Expected IPPB Cutoff for 2017

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May 9, 2017

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The prelims phase of IPPB online exam is scheduled on January 7 – 8, 2017. This is the first time ever that IPPB exam is being held. It consists of two Phases for examination i.e. prelims & Mains. IPPB is recruiting the applicant with 650 vacancies in the post of Officer Scale I. It is natural for the first-time candidates to be apprehensive of the IPPB cutoff. In this article, we are providing the IPPB expected cutoff. It will help you in setting up the target through which you can easily clear the sectional as well as the overall cutoff.


Expected IPPB Cutoff – Prelims 2016

The IPPB prelims phase will be similar to that of other banking prelims exam. You need to focus on speed & accuracy to qualifying the written test. There will be 100 questions asked in this phase and the durations of the exam is 1 hour. Your choice of selecting the questions in prelims is a deciding factor that whether you will be in or out for the Mains paper. Here, we are providing IPPB Recruitment expected cutoff for prelims phase in the below table.

Section Max Marks Expected Cutoff
English language 30 7 – 8
Quantitative Aptitude 35 8 – 10
Reasoning Ability 35 9 – 12
Total 100 47 – 53

Category wise IPPB Cutoff – Prelims 2016

This table shows the category wise expected cutoff for prelims phase. You can check the range of cutoff marks as mentioned below:

Category Expected IPPB Cutoff
General 47 – 53
OBC 43 – 46
SC 40 – 42
ST 38 – 41

Read About IPPB Recruitment 2017: Exam Pattern & Syllabus


Expected IPPB Cutoff – Mains 2016

The difficulty level increases as compared to prelims phase in the Mains exam. The presence of mind & concept of understanding matters a lot in IPPB mains exam. The IPPB mains exam comprises of 200 questions. The duration of exam is 140 minutes. Candidates can go through following table for the expected cutoff of IPPB recruitment Mains exam as mentioned below.

Section Max Marks Expected Cutoff
Reasoning Ability 50 10 – 12
English Language 40 9 – 11
Computer Knowledge 20 10 – 13
General Awareness 40 12 – 14
Quantitative Aptitude 50 12 – 15
Total 200 95 – 103

Category wise IPPB Cutoff – Mains 2016

You can check the category wise expected cutoff for IPPB Mains exam as mentioned in the below table:

Category Expected Cutoff
General 95 – 103
OBC 91 – 96
SC 86 – 90
ST 81 – 85

Factors Affecting the IPPB Cutoff

The IPPB exam cutoff is not mainly depends on the written test. There are various factors which affect the cutoff marks. You can check the following factors which are given below:

  • The total of candidates appearing for IPPB for scale I officer position.
  • The total number of vacancies for applying post in Indian post payment bank.
  • The difficulty level of questions in the exam and the overall level of complexity of both prelims and mains exam.
  • Relative performance of the candidates in the written test.

FAQs on IPPB Cutoff?

Q1. Will the IPPB Cutoff be determined section wise or overall?

Ans. The IPPB Cutoff will be determined both section wise as well as overall.

Q2. If I score more than the overall IPPB Cutoff but fail to make it to the section wise cutoff, will I be eligible for clearing the exam?

Ans. No, you will have to score both overall as well as section wise to make it to the next level i.e. Mains examination.

Q3. Who will decide the IPPB Cutoff?

Ans. The exam conducting authorities at India Post Payments Bank will determine the IPPB Cutoff.

Q4. Can the IPPB Cutoff for two consecutive years be the same?

Ans. The IPPB Cutoff for this year as well as the next academic year can be the same but that is not very probable. Each year the factors deciding the cutoff change.

Q5. Should websites be trusted with IPPB Cutoff?

Ans. It depends on the credibility of the website you’re visiting. If they’ve been correct with the cutoffs earlier, they can be trusted. If not, then why take a risk.

Q6. How accurate is your website at predicting cutoffs?

Ans. Our website is 95% accurate at predicting cutoffs across examinations. Our predicted range for cutoffs have always been correct. We are confident enough to be correct for IPPB Cutoff as well.


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

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