SBI PO Cut Off 2024: Category-wise Expected Cutoff Marks

State Bank of India Probationary Officer Exam 2024 ( SBI PO )

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Updated on May 16, 2024 16:24 IST

SBI PO Cut off 2024: State Bank of India (SBI) releases SBI PO cut off for prelims exam, mains exam and final selection. The cut off is released category-wise. There is no sectional cut off in SBI PO exam. To check the SBI PO cut off, candidates need to enter the required credentials. On the basis of SBI PO cut off, candidates are selected for the post of Probationary Officers.

SBI PO is one of the country's most sought-after banking exams, and many candidates appear for the exam. As the competition is high, it becomes essential for candidates to understand the state and category-wise SBI PO cut off marks and set targets for the prelims and mains exams for SBI PO. Cut off is the minimum qualifying marks that candidates need to secure to qualify the exam. SBI PO cut off is calculated based on factors including the number of vacancies, the number of candidates who appeared in each category and the difficulty level of the exam. Candidates can go through SBI PO cut off below and strategize the target score.

Q:   How is SBI PO final cutoff calculated?

A:
The final cutoff of SBI PO is calculated out of 100 marks. The marks secured by the candidates in the Mains exam are converted to 75 out of 250 marks. The marks of Phase III are converted to 25 marks out of 50 marks. Based on the final cut off marks, candidates are selected for appointment to the post of Probationary Officers in the various branches of SBI.
 

Q:   What was SBI PO final cut off in 2022?

A:

The category-wise SBI PO final cut off is given below.

CategoryCut-Off Marks (Normalised to 100)
GEN53.40
SC44.93
ST41.55
OBC47.41
EWS47.94
LD41.64
VI49.93
HI41.59
D & E33.16
 

SBI PO Cut off

SBI PO cut off is released for prelims, mains, and final selection. There is only the overall SBI PO cut off and no sectional cutoff. The preliminary exam is only qualifying in nature and candidates need to score minimum cutoff marks to qualify for the mains exam. The final merit list is determined based on the combined marks of the mains exam and Interview and Group Discussion rounds. Candidates should score good marks in all the exam stages to clear SBI PO cut off.

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SBI PO Prelims Cut off 2024

Candidates can check below SBI PO cut off for prelims exam.

SBI PO Cut off: Know Its Various Stages

The various stages related to the declaration of SBI PO cut off are given below:

SBI PO Prelims Cut off 

SBI PO Prelims Cut off is calculated out of 100 marks. The category-wise merit list to call candidates for the mains exam is prepared based on the SBI PO prelims cut off marks. On the basis of SBI PO prelims cut off, candidates 10 times the number of vacancies have been selected for the mains exam. 

SBI PO Mains Cut off

The mains exam is conducted for candidates qualifying the preliminary exam. SBI PO mains cut off is calculated out of 250 marks. Based on the cut off marks, candidates three times the number of category-wise vacancies are called for the Interview, psychometric test and group discussion. The descriptive test is evaluated only for those candidates who have to qualify at each level of the objective test. 

SBI PO Interview Cut off

Phase III is conducted for candidates qualifying the mains exam. SBI PO cut off for interview is calculated out of 50 marks. Candidates can check below the previous years’ minimum qualifying marks for Phase III.

SBI PO Final Cut off 

SBI PO final cut off is determined based on the mains exam and Interview. It is the total marks secured by the last ranked candidates. SBI PO cut off for final selection is calculated out of 100. The marks secured by the candidates in the mains exam are converted to 75 out of 250 marks. The marks of Interview are converted to 25 marks out of 50 marks. 

Is there sectional cut off in SBI PO Exam?

There is no sectional cutoff in the SBI PO exam. Initially, there was a sectional cutoff in the SBI PO exam. From 2018, the sectional cut off is not applicable for the prelims and mains exams. Only for the interview stage, minimum qualifying marks are applicable. 

Q:   How can I check SBI PO cut off?

A:
The cut off of SBI PO is made available online on the official website. Candidates can check the cut off marks by logging with the required credentials. The steps to check the cut off marks are given below: Visit the official website of SBI Click the link 'Details of marks secured by the candidates in SBI PO exam' Enter registration number or roll number and date of birth or password SBI PO cut off appears on the screen.
 

Q:   Are the SBI PO cut off for Prelims and Mains released separately?

A:
Yes, SBI PO cut off marks are released separately for prelims and Mains exams. Candidates must secure the cut off marks to get shortlisted for the next selection round. However, SBI PO prelims cut off marks are qualifying in nature, and no marks are added to the final merit list. Besides, the marks obtained in the group discussion and interview are given preference.
 

Q:   What are the factors affecting SBI PO cut off?

A:
There are several factors affecting SBI PO cut off marks. The factors that affect the cut off marks are given below: 1) Difficulty level of the exam 2) Number of vacancies 3) Total marks 4) Number of test takers.
 

SBI PO 2024 Dates

Take a look at the table below for the complete schedule of SBI PO 2024 exam

DatesPast Exam Dates

21 Nov '23

SBI PO prelims result 2023

06 Sep '23

SBI PO 2023 Notification

10 Mar '23

SBI PO mains result 2023

How to Check SBI PO Cut off?

