sbi po cut off

The State Bank of India has been implementing clear means to eliminate the non-serious candidates through its preliminary exam. The main objective of this exam is segregate potential candidates from the crowd and move ahead with the main examination. The cut off for the preliminary exam for PO under SBI varies from year to year. The computation mainly depends upon the overall performance of the candidates and the standard deviation of the total score is taken into consideration. Before we discuss further, let’s take a look at the cut off for the Preliminary SBI PO Exam 2016.

Category Cut off Full marks
ST 19.75 100
SC 37.25 100
OBC 42.25 100
General 47.50 100

It is clear from the cut off that more or less, 50 out of 100 marks is a good score to move onto the next level. It should also be observed that candidates who belonged to the reservation quotas have been offered a benefit. The cut off for a candidate belonging to the ST is just 19.75 whereas, a candidate from General section was required to score 47.50.

How to know the cut off marks for SBI PO exam 2016?

It is very difficult to ascertain the right cut off marks for SBI PO Exam as it depends on the overall performance of the candidates. A rough estimate can be derived by seeing the question paper and understanding the difficulty level. If a question paper will be tough, then candidates would be able to answer less questions correctly. Hence, the cut off will be low. Similarly, if the question paper is easy, then candidates would be able to answer more questions correctly. Therefore, making the cut off higher.

Apart from regular cut offs, there are also sectional cut offs which the candidates are required to clear. This means that a candidate cannot afford to ignore any section while appearing for the SBI PO Exam. A candidate is said to have qualified successfully if he has cleared all the cut offs at the same time.

How to find whether cut off has been cleared in SBI PO exam 2016?

Suppose there are two candidates, namely, Candidate A and Candidate B. Candidate A has obtained 25, 27 and 5 in Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and English, respectively. On the other hand, Candidate B has obtained 18, 20 and 20 in the above mentioned subjects. Now when the cut offs are declared, the score requirements are 15, 17 and 15, receptively, along with an overall cut off of 48 marks. In this case, Candidate B has managed to clear all the cut offs, whereas, Candidate A has cleared the overall cut off, but not the sectional cut off. Therefore, he has not been able to clear the preliminary level.

As per experts, the Cut Off for SBI PO Exam 2016 would be close to:

Category Cut off Full marks
ST 20 100
SC 36.25 100
OBC 43 100
General 49.25 100

However, this is only an estimate and the actual cut offs may vary depending upon the overall performance of the candidates.

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