IBPS PO 2016 Cut off for Mains Exams

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May 9, 2018

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IBPS PO Mains Cut Offs are the minimum marks that must be obtained by the candidates to get qualified for the IBPS PO Interview. Candidates should obtain a minimum score in each section of the exam and also a qualifying total score. It depends upon the total number of vacancies, what does the cut off go and what number of candidates are shortlisted for the IBPS PO Interview. 

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IBPS PO Prelims Expected Cut-off 

The cut off of IBPS PO 2018 is expected to be bit more than the cut off of previous year. There are various factors that affects the cut off. IBPS PO Cut off will be displayed on the official website of IBPS soon after the declaration of IBPS PO Mains Results.

The sectional and overall cut offs are determined by normalizing the cut off score. Sectional cut off is the minimum score in a particular section. Apart from clearing all the sectional cutoffs in IBPS PO exam, candidates have to clear the minimum required marks on the total marks. This is known as overall cut off.

IBPS PO Mains Expected Cut Off

With the increase in IBPS PO Prelims Cut Off, it is expected, Mains cut off will also be competitively high. It could be because of the lower number of vacancies this year. Or else, it could be that this being the 2nd year, and several exams have been conducted in online mode and candidates are familiar with it.

Analysis of IBPS PO Expected Cutoff is depicted in the following graph.

IBPS PO 2016 Expected Cutoff

Candidates can expect rise in sectional cut off too.  In the following table, expected sectional cut off and overall cut off for IBPS PO Mains is determined:

Section wise IBPS PO Cut Off 2016 Mains

Section Maximum Marks IBPS PO Mains Expected Cut Off
SC OBC ST General
Reasoning 50 09 09 05 12
English Language 40 11 11 07 14
Computer Knowledge 20 13 13 10 14
General Awareness 40 12 12 07 15
Quantitative Aptitude 50 10 10 07 12

The above cut off is expected and it can be varied by ±3.

Category wise Overall IBPS PO Cut Off 2016 Mains

Category Cut off Marks (Out of 200)
General 73-78
OBC 73-78
SC 48-53
ST 45-50
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Previous Year IBPS PO Cut Off Score for Mains

IBPS PO Mains 2015 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.

Category Cutoff (Out of 200)
Scheduled Caste (SC) 50.00
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 47.75
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 76.00
General (Gen) 76.00
Hearing Impaired (HI) 35.25
Orthopedically Challenged (OC) 52.50
Visually Impaired (VI) 36.00

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IBPS PO Main 2015 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.

Section Maximum Marks IBPS PO Mains Expected Cut Off
SC OBC ST/PwD General
Reasoning 50 07.25 07.25 03.00 10.00
English Language 40 09.50 09.50 05.25 12.50
Computer Knowledge 20 11.00 11.00 08.75 12.25
General Awareness 40 10.25 10.25 05.00 13.75
Quantitative Aptitude 50 08.75 08.75 05.25 11.00

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