SBI PO Prelims 2017 Expected Cut off Section wise & Categorywise

SBI PO Prelims 2017 Expected Cut off

SBI PO Prelims 2017 Expected Cut off

State Bank of India or SBI is the largest public sector banks in India. Recently, it has gone through merging all its associate banks under the main SBI bank. This will boost its economy and growth. Every year, bank conducts recruitment of Probationary Officers(PO) to select suitable candidates for the management level post. This year, SBI has announced 2313 vacant PO posts. SBI PO prelims 2017 countdown has begun. The prelims exam is scheduled on 29th & 30th April and 6th and 7th May 2017. The most discussed topic now is ‘SBI PO Prelims cut off marks’.  Candidates are busy in searching the previous years  SBI PO Prelims cut off marks and making predictions about SBI PO prelims 2017 expected cut off.

The bank conducts recruitment process in three stages:

  • SBI PO Preliminary Exam
  • SBI PO Mains Exam
  • SBI PO GD and Interview

 

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Important Dates for SBI PO 2017

Check important events for SBI PO examination 2017:

SBI PO 2017 exam events Important Dates
 Application Start Date 7th February , 2017
 Application Last Date 6th March, 2017
Prelims Admit Card 10th March , 2017
Prelims exam 29th & 30th April  and May 6 & 7, 2017
Prelims Result May 17, 2017
Admit card for online main exam May 22, 2017
Mains exam June 4, 2017
Mains Result June 19, 2017
Group Discussion & Interview July 10, 2017
Declaration of Final Result August 5, 2017

 

In this article, we will analyze the previous year’s SBI PO cut off marks and try to figure out the expected cut off marks for SBI PO Prelims 2017 exam.

SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis 2017(Overall)

 What is SBI PO cut off? Why SBI PO cut off is important?

SBI PO cut off is the minimum marks required to be scored in order to qualify for the next stage. The cut off will be decided for each qualifying stage such as SBI PO Prelims cut off , SBI PO Mains cut off & SBI PO GD & interview cut off etc. The cut off will be applied to each section as well as overall marks.

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How is SBI PO Cut off Calculated?

There are various deciding factors that decides the SBI PO cut off. Some of the key factors affecting cut off calculation is:

  • Number of Vacancies for the post
  • Number of Students appearing the exam
  • Difficulty level of the exam
  • Maximum Marks scored
  • Exam Pattern
  • Adhoc Factors

A method called ‘Equi-percentile‘ method is used to decide the final cut off.

SBI PO Prelims Previous year cut off – SBI PO 2016 cut off marks

In the previous year (SBI PO 2016), approximately 25 lakh candidates appeared for the prelims. Depending on the number of vacancies, the SBI decides the cutoff and it is usually 20 times the number of vacancy. The number of vacancy for the SBI PO in the previous year was 2200.

SBI PO Prelims 2016 Cutoff :

You can check here previous year 2016 section wise & category wise cut off marks.

Section

Marks

Sectional Cut- Off

(General)

Sectional Cut – Off

(SC/ST/OBC/CH/OH)

QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE

35

6.00

8.75

REASONING

ABILITY

35

4.25

7.00

ENGLISH LANGUAGE

3O

4.25

7.25

 

SBI PO Prelims 2016 Overall Cutoff:

You can check here previous year 2016 Overall category wise cut off marks.

Category

General

OBC

SC

ST

OH

VH

HI

Overall cutoff

47.50 44.50 38.75 29.25 36.00

37.00

15.75

 

SBI PO Prelims 2017 Expected Cut off – Sectional:

This year approximately 30 lakh candidates are expected to take the SBI PO exam. The number of vacancy for SBI PO 2017 is 2313. Therefore, around 50000 candidates are expected to be shortlisted for the Mains.

Based on the previous year’s cutoff (the number of vacancies is almost similar), this year’s cutoff for the general category is expected to be 47.50 and lesser than this for the candidates from other categories.

Section

Marks

Sectional Cut – off

(General)

Sectional Cut –Off

(SC/ST/OBC/VH/OH)

QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE

35

5.75

3.50

REASONING

ABILITY

35

9.25

5.75

ENGLISH LANGUAGE

30

5.75

9.25

 

SBI PO Prelims 2017 Expected Cut off – Overall:

Get here Expected Cut off marks for SBI PO Prelims 2017 exam: Category-wise.

Category

General

OBC

SC

ST

OH

VH

HI

Overall cutoff

48.50

42.25

37.25

219.75

29.25

30.75

12.75

 

How many marks to Score in order to clear SBI PO 2017 cut off?

Try to score about 10 marks in each section and better to score near 15 to be on a safer side to be able to clear the SBI PO cut off marks easily.

In Order to obtain the marks specified above,  you need to :

  • Attempt at least 70-75%  questions overall to clear the overall cut off
  • A minimum of 60-65% question in each section to clear the sectional cut off

Is Scoring Cut Off marks enough in SBI PO Exam?

The answer is NO. SBI calls  around 3 times the aspirants for Group Discussion & interview. This indicates that every year more than half of the aspirants after getting an interview call are still not able to make it to the final SBI PO List. Most of the cases, these are those candidates who cleared the SBI PO cut off just on margin.

How to check SBI PO cut off?

The official cut off marks will be decided after the result is published. The SBI PO Prelims exam result will be published in May 1st week. To check the prelims cut off marks for qualifying to the SBI PO Mains stage, follow the below steps:

Step 1:

Visit the official website of the SBI i.e sbi.co.in

Step 2:

Select the ‘Recruitment’ section.

Step 3:

Choose the link for SBI PO Cut Off of Prelims.

Step 4:

Enter your login details such as Roll /Registration Number and Password.

Step 5:

Click on the submit button.

You will get the answer key and cut off marks.

 

We wish all the aspirants  good luck for the exam!

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