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IBPS PO Cutoff 2021, Category-wise, Sectional and Overall Cutoffs

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Jan 8, 2021

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IBPS PO Cutoff 2020 for the preliminary exam will be released on November 8, 2020. Only candidates clearing the cutoff of one phase will become eligible for the next phase of the IBPS PO Selection Process. IBPS releases separate cutoffs for different categories.

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  • There are two types of cutoffs in IBPS PO exam- Sectional and Overall cutoff
  • The sectional cutoff is the minimum score that candidates must obtain in respective sections of the paper.
  • The overall cutoff is the minimum aggregate marks that candidates have to score in the exam.
  • Candidates have to clear both of these cutoffs to qualify the exam.
  • The factors affecting the cutoff of IBPS PO 2020 are the number of applicants, number of vacancies, the difficulty level of the exam, and candidates’ performance in the exam. 


Candidates can check IBPS PO category-wise, sectional and overall cutoffs for the preliminary and main examination of previous years below in the article. Read IBPS PO Cutoff 2020, Category-wise, Sectional and Overall Cutoffs

IBPS PO Prelims Cutoff 2019 (Overall)

Category IBPS PO Cutoff (Out of 100)
General 59.75
OBC 59.75
SC 53.50
ST 46.25
EWS 59.75
HI 21.25
OC 44.50
VI 52.25
ID 20.75

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IBPS PO Prelims Cutoff 2019 (Sectional) 

Section Name IBPS PO Cutoff (General/ EWS) IBPS PO Cutoff (SC/ ST/PWD)
English Language 10.50 6.50
Reasoning Ability 10.25 6.50
Quantitative Aptitude 8.75 5.25

IBPS PO Main Cutoff 2019 (Overall)

Category IBPS PO Cutoff (Out of 225)
General 71.25
OBC 70.25
SC 55.63
ST 38.13
EWS 65.88
HI 41
OC 46.13
VI 70.50
ID 45.88

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IBPS PO Main Cutoff 2019 (Sectional)

Section Name IBPS PO Cutoff (OBC/ SC/ ST/PWD) IBPS PO Cutoff (General/ OBC)
Reasoning and Computer Aptitude 5.50 7.75
English Language 10.75 14.25
General/ Banking and Economics Awareness 5.00 8.0
Data Analysis and Interpretation 2.50 5.25
Descriptive Paper 8.75 10

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IBPS PO Prelims Cutoff 2018 (Overall)

Category IBPS PO Cutoff
General 56.75
OBC 55.50
SC 49.25
ST 41.75
OC 42.75
VI 38.75
HI 16.50
ID 17.00

IBPS PO Prelims Cutoff 2018 (Sectional) 

Section Name IBPS PO Cutoff (General) IBPS PO Cutoff (OBC/ SC/ ST/PWD)
English Language 8.75 5.5
Reasoning Ability 9 5.25
Quantitative Aptitude 7.75 4.75

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IBPS PO Main Cutoff 2018 (Overall)

Category IBPS PO Cutoff
General 74.50
OBC 68.38
SC 56.38
ST 35.75
OC 53.25
VI 66.88
HI 42.63
ID 37.00

IBPS PO Main Cutoff 2018 (Sectional)

Section Name IBPS PO Cutoff (OBC/ SC/ ST/PWD) IBPS PO Cutoff (General)
Reasoning and Computer Aptitude 7.5 10.25
English Language 7.5 11.25
General/ Banking and Economics Awareness 5.0 8.0
Data Analysis and Interpretation 2.25 4.5
Descriptive Paper 8.75 10

IBPS PO Prelims Cutoff 2017 (Overall)

Category IBPS PO Cutoff
General 42.75
OBC 42.25
SC 36
ST 28.50
OC 28.75
VI 23.25
HI 15.75
ID 17.75

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IBPS PO Prelims Cutoff 2017 (Sectional)

Section Name IBPS PO Cutoff (General) IBPS PO Cutoff (OBC/ SC/ ST/PWD)
English Language 5 2.75
Reasoning Ability 10 6.25
Quantitative Aptitude 7.75 4.75

IBPS PO Main Cutoff 2017 (Overall)

Category IBPS PO Cutoff
General 82.00
OBC 75.63
SC 62.50
ST 42.25
OC 59.63
VI 77.87
HI 47.75
ID 55.00

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IBPS PO Main Cutoff 2017 (Sectional)

