State Bank of India releases the SBI PO (Probationary Officer) cutoff for Prelims, Mains and the final recruitment separately. The SBI PO cutoff marks vary for the candidates hailing from different categories. SBI considers multiple factors during the preparation of the cutoff list. Candidates can check the round-wise cutoff of SBI PO along with the results by visiting the official website (sbi.co.in).
It is mandatory for the candidates to qualify as per the cutoff score of SBI PO Preliminary examination to appear for the Mains examination. Similarly, candidates obtaining a score equal to or greater than SBI PO Mains exam cutoff will be eligible to appear for the Phase-III of SBI PO recruitment process i.e. Group Discussion and Personal Interview (GD-PI).
As per the previous years trends, the number of candidates who qualify for SBI PO Mains exam (after satisfying the SBI PO Prelims cutoff) is 10 times of the number of available vacancies PAN India. Moreover, the number of shortlisted candidates for the GD-PI round is three times of the total vacancies at hand. Read this article to know the expected SBI PO cutoff 2020 and the previous years’ cutoff for all the three phases of SBI PO selection – Prelims (Phase I), Mains (Phase II) and GD/PI (Phase III).
The State Bank of India determines the SBI PO cutoff on the basis of multiple factors such as:
Candidates can check the table below learn about the expected round-wise SBI PO cutoff 2020 (based on expert analysis)
SBI PO Cutoff 2020 (Indicative)
|Category||Prelims cutoff (Out of 100 marks)||Mains cutoff (Out of 250 marks)||*Final cutoff (Out of 100 marks)|
|General||73 – 80||105 – 113||54 – 61|
|SC||63 – 70||78 – 85||46 – 52|
|ST||54 – 62||83 – 91||44 – 51|
|OBC||69 – 76||96 – 102||49 – 54|
|EWS||70 – 77||101 – 108||50 – 58|
|PWD (LD)||60 – 66||87 – 94||48 – 54|
|PWD (VI)||66 – 72||101 – 109||53 – 61|
|PWD (HI)||15 – 18||76 – 82||34 – 40|
*In the final SBI PO cutoff, 75% weightage is given to scores of candidates in Mains exam, and the performance of candidates in GD-PI round holds 25% of weightage.
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Major features of cutoff after the SBI PO Preliminary exam are as follows:
SBI PO Mains exam consists of objective as well as a descriptive test. SBI PO Mains exam cutoff will have the following characteristics:
Candidates with a score as per the final cutoff will be eligible for the recruitment of Probationary Officers at various branches of State Bank of India. Here are some basic pointers to keep in mind about final SBI PO cutoff 2020:
Candidates can analyse the previous years’ cutoff data to forecast the SBI PO cutoff 2020 for all the three phases. The past two years’ statistical data of cutoff for the SBI PO exam is given below.
|Category||Prelims cutoff (Out of 100 marks)||Mains cutoff (Out of 250 marks)||Final cutoff (Out of 100 marks)|
|Category||Prelims cutoff (out of 100)||Mains cutoff (out of 250)||Final cutoff (out of 100)|
Sectional cutoff refers to the cutoff for each section of the Preliminary and Mains examination. Candidates had to clear sectional cutoff in SBI PO exam until the start of 2017-18 recruitment cycle. However, candidates can now have a sigh of relief as the SBI doesn’t have any sectional cutoff for the SBI PO recruitment exam. Candidates are promoted to the subsequent phase of the recruitment exam after qualifying each phase of SBI recruitment process as per phase-wise SBI PO cutoff.
No. The Preliminary exam for SBI PO recruitment is a qualifying exam. State Bank of India considers the Preliminary exam score to shortlist the candidates for the Mains exam as per the SBI PO cutoff.
It is not necessary that the SBI PO cutoff score increases with every preceding year. However, determination of the cutoff involves multiple factors including the number of applicants, difficulty level of exam, number of vacancies, etc. As per trend analysis, the number of applicants increases every year and so does the cutoff.
No. The SBI PO Prelims or Mains exam will not have any sectional cutoff. Thus, candidates can improve their overall score in Prelims and Mains exams by obtaining great scores in their stronger areas and compensate for their loss in weaker sections.
The SBI PO result login window will also comprise the cutoff list. Candidates can login to the official website of SBI - sbi.co.in, using their roll number and date of birth, and access their SBI PO result along with the cutoff .
No. The State Bank of India releases the round-wise SBI PO cutoff with the result of each round. Hence, there will be separate cutoffs for all the three phases of SBI PO recruitment 2020-21 - Prelims, Mains, and the final cutoff.
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