In this article, we will discuss about IBPS PO Cutoff for IBPS PO Prelims and IBPS PO mains Exam 2016

IBPS PO Cutoff 2016 : How many Marks to Score

  • IBPS has been conducting IBPS PO Exam every year.
  • The number of aspirants applying for it are also increasing continuously.
  • This year also it is expected that around 35-40 lakhs candidates will be applying for it.
  • Thus the level of competition is going to be very very tough.

In this article we will analyse IBPS PO Cutoff so that you can have an idea about how much to score in IBPS PO Exam.

IBPS PO Prelims 2016  Cutoff

Before Expecting the Cutoff of 2016, let us see the Cutoff of 2015.

IBPS PO 2015 Prelims CutOff

Category Marks
General 37.25
OBC 37.25
SC 30.75
ST 17.75
OH 25.75
VH 10

IBPS PO 2016 Prelims Expected CutOff

IBPS PO 2016 Prelims Expected Sectional Cutoff Marks:

S.No. Tests Max. Marks Cutoff Marks
1 English Language 30 6 8
2 Reasoning Ability 35 7 10
3 Quantitative Aptitude 35 7 10
IBPS PO  Prelims 2016 expected Cutoff Marks Category-wise: 

Category Total Marks (Out of 100)
General 45-50
OBC 40-45
SC 35-40
ST 30-35
OH 25-30
VH 20-25
HI 20-25

IBPS PO 2016 Mains Cutoff 

Before Expecting the Cutoff of 2016, let us see the Cutoff of 2015.

IBPS PO 2015 Mains Cutoff

Subject Total marks Gen OBC SC ST
Reasoning 50 10 7.25 7.25 3.0
Quants 50 11 8.75 8.75 5.25
English 50 12.50 9.50 9.50 5.25
General awareness 50 13.75 10.25 10.25 5.0
Objective test 200 12.25 11.0 11.0 8.75
Minimum marks to be secured to be shortlisted for Interview 200 76 76 50 47.75
Interview 30
Total (GD + Interview) 50 20 18 18 18

IBPS PO 2016 Final Cutoff 

How Much to Score to clear IBPS PO 2016 Final Cutoff ?

Before answering this question, let us see the final cutoff of IBPS PO 2015.

Total marks secured by last selected candidate (Converted on a Scale of  100)

Category Marks
General 49.90
OBC 46.70
SC 41.40
ST 36.30
OH 37.90
VH 37.20

But that’s not all. The main point is that you need to clear sectional cut off of IBPS PO , in additional to overall cutoff of IBPS PO as well which is generally around 12-15 marks for each section.In Order to reach the cut-off marks specified above, you need to

  • Attempt at least 65-70 percent questions in IBPS PO to clear the overall cutoff.
  • A minimum of 40% question in each section of IBPS PO to clear the sectional cutoff
Is Scoring Cut Off marks enough in IBPS PO Exam??

In very simple language NO. The reason is that IBPS calls 2.5-3 times the aspirants for GD and interview. It means more than half of the aspirants who got interview call will ultimately not be able to make it to the final merit. Generally these are those candidates who cleared cutoff on ,margin (Though there are some exceptions too.)


What to Do Then to clear IBPS PO Cutoff?

Again in simple words, try to score at least 20 marks more than the expected cutoff. It means even if your interviews and GD goes out to be average, you still will be having high chances to make it into the merit list and land your dream job.


What Not to Do to clear IBPS PO Cutoff??

Once again in simple words, Do not waste your time making Permutation and Combinations. Instead prepare harder and thus score more. Even the previous year cutoffs are to give an idea . Do not plan your number of questions to be attempted based on the cutoff, There is a high chance (Ok let us say 100 % chance that this year cutoff will be more than previous years cutoff)

IBPS PO Preparation Packages designed by Previous Year IBPS Toppers
Well Enough said, Start Preparing for SBI PO Now!
This is it for IBPS PO Cutoff. We will be sharing all updates related to Cutoff and more. We will also be sharing a series of preparation tips on IBPS PO 2016 exam covering all the sections. If you have any queries/questions regarding IBPS PO CUTOFF, feel free to post them in the comments section below and we will be glad to answer them for you.


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