IBPS PO Cut Off 2017 Expected for Prelims & Mains CWE (PO/ MT – VII)

IBPS PO Cut Off 2017: Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has officially announced the dates for this year’s Probationary Officer/ Management Trainee (PO/ MT) exam. According to the official notification released by IBPS, about 3247 vacancies are found open for PO posts in about 20 banks at present. Individuals who had waited for this moment might be very excited on hearing this news. Qualifying in this IBPS PO exam is not that much easy. Only proper preparation gives success to aspirants. Also candidates should be aware of the cut-off criteria. Yes, every year IBPS will fix minimum qualifying cut-offs for PO Common Written Exam. State-wise vacancies in participating banks, difficulty level of exam, etc. are some of the factors which IBPS will consider to fix cut-offs. Do you guys want to know about previous as well as expected IBPS PO Cut Off 2017? No problem. By reading the below information you will get it.

IBPS PO Cut Off 2017 – Highlights
Exam IBPS PO Exam Type Online(Objective)
Information IBPS PO Cut Off 2017 Exam Category Probationary Officer
Exam Date Oct/Nov 2017 Exam phase Prelims & Mains
Authority IBPS Official Site www.ibps.in

IBPS PO Cut Off 2017:

Recently the notification for IBPS PO exam has been released and now in various centres across India, the exam arrangements are going ahead. Exam will be conducted in Computer based mode and questions will be of objective type. Questions for exam will display both in English and Hindi, except language section. Candidates who are possessing valid admit cards issued by IBPS shall only be allowed to write this PO exam.

But aspirants should remember, the PO exam has two phases i.e. Prelims and Mains. Contestants securing high marks in prelims exam shall only be shortlisted and invited for the main exam. For both the exams IBPS will fix two categories of cut-offs, as given below.

  • Sectional cut-off
  • Overall cut-off

Sectional cut-offs will be usually fixed for each prelims/ main exam topic individually and overall cut-offs will be fixed for the entire prelims/main exam.

First aspirants should qualify in sectional cut-offs. Candidates failing to meet any one of the sectional cut-offs fixed by IBPS will be declared as disqualified in exam. Then IBPS will give importance to the overall cut-off. Individuals who are securing marks above the overall cut-off shall only be further invited for the main exam/ interview round of selection.

So what we are trying to say is: concentrate and study all the exam topics equally, from which questions will be drafted for PO exam (prelims/ mains).

IBPS PO Prelims Cut Off 2017

Expected Section-wise Cut-offs: About 100 questions will be asked for IBPS PO Prelims exam. But aspirants will not get too much time as expected. Only 1 hour i.e. 60 minutes is the exam duration. Within this time span, try to attend as much questions as possible.

By analyzing previous year cut-offs fixed by IBPS, we have just assumed and given the expected cut-off of PO Prelims Exam 2017 in below table, for each section. Just go through it.

IBPS PO Prelims – Category-wise cut-offs
Sections  Prelims Exam marks
SC/ ST/ OBC/ PWDs General
Previous year (2016) Expected (2017) Previous year (2016) Expected (2017)
English Language 30 marks 4.50 5.50 7.00 8.00
Reasoning Ability 35 marks 5.50 6.50 8.50 9.50
Quantitative Aptitude 35 marks 5.25 6.00 8.25 9.00

Expected Overall Cut-offs: For each category IBPS will fix a separate overall cut-off. The minimum qualifying overall cut-off for PO prelims exam will be fixed by IBPS in the following format.

  • Overall IBPS PO Prelims Cut-off = Scores obtained by contestants in English Language + Reasoning Ability + Quantitative Aptitude
Overall Cut-offs for Prelims (out of 100 marks)
Previous year (2016) Expected (2017)
General 47.50 48.75
OBC 46.50 47.75
SC 40.00 41.00
ST 31.25 32.00
OC 32.75 33.75
VI 31.50 32.00
HI 18.00 19.00

IBPS PO Mains Cut Off 2017:

Expected Section-wise Cut-offs: IBPS PO Main examination will be conducted for 140 minutes. Total number of questions that will be asked for main exam is 200. Following table gives you idea about the cut-offs.

