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IBPS Clerk 2016 Prelims Cut off

Last Updated - May 16, 2018

IBPS Clerk prelims cut off is the minimum marks required to be eligible for mains exam. The examination authority of IBPS declared sectional, overall and state wise cut off score. IBPS Clerk exam is conducted on different slots in online mode. Candidates who have scored minimum cut off in IBPS Prelims will appear in the mains examination. The IBPS Clerk exam authority selected around 3 lakh candidates for IBPS Clerk mains exam. The cut off is calculated on the basis of various factors such as:

  • Number of candidates appeared for the exam
  • Number of qualified candidates in the exam
  • The difficulty level of paper
  • Total number of vacancies
  • Previous year cut off trends

The mains exam of IBPS Clerk is based on score of IBPS Prelims. IBPS Clerk mains exam consists of 200 questions and the duration of the exam is 2 hours 15 mins. The exam is held in online mode only. Candidates who score higher marks in mains exam will get higher rank in IBPS Clerk exam. The exam authority will decide IBPS Clerk main cut off according to number of vacancies of IBPS Clerk. Check IBPS Clerk Participating Banks

IBPS Clerk 2016 Prelims Cut off

Candidates can check the IBPS Clerk 2016 Prelims exam cut off from the table given below:

Sectional cut off of IBPS Clerk 2016 Prelims

S. NoSubjectsGeneralOBCSCST
1Numerical Ability10.756.756.756.75
2Reasoning Ability10.255.755.755.75
3English Language7.754.254.254.25

State wise cut off of IBPS Clerk 2016 Prelims

Delhi67.25 -
Madhya Pradesh65.75 67.50  -41.50 
Uttarakhand71.25  -
Bihar67.50 67.50  - -
Rajasthan66.75  - -
West Bengal70.50  - -
Haryana68.00 61.50  - -
Punjab66.50  - -
Uttar Pradesh67.7563.75  -
Chattishgarh63.50  - - -
Jharkhand70.75 - - -
Kerala71  - - -
Odhisha70.75  - - -
Andhra Pradesh73.00 73.00  - -
Telangana - - - -
Gujarat58.75  - -
Himanchal Pradesh66.50  - - -
Maharashtra59.2559.25  - -
Assam - - - -
Tamil Nadu58.0058.00 - -
Karnataka58.25 -53.75  -
Jammu and Kashmir68.75 - - -

Factors Affecting IBPS Clerk Cut off

The several factors that affect IBPS Clerk cut off score are given below:

IBPS Clerk 2016 Cut off

How to calculate IBPS Clerk Cut off

  • The corrected scores obtained by each candidate in different sessions will be normalized using equi-percentile method.
  • Scores up to 2 decimal points shall be taken for the purpose of calculations.

Total Weighted score = Scores obtained in Reasoning + English language + General Awareness + Quantitative Aptitude

Cut off Score

  • Mean – 3/4th of Standard Deviation for SC/ ST/ OBC/ PWD/EXS categories
  • Mean – 1/4th of Standard Deviation for General Category

There will be a second level cut off point on total as per requirement

What Next after IBPS Clerk Prelims?

After the declaration of result of IBPS Clerk Prelims, shortlisted candidates will appear for Mains which will be conducted in the month of December / January. IBPS Clerk Mains Admit card will be available on The candidates can download their admit card by providing their roll no. and registration no. Check IBPS Clerk Mains Admit Card

After the mains will be conducted, the exam conducting authority IBPS will make provisional allotment in April. To prepare for the upcoming main exam, candidates need to practice Grammar, vocabulary, quantitative section etc.

Check IBPS Clerk Mains Preparation.

Cut off for IBPS Clerk 2016 Mains

The table below indicates IBPS Clerk 2016 Mains Cutoff:

Section wise IBPS Clerk 2016 Mains Cutoff

SectionMaximum MarksSC/OBCST/PWDGEN
English language407510
Computer Knowledge2011912
General Awareness4013815
Quantitative Aptitude5011713



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