CDS 1/2021 Expected Cutoff and SSB Dates

The Selection of the candidates in the Indian Armed Forces is done from the SSB Interview. It is a mandatory phase of selection. The shortlisting of the candidate for the SSB Interview is done through the Written Examination that is conducted by the UPSC twice a year. Here in this article, we will get to know the CDS 1/2021 Expected Cutoff, CDS 2021 SSB dates and How to prepare for SSB Interview, etc. Check out the complete blog to get the complete information about this.

CDS 1/2021 Expected Cutoff
The Written Exam of CDS is not tough to clear. The entire candidate who will clear the Written Exam will proceed for the SSB Interview. The SSB Interview is different from other regular and formal Interviews. One will need to prepare differently for this. There is basically three-phase of selection in the CDS recruitment. Written Exam, SSB Interview, and Medical Test, etc. Here we will discuss the complete information for the SSB Interview.

CDS 1 2021 Expected Cutoff Marks:

The cutoff marks of any examination depends on many factors like a number of students have appeared for the exam, Difficulty level of paper and a total number of vacancy, etc. The Written Exam cutoff of CDS 1 2021 will be pretty much similar to the 2020 CDS 1 and 2 exams. Here below I have shared the last year’s CDS Written Exam cutoff marks. You may get an idea about this year cutoff:

CDS 2/2020:

Course Written exam Final Cut Off
Indian Naval Academy 95 to 105 220 to230
Indian Military Academy 95 to 105 220 to 230
Officer’s Training Academy (Men) 90 to 100 161 to 175
OTA (Women) 90 to 100 170 to 180
Air Force Academy 125 to 135 260 to 270

CDS 1/2020:

Course Written exam Final Cut Off
Indian Naval Academy 105 233
Indian Military Academy 116 242
Officer’s Training Academy (Men) 78 160
OTA (Women) 78 162
Air Force Academy 129 264

The CDS 1/2021 expected cutoff will be pretty much similar to CDS 2020. So many things have changed due to the ongoing corona-virus. Students have got more than enough time for the preparation. The cutoff marks may go high as per the defense experts. But the paper was difficult as compared to the previous year’s CDS written Exam. Chances are very less that Cutoff will go higher.

In order to get the official cutoff marks. You may have to wait for few days. As soon as the official cutoff marks are announced on the official website. I will update you.  Now let’s see the SSB dates for CDS 1 2021 for the candidates who clear the CDS Written Exam.

CDS 1 2021 SSB Dates:

You may be aware of the CDS selection Procedure. All the candidates who have appeared for the Written Exam and clear the Written will proceed for the SSB Interview. The SSB Interview is the toughest phase as well as a mandatory phase to clear in order to join the Indian Armed forces as an Officer. There is no substitute for an SSB Interview. One will have to clear this Interview to proceed further in this field.

There is no official announcement has been made regarding the SSB dates but as per the previous records and some new sources. The Interview conducts within two to three months of the Written Exam. SSB Interview of CDS 1 2021 may conduct in the month of April or May 2021.

All the candidates who have appeared for the Written Exam must check the Answer key and if you think that you can clear the Written Exam. You should start preparing for the SSB Interview. Now let’s see some details about the SSB Interview and how to start preparation for this Interview in a better manner etc.

How to Prepare for CDS 1 2021 SSB Interview:

The SSB Interview is completely different than any formal or regular Interview. This Interview is about 5 days long and each different type of test & activity will be conducted. In order to start the preparation. First, you must check the complete procedure of SSB and then start your preparation accordingly.

There are many books available in the market as well as Online. You can take the help of those study materials to understand the basics of SSB and later move to the activities that you have to perform in the Interview.

Basically, there are around 16 officers like qualities that one must have in order to clear the Interview. If you are completely new to this and do not have any idea about this. I would suggest joining a better SSB training Institute. There are many institutes for SSB Interview preparation that are run by the Ex- SSB Interview. You can join the Institute to get proper training and education.

The Officer Like Qualities are something that cannot be learned, You will have to implant those qualities in yourself in order to crack the Interview. The selection phase is tough but life is beautiful ahead. Here are a few common points to remember while Interview.

  • Be a gentle person.
  • Do not overact.
  • Never try to be heroin in front of examiners.
  • Only speak when need.
  • Try to explain yourself in fewer words.
  • Do not point the finger, maintain calmness while GD (Group Discussion).
  • Always support your group and never speak any insulting lines.
  • Present yourself as an Officer. Be gentle while speaking or while doing any activities.

These are the things that you have to implant in yourself to be able to clear this Interview. There are no magical tips or tricks to clear. You will have to work hard on to habits and your Mindsets.

FAQs For CDS 1/2021 Expected Cutoff

What are the Expected cutoff marks of CDS 1 2021?

No official announcement has been made regarding the CDS cutoff marks. But, as per some new sources, The Cutoff marks will be pretty much similar to the previous year. Last Year, A candidate who has scored 135 marks out of 300 was qualified for IMA, INA, and AFA, etc and A candidate who has scored 80 or more out of 200 was qualified for the OTA (Officer’s Training Academy).

When CDS 1 2021 SSB Interview will be conducted?

The SSB Interview is conducted within two to three months of the Written Exam. As per the news sources and articles, The SSB Interview of CDS 1 2021 will be conducted in the month of April or May of 2021.

How to start preparation for CDS SSB Interview?

The best way to start preparation is to watch online videos of the Interview and read the SSB Books etc. It is important to understand the complete procedure of the SSB Interview. The Interview is tough but if you are well prepared, it will be very easy for you. Prepare better and give your best in the Interview.

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