SBI PO Cut Off 2021: Check State-Wise Pre & Mains Previous Years Cutoff

SBI PO Cut Off 2021: Check State-Wise Pre & Mains Previous Years Cutoff

ByAkash Mishra  |  Updated on: Oct 4, 2021SBI PO 2021 Notification PDF out for 2000+ Probationary Officers vacancies. The direct link to apply online for SBI PO 2021 will be actiavted from tomorrow by the State Bank of India. Stay tuned to get latest updates on SBI PO 2021 recruitment here.
SBI PO 2021 Notification PDF out for 2000+ Probationary Officers vacancies. The direct link to apply online for SBI PO 2021 will be actiavted from tomorrow by the State Bank of India. Stay tuned to get latest updates on SBI PO 2021 recruitment here.
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SBI PO Cut Off Overview

SBI PO Cut off 2021: SBI has now released the official notification for SBI PO Exam 2021. SBI PO is one of the most sought-after jobs in Banking and hence the competition is very high. So it becomes essential to understand the sectional and category-wise SBI PO cut off to set an appropriate score target for the SBI PO exam 2021.

Understanding the SBI PO previous years cut off is of utmost importance, as cutoff helps us to set the right target score to crack the exam, and setting the right target score enables the students to make an effective strategy for the exam. That is why a Candidate should go through the sectional and category-wise SBI PO cut off marks to strategize the target score.

Check here: SBI PO Notification 2021 PDF

To make the best preparation strategy to crack the SBI PO exam you also need to understand the eligibility criteria, exam pattern, and the syllabus of SBI PO.

Last year, SBI PO Prelims cut off was high in comparison. This article is going to give you a clear idea of the previous years cutoffs. We will also discuss the SBI PO Expected cut off for 2021, once the exam is conducted successfully.

SBI PO Expected Cut Off 2021

  • SBI usually releases the cut off list within a week of declaring the SBI PO result. 
  • SBI PO exams release cutoff at three-level.
    1. Prelims Cut off
    2. Mains Cut off
    3. Final List Cut off 
  • There is only an overall cut off and no sectional cut off in the SBI PO exam 2021.
  • The preliminary examination is only qualifying in nature and candidates only need to score minimum cut off marks to qualify for the mains exam.
  • The final merit list is based on the combined marks of mains and Interview and Group Discussion round. So the candidate should try to score high in the mains exam and not just clear the cut-off. 

SBI PO Prelims Cut off 2020

SBI has released the result of the SBI PO Prelims exam 2020. The following table shows the cut off of the SBI PO Prelims exam 2020.  

CategoryMinimum Qualifying Marks (Cut Off Score)
General58.50
SC50
ST43.75
OBC56
EWS56.75
PWD (LD)47.50
PWD (VI)47.75
PWD (HI)13.50
D&E5.75

SBI PO Mains Cut off 2020

SBI PO Main Cut off 2020-21 (Out of 250)

Candidates can check their category-wise qualifying marks in SBI PO Main 2020-21. We have observed a downfall in the Mains cut off of SBI PO. Last year SBI PO Main cut off for the Gen category was 104.42. Check the qualifying marks set by the organizing authority to clear SBI PO Main 2020-21. There is no denying the fact that the exam level of the mains exam was difficult and lengthy. Cut off marks have been decided considering the difficulty level, students appeared and vacancies released.

CategoryCut Off (Out of 250)
General88.93
EWS84.60
OBC80.96
SC73.83
ST66.86
LD80.45
VI93.08
HI63.10
D & E63.25

SBI PO Interview Cut off 2020-21 (Out Of 50)

After the main examination interview round was conducted for the students who qualified the Main cut off. This year due to the ongoing situation only a personal interview round with safety measures was conducted. The table below shows the qualifying marks set by the organization for the personal interview round. The personal Interview round was consist of 50 marks.

