With SBI PO mains few days away from now, quite a few of you have been asking about the possible SBI PO Mains Cutoff, with new exam pattern in place. While it is tough to predict cutoffs, we have used our expertise across multiple competitive exams in different domains, and have tried to project the SBI PO Mains cutoff as per the new exam pattern in this article.

SBI Clerk Mains Exam Analysis 2016 : June 25 Slot 1 Cutoff

SBI PO Mains Cutoff

There will be 4 sections in the exam, with respective time limit for each section.

  • Reasoning and Computer Aptitude – 45 Questions – 60 Marks – 60 minutes
  • Data Analysis and Interpretation – 35 Questions – 60 Marks – 45 minutes
  • GK and Banking Awareness – 40 Questions – 40 marks – 35 minutes
  • English Language – 35 Questions – 40 marks – 40 minutes

Because of the sectional time limits, sectional cutoff scores are expected to come down a bit. 

Expected category wise sectional cutoff

  General OBC SC ST VH
Data Analysis and Interpretation 11 to 13 9 to 11 7 to 9 6 to 8 6 to 8
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 12 to 14 10 to 12 8 to 10 7 to 9 7 to 9
General and Banking Awareness 16 to 19 14 to 16 14 to 16 14 to 16 14 to 16
English Language 9 to 11  8 to 10 8 to 10 6 to 8 6 to 8

Expected category wise overall cutoff

  General OBC SC ST VH
Overall (out of 200) 82 to 87 72 to 75 65 to 70 60 to 62 60 to 62

Expected category wise Descriptive English cutoff

Please do note that candidates who clear both the sectional and overall cutoffs will have their Descriptive English Paper evaluated and the cutoff of Descriptive English paper is expected to remain same as that of last year. 

  General OBC SC ST VH
Descriptive English (out of 50) 20 marks 17.5 marks 17.5 marks 17.5 marks 17.5 marks

For the candidates who clear Descriptive English cutoff, a new merit list is prepared for combined marks of Mains overall marks and Descriptive English marks out of 250, and this has a new cutoff for total sum of marks out of 250. 

Expected cutoffs for this sum total is as follows:

  General OBC SC ST VH
Overall Sum (out of 250) 122 to 127 108 to 112 87 to 92 77 to 82 87 to 95

We hope that the above article helps you in strategizing better for the exam. 

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