SBI PO 2020-2021 Cut-Off Analysis for Mains and Prelims

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Mar 1, 2021

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SBI (State Bank Of India) conducts an independent exam for the recruitment of the Probationary Officers. The selection is conducted in three stages- Prelims, Mains and Personal Interview. Each stage has a minimum cut-off mark that the candidates have to score in order to get selected for the next round. These cut-offs are released by the officials of SBI with or soon after the result. The cut-offs vary every year and with every level of exam.

Latest Updates:

  • The SBI PO Prelims 2020 Cut-offs were released on January 18, 2021
  • The Mains Exams were conducted on January 29, 2021.
  • The Call letter for the Personal Interview is available for download from February 20- March 3, 2021..
Cut-off 2020

How to check SBI PO 2020 cut-off?

The SBI PO cut-offs are released on the official website. The steps to check and download the cut-offs is very easy.

  • Visit the official website of SBI at
  • Click on the link for SBI cut-offs.
  • The page will open and ask for the Registration number and password.
  • The cut-off will open on the screen.
  • Download and save the list of cut-offs.

Factors affecting the Cut-off

There are several factors that affect the SBI PO cut-offs. It is important to keep all of them in mind.

  • Difficulty-level of the exam.
  • No. of vacancies
  • No. of candidates taking the exam.

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Prelims Cut-off 2020

SBI PO Prelims 2020 Cut-off- Category-wise

The SBI PO 2020 Prelims cut-off was released on January 18, 2021 on the official website.

Category Cut-off
General 58.5
SC 50
ST 43.75
OBC 56
EWS 56.75
Expected Cut-off 2020

SBI PO Mains 2020 Expected Cut-off

The Mains exam for SBI PO was conducted on January 29, 2021. The official cut-offs for 2020 Mains have not been released yet but are expected soon. We have provided the expected minimum cut-off for the General category, the same for the other categories can be guessed from that.

Category Minimum Expected cut-off
General 92-105
Previous year Cut-off

Previous Years’ SBI PO Cut-off

The 2020 Prelims exams and the Mains exams have been conducted and the cut-off for Prelims has been released too in January. However, the Mains cut-off has not been released yet. Simultaneously, the dates and details about the 2021 exams are expected soon. Thus, in order to provide an idea about the upcoming cut-offs, we have presented a list of previous year’s (2019’s) cut-off.

SBI PO 2019 Prelims Cut-offs

Category Cut-off Marks (Out of 100)
General 71
SC 61.75
ST 54.75
OBC 68.25
OWS 68.25
PWD (VI) 59.50
PWD (LD) 64.75
PWD (HI) 16.25

SBI PO 2019 Mains Cut-offs

Category Cut-off Marks (Out of 250)
General 104.42
ST 77.63
SC 82.50
OBC 94.28
EWS 100.89
PWD (LD) 86.51
PWD (VI) 101.75
PWD (HI) 75.36

SBI PO 2019 Final Result Cut-off

Category Cut-off (Out of 100)
General 54.11
ST 45.75
SC 43.90
OBC 48.78
EWS 50.13
PWD (LD) 47.11
PWD (VI) 52.58
PWD (HI) 35.29

The number of applicants for SBI PO is seen to be rising with each passing year, making the exam more and more difficult. This year too, the number of applicants is expected to go higher up resulting in increased minimum cut-offs.

SBI PO 2018 Prelims cut-off

Category Cut-off (Out of 100)
General 56.75
ST 43
SC 49
OBC 54.25
PWD (LD) 45.25
PWD (VI) 49
PWD (HI) 14.75

SBI PO 2018 Mains Cut-off

Section General SC ST OBC
Mains exam 93/.10 77.13 75.01 86.42
GD+PI 20 18 18 18
Final cutoff 50.79 43.99 39.87 46.26

SBI PO 2017 Prelims cut-off

Category Cut-off (Out of 100)
General 51.50
ST 31.25
SC 43.25
OBC 48.25
PWD (LD) 38.75
PWD (VI) 42.50
PWD (HI) 18.50


Ques: Does the score of Prelims count for the final merit list?

Ans: No, the Prelims exam is just qualifying in nature and its marks do not matter for the final merit list.

Ques: Does SBI PO have a sectional and overall cut-off?

Ans: SBI PO used to have both sectional and overall cut-off. However, now the sectional cut-off has been removed and only the overall cut-off was released for 2020 Prelims.

Ques: Is there a cut-off for the final merit list too?

Ans: Yes, an overall cut-off is released after the personal interview too. The candidates have to clear the final cut-off too.

Ques: Is IBPS the conducting body of SBI PO exams?

Ans: No, the SBI PO exam is not conducted by IBPS, but independently by SBI only.

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