Section Name IBPS PO Cutoff (OBC/ SC/ ST/PWD) IBPS PO Cutoff (General)
Reasoning and Computer Aptitude 7.5 10.25
English Language 3.25 5.75
General/ Banking and Economics Awareness 8.25 11.25
Data Analysis and Interpretation 10.75 14.00
Descriptive Paper 8.75 10

IBPS PO 2020 Vacancies

  • The total number of vacancies reported by participating organizations to IBPS for financial year 2020-2021 is expected to be  4336 (including EWS/ SC/ ST/ OBC/ General Categories).
  • These vacancies are tentative, IBPS can increase or decrease the same as updated by banks. 
  • Tabulated below are the vacancies offered by each participating organization for various categories:
Bank Name SC ST OBC EWS Gen Total Out of Which PwD
HI OC VI ID
Allahabad Bank 75 37 135 50 203 500 5 5 5 5
Andhra Bank 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bank of Baroda 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bank of India 158 58 11 89 583 899 6 17 6 6
Bank of Maharashtra 52 26 94 35 143 350 3 3 3 3
Canara Bank 75 37 135 50 203 500 5 5 5 5
Central Bank of India NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
Corporation Bank 22 11 40 15 62 150 2 2 1 1
Indian Bank 73 37 133 49 201 493 5 5 5 5
Indian Overseas Bank 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oriental Bank of Commerce 48 22 79 29 122 300 3 3 3 3
Punjab National Bank NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
Punjab and Sindh Bank 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Syndicate Bank NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
UCO Bank 53 18 118 50 261 500 47 4 3 13
Union Bank of India 114 53 159 65 253 644 12 12 15 6
United Bank of India 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 670 299 904 432 2031 4336 88 56 46 47

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IBPS PO Prelims Cutoff 2016 (Overall)

Category IBPS PO Cutoff
General 47.50
OBC 46.50
SC 40
ST 31.25
OC 32.75
VI 31.50
HI 18.00

IBPS PO Prelims Cutoff 2016 (Sectional)

Section Name IBPS PO Cutoff (General) IBPS PO Cutoff (OBC/ SC/ ST/PWD)
English Language 7.00 4.50
Reasoning Ability 8.50 5.50
Quantitative Aptitude 8.25 5.25

IBPS PO Main Cutoff 2016 (Overall)

Category IBPS PO Cutoff 
General 52.50
OBC 52.50
SC 41.75
ST 31.50
OC 34.00
VI 37.50
HI 37.00

IBPS PO Main Cutoff 2016 (Sectional)

Subjects IBPS PO Cutoff (OBC/ SC/ ST/PWD) IBPS PO Cutoff (General)
Reasoning 3.25 5.25
English Language 2.25 4.75
Computer Knowledge 5.00 6.50
General Awareness 8.00 10.75
Quantitative Aptitude 10.75 12.50

IBPS PO Prelims Cutoff 2015 (Overall)

Category IBPS PO Cutoff
General 37.25
OBC 37.25
SC 30.75
ST 17.75
OC 25.25
VI 10
HI 9.5

IBPS PO Prelims Cutoff 2015 (Sectional)

Section Name IBPS PO Cutoff (General) IBPS PO Cutoff (OBC/ SC/ ST) IBPS PO Cutoff (PWD)
English Language 7.5 4.75 2
Reasoning Ability 11.25 7.75 4.5
Quantitative Aptitude 7.75 5 2

IBPS PO Main Cutoff 2015 (Overall)

Category IBPS PO Cutoff
General 76.00
OBC 76.00
SC 50.00
ST 47.75
OC 52.50
VI 36.00
HI 35.25

IBPS PO Main Cutoff 2015 (Sectional)

Subjects SC/ OBC Cutoff ST/ PWD Cutoff General cutoff
Reasoning 7.25 3.00 10
English Language 9.50 5.25 12.50
Computer Knowledge 11.00 8.75 12.25
General Awareness 10.25 5 13.75
Quantitative Aptitude 8.75 5.25 11.00

IBPS PO Cutoffs FAQs 2020

Q1) When will the results of the preliminary exam get declared?

Ans. The result regarding whether a candidate has been selected for mains examination will get declared either in last week of October 2018 or in 1st week of November 2018(tentatively).

Q2) How much will I need to score to clear the preliminary exam?

Ans. The cutoff varies from year to year. In 2017, the cutoff for General Category was 42.75 (out of 100).

Q3) What if I score more than overall cutoff but do not clear the sectional cutoff of a section, will I be considered for mains exam?

Ans. No, one needs to clear the sectional cutoff for all the sections, along with the overall cutoff.

