SBI PO prelims exam 2021 will be held soon in various exam centres across India. In this article, we have provided expected SBI PO Cut Off for prelims exam 2021 and previous cut off marks for SBI PO exam.
SBI PO Cut Off 2021 – Prelims Expected Cut Off
Since SBI is yet to conduct the SBI PO 2021 examination, let us analyze the previous examination conducted by SBI. The difficulty level of SBI PO Prelims 2020 exam was Moderate. The exam comprised of Moderate Level Questions from English Language, Reasoning Ability & Quantitative Aptitude. Check below table for expected cut off marks for SBI PO Prelims exam 2021.
|Category||Expected Cut-Off (Out of 100 Marks)|
|General||58 to 68|
|EWS||56 to 66|
|OBC||53 to 63|
|SC||43 to 53|
|ST||41 to 51|
SBI PO Previous Year Cut off
We shall discuss the SBI PO the previous year cutoff and SBI PO Cut off 2021 will be around the same lines. SBI PO Exam is conducted for the recruitment of probationary officers in several branches of State Bank of India across the country. Nearly 9.5 lakhs candidates applied for SBI PO last year, out of which 20,000 were selected to appear for the main exam.
The cut off is the minimum score that a candidate should achieve in order to qualify for the exam. The cut off is decided by the exam conducting authorities. The cutoff marks may vary for each year and for candidates belonging to different categories. The SBI usually releases cutoff for the exam along with the declaration of SBI PO Result. The various factors that affect the cutoffs of the exam are not the same for each year.
For instance, for the year 2019, there has been a significant rise in prelims cutoff from the year 2018 as the paper sets were comparatively easier in 2019. Hence, we can say that the difficulty level of the exam affects the cutoff marks. The other factors are given below:
• Performance of the candidates in the exam
• The Total Number of applicants
• The Total Number of vacancies
• Previous year’s cutoff trend.
SBI PO Cut off 2019 for the Main Exams
SBI released the category wise cut off for the Main examination along with the announcement of the results and is given below. This will give the candidate a brief idea about the SBI PO cut off 2020 for the main exam.
|Category||Expected Cutoff Marks|
SBI PO 2019 Cut off for the Prelims Exam
The official cut off for Preliminary exam of SBI PO 2019 which was released by the SBI is given below:
|Category||SBI PO Preliminary Cutoff (Out of 100 Marks)|
|Economically Weaker Section (EWS)||68.25|
|Other Backward Caste (OBC)||68.25|
|Scheduled Caste (SC)||61.75|
|Scheduled Tribe (ST)||54.75|
SBI PO 2020 Overall and Sectional Cutoff
Until 2018, Candidates had to clear overall as well as sectional cutoffs in order to qualify the SBI PO exam. There are various types of cutoff scores that the candidate needed to obtain to successfully clear the exam. Complete information about all the parameters is given below. The test paper is divided into several sections such as General Knowledge, English, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning.
SBI used to set sectional cut-offs and the candidate needed to clear each cut off to qualify the competitive test. Also, clearing only the sectional cut-offs was not sufficient. The candidate had to also secure the overall cut-off declared by SBI. The SBI PO Overall Cut-off is different from the sectional cut-offs each year. However, this year, there is no provision of sectional cutoffs compared to the previous years.
SBI PO 2018 Cut off
The 2018 cutoffs will help the students to understand the pattern that exists in the SBI PO cut-off trend. Knowing cut-off trends of SBI PO can enable the candidates to understand the level of preparation required to qualify for this exam.
Cut-off marks indicate a lot of important information about the exam, including the difficulty level of the question paper. Serious candidates who wish to do well in the exam must go through the previous year’s cut-off figures in order to pass the exam. In the following section, SBI PO 2018 cut-offs are discussed. The table below shows category-wise SBI PO 2018 final and prelims cut-offs:
|Category||Final Cut-Off (Out of 250 marks)||Prelims Cut-off (Out of 100 marks)|
|Other Backward Caste (OBC)||86.42||54.25|
|Scheduled Caste (SC)||77.13||49|
|Scheduled Tribe (ST)||75.01||43|
|Hearing Impaired (HI)||75.16||14.75|
|Orthopedically Handicapped (OH)||75.03||45.25|
|Visually Handicapped (VH)||88.91||49|
SBI PO 2020 Cut off Evaluation
In order to calculate the actual cut-off figure, the exam conducting authorities analyze several variables. Depending on the category of the candidate, the cut-off scores will be varying. The factors influencing the cut-off marks are given below.
- The number of candidates who appear for the exam will play an important role in deciding the SBI PO 2020 Cut-Off marks. It will also depend on the total number of posts available for recruitment purposes.
- Question paper difficulty level will also be considered when calculating the cut-off score. It must be noted that the cut-off marks, once decided and announced by SBI, cannot be changed. The candidates will have no right to challenge the cut-off under any circumstance.
- The process of normalization will be adopted for calculating the final cut off score of SBI PO 2020. The procedure for calculating the cut-off score is as shown below. The recruitment of candidates is done strictly on the basis of the merit list.
- The SBI PO 2020 cut-off marks are normalized as the following formula:
- Total Marks secured by last ranked candidate (Out 0f 100) = Written Test which will be Normalized to 75 + GD & Interview which will be Normalized to 25
SBI PO 2020 Stages of Cut off
SBI PO 2020 cut-off will be declared separately for various stages of the exam. The first round of the selection process is the preliminary exam. Cut-off marks are declared for this round which the candidates must obtain in order to move on to the mains round.
The second round will be the SBI PO Mains 2020. Again, cut-offs are declared separately for this stage also. To qualify for the post, the candidates must clear the cut-off score for mains as well. The final stage of the selection process will be the personal interview round.
For personal interview round also the cut-offs will be announced independently. Based on who manages to secure the cut-off for this stage, candidates will be finally selected for the post of SBI PO 2020.
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