The steps to check the cut off of SBI PO are given below:

  • Visit the official website of SBI 
  • Click the link 'Details of marks secured by the candidates in SBI PO exam'
  • Enter registration number or roll number and date of birth or password
  • SBI PO cut off appears on the screen

 

Q:   What is SBI PO Mains cut off?

A:

SBI PO Mains cut off is announced to select candidates for the Group Exercises & Interview and psychometric test. The cut off for this stage is calculated out of 250 marks. The Mains exam carries both objective and subjective-type questions. The cut off of the Mains exam is taken into consideration for the final merit list. There is no sectional cut off in SBI PO Mains exam. SBI PO 2022 previous year mains cut off is given below.

CategoryCut-Off Marks

GEN

59.50

SC

52.50

ST

47.75

OBC

58.25

EWS

59.50

LD

46.25

VI

50.50

HI 

21.50

D & E

-

 

Q:   What is SBI PO prelims cut off?

A:

SBI PO prelims cut off is released to shortlist candidates for the Mains exam. The prelims cut off is calculated out of 100 marks. The prelims exam comprises questions from three sections-English, Quant and Reasoning. The prelims cut off is not taken into consideration for the final merit list. There is no sectional cut off in SBI PO prelims exam. SBI PO 2022 previous year prelims cut off is given below.

CategoryCut-Off Marks

GEN

59.50

SC

52.50

ST

47.75

OBC

58.25

EWS

59.50

LD

46.25

VI

50.50

HI 

21.50

D & E

-

 

Q:   Is normalisation followed in the calculation of SBI PO cutoff marks?

A:
Yes, SBI PO cutoff is calculated after normalising the marks. The normalisation of marks is done to adjust the difficulty level of the question papers. SBI PO exam is conducted in various slots as a result of which the topics, questions, and difficulty levels vary for each shift. The questions in one slot may be comparatively difficult in another. For fair evaluation, SBI normalises the marks scored by candidates in various slots of the exam. The normalisation is done using the equi-percentile method.
 

Factors Affecting SBI PO Cut off

The cut off marks are calculated based on the following factors:

  • Number of vacancies
  • Number of test-takers
  • The difficulty level of the exam

Q:   What is the process of calculating the SBI PO final cut off?

A:
SBI PO final cut off is calculated in the following manner: Marks obtained by the candidates in the Mains exam out of 250 marks (maximum) are normalized to 75 Marks obtained in GE & Interview round out of 50 are normalized to 25 The final Merit list is arrived after totaling the normalized marks of the main exam, GE & Interview with an aggregate of 100.
 

Q:   Is there sectional cut off marks in SBI PO exam?

A:
Sectional cut off marks are not there in SBI PO prelims and Mains exam. There is only overall cutoff at both levels. Candidates need to secure the overall SBI PO cut off marks in order to get shortlisted. SBI PO cut off marks are the minimum qualifying marks which candidates need to secure inorder to qualify the exam. It is important to secure the cut off marks in every stage of selection process.
 

Q:   Are the SBI PO cut off for Prelims and Mains released separately?

A:
Yes, SBI PO cut off marks are released separately for prelims and Mains exams. Candidates must secure the cut off marks to get shortlisted for the next selection round. However, SBI PO prelims cut off marks are qualifying in nature, and no marks are added to the final merit list. Besides, the marks obtained in the group discussion and interview are given preference.
 

SBI PO Previous Year Cut off

SBI PO previous year cut off helps candidates to know the actual exam trend and set targets accordingly. Candidates can check below the previous years' cut off marks for prelims, mains and final selection.

SBI PO Prelims Cut off 2023

Candidates can check below SBI PO cut off for prelims exam.

Category Cut-Off Marks
GEN 59.25
SC 53
ST 47.50
OBC 59.25
EWS 59.25

SBI PO Prelims Cut off 2022

Candidates can check below the SBI PO prelims cut off released by SBI.

Category Cut-Off Marks

GEN

59.50

SC

52.50

ST

47.75

OBC

58.25

EWS

59.50

LD

46.25

VI

50.50

HI 

21.50

D & E

-

SBI PO Cut off 2022 for Mains Exam & Final Selection

Category Cut-Off Marks

GEN

59.50

SC

52.50

ST

47.75

OBC

58.25

EWS

59.50

LD

46.25

VI

50.50

HI 

21.50

D & E

-

SBI PO Prelims Cut off 2021

The category-wise prelims cutoff of SBI PO 2021 exam is given below:

Category SBI PO 2021 Prelims Cutoff

GEN

58.5

SC

53

ST

53

OBC

53.75 

EWS

58.25 

PWD

58.25

SBI PO Mains Cut off 2021

The category-wise mains cutoff marks, calculated out of 250 is given below.

Category SBI PO Mains Cutoff (Out of 250)

Gen

94.85

SC

77.32

ST

75.01

OBC

86.54

EWS

90.01

LD

75.35

VI

97.72

HI

75.77

D & E

75.17

SBI PO Cut off 2021 for Interview

The category-wise qualifying marks for interview are given below.

