SBI PO 2020 is conducted for the recruitment of probationary officers in several branches of State Bank of India. Nearly 9.5 lakhs candidates apply for SBI PO each year, out of which only 10 times the number of vacanices, candidates will be selected to appear for the main exam.
The cutoff is the minimum score decided by the exam conducting authorities that the candidates must achieve in order to qualify the exam. The cutoff marks tend to vary for candidates belonging to different categories. State Bank of India will release cutoff for prelims and main exam along with the declaration of SBI PO 2020 Result. Meanwhile, candidates can check the previous years SBI PO Cutoffs:
The previous years’ cutoffs will help the students to understand the pattern that exists in the SBI PO cut-off trend. Knowing cut-off trends of SBI PO can enable the candidates to understand the level of preparation required. Cut-off marks indicate a lot of important information about the exam, including the difficulty level of the question paper. Serious candidates who wish to do well in the exam must go through the previous year cut-off figures.
The official cutoff for Preliminary exam of SBI PO 2019 is given below:
|Category||SBI PO Preliminary Cutoff (Out of 100 Marks)|
|Economically Weaker Section (EWS)||68.25|
|Other Backward Caste (OBC)||68.25|
|Scheduled Caste (SC)||61.75|
|Scheduled Tribe (ST)||54.75|
SBI PO Main Exam Cutoff for 2019 year is tabulated below:
|Category||Main Cutoff Marks (Out of 250)|
In the following section, SBI PO 2018 cutoffs are represented. In the following table, category-wise SBI PO 2018 final and prelims cutoffs are mentioned:
|Category||Final Cut-Off (Out of 250 marks)||Prelims Cut-off (Out of 100 marks)|
|Other Backward Caste (OBC)||86.42||54.25|
|Scheduled Caste (SC)||77.13||49|
|Scheduled Tribe (ST)||75.01||43|
|Hearing Impaired (HI)||75.16||14.75|
|Orthopedically Handicapped (OH)||75.03||45.25|
|Visually Handicapped (VH)||88.91||49|
Till 2018, Candidates had to clear overall as well as sectional cutoffs in order to qualify the exam. There are various types of cutoff scores that the candidate needed to obtain to successfully crack the exam. Complete information about these parameters is given below. The test paper is divided into several sections such as Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, General Knowledge and English.
SBI sets sectional cut-offs and candidate needed to clear each cut off to qualify the competitive test. Also, clearing only the sectional cut-offs was not sufficient. Candidate had to secure the overall cut-off declared by SBI. The SBI PO 2020 Overall Cut-off is different from the sectional cut-offs. However, this year, there is no provision of sectional cutoffs.
There are various factors that affect the cutoffs of the exam. For instance, this year, there has been a significant rise in prelims cutoff from last year as the paper sets were comparatively easier than last year. Hence, we can say that the difficulty level of the exam affected cutoff. The other factors are given below:
In order to calculate the actual cut-off figure, the exam conducting authorities have to analyse several variables. Depending on the category of the candidate, the cut-off scores will be different. The factors influencing the cut-off marks are discussed below.
SBI PO 2020 cutoff is declared separately for various stages of the exam. The first round of the selection process is the preliminary test. Cut-off marks are declared for this round which the candidates must obtain in order to move on to the next round.
The second round is the SBI PO Main Exam. Again, cut-offs are announced separately for this stage. To qualify the exam, the candidates must clear the cut-off score for mains as well. The final stage of the selection process is the personal interview round.
For PI round, cut-offs are announced independently. Based on who manages to secure the cut-off for this stage, candidates are finally recruited.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.