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IBPS PO Cutoff 2020-21 (Out): Check the Final Cutoff Marks Here

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Apr 12, 2021

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection released the IBPS PO final Cutoff 2020 along with the IBPS PO result for 2020-21 on April 1, 2021. The IBPS PO cutoff for final allotment calculated as per the scores of the mains exam and interview (combinedly). The category-wise maximum and minimum scores of the IBPS PO exam are estimated out of 100 marks. The commission also released the cutoff marks for the reserve list. Catch the news here.

IBPS releases separate cutoffs for different categories.

  • There are two types of cutoffs in the 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 for the exam.
  • The factors affecting the cutoff of IBPS PO 2020-21 are the number of applicants, number of vacancies, the difficulty level of the exam, and candidates’ performance in the exam. Open the official website link to check the final cutoff of IBPS PO 2020-21, here.
PO Cutoff 2020-21

IBPS PO Cutoff 2020-21

On April 1, 2021, the commission released the final cutoff marks for the probationary officers along with the maximum and minimum marks for Mains and the interview round (combinedly). Check the following content to know more about the IBPS PO final cutoff marks:

Cutoff 2020-21

Also, check the IBPS Exam Calendar for 2021-22 

IBPS PO Mains Cutoff (Yearwise): Overall

CRP PO/ MT-X mains category-wise and section-wise cutoff for the IBPS PO Mains exam was published on February 24, 2021.

Go through the following tables to find out the minimum qualifying scores of previous years:

Category 2020 2019 2018 2017
General 83.5 71.25 74.5 82
OBC 78.63 70.25 68.38 75.63
SC 66.38 55.63 56.38 62.5
ST 52.25 38.13 35.75 42.25
HI 38.25 41 42.63 47.75
OC 61.25 46.13 53.25 59.63
VI 84.88 70.5 66.88 77.87
ID 53 45.88 37 55
EWS 75.75 65.88 - -

Also, check the graphical representation of IBPS PO year-wise cutoff (Overall marks) of the Mains exams:

Mains cutoff

IBPS PO Cutoff 2020-21: Section Wise

Subject Maximum Marks Cut Off (SC/ST/ OBC/PwD) Cut Off (General/ EWS)
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 60 03.75 06.00
English Language 40 08.50 11.75
Data Analysis & Interpretation 60 05.75 08.75
General Economy & Banking Awareness 40 06.25 09.75
English Language (Descriptive) 25 08.75 10.00

IBPS PO Prelims Cutoff (Overall): Year wise

Check the following table to know more about the past year trends of IBPS PO Prelims Cutoff (Overall) marks:

Category 2020 2019 2018 2017
General 58.75 59.75 56.75 42.75
OBC 58.5 59.75 55.5 42.25
SC 51 53.5 49.25 36
ST 43.5 46.25 41.75 28.5
EWS 57.75 59.75 - -
HI 19.75 21.25 16.5 15.75
OC 46 44.5 42.75 28.75
ID 21.75 20.75 17 17.75
VI 54.25 52.25 38.75 23.25

Also, check the graphical representation of the year-wise IBPS PO overall Prelims cutoff score:

Prelims cutoff
Check Cutoff Steps

Steps to Check the IBPS PO Cutoff

Check the following steps to know more about the IBPS PO Cutoff:

  • Visit the official website of IBPS
  • Select the cutoff link “View notification regarding provisional allotment under CRP PO/MT-X” on the home page of IBPS
  • Click the link and the aspirants can see the IBPS PO Cutoff pdf appears on the screen
  • Check the cutoff and save the file. Also, check IBPS PO final result 2020-21 here.
PO Cutoff Factors

Factors Affecting the IBPS PO Cutoff Marks

  • Number of appeared aspirants
  • The difficulty level of the exam
  • Total number of vacancies
  • Total obtainable marks
Types of Cutoff

Types of IBPS PO Cutoff

  • Total Scores: The overall IBPS PO Cutoff is referred to as the minimum aggregate marks, that the aspirants have to obtain in the exam.
  • Individual scores: The sectional cutoff is the minimum mark that the aspirants need to get in the respective sections of the paper.

Read IBPS PO Selection Process 2021 to know more about the overall recruitment process of the IBPS PO exam before applying for it.

IBPS PO Prelims Cutoff 2019 (Sectional)

Check the following table to know more about the IBPS PO Prelims sectional Cutoff 2019:

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 Mains 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

Check IBPS PO Exam Pattern

Go through the following quick links:

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

IBPS PO Mains 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

Read IBPS PO Syllabus 2021

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

Download IBPS PO Sample Papers

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 Cutoff of previous years helps the aspirants to understand the change of cutoff trends from year to year. The candidates can also assume the expected cutoff score of IBPS PO 2021-22 exam.

PO FAQs

IBPS PO Cutoffs FAQs 2021

Ques When will the results of the preliminary exam get declared?

Ans. The result of IBPS PO Prelims for 2021-22 will be announced at the end of October 2021 (Tentatively).

Ques When will the results of the Mains exam get declared?

Ans. The results of the mains exam will tentatively be declared in December 2021.

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

Ans. For the general category, the cutoff was 83.5 out of 225 (for 2020-21).

Ques 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.

Ques When will the final results get declared?

Ans. The results and provision allotments will start in April 2022 (Tentatively).

Ques 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.

Ques 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.

Ques 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.

Ques 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 provisional allotment.

Ques 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 the Central Grievance Redressal System.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ques 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 an Interview, it is advisable that you prepare well for it.

Ques 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.

Ques On what basis I will be allotted a 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.

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

Comments


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utkarsha khatri
How difficult is it to crack the bank PO exams?
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kavita rani

Hi Utkarsha. Many candidates have failed at several attempts so you must understand the tough growing competition. Banking examinations like IBPS and SBI for different posts are not easy to crack, so it is important to study harder to boost your chances of clearing it.

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prahasti
How do I manage to crack ibps po exam in first attempt?
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kavita rani

Hi Prahasti. Develop familiarity with the latest exam pattern and syllabus, prepare a systematic time table, choose the best resources, strategy for exam, go through the last year papers, etc.
More details related to the exam are mentioned here.
 

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puja sao
How do I prepare for SBI PO 2020?
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kavita rani

Hi Puja. Books play an important role while preparing for the SBI PO exam. Some of the books that can be referred include Bank PO Reasoning Chapterwise Solved Papers by Arihant Experts, Bank PO English Language Chapterwise Solved Papers by Arihant Experts, etc.
Other details are mentioned here.
 

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bhagyashri kene
I scored 139.5 in SSC CGL tier 1 2020 in general category. Should I prepare for Mains or should I focus on the upcoming IBPS PO exam?
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kavita rani

Hi Bhagyashri. I would suggest you to prepare for both exams and work harder to clear it.

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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?
K
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?
K
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?
K
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?
K
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.