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IBPS PO Cut Off 2017

IBPS PO Cut Off is the minimum marks required by a candidate to be eligible for the subsequent selection round of the exam. It is declared by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) each year.

IBPS PO is conducted in 3 tiers, for recruitment of Probationary Officers and Management Trainees in various Public-Sector Banks. The cut off will be declared separately after completion of every tier for selection to subsequent tier.

Some key points regarding declaration of IBPS PO Cut off:

  • IBPS PO Cut off 2017 for Prelims is expected to be out in November, 2017.
  • Candidates who clear IBPS PO Prelims exam and secured marks above the mentioned cutoff will be shortlisted for Mains. It is scheduled for November 26, 2017.
  • IBPS PO 2017 Cut off for Mains will be declared in December 2017. Like Prelims, qualifying marks for IBPS PO Mains exam will be also announced by IBPS.
  • All candidates clearing Mains exam will be shortlisted for IBPS PO Selection Process comprising interview in January 2018. It is qualifying in nature.
  • According to the difficulty level of the last session, experts claim that IBPS PO cut off will be on par with previous years and lie in between 70-80. The marks are given out of 100.
  • Final category wise cut off will be released after announcement of IBPS PO 2017 Results.
  • The final result for IBPS PO is expected to be published in the first week of April at

The result for IBPS PO will be published in the form of a score card. IBPS is set to recruit over 9,000 candidates for various posts. Read the article to know complete details about the expected IBPS PO Cut off 2017.

IBPS PO Cut Off for Provisional Allotment

IBPS PO cut off will be released after the conclusion of Mains exam. The total marks considered for ranking in merit list is 100. 

IBPS recruitment for PO/ MT 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. IBPS PO Prelims 2017 is scheduled on October 7, 8, 14 and 15. Whereas IBPS PO Mains 2017 is scheduled on November 26, 2017. The result of IBPS PO Mains will be declared in December 2017. Cut off for IBPS PO 2017 is expected to be on the higher as compared to previous years. 

Maximum Scores46.3045.1050.2057.4052.7055.2040.50
Minimum Scores















Check Here IBPS PO Interview Scores

IBPS PO Cutoff for the Reserve List

Minimum Scores33.3027.7036.7039.4030.4032.00NA

Provisional Seat Allotment By Banks for IBPS PO 2016

Allahabad Bank80401422635254717
Andhra Bank6030108202400660
Bank of India50381012164051333
Bank of Maharashtra6030108202400840
Canara Bank43521778314652900314256
Central Bank of India452281152300333
IDBI Bank1125620238075012160
Oriental Bank of Commerce7538136251500528
Punjab & Sind Bank2014507015472338
Punjab National Bank88481552925836810
Syndicate Bank6030108202400444
UCO Bank87361322855406937
Union Bank of India12861178532899141414
United Bank of India3015541012004210
Vijaya Bank93521512045005515

Important Dates for IBPS PO 2017 Cut off

 Candidates can check below the tentative schedule for declaration of different cut off scores after completion of various stages in IBPS PO 2017. The cut off list score for final allotment would be announced after completion of the interview rounds..

IBPS PO Prelims 2017

October 7, 8, 14 & 15, 2016

Declaration of IBPS PO Cut off score – Prelims

November, 2017

IBPS PO Mains 2017

November 26, 2017

Declaration of IBPS PO Cut off score – Mains

December, 2017

IBPS PO 2017 Allotment Cut off Score

April, 2018

Expected Cutoff for IBPS PO 2017

IBPS PO Cut Off 2017 will be released after the banking exam is conducted successfully. The following tables represent the expected cut off for IBPS PO Prelims 2017 and IBPS PO Mains 2017.

IBPS PO Cut off for Mains 2017

Candidates who are shortlisted from the Prelims round have to clear the Mains exam as well. The round will have a total of 200 Questions and 1 mark will be allotted to each question. After clearing and meeting the required cut off, candidates will finally have to clear the last stage which is Interview Day.

