Combined Defense Services (CDS) 1 2019 examination has been concluded today i.e. February 03, 2019. The examination concluded at 05 pm with Mathematics paper. The first exam of the day was English conducted from 09 AM to 11 AM. As per the aspirants, the level of the exam was easy to moderate. After English, the second exam was of General knowledge conducted between 12 Noon to 02 PM. The candidates found the exam level difficult. And the last examination of the day was Mathematics run from 03 PM to 05 PM.

While talking about English paper, candidates found it easy to moderate. Total 120 questions were asked and the candidate had to solve it within 02 hours. In all 30 questions were asked from synonyms, antonyms, and filling the blanks, however, total 20 questions were asked from the reading comprehension. And 15 questions were asked from idioms and phrases, 20 questions from spotting errors. The ordering of the sentence and Ordering of the words had the weight age of 20 questions.


On the other hand, the candidate’s found the GK exam quite difficult, this time no question was ask ed from sports, the maximum question was from history. Whereas the 13 questions were asked from Indian polity. There were 27 questions from Science. Rest of the question was asked from Geography, Economy. Overall the level of the question was difficult.

The candidates who applied for the OTA, left the center after the exam, as they did need to appear in a mathematics paper. The maths paper contained 100 questions of 100 marks from Trigonometry, Data Interpretation, Number System, Quadratic Equataion, SI and CI, Time and work and time and distance. Only one question was asked from Logarithm.

Now Commission will declare the result of written examination at upsc.gov.in. After the analysis of some past year results releasing time, it has been speculated that UPSC may release the result in the month of March. As everytime UPSC releases the result after 01 and a half month later. At first, UPSC will release the result in the form of pdf which contains the roll number of qualified candidates, later the name wise result will be declared.

Only those candidates will have their names in result who will be able to secure the minimum qualifying marks decided by the UPSC. Every candidate has to secure a 20% marks minimum in each subject in order to qualify the written examination. However obtaining minimum qualifying marks doesn’t secure the position in merit, UPSC applies several criteria to decide the cut-off marks for each academy.

In the last CDS examination, the cut-off marks for AFA was 138 which is 46%, 105 for IMA which is 35% of the total aggregate, for INA the cut-off marks was 99 marks can be said like 33% of the total aggregate. And for OTA UPSC decided 84 marks as cut off which 42% of the total marks.

After the written result, the qualified candidates have to appear in Service Selection Board interview those who will qualify the interview will get the entry into 147th (DE) Course commencing in July 2019, Course 45 commencing in July 2019 for Executive in INA, (Pre-Flying) 32 Training Course commencing in July 2019, SSC (Men) Course (NT) commencing in October 2019 for OTA, 24th SSC Women (Non-Technical) Course commencing in October 2019 for PTA.

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