Union Public Service Commission has released the results of the written exam of CDS 1 2021 today. The Combined Defence Service 1 2021 examination was held on February 07, 2021, as a national level exam for recruitment to Army, Navy and Air Force wings of the Indian Defence Forces. The results of the written exam have been declared by the Commission today on March 23, 2021, at the official website i.e. upsc.gov.in. Candidates who took the test can check if they are shortlisted for subsequent selection stages in the merit lists released today. As per convention, the Commission has released the result indicating the Roll Number of qualifiers as well as indicating the name of the qualifiers in two separate merit lists.
How to Check CDS Result 2021?
As per convention, the Union Public Service Commission has released the CDS 1 Result 2021 online on the official website. Candidates must note that the results cannot be checked from anywhere else apart from the official website only. Upon opening the official website i.e. upsc.gov.in, one can easily identify the direct link to check the result under the What’s New section. The result PDF opens up by clicking on this link.
Alternatively, candidates can click on Active Examinations and then proceed to click on Combined Defence Services Examination 1, 2021. All the updates regarding the exam are published on this page. Therefore, candidates can also get direct links to check the result from this page. One can simply click on the links for Written Result or Written Result (with name).
Once candidates have opened the merit lists, they can find the list of qualifiers of the CDS 2021 exam indicated as per the Roll Number only, or Roll Number & Name. Candidates can, therefore, use the CTRL+F keys on their keyboard to type in their Name or Roll Number and find on they PDF if their name/roll number is shortlisted.
CDS 1 2021 Cut Off Marks
The Union Public Service Commission does not readily declare the official cut-offs for the CDS exam with the result. The last time, the Commission released the CDS cut-offs, was for the CDS 2 2019 exam. Therefore, candidates have to wait for a while before the official cut off marks are declared by the Commission. However, based on the previous cut-offs, the CDS 1 2021 cut off marks can be predicted to some extent.
There are a number of factors that govern the cut offs for the exam. Among the most prominent factors are the level of difficulty of the exam, the availability of vacancies and the number of candidates who appear in the exam. From the latest CDS cut offs available at the official website, the cut offs for the written exam were 44.67%, 40.67% and 49.33% for IMA, INA and AFA respectively. On such basis, the cut off marks for IMA, INA and AFA is expected to be in the range of 130, 120 and 150 respectively.
What After CDS Result 2021?
Now that the UPSC has released the CDS 1 2021 result, qualifiers have to appear in the Service Selection Board (SSB) interviews of the Ministry of Defence. The Commission notified earlier that the CDS 1 2021 is being conducted to fill up a total of 345 vacancies in the IMA, INA, AFA and OTAs for upcoming courses.
As per instructions on the results PDF, qualifiers have to submit original documents to respective Head Quarters of the defence forces for subsequent selection. For IMA & INA, the last date to submit original documents is January 01, 2022. For AFA, the last date to submit original documents is November 13, 2021, while for SSC courses, the last date of submission of original documents is April 01, 2022. Candidates are advised to read the instructions carefully on the CDS 1 2021 result PDF.