IBPS PO 2021 Result, Scorecard, Merit list and Cutoff

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Apr 12, 2021

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The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Probationary Officer (IBPS) announced the IBPS PO 2020 final result and cutoff marks on April 1, 2021. The aspirants can check their IBPS PO results till April 30, 2021. Check the news. To download the IBPS PO final result, the aspirants need to provide the registration number or roll number and password or date of birth of the candidates. The IBPS PO Result 2020-21 for provisional allotment was prepared as per the marks secured by the aspirants in the main exam and in the interview round. Again, the IBPS PO cutoff 2020-21 for final allotment has been estimated out of 100 marks. The final IBPS PO Cutoff 2020 is available in PDF format. 

On March 31, 2021, the exam conducting authority released the IBPS PO 2019 result for provisional allotment under the reserve list. The aspirants can also check the result to the official website till April 30, 2021. Check the news

IBPS PO 2021 Result for prelims exam will be released tentatively around October 2021 soon after the exam is conducted in October 2021. The result will be available in online mode only at the official website – Candidates will have to log in with their Registration Number/ Roll Number and Password/ Date of Birth to access their results and scorecards of IBPS PO 2021 exam

  • The result is published in the form of a scorecard containing Sectional and Overall Cutoff and a candidate’s score.
  • Candidates who qualify prelims exam will appear for the main exam.
  • Candidates who qualify the main exam are invited for the interview round. Check IBPS PO Selection Procedure
  • The marks obtained in the Main exam and Interview, in the ratio of 80:20, are the deciding factors for the selection of the candidates.
Important dates

IBPS PO 2020-21 Result Dates

IBPS PO 2020 important dates regarding exams and results are provided here:

IBPS PO Result Events IBPS PO Result Dates
prelims exam 03-Oct-2020 04-Oct-2020 10-Oct-2020
Declaration of prelims result 14-Jan-2021
Last date to check the result status  20-Jan-2021
Release of scorecard 20-Jan-2021
Mains exam 04-Feb-2021
Declaration of mains result 18-Feb- 2021
Release of mains scorecard 24-Feb-2021 to 13-Mar-2021
Release of mains scorecard for qualified candidates  22-Mar-2021
Conduct of Interview March 2021
Provisional allotment result 01-Apr-2021

Also, check the IBPS Exam Calendar for 2021-22 

How to check results?

How to Download IBPS PO 2021 Result?

Separate IBPS PO Result will be released for each stage of the exam. Candidates have to follow these steps to download the Result:

  • Visit the official website –
  • Click on the link “IBPS PO Result”
  • Enter your Registration No./ Roll No. and Password/ Date of Birth
  • The result will be displayed on the screen
  • Download the result and save it for future reference 

Details in IBPS PO Scorecard

Following are the information you will find on an IBPS PO Scorecard: 

Result stages

IBPS PO 2021 Result Stages

IBPS will release results separately for all the three exams- Prelims, Main Exam, and Interview Round. As per IBPS PO 2021 Selection Procedure, the candidates will move to the next phase, if and only if they qualify the previous phase. The result of all the stages have different characteristics:

IBPS PO 2021 Prelims Result 

  • Prelim is a qualifying examination.
  • Its result is not used for final merit but only used to shortlist candidates for the Main exam. 
  • Maximum marks: 100 marks
  • Marking Scheme: 1 mark for the correct answer, -0.25 marks for the incorrect answer
  • To get qualified for the next phase, candidates must meet the sectional cutoff as well as the overall cutoff. 

IBPS PO 2021 Main Exam Result

  • IBPS PO 2021 Main is the second phase for the recruitment process of Probationary Officer. 
  • Total marks: 225 Marks (Objective Paper-200 marks, Descriptive paper-25 marks)
  • Descriptive Paper will only be examined when the candidate will qualify objective paper. 
  • Candidates need to qualify each section of the main exam and also a minimum qualifying mark in total to get shortlisted for the interview round.
  • The cut-off list is created based on the vacancies and the difficulty level of examination.
  • Marks gained in the Main exam will not be disclosed to candidates before the final round.

  • Also, Main’s score has 80% weightage in the final merit list.

IBPS PO 2021 Interview Result

  • Candidates who score qualifying marks in IBPS PO Main exam will be called for Interview Round.
  • Interview Round will be of 100 marks. 
  • Candidates from the unreserved category should score at least 40% while the reserved category must score at least 35% to qualify the interview. 
  • Interview Round’s score has 20% weightage in the final merit list. 

Score Normalization

Normalization of IBPS PO 2021 Scores

  • The corrected scores obtained by the candidates in each of the sessions will be normalized using the equi-percentile method.
  • Scores up to 2 decimal numbers are taken for calculating the scores in IBPS PO Result.
  • The corrected score is calculated by the number of correct answers given by the candidate with a penalty of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.
  • So, if a candidate scores 30 correct answers and 8 wrong answers, then the total score of the candidate will be 28 ( 30 - 2 ).

Why Normalization of Score?

