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IBPS PO Cut Off 2017

IBPS PO Cut off is released by IBPS, conducting body of IBPS PO 2017. The cut offs are released on the official website of IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection)- The IBPS PO mains cut off score is the qualifying marks  required in order to become eligible for next stage of selection procedure i.e. interview.

The cut off will be released post IBPS PO Mains Exam concludes. For the previous year, IBPS PO Cut off 2016 was released on December 15, 2016.

Latest Update: IBPS releases the IBPS PO CWE PO/ MT Interview Scores for IBPS PO 2016 on February 28, 2017. Check Here

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 or IBPS PO 2017 is expected to be a bit more than that of the previous year.  Check IBPS PO Cut Off 2016

Expected Cutoff for IBPS PO 2017

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

IBPS PO Cut off Mains 2017

Candidates who are shorlisted 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 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 Pre Cut off and IBPS PO Mains cut off depends 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

Know AboutIBPS Result

IBPS PO Calculation of Scores

All the participating candidates have to obtain a minimum score in each test of Online Mains examination 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.

IBPS PO Cut Off 2016- Prelims Exam

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 Backward 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 Cut Off 2016- Mains Exam

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 distinguish on the basis of categories.

Process for Arriving at Total Score & Cut offs on Total Scores

IBPS has set a standard formula to calculate the scores for IBPS PO. The formula is as follows:-

Total Online Exam Score = Scores Obtaines in Reasoning+ English Language+ Computer Knowledge+ Quantitative Aptitude+ General Awareness

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

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

IBPS PO 2016 Cut Off 1

IBPS PO Cut off 2015

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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