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SBI PO 2018 Cut off

Updated On - March 16th 2018

SBI PO (State Bank of India Probationary Officer) exam has been conducted for the Probationary Officer recruitment. Several aspiring candidates apply for this examination every year in hopes to become a part of the State Bank of India.

The SBI PO 2018 Cut-off is the minimum score decided by the exam conducting authorities that the candidates must achieve in order to qualify the exam. The cut-off marks tend to vary for candidates belonging to different categories.

Knowing the SBI PO 2018 Cut-off trends can enable the candidates to understand the level of preparation required. The 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.

SBI PO 2018 Overall and Sectional Cut off

In order to qualify the SBI PO exam, the candidate must clear all cut-offs set by State Bank of India. There are various types of cut-off scores that the candidate must obtain to successfully crack the exam. Complete information about these parameters must be gathered.

The test paper is divided into several sections such as, Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, General Knowledge and English. For each of these individual sections, SBI sets sectional cut-offs for the sections. The candidate will have to clear each SBI PO 2018 Sectional Cut-off to qualify the competitive test.

However, clearing only the sectional cut-offs will not be sufficient. The candidate must also manage to secure the overall cut-off declared by SBI. The SBI PO 2018 Overall Cut-off will be different from the sectional cut-offs. It will be determined after taking into consideration various factors and is usually higher than all sectional cut-offs.

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SBI PO 2018 Cut Off

The final cut-off for various stages of SBI PO 2018 has been declared. Candidates can go through the exact cut-off figures for all stages of SBI PO 2018 exam given below.

SBI PO 2018 Prelims Cut Off

In the following table, SBI PO Prelims sectional and overall expected cut offs for 2018 are mentioned-

CategoriesReasoningQuantitative AptitudeEnglish LanguageOverall Cut Off
Other Backward Caste (OBC)4.254.25 6.044.50
Scheduled Caste (SC)4.254.25 6.038.75
Scheduled Tribe (ST)4.254.25 6.029.25
Orthopedically Handicapped (OH)4.254.25 6.036.00
Visually Handicapped (VH)4.254.25 6.037.00
Hearing Impaired (HI)4.254.25 6.015.75

SBI PO 2018 Mains expected Cut Off

Official Sectional Cut-Off and overall expected cut off for SBI PO Mains 2018 is represented in the following table-

CategoriesReasoningData Interpretation (DI)General AwarenessEnglish LanguageOverall Cut Off
Other Backward Caste (OBC)6610460
Scheduled Caste (SC)6610460
Scheduled Tribe (ST)6610460
Orthopedically Handicapped (OH)6610460
Visually Handicapped (VH)6610460
Hearing Impaired (HI)6610460

SBI PO 2018 expected Cut-Off for GD and Interview

The Group discussion was worth 20 marks and the Interview was worth 30 marks. In total, this round was worth 50 marks.

CategorySBI PO 2015 Cut Off Marks
General20 Marks
Other Backward Caste (OBC)18 Marks
Scheduled Caste (SC)18 Marks
Scheduled Tribe (ST)18 Marks
Orthopedically Handicapped (OH)18 Marks
Visually Handicapped (VH)18 Marks
Hearing Impaired (HI)18 Marks

SBI PO Previous Year Cut Off

The previous year cut-off will help the students understand the patterns that exist in the SBI PO cut-off trend. In the following section, SBI PO 2018 cut offs are represented.

Subject Wise Cut-Off for Prelims

In the following table, SBI PO 2018 expected Prelims cut offs are mentioned:

CategoryReasoningQuantitative AptitudeEnglish LanguageOverall Cut Off
Other Backward Caste (OBC)5.753.253.042.25
Scheduled Caste (SC)5.753.253.037.25
Scheduled Tribe (ST)5.753.253.019.75
Orthopedically Handicapped (OH)5.753.253.029.25
Visually Handicapped (VH)5.753.253.030.75

Subject Wise Cut-Off for Mains

SBI PO Mains 2015 cut off for different categories are mentioned in the following table-

SectionMaximum MarksCut-Off Marks
--SC / ST / OBCGeneral
Data Analysis and Interpretation501013
General Awareness501014
English Language501013
Overall Cut-Off7080

Descriptive and Interview Cut-Off

SBI PO 2015 Descriptive and Interview Cut Offs are mentioned in the following table:

CategoriesScheduled Caste (SC)Scheduled Tribe (ST)Other Backward Caste (OBC)GeneralOrthopedically Handicapped (OH)Visually Handicapped (VH)
Descriptive Test8270931087370

SBI PO 2018 Cut off Evaluation

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.

The number of candidates who appear for the exam will play a role in deciding the SBI PO 2018 Cut-Off marks. It will also depend on the number of available posts for recruitment purposes. The reservation applicable for different categories is also a relevant factor.

Question paper difficulty level must also be considered when calculating the cut-off score. It must be noted that the cut-off marks, once decided and announced by SBI, cannot be contested. The candidates will have no right to challenge the SBI PO 2018 cut-off, in case they are dissatisfied with it.

The process of normalisation has been adopted for calculating final cut off score of SBI PO 2018. The procedure of for calculating SBI PO 2018 cut off score is given below. The recruitment of candidates has done strictly on the basis of SBI PO result cum merit list which was released on August 05, 2018. 

The SBI PO 2018 cut-off marks are normalised as the following formula:

Total Marks secured by last ranked selected candidate (Out 0f 100) = Written Test (Normalized to 75) + GD & Interview (Normalized to 25)

SBI PO 2018 Stages of Cut off

The SBI PO 2018 cut-off is declared separately for various stages of the exam. The first round of the selection process is the Preliminary Test. Cut-offs 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 Mains. 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, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College


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