SBI PO Cut Off 2017 Expected for SBI PO Prelims & Mains Cut Off

SBI PO Cut Off 2017: Probationary Officer (PO) recruitment is now being conducted by State Bank of India (SBI). Young graduates are asked to submit applications to participate in this recruitment. Exam and Interview are the selection phases. For each selection phase there is a minimum qualifying cut-off. Before conducting exam/ interview, bank will not announce the cut-off marks. Only after exam/ interview the cut-offs will be announced. Because based on cut-offs only the results will be published. Have you people applied for this current SBI PO Recruitment 2017? Do you want to know about the expected SBI PO Cut Off 2017? Then you are on the right place to gather information. Just go through the following sections. You will get answers to your questions.

SBI PO Cut Off 2017
Exam name SBI PO Exam 2017 Exam Mode Online
Information Cut Off Exam phase Prelims & Mains
Status Available Website

SBI PO Cut Off 2017

SBI is an Indian government owned organization. Whenever staff requirements arise, it conducts recruitments and hires suitable persons. Likewise, this PO recruitment is to fill more than thousand vacancies in its various branches located across India (including backlog).

Selection will be done by conducting exam and interview, by competent authorities. The exam is of two phases i.e. prelims and mains. Depending upon phase, exam will be of objective/ descriptive manner. To be declared as qualified in each round of selection, aspirants have to take atleast the minimum qualifying cut-offs. Usually it will be released after each selection round by bank. The cut-offs thus fixed by SBI will be of two categories,

  • Sectional Cut Offs – For each exam topic cut-off will be fixed separately
  • Overall Cut Offs – Entire exam cut-off (combining all section-wise marks)

Aspirants have to qualify in sectional cut-offs first. Then bank will check whether contestants have satisfied the overall cut-offs. If yes, he/ she will be invited for further round of selection i.e. main exam/ interview. Sometimes by considering available number of vacancies bank may also fix state-wise cut-offs, based on category.

Every year, the cut-offs being fixed by State Bank of India will vary due to the following reasons.

  • Performance of participants
  • Number of vacancies
  • Available number of vacancies, etc.

Now let us see the details of expected cut-off for SBI PO Recruitment 2017. Go through the next paragraphs.

SBI PO Prelims Cut off 2017

SBI PO Prelims is an online examination. About 100 questions will be drafted for this exam. Each question carries 1 mark. Also penalties are applicable. Aspirants have to finish the exam in 1 hour.

Expected SBI PO Prelims Sectional Cut-off 2017:

SBI PO Prelims Exam Sectional Cut-off
Sections Previous year (2016) Expected Cut-off (2017)
General SC/ ST/ OBC/ OH/ VI/ HI General SC/ ST/ OBC/ OH/ VI/ HI
English Language (out of 30 marks) 8.75 6.00 8.75 5.75
Quantitative Aptitude (out of 35 marks) 7.25 4.25 10.25 7.00
Reasoning Ability (out of 35 marks) 7.00 4.25 6.50 4.00

Expected Overall Cut-offs for SBI PO Prelims Exam 2017: Depending upon category the overall cut-offs will differ as follows. Usually overall cut-offs will be computed as,

  • Overall Cut-offs for SBI PO Prelims Exam = Scores obtained by candidate in (English Language + Quantitative Aptitude + Reasoning Ability)
Overall Minimum Prelims Cut-offs by which candidates will be shortlisted for Main Examination (out of 100 marks)
Previous year (2016) 38.75 29.25 44.50 47.50 36.00 37.00 15.75
Expected Cut-off (2017) 43.25 31.25 48.25 51.50 38.75 42.50 18.50

SBI PO Mains Cut Off 2017

In this selection round, for about 200 marks objective type questions will be asked and for 50 marks descriptive type questions will be drafted. Descriptive papers of candidates will be evaluated only if they score minimum qualifying cut-offs in objective section. 3 hours is the maximum time that will be given for objective exam and 30 minutes is the time allotted for descriptive exam. Penalties are applicable for marking of incorrect answers in objective type questions.

Expected SBI PO Mains Sectional Cut Off 2017 for Objective Paper:

SBI PO Mains Cut Off
Sections  Sectional Cut-off (2016) Sectional Cut-off (2017)
General SC/ ST/ OBC






(out of 60 marks)

9.00 6.00 17.50 13.00
Data Analysis & Interpretation

(out of 60 marks)

9.00 6.00 16.10 12.00
General Awareness/ Marketing/ Computer Knowledge

(out of 40 marks)

13.00 10.00 15.25 14.10
English Language

(out of 40 marks)

6.00 4.00 10.45 10.75

Expected SBI PO Mains cut-off for Descriptive Paper: In the descriptive paper, Letter Writing and Essay Writing questions will be asked. The expected cut-offs are,

SBI PO Mains cut-off for Descriptive Paper (out of 50 marks)
Previous Year (2016) 17.5 17.5 17.5 20 17.5 17.5 17.5
Expected Cut-off (2017) 18.75 18.75 18.75 22 18.75 18.75 18.75

Expected SBI PO Mains Overall Cut-offs 2017: Overall cut-offs for SBI PO mains exam will be fixed based on category as follows. These cut-offs will be computed as,

  • Overall Cut-offs for SBI PO Main Exam = Scores obtained by candidates in (Reasoning + Data Analysis & Interpretation + General Awareness/ Marketing/ Computer Knowledge + English Language) + Descriptive Paper
SBI PO Mains Overall Minimum Cut-offs by which candidates are invited for Interview (out of 250 marks)
Previous Year (2016) 78.00 78.75 87.25 90.00 82.75 79.50 79.25
Expected Cut-off (2017) 90.00 90.00 137.00 151.00 116.00 90.10 90.05

SBI PO Interview Cut-off 2017

Candidates who are qualifying in main examination with high cut-off marks would be invited for Group discussion and Interview, by issuing call letters. GD and Interview will be conducted for a total mark of 50. Document verification may also be done at the time of interview.

SBI PO GD and Interview Cut-offs (out of 50 marks)
Previous Year (2016) 18.00 18.00 18.00 20.00 18.00 18.00 18.00
Expected Cut-off (2017) 20.00 20.00 20.00 22.00 20.00 20.00 20.00

SBI PO Appointment 2017

Preliminary exam marks will not be considered for preparation of final select list. Only the main exam and GD & Interview marks will be counted together for this purpose.

  • Marks taken by candidates in main examination will be converted for 75 marks.
  • Marks taken by candidates in interview & group discussion will be converted for 25 marks.
  • Thus final merit list will be prepared for 100 marks.
  • Based on category and reservation norms ranking will be done.
  • Appointment will be done based on availability of vacancies.
SBI PO Appointment 2017 = Main Exam Marks + Group Discussion & Interview Marks

Expected SBI PO Final Cut-off 2017: The category-wise cut-offs by which candidates will be appointed in PO posts that are vacant at present in SBI are tabulated below, approximately.

Category Previous Cut-off (2016) Expected Cut-off (2017)
SC 34.25 35.00
ST 34.73 35.13
OBC 44.43 46.00
General 49.75 50.55
OH 38.45 38.98
VI 43.08 44.78
HI 40.78 42.08

Candidates might have got lot of information from above section regarding SBI PO Cut Off 2017. Keep in touch with our website to know more details about this recruitment.

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Updated: 2017-08-03 — 4:24 pm

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