Q4) When will the results of the Mains exam get declared?

Ans. The results of mains exam will tentatively be declared in December 2018.

Q5) What was the cutoff for the IBPO PO Main exam last year?

Ans. For general category, the cutoff was 82 out of 225 (for 2017).

Q6) How can I check my mains exam score?

Ans. For this, you will need to visit www.ibps.in. On the homepage, you will see a notification for ‘Click here to view your Online Main Examination for IBPS PO/MT’. After clicking on this link, you can enter your login credentials and your result will be displayed.

Q7) When will the final results get declared?

Ans. The results and provision allotments will start in April 2020.

Q8) Are scores of the preliminary exam also considered during the final selection?

Ans. No, only the scores of Mains examination and Interview will be considered, in the ratio of 80:20.

Q9) Are the final scores given out of 100?

Ans. Yes. As mentioned above, from 100, 80 marks will be calculated from Mains exam score and 20 will be from Interview score.

Q10) How are marks of Mains exam, which are out of 225, converted into ‘out of 80’?

Ans. Let us take an example for this. Suppose you scored 112.5 out of 225 in the Mains examination. Your score for final merit will be taken as (112.5/225)*80 = 40 marks.

Q11) Is there any minimum score for the interview as well?

Ans. Yes, a General Category candidate needs to score at least 40% marks in the interview, While SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates need to score at least 35% marks. In case any fails to score minimum marks, he/she will not be considered for provision allotment.

Q12) What was the cutoff for final selection last year?

Ans. In 2016, the maximum score for final selection was 57.40 (out of 100), and minimum score was 39.90 for General Category.

Q13) Is any waiting/reserve list also released?

Ans. Yes, a reserve list is also released. In 2016, the cutoff for reserve list (for general category) was 39.40.

Q14) I am not satisfied with my mains exam score, what can I do?

Ans. You can report any issue regarding IBPS on www.cgrs.ibps.in, which is the official portal of Central Grievance Redressal System.

Q15) Will IBPS provide me the answer key or answer sheet for the exam?

Ans. No, IBPS will not release either of them.

Q16) I am not satisfied with my interview score, can I review it?

Ans. There is no option/provision for review of Interview marks.

Q17) Can I use my current scores for next year’s IBPS PO recruitment?

Ans. No, scores are valid for one year only.

Q18) If I have scored just above the cutoff score in the Main exam, what are my chances for the final list?

Ans. This depends totally upon your relative performance in the interview. If you have been shortlisted for Interview, it is advisable that you prepare well for it.

Q19) What if my scores are equal to someone, how will the tie be resolved?

Ans. In case of a tie, the candidate with higher age will be preferred.

Q20) On what basis I will be allotted job in any bank?

Ans. The provisional allotment depends on two factors, scores of candidates, and preferences given by them in the application form. Taking these two things into account, you will be allotted jobs.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.

Comments


67 Comments
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avinash sahu
what is reserve list in ibps po?
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kavita rani

Hi Avinash. IBPS means  10 per cent of the vacancies under each category on account of availability of candidates will be reserved\. However, the reserve list does not confirm or guarantee one's recruitment by the IBPS nor does it ensure your provisional allotment.
 

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sheetal chib
how to crack ibps po english section?
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kavita rani

Hi Sheetal. Develop a habit to read the newspaper daily so that you can improve your vocabulary. Note down all the new words you have read. Also, practice more sample papers. 

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fauzia shahid
how to clear ibps po exam in first attempt?
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kavita rani

Hi Fauzia. Candidates must start preparing without any further delay to crack the exam in the first attempt. Refer to the last year question papers, etc. that helps ace your preparations. More details are mentioned here.
 

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koyena biswas
How do I prepare for the reasoning section for the IBPS PO 2021?
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kavita rani

Hi Koyena. You are advised to do at least 5 sets of Direct Mathematical inequalities or Coded inequalities. 5 questions on inequalities will surely appear in the exam so that you can get a good score. So, prepare well for Coded Inequalities as it will add 5 to 7 marks to your account. Other preparation tips are presented here.
 

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sunny pandey
What is the best strategy to prepare for the IBPS PO exam in the last 18-20 days before the exam?
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kavita rani

Hi Sunny. You must prepare a proper revision strategy for the last one month, plan every day in a more systematic way. Follow the plan religiously. Update yourself with all the news around you. Also, refer here to get more details related to the same.
 

