IBPS PO Expected Cut Off 2017

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May 9, 2018

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The preliminary phase of the IBPS PO 2018 is scheduled to be conducted on October 13, 14, 20 and October 21. 20 banks from across the country are participating in the exam, which is being held to fill 3247 PO vacancies. Candidates qualifying prelims exam take mains exam which carries 80 % weightage in the final selection.

  • The sectional and overall cut offs are determined by normalizing IBPS PO Cut off score.
  • IBPS PO Cut off are the minimum marks that must be obtained by the candidates to get qualified for IBPS PO Interview.
  • Sectional cut off is the minimum score in a particular section.
  • Apart from clearing all the sectional cut offs in IBPS PO 2018, candidates have to clear the minimum required marks on the total marks.
  • Overall cut off for Prelims Examination of IBPS PO 2015 were 37.25 respectively. Check IBPS PO Cut off 2015
  • Candidates can go through the following article to know more about IBPS PO Cut off 2016. It will be useful to analyze yourself and the level of Competition.

IBPS PO 2017 Cut off for Prelims

Cut off of IBPS PO Prelims will be declared along with the result in October 2017 tentatively. Candidates have to secure cut off score in each subject – English language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability. IBPS PO 2017 category wise cut off will be decided out of total marks of 100. 

IBPS PO 2017 Sectional Expected Cut off for Prelims

Sections Maximum Marks SC/ST/OBC/PWD General
English Language 30 04.50 07.00
Reasoning Ability 35 05.50 08.50
Quantitative Aptitude 35 05.25 08.25

IBPS PO 2017 Overall Cut off for Prelims

Category Prelims Cut off (Out of 100)
General 47.50
OBC 46.50
SC 40.00
ST 31.25
OC 32.75
VI 31.50
HI 18.00

IBPS PO 2017 Cut off for Mains 

IBPS, conducting body of IBPS PO will release the official cut off for IBPS PO 2017 in March. Until then the candidates can check IBPS PO 2017 Cut off for Mains Exam.   

Given below are tables delivering information about the Section Wise as well as Category Wise cut off of IBPS PO exam.

Sectional IBPS PO Cut off 2017 – Mains

Sectional wise cut off stands for the minimum score, a candidate needs to score in a particular section in order to proceed to the next level. Candidates can check the table given below to know about the cut off as per their category.

Section Name Maximum Marks
Reasoning 50 05.25 03.25
English Language 40 04.75 02.25
Quantitative Aptitude 50 12.50 10.75
General Awareness 40 10.75 08.00
Computer Knowledge 20 06.50 05.00

Overall IBPS PO Cut off 2017 – Mains 

The overall cut off score refers to the cumulative of all sectional scores which may or may not be equal to the total.

Category Cut off Marks (Out of 200)
General (Gen) 52.50
Other Backword Classes (OBC) 52.50 
Hearing Imapaired (HI) 37.00
Orthopaedically Challenged 34.00
Scheduled Caste (SC) 41.75
Scheduled Tribe (ST)  31.50
Visually Impaired (VI) 37.50

Note: The statistics mentioned above are out of 200 Marks.

How to calculate IBPS PO Cut off Score?

Mains Exam is the second level that a candidate needs to clear so as to move to the final step i.e. Personal Interview. The weightage (ratio) of IBPS PO mains exam and interview will be 80:20 respectively.

  • Number of questions answered correctly by a candidate in each section is considered for arriving at the corrected score after applying penalty for wrong answers
  • The corrected scores obtained by a candidate are made equivalent to take care of the minor difference in difficulty level, if any, in each of the objective tests held in different sessions to arrive at the Equated Scores.
  • Equated Scores is a score obtained by candidates on any test are equated to the base form by considering the distribution of scores of all the forms.
  • The final IBPS PO 2017 scores in each test will be rounded off to up to two digits after the decimal point.
  • Marks of written test will be normalised to 100 from total marks 200. Check IBPS PO Cut off 2017

Formula for Calculation

Total Score in IBPS PO 2017 for allotment = Score obtained in IBPS PO Mains (English language + Quantitative aptitude + Reasoning ability + General awareness + Computer Knowledge) + Marks secured in IBPS PO Interview

The category wise minimum and maximum scores for provisional allotment is given below. The scores are decided on the basis of combined scores of mains and interview out of 100.

Maximum Marks 46.30 45.10 50.20 57.40 52.70 55.20 40.50
Minimum Marks 33.70 28.60 37.00 39.90 31.40 33.10 25.40

Factors Affecting IBPS PO Cut off

Both the sectional and overall cut off are formulated on the basis of the certain criteria so as to normalize the score.

  • Number of candidates
  • Level of Difficulty
  • Number of vacancies
  • Marking scheme
  • Reservation norms

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