Understanding the Details of the IBPS PO Cut off 2017

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) recruits candidates required for various posts in the banking sector. This is done through a common written exam and interview. The exams are divided into the preliminary and main examination. Candidates have to clear each round to qualify for the next.


The preliminary round is an online test. Candidates scoring above the cut off marks are eligible to appear for the mains. This works for the mains as well. Those who clear the mains cut off are eligible for the final interview round.

What is the IBPS cut off?

Every year, the IBPS announces the cut off for both preliminary and main examination. This is the minimum marks that a candidate must score to qualify for the next round.

Though this year’s cut off is yet to be announced, it is expected to be as follows.

  1. Preliminary examination cut off: 47.50.

The sectional cut off will be as follows:

  • English: 07.00
  • Reasoning Ability: 08.50
  • Quantitative Aptitude: 08.25.
  1. Main examination cut off: 52.50

The sectional cut off will be as follows:

  • English: 04.75
  • Reasoning: 05.25
  • Quantitative Aptitude: 06.50
  • Computer Knowledge: 08.50
  • General Awareness: 12.50

Both sectional and overall cut off are taken into consideration in order to gauge whether a candidate qualifies for the next round.

Factors deciding the cut off

These factors are taken into consideration by the IBPS before announcing the cut offs for every year.

  1. Difficulty level of the exam
  2. Last year’s recruitment statistics
  3. Previous years cut off versus the number of vacancies
  4. The number of applications received

How will the IBPS PO cut off in 2017 be calculated?

This is the procedure that is followed to calculate the IBPS PO cut off.

  1. The number of correct answers minus the negative marking.
  2. The minor differences are made equivalent to arrive at equated scores.
  3. The final scores are rounded off up to two points after the decimal scores.
  4. The ratio of marks of the mains and the interview for the final selection is 80:20. After taking into consideration the individual test scores and the total scores, the final selected candidates are revealed.

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