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IBPS PO 2017 Mains Expected Cut off

Last Updated - November 26, 2017

IBPS PO is a national level test conducted online for recruitment of Probationary Officers and Management Trainees in public sector banks. It is held in 3 phases- Prelims, Mains and Interview.

IBPS PO 2017 Mains has been successfully conducted on Nov 26. Check IBPS PO Mains Answer Key, Question Paper and Analysis
  • IBPS PO 2017 Cut off gives you a fair idea about difficulty level of the upcoming exam so that you can prepare well.
  • More than 14 lakh candidates compete for 3247 PO seats every year.
  • First stage of IBPS PO 2017 is scheduled to be held on October 7, 8, 14 & 15 2017.
  • IBPS PO Prelims is only a qualifying exam. Candidates need to clear it to be eligible for Mains and Interview.
  • The final merit list will be prepared on the basis of marks scored by the candidate in IBPS PO Mains and IBPS PO Interview.
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IBPS PO 2017 Cut off Dates

IBPS PO 2017 Mains Exam is scheduled to be held on November 28, 2017. Check IBPS PO Prelims 2017 (7th & 8th October) Answer Key & Paper Analysis

The cut off for mains will be declared in December 2017. The IBPS PO 2017 Cut off Dates are given below:-

IBPS PO 2017 Online Pre ExamOctober 7, 8, 14 & 15, 2017
Declaration of IBPS PO Pre Cut off October 2017
IBPS PO Mains Exam DateNovember 28, 2017
Declaration of IBPS PO Mains Cut offDecember 2017
IBPS PO Interview DateFebruary 2018
Provisional AllotmentApril 2018

IBPS PO 2017 Mains Expected Cut off (Overall)

Candidates can expect an increase in IBPS PO Mains exam this year due to introduction of description test. Recently, IBPS PO Mains 2017 Exam Pattern has been changed. It now consists of 2 parts – Objective Test (200 marks) and Descriptive Test (50 marks). CheckIBPS PO 2017 Overall Expected Cut off. They will be tested on Letter writing and Essay. Only candidates who qualify Objective test will be allowed to give Descriptive Test.

CategoryCut Off
Other Backward Classes52.50
Scheduled Caste41.75
Scheduled Tribe31.50
Hearing Impaired37.50
Orthopedically Challenged34.00
Visually Impaired37.50

IBPS PO 2017 Mains Expected Cut off (Sectional)

A candidate needs to score above all the sectional cut off in IBPS PO exam to qualify for the next step i.e. personal interview. The section-wise IBPS PO 2017 Mains Expected cut off given below in the table:-

Test NameMaximum MarksCut Off (SC/ST/OBC)Cut Off (General)
English Language4002,2504.75
General Awareness4008.0010.75
Computer Knowledge2005.0006.50
Quantitative Aptitude5010.7512.50

Calculation of IBPS PO Cut off Score

A candidate has to clear IBPS PO Mains exam to appear for Personal Interview. The ratio of normalized score of IBPS PO Mains exam to Interview is 80:20. Candidates will be rewarded 1 mark for every correct answer and 0.25 marks will be deducted if the answer is wrong.

  • IBPS PO Mains exam score is based on the number of correct answers given by them after application of penalty for wrong answers.
  • The scores of Mains and Interview are then normalized to take care of the minor difference in difficulty level, if any, in each of the objective tests held in different sessions.
  • The final scores for IBPS PO in both Mains and Interview is rounded off up to 2 digits after the decimal point.
  • Marks of written test will be normalised to 80 from total marks 250. 
  • Marks of interview will be normalized to 20 from total marks of 100.
  • Final merit list is prepared out of 100 marks.

General candidates must score at least 40% marks (35% for reserved category) to be shortlisted for the post of PO. The total marks for the interview is 100.  

Formula for Calculation

Total Score in IBPS PO 2017 for allotment = Score obtained in IBPS PO Mains (English language + Quantitative aptitude + Reasoning ability + General awareness + Computer Knowledge+ Description Test+Marks secured in IBPS PO Interview.

The combined IBPS 2017 Cut off based on the scores of Mains and Interview is provided in the table below. It is calculated out of 100. 

Maximum Marks46.3045.1050.2057.4052.7055.2040.50
Minimum Marks33.7028.6037.0039.9031.4033.1025.40

Factors Affecting IBPS PO 2017 Cut off

Candidates must make sure they clear IBPS PO Mains Objective test cut off to appear for description test. There are many factors that affects IBPS PO 2017 Cut off as given below:-

  • Total number of candidates appearing in IBPS PO 2017
  • Marking Scheme
  • Reservation Criteria
  • Level of Difficulty (It may also vary for different sessions)
  • Number of Seats



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