SBI PO 2016 Cut-offs : Prelims & Mains Scores

Analyzing previous year’s cut-offs is a very important step in preparing for any exam. Doing this gives you a fair idea of what would be an ideal score to clear the exams. Thus, it helps put things in perspective.

This article puts together the cutoff scores for stages of the SBI PO selection process for the year 2016. This will help you set targets and strategize your preparation accordingly.

It should be noted that cut-offs are applied in two stages:

(i) Sectional Cutoffs : This is the score that a candidate needs to score in each section in order to qualify.
(ii) Overall Cutoffs : The Overall or category-wise cutoffs are the qualifying marks a candidate has to score in order to be eligible for the subsequent stage.The overall cutoffs are different for each category (General, SC , ST etc.)

The SBI PO selection process is done in three stages as mentioned below:

SBI PO Preliminary Examination

SBI PO Prelims Exam 2017 exam pattern paper pattern selection procedure

SBI PO Mains Examination

SBI PO Mains

SBI PO Exam 2016 Cut-offs

Preliminary Exam (Sectional Cutoffs)
SBI PO Prelims Cut-offs 2016
Sr. No. Subject Total Marks Cut-offs
General SC/ ST/ OBC/ VH/ OH
1 English 30 8.75 6
2 Quantitative Ability 35 7.25 4.25
3 Reasoning 35 7 4.25

Preliminary Exam (Overall Cutoffs)
SBI PO Prelims (Overall)
Category Cut-offs (100)
General 47.5
OBC 45.5
SC 38.75
ST 29.25
OH 36
VH 37
HI 15.75

Mains Exam (Sectional Cutoffs)
SBI PO Mains Cut-offs 2016
Sr. No. Subject Total Marks Cut-offs
General SC/ ST/ OBC/ VH/ OH
1 Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 60 9 6
2 Data Analysis & Interpretation 60 9 6
3 General Awareness About Economy & Banking 40 13 10
4 English Language 40 6 4
Overall 200 70 60

Descriptive Test + GD & Interview Cut-offs
  Maximum Marks General SC ST OBC OH VI HI
Descriptive Type Test (English Language) 50 20 17.5 17.5 17.5 17.5 17.5 17.5
Overall (Objective + Descriptive Test) 250 90 78 78.75 87.25 82.75 79.5 79.25
Group Discussion + Interview 50 20 18 18 18 18 18 18

 

Note that the descriptive test is evaluated for only those candidates who clear the mains sectional and overall cutoffs.

Mains Exam (Overall Normalized Cutoffs) (Out of 100)

This is calculated as follows:

Total Marks secured by last ranked selected candidates(Out 0f 100) = Written Test (Normalized to 75) + GD & Interview (Normalized to 25)

SBI PO Mains (Overall) (Normalized Cut-off Scores)
Category Cut-offs (100)
General 49.75
OBC 44.43
SC 34.25
ST 34.73
OH 28.45
VI 43.08
HI 40.78

 


We hope that this gives you a deeper insight into the required score for clearing SBI PO and thus landing your dream job.

All the best!

 

 


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