CategorySBI PO Interview
Qualifying Marks (Out of 50)
General20
EWS20
OBC17.50
SC17.50
ST17.50
LD17.50
VI17.50
HI17.50
D & E17.50

SBI PO Final Cut off 2020-21 (Normalized Marks out of 100)

The table below shows the marks of the candidates scored by them in both the Interview and Main examination. The marks obtained by them have been normalized. Check the aggregate cut off marks set by the organization to be qualified for the provisional allotment. We have observed a drastic decreased in the final cut off for SBI PO this year.

CategoryCut Off (Out of 100)
General51.23
EWS45.35
OBC45.09
SC44.09
ST41.87
LD45.27
VI51.55
HI28.62
D & E29.43

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SBI PO Previous Year Cut Off Marks

Now let's take a look at the previous years cut off of SBI PO. This will enable you to gauge the changes in the level of difficulty of the paper around the years.

Also, check the scorecards of selected candidates of SBI PO 2019 recruitment.

SBI PO Prelims Cut Off 2019:

CategoryMinimum Qualifying Marks (Cut Off Score)
General71.00
SC61.75
ST54.75
OBC68.25
EWS68.25
PWD (LD)59.50
PWD (VI)64.75
PWD (HI)16.25

SBI PO Mains Cut Off 2019:

CategoryCut-Off Marks (Out of 250)
GEN104.42
OBC94.28
SC82.50
ST77.63
EWS100.89
LD86.51
VI101.75
HI75.36
D & E75.14

SBI PO Group Exercise+Interview Cut Off 2019:

CategoryCut-Off Marks (Out of 50)
GEN20
OBC17.50
SC17.50
ST17.50
EWS20
LD17.50
VI17.50
HI17.50
D & E17.50

SBI PO Final Cut Off 2019:

CategoryCut-Off Marks (Normalised to 100)
GEN54.11
OBC48.78
SC45.74
ST43.90
EWS50.13
LD47.11
VI52.58
HI35.29
D & E33.37

SBI PO Prelims Cut Off 2018:

CategoryMinimum Qualifying Marks (Cut Off Score)
General56.75
SC49
ST43
OBC54.25
PWD (OH)45.25
PWD (VI)49
PWD (HI)14.75

Scorecard of the SBI PO 2018 Prelims Qualifier:

Check also:

SBI PO Main Cut off 2018:

Check out the cut-off for SBI PO Main examination and final allotment below:

Sections/ ExamTotal MarksMinimum Qualifying Marks (Cut off Score)
SCSTOBCGENERALLDVIHI
Minimum marks to be secured, to be shortlisted for GE & PI Round (Objective + Descriptive)25077.1375.0186.4293.1075.0388.9175.16
Group Exercise + Interview5018181820181818
Total Cut off Marks after Normalization10043.9939.8746.2650.7943.0447.0932.69

Scorecard of the SBI PO 2018 Mains Qualifier:

The previous year's cut off for the SBI PO 2021 exam will help in acknowledging the right targeting score in order to clear the exam.

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  •  The SBI PO prelims is qualifying or screening round. The score Prelims exam is not taken into consideration for the final selection. The sole purpose of the prelim exam is to screen aspirants for the further round.

  • Section Cutoff is not present in the SBI PO exam at both prelim and main level. There is only overall cutoff at both the level. 

  • Yes, the cutoffs of SBI Prelims and Main exam are calculated differently at each level. 

  • Following are the steps to calculate the marks for the final merit list:

    • Marks obtained by the candidates in Mains exam out of 250 marks (maximum) are normalized to 75.
    • Similarly, Marks obtained in GE & Interview round out of 50 are normalized to 25.
    • Final Merit list is arrived at after totaling the above-normalized marks of Main Exam, GE & Interview with an aggregate of 100.
  • The SBI PO cut off is calculated after considering certain factors:

    • The number of applicants.
    • The number of vacancies for ongoing recruitment.
    • What is the level of the exam?

    SBI reserves the right to declare the SBI PO cut off. It may increase or decrease as per the requirement of the conducting body.

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