IBPS PO Mains 2017Total MarksSC/ST/PwD/OBCGeneral

OBC/SC- 10

ST/ PwD- 7

Logical Reasoning50

OBC- 10

SC- 8

ST/ PwD- 7 

Quantitative Aptitude50


ST/PwD- 7

General Awareness40

OBC- 12

SC- 11

ST- 10

PwD- 9

Computer Knowledge20

OBC- 14 


ST/ PwD- 10


IBPS PO Cut off for Prelims 2017

Prelims exam for IBPS PO 2017 is scheduled in October 2017. Candidates who clear the exam will then be eligible to sit for the Mains exam. The following table indicates the marks they need to score in order to qualify for the next round.

IBPS PO Prelims 2017Total MarksSC/ST/PwD/OBCGeneral

SC/ST/OBC: 7-10  

PwD: 4-7

Logical Reasoning35


PwD: 2

Quantitative Aptitude35


PwD: 7


Factors Affecting IBPS PO Cut off

  • IBPS PO Cut Off is generated to shortlist candidates for the recruitment process.
  • To ensure fair play to the candidates and transparency in the recruitment process, IBPS Cut Off is prepared considering the following factors-
  1. Level of difficulty of the questions asked in exam
  2. Reservation norms in IBPS
  3. Number of candidates appearing in exam
  4. Number of vacancies in IBPS recruitment
  5. Marking scheme in IBPS PO 2017

Calculation of Scores in IBPS PO

All the participating candidates have to obtain a minimum score in each test of IBPS PO and also a minimum total score to be shortlisted for the interview round. 

The process that is followed to arrive at the scores are as follows:

  • Questions answered correctly in the IBPS PO Exam and after applying the penalty for wrong answers.
  • Level of difficulty of the exam.
  • 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.
  • Marks of written test will be normalised to 100 from total marks 200
  • Weightage (ratio) of IBPS PO 2016 main exam and interview will be 80:20 respectively

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. 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.

Process for Calculating Total Score in IBPS PO 2017

Total score in IBPS PO Prelims Exam

Scores obtained in English Language + Reasoning Ability + Quantitative Aptitude

Total score in IBPS PO Mains Exam

Scores obtained in English Language + Quantitative Aptitude + Reasoning Ability + General Awareness + Computer Knowledge

Total score in IBPS PO for Allotment

Scores obtained in Mains + Marks secured in Interview

IBPS PO Prelims 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. English (out of 30)

CategoryReasoning Ability (out of 35)Quantitative Aptitude (out of 35)General
Scheduled Caste (SC)4.757.755.00
Scheduled Tribe (ST)4.757.755.00
Other Backwards Classes (OBC)4.757.755.00

IBPS PO Final Cut Off- Prelims 2016 

IBPS PO Prelims 2017Total Cut off
General & OBC37.25

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 Mains 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/ST/OBC/PwDGeneral Cutoff
English Language4002.2504.75
General Awareness4008.0010.75
Quantitative Aptitude5010.7512.50
Computer Knowledge2005.0006.50

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 distinguished on the basis of categories.

Category Cutoff (Out of 200) 
Scheduled Caste (SC)41.75
Scheduled Tribe (ST)31.50
Other Backward Classes (OBC)52.50
General (Gen)52.50
Hearing Impaired (HI)37.00
Orthopedically Challenged (OC)34.00
Visually Impaired (VI)37.50

Check Here IBPS PO 2016 Cut Off

IBPS PO Cut off 2015

Candidates can check the sectional scores published for IBPS PO 2015. Computer Knowledge section saw the highest cut off score in terms of marks followed closely by Reasoning and General Knowledge.

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

The cut off scores for the IBPS PO 2015 Interview are tabulated below. The maximum and minimum scores are the combined scores of CWE and interview out of 100 for which form the basis for provisional allotment to selected candidates. Minimum marks are the qualifying marks for provisional allotment. 

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

Check Here IBPS PO 2015 Cut Off


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