SBI PO Cut off 2020 : Previous Year SBI PO Cut off

SBI PO Cut Off:

The State Bank of India is yet to release SBI PO recruitment notification for this year. Here we are giving brief details about SBI PO cut off 2020. Candidates know the arrival process of SBI PO prelims cut off and mains cut off explained here.

The cut of is the minimum required score to pass the exam. It is fixed at various stages of the selection process to filter the candidates. The cut off is based upon various factors. The main influence is based on the announced vacancy. The other important factors are exam difficulty level in various shifts, number of applicants, etc. Here the detailed explanation is given about the SBI PO cut off at all stages. Also, detailed information about the previous year cut off are added. By going through this article you will have no doubts regarding the cut off and score calculation at various stages.

How to Calculate Cut Off Marks for SBI PO?

The SBI PO selection is a step by step process involving 3 stages. The 3 stages are given below in the actual order.

  • Online preliminary exam
  • Online main exam
  • Group exercise and interview

After the prelims exam, the SBI PO prelims cut off is set and result announced based on that. The cut off is fixed to select candidates approximately 10 times the number of vacancies in each category. The selected candidates are announced to face the mains exam.

Then the mains exam result is announced with the SBI PO mains cut off. It is to select candidates approximately 3 times the number of vacancies in each category.

The selected candidates will face the group exercise and interview round. After the completion of this round, the SBI PO final cut off is fixed to announce the provisional allotment order to the candidates.

SBI PO Prelims Cut Off:

The SBI PO prelims exam is the very first stage of this recruitment process. The SBI PO prelims exam has totally 3 sections. They are,

  1. English language – 30 questions
  2. Quantitative aptitude – 35questions
  3. Reasoning ability – 35 questions

The candidates have to clear the SBI PO prelims overall cut off to pass in this exam. But there is no sectional cut off for this exam. The total number of questions in the prelims exam is 100. For each correct answer one mark is awarded. For each wrong answer 0.25 marks get reduced. Also the sectional timing is available as mentioned in the table.

S No.SectionNo. Of questionsMaximum marksDuration
1.Reasoning ability3535  20 minutes
2.Quantitative  aptitude3535  20 minutes
3.English language3030  20 minutes
Total1001001 hour

 

As the total marks is 100, the SBI PO prelims cut off is fixed out of 100 marks. Your SBI PO score is the aggregate marks in all the 3 sections.

SBI PO prelims score = (marks in English language) + (marks in reasoning ability) + (marks in quantitative aptitude).

The candidates obtaining score greater than or equal to the fixed SBI PO prelims cut off are qualified in the exam. They will appear for the mains exam further.

SBI PO Mains Cut Off:

Mains exam is the second stage of the SBI PO recruitment process. There are totally 4 sections and a descriptive test in the mains exam.

  • Reasoning & Computer Aptitude – 45 questions
  • Data Analysis & Interpretation – 35 questions
  • General / Economy / Banking Awareness – 40 questions
  • English language – 35 questions
  • Descriptive test – Letter writing & essay (Typing mode)

For each wrong answer 1/4th of the marks allotted to that question get reduced as penalty. The sectional timing and mark details are available in the table.

S No.SectionNo. Of questionsMaximum marksDuration
1.Reasoning ability & computer aptitude456060 minutes
2.Data interpretation and analysis356045 minutes
3.General/ Economy/ Banking awareness404035 minutes
4.English language354040 minutes
Total1552003 hours
Descriptive test: Letter and essay writing25030 minutes

 

Thus the total marks for this exam is 250. Here also there is no sectional cut off. It is enough for the candidates to clear the SBI PO mains overall cut off to pass in the exam.

SBI PO mains score = (marks in Reasoning & Computer Aptitude) + (marks in Data Analysis & Interpretation) + (marks in general awareness) + (marks in English language) + (marks in descriptive test).

The SBI PO mains cut off is fixed out of 250 marks. The candidates clearing this cut off will appear for the final round of selection.

Get More: SBI PO Exam Pattern

SBI PO Final Cut Off:

The third and final stage of SBI PO selection consists of group exercise and interview.

  • Group exercise – 20 marks
  • Interview – 30 marks.

Thus the total marks for the final round is 50. The arrival of SBI PO final cut off is explained in the table below.

  • In the SBI PO final cut off calculation, the prelims mark is not considered.
  • The mains mark is converted out of 75.
  • The marks of final round is converted out of 25.
  • Your SBI PO final score is obtained by the addition of both the converted marks of mains and final stage.

The candidates clearing the SBI PO final cut off will get the allotment order.

StageTotal marksConverted marks out ofSBI PO final cut off
Mains exam25075Fixed out of 100 (By adding the converted marks of mains and final round)
Final round (Group exercise & Interview)5025

 

Normalization in SBI PO Scores:

The difficulty level of the exam will vary in each exam slots. Some shifts will have an easy question paper. While some other shifts will have difficult papers. So there will be an imbalance  among the marks of the candidates. In other words, the candidates in difficult shift will get affect and may score lower than the candidates of easier shift. To correct this, the normalization process is applied to the scores of the candidates. Candidates clearing the SBI PO cut off with the corrected score are qualified in the exam.

