SSB evaluates a candidate's suitability and capability for a career in the Indian Armed Forces and other defence services. The SSB interview lasts for 5 days during which, a candidate undergoes various physical and psychological test which determines if a candidate is fit to be an officer.

ReadPsychological Test in CDS SSB 2018 

Apart from SSB interview, candidates who have applied for flying branch in Air Force academy are tested separately. After the test, candidates undergo several medical examinations and once they are clear with these examinations and the training, they are inducted into the armed forces. Selection process is based on the basic quality of leadership which assumes that every leader must have some specific and pre-determined leadership traits.

Qualities that are judged by SSB to clear with the interview are as follows:

  • Initiative
  • Alertness
  • Judgement
  • Courage
  • physical fitness endurance
  • cooperation
  • group planning
  • decisiveness
  • knowledge
  • psychological and mental robustness of the candidate

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College


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