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surabhi s
How many cutoff lists of the IBPS PO/Clerk usually come?
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kavita rani

Hi Surabhi. Candidates who cleared the cutoff of one phase will become eligible for the next phase of the IBPS PO Selection Process. IBPS releases separate cutoffs for different categories. You can refer to the link here to get more details related to the previous year cut offs.
 

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pradeepraje
How many questions should be attempted in the IBPS PO 2021 exam to get selected?
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kavita rani

Hi Pradeepraj. Try to maintain at least 80% accuracy level to get considered for the mains exam. Also, study harder to get a good score in the prelims so that you can make it to the next level.

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fauzia shahid
What was last year cut off for IBPS PO?
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kavita rani

Hi Fauzia. Cut off for general category candidates was 59.75. Candidates can check IBPS PO category-wise, sectional and overall cutoffs for the preliminary and main examination of last years by referring to the link here.
 

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mohammed najamuddin
How should I prepare for the BANK PO (SBI, IBPS)? What is an exhaustive list of books I should read and practice tests I should take?
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kavita rani

Hi Mohammed. Some of the books that can be referred include Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by R S Aggarwal, Shortcuts in Quantitative Aptitude with 4 eBooks for Competitive Exams by Disha Experts, Bank PO Quantitative Aptitude Chapterwise Solved Papers by Arihant Experts, etc. Some other books that help you prepare for the exam are presented here.
 

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yash raj singh
What was cut off marks in IBPS 2020 pre and main exam for obc?
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kavita rani

Hi Yash. 70.25 is the cut off marks in IBPS 2020 pre and main exam for OBC category candidates.

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sourajit mukherjee
What initiatives should I take in order to crack IBPS PO exam?
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kavita rani

Hi Sourajit. IBPS PO exam demands not only dedication but preparation in the right direction. You need to make right strategy that helps you crack this exam in the very first go. Check out detailed preparation tips here.
 

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puja sao
How are marks decided in IBPS PO exams?
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kavita rani

Hi Puja. The marks obtained in IBPS PO Mains exam and Interview are calculated together to get overall marks for final selection. The weight age for mains exam and interview is 80:20 in ratio where 80% of marks obtained in mains exam will be added to 20% marks obtained in the interview.

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prahasti
What are the expected cut offs for general category for NIAC, IPPB and RBI Assistant 2020 exams?
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kavita rani

Hi Prahasti. Candidates can check state wise, category wise, and section cut off for RBI Assistant Prelims 2019 to get a better understanding about the same. Refer to the link here.
 

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fauzia shahid
Is 100/200 a good score in IBPS PO Mains exam 2020?
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kavita rani

Hi Fauzia. There will be a sectional cutoff and overall cutoff to clear the IBPS PO Main exam. Moreover, the final merit list will be prepared based on the IBPS Mains and Personal Interview round. More details related to the same are presented here.
 

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arushi thankur
What is the cut off for ibps for general?
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kavita rani

Hi Arushi. 59.75 was the cut off for IBPS for general in 2019. You can get more information related to the cut off for IBPS here.
 

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mohammed najamuddin
Is United India insurance exam similar to IBPS PO or SO?
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kavita rani

Hi Mohammed. You they are quite similar, but not completely. You are suggested to do more mock tests as it helps a lot in understanding the pattern of the exam. Also time management skills can be improved a lot. You can get mock tests by referring to the link here.
 

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sunny pandey
Can an IBPS PO be completed within 5 months if I'm a beginner?
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kavita rani

Hi Sunny. You can qualify for the IBPS PO exam with 5 months of preparation by doing more Online IBPS PO Mock Test Series as it helps judge your performance. Effective study-plan to crack IBPS RRB in 5 months is mentioned here.
 

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ammar zaheer ahmed
How many questions should a person attempt in the IBPS Po exam to score well?
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kavita rani

Hi Ammar. It is essential that you are well aware of the overall exam pattern of the IBPS PO Mains Exam. You have to attempt the paper in a way that you score at least 10 more marks than overall cut off. Try to attempt 100 + questions in the overall paper with complete accuracy.
Refer here to check the latest exam pattern.
 

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arushi thankur
How much can be the final cutoff for the IBPS PO 2020, according to your personal analysis?
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kavita rani

Hi Arushi. IBPS PO 2020 Cutoff is anticipated to be released in October/November. This year, the overall cut off is expected to be around 55 to 70 for General category.

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kashish tomar
Currently I am pursuing PGDM and I have a background of Engineering in Computers, should I apply for IBPS exams?
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kavita rani

HI Kashish. Yes, in case you meet the minimum eligibility, you can give the exam. Check out the detailed eligibility here.