SBI SO 2017 Cutoff

Updated On -

Feb 13, 2017

Shivani Tiwari's profile photo

Shivani Tiwari

Content Curator

State Bank of India Specialist Officer, SBI SO 2017 Cutoff is announced along with SBI SO Result. The SBI SO Cutoff is decided by SBI considering number of factors pertaining to SBI SO Exam. The qualified candidates of SBI SO 2017 will be called for subsequent Interview rounds. The final selection of SBI SO will be based on the performance of candidates in written test and Interview combined.

SBI SO Result will be announced in the month of February, 2017. Candidates can check their result for SBI SO on The Selection of candidates for the next round is solely based upon the decided cut-off.

SBI SO 2017 Expected Cutoff

Here is the expected Cut-off for SBI SO 2017. The Professional Knowledge section holds the highest weight of the SBI SO. Hence, it is one of the deciding factors in SBI SO 2017 Cut off. Candidates are advised to look out for the section. Among the other sections, Analytical Reasoning is also one of the major sections in SBI PO. The sectional SBI SO Cut off 2017 is expected to be as mentioned in the table.

Category Professional Knowledge Quantitative Aptitude English language Analytical Reasoning
General 60 13 12 22
SC 54 09 08 18
ST 46 07 06 13
OBC 55 12 10 19

SBI SO Previous Year Cut off

Knowledge of Previous Year Cut-off is helpful in determining the upcoming cut-off. Since the Professional  Knowledge Section in SBI SO Exam was introduced in 2014, the SBI SO Cut off data is available after SBI SO 2014. The table below mentions the SBI SO Cut off for general category of the last three years.

SBI SO Sections 2014 2015 2016
General Awareness 58 59 45
Quantitative Aptitude 3 3 4.5
English Language 5 5.6 6.5
Analytical Reasoning 6 10 12.5

SBI SO 2016 Cut off

The difficulty level of the SBI SO 2016 Paper was moderate with only few surprises. Like every other sessions, the difficulty was highest for Professional Knowledge followed by Analytical Reasoning, English Language and Quantitative Aptitude. There were no major changes in the exam.

Category Professional Knowledge Quantitative Aptitude English language Analytical Reasoning
General 45 4.50 6.50 12.50
SC/ST/OBC 40 3.40 5.50 11.50

SBI SO 2014 Cutoff

The Cut off of SBI SO 2014 is given below. The Sections Professional Knowledge and Quantitative Aptitude were introduced for the first time. Previously the SBI SO Exam did not comprise Professional Knowledge and had a section for Data Analysis. Having introduced the section for the first time, the cut off went a bit higher than the normal trend.

Category Professional Knowledge Quantitative Aptitude English language Analytical Reasoning
General 58 3 5 6
SC 52 1 2 2
ST 44 - - -
OBC 56 - - -

Factors affecting SBI SO Cut-off

The cut-off for SBI SO is calculated considering various factors. The final cut-off is prepared along with the announcement of SBI SO Result and candidates with scores above the mentioned cut-off are shortlisted for subsequent interview Rounds. Let’s look at the various factors affecting SBI SO 2017 Cut-off

  • Total number of vacancies- The total number of vacancies made available by SBI are a major factor in deciding upon the SBI SO Cutoff. These vacancies will intern decide the number of candidates who appear in SBI SO.
  • Total number of candidates appeared in SBI SO exam- The total number of candidates who appear in exam is also a major factor to decide SBI cut off. If there are more candidates, SBI SO Cut off will also go high.
  • Difficulty level of exam- Difficulty level of exam also affects the SBI SO cut off. If the level of exam is easy, cut off is most likely to go up and vice versa.
  • Previous years cut off- the previous years’ cutoff will also affects the SO Cutoff 2017, along with the other factors.
  • Reservation Criteria- Cut off for reserved and unreserved categories differs each year. So, the category of the candidate will be another deciding factor.

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