  • IBPS PO Exam is held in different states, multiple venues, and morning/evening shifts.
  • Each of the shifts have a different set of question papers online.
  • Since the question papers are different, the level of difficulty in question paper varies which can affect the scores of particular batches.
  • IBPS normalizes the scores to take care of the difference in the level of difficulty.
  • No candidate should feel at a loss while attempting the exam.
  • By using the equi-percentile method, IBPS makes sure an unbiased decision is made.

Use of Unfair Means

  • IBPS will compare the pattern of correct and incorrect responses/ answers of individual candidates with other candidates. 
  • If any similar pattern is detected while comparing the answers then it is inferred that the responses have been shared and scores obtained are not genuine.
  • IBPS reserves the right to cancel the candidature of the concerned candidates without any notice.
  • Also, the result of such disqualified candidates will be withheld.
  • No representation in this regard will be entertained

IBPS PO 2020 Vacancies

The vacancy details for the year is released after the IBPS PO notification in out hence the vacancy details for IBPS PO 2021 is not yet out. For IBPS PO 2020, around 4336 vacancies are expected to be reported by 9 banks to IBPS. This is the second time when Economically Weaker Section (EWS) category has got 10% reservation in the vacancies. Tabulated below are the official vacancies offered by the participating organization for each category:

Bank Name SC ST OBC EWS Gen Total Out of Which PwD
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


IBPS PO 2021 Result FAQs

Ques. Where will the IBPS PO results be displayed?

Ans. The results will be displayed on the official website of IBPS after completion of each phase of the examination.

Ques. Will there be sectional cut-off or only an overall cut off?

Ans. IBPS PO contains both sectional as well as an overall cutoff. You need to clear both to be eligible for the next phase.

Ques. If I score very well and meet the overall cut-off but have scored poorly in one section, will I qualify for the next round?

Ans. No, even if you meet the overall cutoff score or score above it, you will not qualify for the next round unless you have cleared the sectional cutoffs.

Ques. How will the final merit list be prepared?

Ans. The marks of both, the main examination and interview would be taken into account for the final merit list. Marks of Main exam and interview will be taken in the ratio of 80:20.

Ques. What is the expected cut off marks for 2020?

Ans. Cutoff marks will be declared by IBPS only after the result declaration. However, last year the cut-off marks for the general category and OBC were 73-78 marks, for SC around 48-53 marks, and for ST around 45-50 marks. So, ideally one should target these scores while preparing.

Ques. Will the results be in percentile or percentage?

Ans. Marks will be displayed in the form of scores.

Ques. How are the cut off marks calculated?

Ans. Cutoff scores are calculated based on the normalization method by IBPS. After carefully examining total no of correct questions the penalty of incorrect questions is deducted and then corrected scores are obtained. Then equated scores are calculated and based upon that the overall and sectional cutoffs are decided.

Ques. How will I know if I am selected for an interview? Where will the interviews be conducted?

Ans. Students selected for an interview will receive a mail on their registered mail ID and they will have to download the interview call letters from the IBPS website. Interviews would be conducted in selected centres and all the details about the interview center, date, and time would be mentioned in IBPS PO Call Letter.

Ques. How will the provisional allotment be done?

Ans. Provisional Allotment of the selected candidates would be done on a merit cum preference basis.

Ques. What are the minimum marks required to qualify for the interview?

Ans. To be able to qualify the interview round, a general category candidate needs to get at least 40% marks while a reserved category candidate needs 35% marks

Ques. I am not satisfied with my result. Can I get my exam scores re-evaluated?

Ans. If you are not satisfied with the marks mentioned on the scorecard you may register your query on the CGRS portal.

Ques. For how long will my scores be valid?

Ans. Your scorecard will be valid only for one year.

Ques. Is it possible to change bank preferences before provisional allotment?

Ans. The preference list cannot be modified once you have submitted the form and the bank allotted to the candidate by IBPS will be final.

Ques. Will the number of vacancies increase for IBPS PO Recruitment 2020?

Ans. Yes, there is a chance of an increase since a few participating banks have not yet declared their total available vacancies.

Ques. What are the dates for IBPS PO Interview 2020?

Ans. As per the official dates, the interview round will be held in January/ February 2020.

Ques. Will the marks of Prelims rounds be included in the final merit list?

Ans. No, the prelims paper is only qualifying in nature. The merit list will include marks of Main exam & Interview only. 

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


avinash sahu
Are there any further procedures to join IBPS Bank after clearing all the 3 rounds – Prelims, Mains and Interview?
kavita rani

Hi Avinash. Interview qualifiers will be appointed as Probationary Officers in participating banks.

fauzia shahid
Do the IBPS release waiting list for candidates who didn’t get finalized in the result?
kavita rani

Hi Fauzia. If your score is in the top in the reserve list, there are 3-5% chances of getting selected, only in case someone left his/her post.

sourajit mukherjee
What if you are not satisfied with your marks on the scorecard?
kavita rani

Hi Sourajit. You can challenge the score card. Detailed method to do that is mentioned on the official website.

sagar taran
Sir/Ma'am, when will the next exam of sbi po start?