The normalization process is arrived in following steps.

  • In the first step, percentile rank of the candidates is calculated. For that a formula is given below.

Candidate’s percentile rank = {(Total number of students in a slot) – (Rank of the candidate in that slot) / (Total number of students in a slot – 1)} * 100

  • Using the formula, the percentile score of all the candidates are calculated. With these corrected scores, the candidates clearing the SBI PO cut off are eligible for selection.

Why SBI PO Cut Off high?

As per the recent trends, the SBI PO cut off is going very high. It is due to the tough competition among the aspirants to join the leading public sector bank in India. Also the exam has also become very tough. It is also a general comment that the candidates clearing SBI PO can clear any bank exams easily. Such is the standard of the SBI PO exam. You can analyze the SBI PO previous year cut off and see the cut off trend. So that you can understand the level of exam and prepare harder to clear it. 

What Was SBI PO Cut Off 2019?

Here the SBI PO 2019 cut off for various stages are given for reference. You can analyze the exam level by referring to it. In the table, cut-offs are given for all the 3 stages. You can also go for wild guess on SBI PO mains cut off 2020 with reference to it.

        CategorySBI PO 2019 Prelims Cut Off (Out of 100)SBI PO 2019 Mains Cut Off (Out of 250)SBI PO 2019 Mains Final Normalized Cut Off (Out of 100)
General71.00104.4254.11
EWS68.25100.8950.13
OBC68.2594.2848.78
SC61.7582.5045.74
ST54.7577.6343.90
LD59.5086.5147.11
VI64.75101.7552.58
HI16.2575.3635.29
D & E75.1433.37

What is the Expected Cut Off of SBI PO Pre 2020?

Talking about the SBI PO expected cut off 2020 is too early for now. We will update the expected cut off once the exam gets finished. But you can fix a target and prepare to clear the exam. 

By seeing the cut off for 2019, the expected SBI PO prelims cut off 2020 may fall in the range of 71 to 75 for general category. Because there is a trend of increase in the cut off. So there is a probability that the level of question paper to be tougher than that of the last year.

Similarly the expected SBI PO mains cut off 2020 may be around 108 to 115. All these are just the expectations. Still the exam has to get over. And the vacancy will have the huge influence over the cut off. So prepare with high dedication and don’t care about the cut off.

SBI PO Previous Year Cut Off Comparison:

Here the SBI PO cut off was given for the years 2017, 2018, and 2019. So that it is easy for you to compare the cut off for the last 3 years. If you analyze the trend, for almost all the categories there is a sharp increase in the cut off. All the preliminary, mains and final cut off are showing a steady increase, except for 1 or 2 instance.

SBI PO Prelims Cut Off (Out of 100)

        CategorySBI PO Prelims Cut Off (Out of 100)
201920182017
General71.0056.7551.50
EWS68.25
OBC68.2554.2548.25
SC61.7549.0043.25
ST54.7543.0031.25
LD59.50
VI64.7549.0042.50
HI16.2514.7518.50
OH45.2538.75

SBI PO Mains Cut Off (Out of 250)

        CategorySBI PO Mains Cut Off (Out of 250)
201920182017
General104.4293.1089.25
EWS100.89
OBC94.2886.4279.50
SC82.5077.1362.50
ST77.6375.0162.50
LD86.5175.03
VI101.7588.9188.09
HI75.3675.1662.50
OH62.50
D & E75.14

SBI PO Mains Final Normalized Cut Off (Out of 100)

      CategorySBI PO Mains Final Normalized Cut Off (Out of 100)
201920182017
General54.1150.7946.59
EWS50.13
OBC48.7846.2640.83
SC45.7443.9938.95
ST43.9039.8728.88
LD47.1143.04
VI52.5847.0946.11
HI35.2932.6932.95
OH37.24
D & E33.37

 

How to Tackle the High SBI PO Expected Cut Off 2020?

So many candidates are feared about the high cut off. But its too early to guess the cut off. But you have to prepare in all possible ways to tackle the competition. If your preparation standard is good, you need not fear about the cut off. So as for as now, focus completely on your preparation and rectify your mistakes. Don’t bother about the cut off analysis. You can try various methods of preparation and mock test practice. If you gain confidence, you can automatically wipe off the fear about the SBI PO cut off 2020.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: What is the sectional cut off for English language section in 2019 SBI PO prelims exam?

A: For SBI PO exam there is no sectional cut off for any section in both prelims and mains exam.

Q: In which ratio the mains exam and final round marks are taken to calculate the SBI PO final cut off?

A: For the calculation of final cut off the mains and final round marks are taken in a 75:25 ratio respectively.

Q:  Will the preliminary score is taken into account for the arrival of SBI PO final cut off?

A: No. The preliminary score is only required to qualify for the mains exam. The role of the preliminary score is over there itself. For the final cut off, mains score and group exercise & interview score are only required.

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