UPSC CDS Result- Overview, Merit List

UPSC CDS is one of the most prestigious and toughest exams that offer not only a secure and lucrative career but allows you to serve your country. UPSC conducts this exam twice every year to fill vacancies in the Indian Forces. The Commission has officially declared the UPSC CDS (II) Exam Date 2021 on its web portal @ It has invited applications for various posts in the Indian Army, Navy, and Air Force and asked all aspirants to fill their application forms online by 24th August 2021. 

The commission has scheduled the exam for 14th November 2021 and will declare the UPSC CDS Result 2021 within a month of the exam. We advise you to check either the UPSC official web portal or our guide about the UPSC CDS Result 2021. Read further to know more relevant information like downloading results, merit list, scorecard, etc.

UPSC CDS Result 2021: Overview

Name of the CommissionUnion Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Exam NameUPSC Combined Defence Services Exam (II) 2021
Written Exam Date14th November 2021
Admit Card Release Date14th October 2021
DepartmentIndian Military Academy, Indian Navy Academy, Air Force Academy and Officers’ Training Academy
Total Number of Posts339
Online Application Submission Starting Date4th August 2021
Online Application Submission Last  Date24th August 2021
Application Withdrawal Date31st August 2021to 6th September 2021
Announcement of ResultTo be announced
Job LocationIndia
Selection ProcessWritten Test and Interview/Personality Test 
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UPSC CDS Result 2021: Merit List

UPSC will release the UPSC CDS Result 2021 within a month (mid-December) of the written exam on its official web portal. Applicants may check our site or UPSC’s web portal to find all information regarding the result, like date, merit list, scorecard, etc. We advise applicants to follow the steps mentioned below to check the UPSC CDS Result 2021.

Steps to Download the UPSC CDS Result 2021: Merit List

  • Go to the official web portal of UPSC @
  • Search for UPSC CDS Result 2021 and click the link
  • A new page will open up 
  • Search for the UPSC CDS Merit List and open PDF file of the Merit List
  • Now, look for your roll number on the Merit List using Ctrl F 
  • If your name gets highlighted, you are selected
  • Now click on the Download Button
  • The web browser will download the merit list PDF of the UPSC CDS Exam 2021 Exam to your system.
  • Keep it saved for future references

UPSC CDS Result 2021: Score Calculation Process

The commission calculates the score of applicants in the written exam as per the negative marking scheme. Please read the details below to know their marking scheme.

  • They give one mark to applicants for each correct answer
  • They deduct 1/3 for every wrong response
  • They take an answer as wrong if the applicant has selected more than one option.
  • After counting the number of right and wrong answers, they calculate final scores and prepare the final scorecard accordingly.


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UPSC CDS Result 2021: Final Merit List

The commission will release the final merit list of the selected aspirants only after the written test and personality test. That list will have the names of only those aspirants who have cleared both rounds. We advise aspirants to check the UPSC web portal or our guide to know the latest details regarding UPSC CDS Result 2021. Follow the steps mentioned above to download the final merit list of UPSC CDS Exam (II) 2021.

Preparation of UPSC CDS (II) 2021 Final Merit List 

  • UPSC will declare a list of qualifying applicants in UPSC CDS (II) Written Exam 
  • They will call all eligible applicants for Personality Test/ Interview to test their mental, physical and emotional toughness
  • They will create a final merit list of those applicants who will score qualifying marks in both rounds
  • The final merit list will have the total marks got in both the written exam and the SSB interview
  • They will create the final list based on the total score, total number of vacancies available, and the medical fitness

UPSC CDS Result 2021: Scorecard

The commission also releases scorecards for all eligible applicants that they can check through the official web portal. The scorecard will have the total marks of the written exam and personal interview scores. The commission will upload the scorecard of only selected students on its official web portal within 15 days of the final result. Follow the steps mentioned below to download the UPSC CDS Scorecard 2021.

  • Go to the official web portal of UPSC @
  • Search for the ‘What’s New’ section 
  • Look for the UPSC CDS Exam (II) 2021 Score Card
  • Enter your UPSC CDS 2021 roll number and date of birth
  • Your scorecard will appear on the screen 
  • Download the PDF and take its printout for future references

Details Mentioned on the UPSC CDS (II) 2021 Score Card

The UPSC CDS (II) 2021 Score Card will have the following details of the applicant:

  • Applicant’s UPSC CDS (II) Exam Roll Number
  • Date of birth
  • Name
  • Name and Date of the Exam
  • Marks obtained by the applicant in written exam
  • Marks obtained in SSB Interview 
  • Total marks 
  • Total number of candidates selected by the officials


UPSC CDS Exam offers golden opportunities to all aspirants who want to serve their country. It is one of the toughest Indian exams, so we advise all applicants to prepare very hard and keep visiting UPSC’s official web portal or our guide to know about the latest updates. In this guide, we have covered all information you must know about UPSC CDS Result 2021 and hope that will benefit you in checking your result.


When will the UPSC CDS Result 2021 be declared?

UPSC will declare the UPSC CDS (II) Exam 2021 result by mid-December 2021

On what perimeters the UPSC CDS Result is based?

UPSC creates the UPSC CDS Final Merit List based on the applicant’s category, the number of applicants who appeared in the exam, fitness level, score in both exams, and the number of vacancies available.

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