CDS 2 2018 expected cut offs (sectional as well as Overall Cut Offs)

The UPSC EXAMINATION for the combined defence services would be conducted on the 18th November 2018 . Across the entire length , breadth of the country , has culminates and majority of the students are in major doubts about the expected cut offs for this years paper for CDS 2 2018 paper/examination. The paper was given by several lakhs of candidates and out of which only a few will make the merit in for the SSB INTERVIEW process which follows it.

For checking for various Answer keys of CDS 2 2018 click here

Majority of the Candidates would be wanting to know the Cut offs for CDS 2 2018 Examination also the cutoffs are both for sectional as well as overall paper also.

THE UPSC paper for this years CDS 2 2018 had 3 section each section consisting of 100 marks each ..

English Section was like previous years simple . For CDS 2 2018 Answer key go on the following link

Whereas, the GS section had maintained the standard of the earlier paper as tricky, with certain conceptual question and certain super tricky questions. To certain questions which would be very tough for the candidates. This remained no surprise .

Coming to the mathematics section it was filled with questions having large no of short cuts which could have been easily solved in the given time frame .

So according to the paper this years Cut Offs for CDS 2 2018 Sectional as well as Final Cut off

Course                    MIN MARKS IN EACH SUBJECT              OVERALL MARKS 

1. IMA                                                   20                                                                   120

2. AFA                                                  20                                                                    140

3. INA                                                  20                                                                     98

4. OTA                                                  20                                                                    82


Components influencing CDS 2018 Cut off

CDS Cutoff of consistently relies upon different components. These variables all joined at last add to the Cutoff and understudies scoring over the chosen cutoff are esteemed effective. Understudies need to score superior to the cutoff at each stage.

The commission does not discharge cutoff points of interest for 5-day SSB. Nonetheless, last stamps are discharged once the entire procedure including Written Test, SSB Interview and therapeutic examination is led. Here are every one of the elements which are considered while choosing CDS Cut off of multi year.

Number of aspirants

Difficulty level of Paper

Overall Score in the Paper by Candidates

Total seats in the Academy

The understudies scoring marks over the chosen cutoff will be called for SSB Interview pursued by exhaustive Medical examination of the suggested applicants. The Final call for affirmation in the preparation foundations will be sent to chosen competitors in the long stretch of April-May and the beginning of preparing program at particular institutes will occur in the period of June 2019.


UPSC has released the official cut off of previous year CDS examination. It can help the candidates to know about the previous trends of the cut off.

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How to Calculate your overall Marks for the CDS 2 2018 paper 

The Mathematics paper is the only paper consisting of 100 questions and each question would be given +1 for correct answer and -.33 for negative response.

But in case of English and General Studies Paper the paper consists of 120 questions for each correct response of + .833

and for negative response -.2777 approx marks .


How to check your score for the CDS 2 2018 paper ?

You can visit our link for the same on our website to see your overall score for the paper how much you have scored and tally it with the answer key . That has been provided by us on the following link.