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UPSC CDS 2 Result 2017 – The Union Public Service Commision (UPSC) has announced CDS 2 Result 2017 of written exam. UPSC conducts the Combined Defense Services (CDS) Examination twice in a year for recruitment into the Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Indian Air Force Academy and Officers Training Academy. This year the UPSC CDS 2 exam was held on 19th November 2017. The results of the written examination have been declared in the month of January 2018 and the interview will be held in months of January and February. Unmarried graduates are the only ones allowed to sit for the examination. Qualifying candidates are admitted to the various Academies (as mentioned above) after an Interview held by the Services Selection Board (SSB). The results of the of the SSB interview will be coming out a bit late (tentatively June 2018). The SSB interview usually lasts nearly a week.

Latest: SSB Interview List for Air Force has been released, check it from the link given below.

During SSB the qualified candidates go through several psychological and physical tests. These tests are done to evaluate how much of officer qualities are present in the candidate, only candidates who have qualified for the Air Force Academy (only the ones who have applied for flying branch) has to take a Pilot Aptitude Battery Test (PABT) along with the SSB interview. Once these tests are completed, candidates undergo a medical examination before finally getting admission into any of the academies mentioned above. Once the tests are completed successfully then they are drafted into the Indian Armed Forces.

UPSC CDS 2 Result 2017

The present system of selection is long. It takes four to five days. Thus, it’s based on an objective assessment of each candidate. Qualities like alertness, judgement, courage, cooperation, physical fitness endurance, decisiveness, group planning, knowledge, decisiveness, etc. are evaluated. Along with that, mental and psychological strength of the applicants according to the requirements of the Armed Forces is evaluated and lastly a comprehensive assessment of the candidate’s personality is done with the help of extensive personal interviews.

Events Date
Date of Examination 19 Nov 2017
Results of written examination 01 Jan 2018
Results of SSB interviews 29 Jan, 05 Feb and 13 Feb 2018
Final Results Jun 2018

8692 candidates with the following Roll Numbers have qualified for being interviewed by the Service Selection Board of the Ministry of Defence.

Air Force (SSB Interview List): Click here to check the interview list.

Check Here: The complete result is given below.

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Steps to Check the Result

  1. Click on the link given here
  2. The PDF file of CDS (II) result 2017 will be opening in a new tab
  3. Press Ctrl+F and enter your roll no. in the given space
  4. If the roll no. is displayed in the result list it means they have qualified
  5. Download the PDF File and save the file.

Compilation Of The Merit List

UPSC prepares a list of applicants who have have acquired the minimum qualifying marks in the written examination as established by the Commission in their discretion. Applicants declared qualified in this written exam will be detailed for personality and intelligence test at the SSB based on their preference by the respective service HQ.

The maximum marks assigned to the written examination and to the interviews will be equal for each course. The maximum marks allotted to the written examination and interview will be 300, 300, 300 and 200 each for admission to Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Air Force Academy and Officers training Academy respectively. The commission have the discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or all of the subjects of the examination.

Negative Marking

There will be penalty (negative marking) for wrong answers marked by applicants in the objective type question papers. There are four alternatives for the answer to every question. For each wrong answer by any candidate, one third (⅓ or 0.33) of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty. If any applicant attempts more than one answer for any question, it will be deemed as a wrong answer even if one of the given answer happens to be correct and will be equally penalized. If any question is left blank i.e., unanswered by the applicant, there won’t be any penalty for that question.

Cut off

The minimum qualifying marks in each subject is 20% marks. The cut off for the last year i.e., written examination aggregate marks of last qualified candidate in 2016 for each academies are given below:

  • AFA- 138 (46%) out of 300
  • IMA- 105 (35%) out of 300
  • INA-   99 (33%)  out of 300
  • OTA (Men)- 84 (42%) out of 200
  • OTA (Women)- 84 (42%) out of 200

Only For Air Force Academy

There are three modes to enter the Air Force Academy. CDSE, NCC and Airmen. Applicants who haev applied for the Air Force through more than one source will be interviewed/tested at the Air Force Selection Boards only once for Air Force. Common candidates those who fails in Computer Pilot Selection system (CPSS) and / or Pilot aptitude Battery tests as an NCC or Airmen candidate will be called again for OLQ testing for Army/Navy/OTS only if it is found that have applied through CDS exam. Applicants qualified in the written examination for IMA (D.E.) Course/ Navy (S.E.) Course/ or Air Force Academy irrespective of whether they are eligible for SSC Course or not will be detailed for SSB test in February-March 2018. Applicants who have qualified only for SSC course will be detailed for SSB tests in April to June, 2018.

Latest Results

The total number of applicants who qualified for the UPSC CDS (II) 2017 written examination is 8692. In 2016, this was 8548. Again, in the UPSC CDS (II) 2016 the total number of applicants that qualified in the written test were 8563.

Post Qualification

Applicants who have qualified in the written exam need to register themselves on the recruiting directorate website to receive call for the SSB interview. Results of the test conducted by SSB will hold good for all the courses for which the applicant has qualified in the written exam. It will irrespective of the service HQ conducting it. Two-stage selection procedure based on psychological Aptitude Test and Intelligence Test has been introduced at Service Selection Boards. All the applicants will be put to stage one test on first day of reporting at selection centre. Only the applicants who qualify at stage one will be admitted to the second stage/ remaining tests. All those who fail to pass stage one will be asked to return. Applicants qualifying stage two will need to submit photocopy of these documents:

  1. Matriculation pass certificate or equivalent in support of date of birth,
  2. Bachelor’s Degree/Provisional Degree alongwith mark sheets of all the years/semesters in support of educational qualification.

To be acceptable, applicants have to secure the minimum qualifying marks separately in- (i) written examination and (ii) SSB test as fixed by the Commission and Service Selection Board respectively in their favor. The applicants will be placed in the order of merit on the basis of the total marks secured by them in the written examination and the SSB tests. The form and manner of communication of the result of the examination to individual applicants will be decided by the Commission in their discretion. The commission will not enter into correspondence with them regarding the result.

Success at the examination does not confer the right of admission to any of the academies mentioned above. The final selection will be made in order of merit subject to medical fitness and suitability to all other respects. It also depends on the number of vacancies available.


  • Applicants who were admitted to an earlier course at any of the related Academies but were removed from there on disciplinary grounds will not be considered for admission to any of the Academies.
  • Applicants who were withdrawn from the Indian Military Academy earlier for lack of officer-like qualities will not be admitted to the Indian Military Academy.
  • Applicants who were selected as Special Entry Naval Cadets earlier but were withdrawn from the  National Defence Academy or from Naval Training Establishments earlier for lack of officer-like qualities will not be eligible to get into Indian Navy.
  • Applicants who were withdrawn from Indian Military Academy, Officers’ Training Academy, NCC and Graduate course earlier for lack of officer-like qualities will not be considered for grant of Short Service Commission in the Army.
  • Applicants who were withdrawn from NCC and Graduates’ course for lack of officer-like qualities will not be admitted to the Indian Military Academy.
  • Applicants must undertake not to marry until they complete their full training. If the applicant marries after the date of his/her application though successful at this of any following examinations will not be selected for training.
  • An applicant who marries during training will be discharged and liable to refund all expenditure incurred on him/her by the government.


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