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IBPS PO Cut Off 2017

IBPS PO Cut off is the minimum mark that a candidate needs to obtain for provisional allotment. Through this, a candidate will get an idea where they stand and if they are qualified for further rounds or not. The cut off will be released post IBPS PO Exam. It will be released on the official website of IBPS-

IBPS recruitment for PO is held in 3 stages. The IBPS PO Prelims exam is the first stage and the qualifying candidates will be called for the IBPS PO Mains exam. IBPS PO Pre is scheduled on October 7, 8, 14 and 15. Whereas IBPS PO Main 2017 is scheduled on November 26, 2017. Candidates qualifying the IBPS PO Prelims are eligible to appear for mains exam. The result of IBPS PO Mains will be declared in December 2017. Cut off of IBPS PO 2017 is expected to be a bit more than that of the previous year. There are various factors that affects the same. 

What is IBPS PO Cutoff 2017?

Cut off for IBPS PO is the minimum marks that must be obtained by a candidate to get qualified for the next round of the IBPS PO recruitment procedure 2017. The IBPS Recruitment primarily consists of 3 stages namely- IBPS PO Pre, IBPS PO Mains and IBPS PO Interview. The final score considered for selection of candidates would be derived on the basis of individual weightage assigned to each component of the IBPS PO Selection Process.

  1. IBPS PO Pre 2017 – candidates appearing in IBPS PO exam have to deal with the IBPS PO Pre first. There are 3 sections in IBPS PO Pre and to get qualified for further rounds of recruitment, candidates should clear the minimum qualifying marks in both sectional wise and the overall scores.
  2. IBPS PO Mains 2017 – The 2nd step of the recruitment process is the IBPS PO Mains exam. Candidates should obtain a minimum score in each section of the exam and also a qualifying total score. Those candidates will be qualified for the interview who qualify the minimum requirement of the marks. It depends upon the total number of vacancies what does the cut offs go and what number of candidates are shortlisted for the interview. 

  3. IBPS PO Interview- The total marks allotted for IBPS PO 2017 Interview is 100 marks. The minimum qualifying marks for interview would not be less than 40% of the total marks and 35% for reserved category candidates.

The ratio of the IBPS PO CWE and interview would be 80:20. Candidates shortlisted will be recruited for the post of PO/MT in the participating banks only by clearing the interview

    IBPS PO  Calculation of Scores

    Each candidate will be required to obtain a minimum score in each test of Online Main examination and also a minimum total score to be considered to be shortlisted for the interview. Cut offs are decided on the number of vacancies. On the basis of this, candidates are shortlisted for the interview. Marks secured by the candidates will not be shared before the completion of interview process.

    Candidates should note that the marks scored in the IBPS PO Mains will only be considered for shortlisting for the interview and the merit listing.

    By using equi-percentile method, total marks secured by each of the candidate appeared in IBPS PO 2017 are normalized. The average score is round up to the 2 decimal points and then it is considered for the calculation of the IBPS PO cut off score.

    Cut offs are applied in 2 stages- sectional score and overall score. ¾ of standard deviation mean is considered cut off for SC/ST/OBC and PWD category candidates.

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    What  is Sectional and Overall Cutoff?

    The sectional and overall cut offs are determined by normalizing the score. Sectional cut off is the minimum score in a particular section. Apart from clearing all the sectional cutoffs in IBPS PO exam, candidates have to clear the minimum required marks on the total marks. This is known as overall cut off.

    Factors Affecting IBPS PO Cut off:

    IBPS PO Pre Cut off and IBPS PO Mains cut offs are depended on the following factors:

    • Level of difficulty of the questions asked in exam
    • Reservation norms in IBPS
    • Number of candidates appearing in exam
    • Number of vacancies in IBPS recruitment
    • Marking scheme in IBPS PO 2017


    Expected Cutoff for IBPS PO 2017

    The following table represents the expected cut off for IBPS PO Pre 2017 and IBPS PO Mains 2017

    CategoryIBPS PO Prelims- EnglishIBPS PO Mains- EnglishIBPS PO Pre- LRIBPS PO Mains- LRIBPS PO Pre- QuantsIBPS PO Mains- QuantsGeneral AwarenessComputer KnowledgeOverall Cutoff PrelimsOverall Cutoff Mains

    IBPS PO Pre 2016 Cut Off

    In the following table, the IBPS PO Pre cutoff (sectional and overall) is mentioned. The cutoff is defined according to the category of the candidates.

    CategoryPrelims English LanguagePrelims Reasoning AbilityPrelims Quantitative AptitudeOverall Cut Off
    Scheduled Caste (SC)04.7507.7505.0030.75
    Scheduled Tribe (ST)04.7507.7505.0017.75
    Other Backward Classes (OBC)04.7507.7505.0037.25

    The given below flow chart represents the IBPS PO Pre-Sectional and Overall Cutoff for the year 2015.

    IBPS PO 2016 Cut Off

    IBPS PO Main 2016 sectional cut off is represented in the following table. It can be seen that, the cut off for SC and OBC category were same and similar for the candidates belonging to ST and PwD categories.  

    IBPS PO Main SectionMaximum MarksSC/OBC CutoffST/PWD CutoffGeneral Cutoff
    English Language4009.5005.2512.50
    General Awareness4010.2505.0013.75
    Quantitative Aptitude5008.7505.2511.00
    Computer Knowledge2011.0008.7512.25

    IBPS PO Mains 2016 overall cut off is given in the following table. The overall marks are calculated by adding up the marks scored in all the sections. The following cut off is distinguish on the basis of categories.

    Category Cutoff (Out of 200) 
    Scheduled Caste (SC)50.00
    Scheduled Tribe (ST)47.75
    Other Backward Classes (OBC)76.00
    General (Gen)76.00
    Hearing Impaired (HI)35.25
    Orthopedically Challenged (OC)52.50
    Visually Impaired (VI)36.00

    The following pie chart represents the final cut off marks for IBPS PO 2016.

    IBPS PO 2016 Cut Off 1

    IBPS PO Cutoff 2015

    In the following table, the sectional cut off of IBPS PO 2015 is consisted. The cut offs are separated by general category and reserved category. It can be seen that, the sectional cut off went low this time and the reason for the low cut off is the difficulty level of candidates.

    SectionMaximum MarksGeneralOBC/ SC/ ST/ PwD
    English Language4086
    General Awareness40107
    Quantitative Aptitude5074
    Computer Knowledge20119

    In the following table, the cut off scores for the IBPS PO 2014 interview is given. The maximum and minimum scores are the combined scores of CWE and interview out of 100 for the provisional allotment. Minimum marks are the qualifying marks. 

    CategoryMaximum MarksMinimum Marks
    Scheduled Caste (SC)6842.2
    Scheduled Tribe (ST)5436.4
    Other Backward Caste (OBC)6845.6
    Unreserved (UR)73.849.6
    Orthopedically Challenged (OC)52.639.6
    Visually Impaired (VI)58.834.8
    Hearing Impaired (HI)46.824.4

    Here, the following horizontal bar graph shows the cutoff marks range ofIBPS PO 2015 Cut Off.

    IBPS PO 2016 Cut Off 2

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