The expected cut off marks for OTA for CDS 2017 would be decided post the written examination as the cut off marks are decided looking at the level of the paper, number of students who have applied and the approximate marks that the applicants would be able to achieve. The answer keys and the cut off marks for the previous examinations can be downloaded for free from the UPSC Website.
CDS 2017 expected cut off marks
CDS 2017 would be divided into three main sections: verbal, general awareness and mathematics, just like the previous years. If we see the cut off marks for last years exams, the first CDS was comparatively easier to the second one.
These are CDS cut off for OTA for year 2010-2014.You may get estimate for your CDS 2017 expected cut off marks by your own from here.
|CDS 1 2010||56||56|
|CDS 2 2010||55||55|
|CDS 1 2011||72||72|
|CDS 2 2011||68||68|
|CDS 1 2012||75||75|
|CDS 2 2012||76||76|
|CDS 1 2013||81||81|
|CDS 2 2013||84||84|
The cut off marks in English is slightly higher as this is the easiest section and candidates manage to score well in this section. Mathematics and GK sections’ cut off usually depend upon the toughness of the questions, the more tough it is, the lesser would be the cut off rate.
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OTA candidates need not appear for the math section, so the overall cutoff for them is comparatively lesser than the cut off for the other department. But, as an OTA candidate the cut off for GK and english would be higher than the rest as well.