IBPS PO Mains – Category-wise cut offs
Sections IBPS PO Main Exam Marks
SC/ ST/ OBC/ PWDs General
Previous year (2016) Expected (2017) Previous year (2016) Expected (2017)
English Language 50 marks 2.25 3.50 4.75 6.00
Reasoning Ability 40 marks 3.25 4.75 5.25 6.75
Quantitative Aptitude 50 marks 10.75 12.00 12.50 13.75
Computer Knowledge 40 marks 5.00 6.50 6.50 8.00
General Awareness 20 marks 8.00 9.75 10.75 12.50

Expected Overall Cut-offs: Based on category, overall cut-offs will be fixed by IBPS. Usually overall cut-offs will be fixed for PO Main exam by combining the marks taken by candidates in each section.

  • Overall Cut-offs for IBPS PO Main Exam = Scores obtained in Reasoning + English + General Awareness + Computer Knowledge + Quantitative Aptitude
Overall Cut-offs for Main exam (Out of 200)
Previous year (2016) Expected (2017)
General 52.50 54.00
OBC 52.50 53.75
SC 41.75 43.00
ST 31.50 32.75
OC 37.00 35.50
VI 34.00 38.25
HI 37.50 38.75


  • For each correct answer aspirants will get 1 mark.
  • For each incorrect answer 0.25 marks will be reduced.
  • No marks will be given for unanswered questions.
  • Scores upto two decimal places will be taken for calculations.

IBPS PO Interview Cut off 2017

After IBPS PO prelims and mains exam, aspirants who performed well in main exam would be invited for a Personal Interview by issuing call letters. Maximum mark for which IBPS PO interview will be conducted is 100. The participating banks will only interview candidates. Depending upon performance of contestants, the interviewers will put marks for candidates. Those who are falling within following cut-offs shall only be deemed qualified in interview.

Minimum Interview cut-off (out of 100 marks)
Category Cut Off(%)
SC/ ST/ OBC/ PWDs 35%
Other categories 40%

IBPS PO Cut Off 2017 for Provisional Allotments

The main exam and interview marks of candidates will be taken into account for preparation of provisional allotment list. The percentage/ cut-offs will be calculated in the following ratio.

  • Provisional Allotment for IBPS PO/ MT 2017 = Common Written Exam (main only) + Interview marks (80: 20)

Refer the following table, to know about the minimum & maximum cut-offs that are considered for provisional allotment in 2016 and expected cut-offs of 2017.

Category Previous cut-off 2016 Expected cut-off 2017
General 39.90 to 57.40 44.90 – 61.75
OBC 37.00 to 50.20 41.25 – 55.40
SC 33.70 to 46.30 37.50 – 50.30
ST 28.60 to 45.10 32.00 – 49.10
HI 25.40 to 40.50 28.40 – 44.60
OC 31.40 to 52.70 36.50 – 57.25
VI 33.10 to 55.20 36.00 – 58.20

IBPS PO Reserve List Cut Off 2017

IBPS also releases a reserve list cut-off at last. It’s like a waiting list. If any vacancies arises for PO/ MT posts in between April 2018 to March 2019, then candidates who are falling under the reserve list cut-off prepared by IBPS will be considered for the provisional allotment. The IBPS PO Reserve List 2017 will be kept valid only up to 31st March 2019.

But within this period, if no vacancies arise in participating banks for PO/ MT posts, then aspirants coming under reserve list cut-off will not be considered for provisional allotment.

Reserve List Cut-offs
Category Reserve List Cut-offs
Previous Year (2016) Expected (2017)
SC 33.30 34.00
ST 27.70 29.50
OBC 36.70 37.10
UR 39.70 39.40
OC 30.90 29.50
VI 32.00 31.70
Reference Links
IBPS PO Cut Off 2017 Details Click here
Official Site www.ibps.in

Aspirants can get the details of expected IBPS PO Cut Off 2017 from above section. To know more about this upcoming exam, keep in touch with our website.

Updated: 2017-07-28 — 1:15 pm

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