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Bank of Baroda BOB PO 2018: Previous Years’ Cutoffs (2017 & 2016)

Bank of Baroda PO 2018 Previous Years' Cutoffs

The Bank of Baroda PO 2018 Recruitment notification has been released. This time, BOB PO has released notification for 600 vacancies. For those looking to start their career in banking, the BOB PO 2018 presents a good opportunity for them. If you are wondering about whether you are a good fit for the BOB PO 2018 or not, check out the BOB PO 2018 Job Profile and see if those responsibilities are something you think you can handle or manage. If you are already preparing for the BOB PO 2018 and need motivation, check out BOB PO 2018 Salary and BOB PO 2018 Promotion Opportunities. Alternatively, if you prefer you can read the BOB PO 2018 Official Notification as well. In this post, we will focus on the previous years’ BOB PO cutoffs to help determine the trend of the examination (whether it is becoming easier or harder). If you are preparing for the BOB PO 2018 examinations, Oliveboard’s mock tests will be really helpful.

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BOB PO 2017 Cutoffs

During the last year, the BOB PO 2017 Recruitment also had sectional as well as overall cutoffs which have been shared below:

BOB PO 2017 Sectional Cut-offs
Section Max Marks SC ST OBC UR [GEN] HI OC VI
Reasoning 50 11.25 11.25 11.25 16.5 11.25 11.25 11.25
English 50 7.5 7.5 7.5 11.75 7.5 7.5 7.5
General Awareness 50 5.25 5.25 5.25 8.75 5.25 5.25 5.25
Quantitative Aptitude 50 8.5 8.5 8.5 12.25 8.5 8.5 8.5
Total 200 82.75 69.75 94 95.25 43.25 82.25 79
Descriptive 50 15 15 15 17.5 15 15 15
Total 250 108.25 92.25 119.75 123.75 62.5 107.25 108
Group Discussion 50 17.5 17.5 17.5 20 17.5 17.5 17.5
Personal Interview 50 17.5 17.5 17.5 20 17.5 17.5 17.5

 

BOB PO 2017 Overall Cut-offs
Section Batch 21 Batch 22
UR [GEN] 61.28 59.5
OBC 58.44 56.92
SC 55.08 53.27
ST 49.9 47.52
PWD – HI 46.86 43.54
PWD – OC 53.45 51.42
PWD – VI 57.4 54.9

BOB PO 2016 Cutoffs

BOB PO 2016 Recruitment had sectional as well as overall cutoffs which have been shared below:

BOB PO 2016 Sectional Cut-offs
Section Max Marks SC ST OBC UR [GEN] HI OC VI
Reasoning 50 10.75 10.75 10.75 15.25 10.75 10.75 10.75
English 50 9.5 9.5 9.5 14.5 9.5 9.5 9.5
General Awareness 50 10.25 10.25 10.25 14.75 10.25 10.25 10.25
Quantitative Aptitude 50 8 8 8 11.75 8 8 8
Total 200 91.5 74.25 103 106.75 47.75 86.25 81.75
Descriptive 50 15 15 15 17.5 15 15 15
Total 250 120 101.75 131.75 138.25 71.25 116.5 119.5
Group Discussion 50 17.5 17.5 17.5 20 17.5 17.5 17.5
Personal Interview 50 17.5 17.5 17.5 20 17.5 17.5 17.5

 

BOB PO 2016 Overall Cut-offs
Section Batch 19 Batch 20 Waitlist
UR [GEN] 64.56 63.68 62.22
OBC 61.42 59.92 58.58
SC 58.3 56.34 54.48
ST 51.1 48.4 45.36
PWD – HI 46.98 39.62 33.36
PWD – OC 61.88 58.96 55.8
PWD – VI 62.04 58.94 56.5

Since we have to understand whether the trend of BOB PO 2018 will be upward (more difficult) or downward (less difficult), we need to see the comparison between 2016 and 2017 cutoffs for BOB PO examinations, which has been done below —

BOB PO 2016-17 Sectional Cutoffs Comparison
Section Max Marks SC ST OBC UR [GEN] HI OC VI
    2016 2017 2016 2017 2016 2017 2016 2017 2016 2017 2016 2017 2016 2017
Reasoning 50 10.8 11.25 10.8 11.25 10.75 11.25 15.25 16.5 10.75 11.25 10.75 11.25 10.75 11.25
English 50 9.5 7.5 9.5 7.5 9.5 7.5 14.5 11.75 9.5 7.5 9.5 7.5 9.5 7.5
General Awareness 50 10.3 5.25 10.3 5.25 10.25 5.25 14.75 8.75 10.25 5.25 10.25 5.25 10.25 5.25
Quantitative Aptitude 50 8 8.5 8 8.5 8 8.5 11.75 12.25 8 8.5 8 8.5 8 8.5
Total 200 91.5 82.75 74.3 69.75 103 94 106.75 95.25 47.75 43.25 86.25 82.25 81.75 79
Descriptive 50 15 15 15 15 15 15 17.5 17.5 15 15 15 15 15 15
Total 250 120 108.25 102 92.25 131.8 119.8 138.25 123.75 71.25 62.5 116.5 107.25 119.5 108
Group Discussion 50 17.5 17.5 17.5 17.5 17.5 17.5 20 20 17.5 17.5 17.5 17.5 17.5 17.5
Personal Interview 50 17.5 17.5 17.5 17.5 17.5 17.5 20 20 17.5 17.5 17.5 17.5 17.5 17.5

As it can be seen, the following points of comparison can be included here:

  1. Cutoffs for reasoning section has increased from 2016-17 meaning that either the competition has gotten better or the paper has become easier.
  2. English section may become harder because the comparison has gone to decrease the cutoffs and thus the paper might have been too difficult due to which the cutoff has been lowered.
  3. General awareness too has almost halved in the cutoff which proves the rising difficulty of the paper.
  4. Quantitative aptitude’s difficulty has decreased because the cutoff has increased to some extent.
  5. Descriptive paper and GD/PI difficulty has remained the same more or less due to the fact they may not have seen many changes in their difficulty over the years (2016-17). 

So, in general, the BOB PO 2018 examination may be  slightly more difficult due to its sectional cutoffs being in the rise which indicates that more marks is now required to clear the cutoffs. To help you with your preparation, you can also study with Oliveboard’s Video Course

All the Best!


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