Category Cut-Off Marks (Out of 50)

GEN

20

SC

17.50

ST

17.50

OBC

17.50

EWS

20

LD

17.50

VI

17.50

HI

17.50

D & E

17.50

SBI PO Final Cut off 2021

The final cutoff has been calculated based on the mains exam and interview. The marks have been normalised to 100 for calculating the cutoff.

Category SBI PO Final Cut off (Normalised to 100)

GEN

53.40

SC

44.93

ST

41.55

OBC

47.41

EWS

47.94

LD

41.64

VI

49.93

HI

41.59

D & E

33.16

SBI PO Pre Cut off 2020

Candidates can check below SBI PO prelims cut off 2020 for different categories. SBI PO cut off 2020 prelims for General category was 58.5. SBI PO 2020 prelims cut off was calculated out of 100 marks.  

Category Cutoff
UR (General) 58.5
OBC 56
EWS 56.75
SC 50
ST 43.75
LD 47.25
VI 47.75
HI 13.5

SBI PO Mains Cut off 2020

SBI PO 2020 mains cut off is given below for different categories. 

Category SBI PO 2020 Mains Cut Off (Out of 250)
Gen 88.93
SC 73.83
ST 66.86
OBC 80.96
EWS 84.60
LD 80.45
VI 93.08
HI 63.10
D & E 63.25

SBI PO 2020-21 Final Cutoff

Category SBI PO Final Cut-Off Marks (Normalised to 100)
Gen 51.23
SC 44.09
ST 4187
OBC 45.09
EWS 45.35
LD 45.27
VI 51.55
HI 28.62
D & E 29.43

SBI PO Pre Cut off 2019

Category Cut off

General

71

Economically Weaker Section (EWS)

68.25

Other Backward Caste (OBC)

68.25

Scheduled Caste (SC)

61.75

Scheduled Tribe (ST)

54.75

LD

59.50

VI

64.75

HI

16.25

D&E

0.25

SBI PO Mains Cut off 2019

Category SBI PO Mains Cut off 2019

General

104.42

SC

82.50

ST

77.63

EWS

100.89

OBC

94.28

LD

86.51

VI

101.75

HI

75.36

D&E

75.14

SBI PO 2019 Cut off for Group Exercises & Interview

Category

SBI PO cut off marks

Gen

20

SC

17.50

ST

17.50

OBC

17.50

EWS

20

LD

17.50

VI

17.50

HI

17.50

D & E

17.50

SBI PO Final Cut Off 2019

Category Cut-Off Marks (Normalised to 100)

GEN

54.11

SC

45.74

ST

43.90

OBC

48.78

EWS

50.13

LD

47.11

VI

52.58

HI

35.29

D & E

33.37

SBI PO Pre Cut off 2018 

Category

Cut off

General

56.75

OBC

56.75

SC

49.00

ST

43.00

OH

45.25

VH

49.00

HI

14.75

SBI PO Mains Cut off 2018

Sections/ Exam Minimum Qualifying Marks (Cut off Score)
SC ST OBC General

Minimum marks to be secured, to be shortlisted for GE & PI Round (Objective + Descriptive)

77.13

75.01

86.42

93.10

Group Exercise + Interview

18

18

18

20

Total Cut off Marks after Normalization

43.99

39.87

46.26

50.79

SBI PO Pre Cut off 2017

In 2017, there were both sectional and overall cut off marks. Candidates can check below the category-wise cut off for individual tests and overall.

Sectional Cut off

Category

Quantitative Aptitude

English Language

Reasoning Ability

Cut Off Marks (GEN)

10.25

8.75

6.50

Cut Off Marks (OBC/SC/
ST/PwD)

7.00

5.75

4.00

Overall Cut off

Category Cut off

General

51.50

OBC

48.25

SC

43.25

ST

31.25

OH

38.75

VH

42.50

HI

18.50

SBI PO 2017 Cut off (Objective + Descriptive Test)

Category Cut off

General

89.25

OBC

79.5

SC

62.5

ST

62.5

SBI PO 2017 Cut off for Group Exercises & Interview

Category SBI PO cut off marks

Gen

20

SC/ST/OBC/OH/VI/HI

18

SBI PO Final Cut off 2017

Category Cut off

General

46.59

OBC

40.83

SC

38.95

ST

28.88

OH

37.24

 SBI PO Final Cut off 2016

Category Cut off

General

49.75

OBC

44.43

SC

34.25

ST

34.73

OH

38.45

Q:   What was SBI PO Mains cut off in 2022?

A:

The category-wise SBI PO cut off marks announced for the Mains exam in 2022 is given below.

CategoryCut-Off Marks

GEN

59.50

SC

52.50

ST

47.75

OBC

58.25

EWS

59.50

LD

46.25

VI

50.50

HI 

21.50

D & E

-

 

Q:   What was SBI PO prelims cut off in 2021?

A:

The category-wise SBI PO prelims cut off announced in 2021 is given below.

CategorySBI PO 2021 Prelims Cutoff

GEN

58.5

SC

53

ST

53

OBC

53.75 

EWS

58.25 

PWD

58.25

 

Q:   What was SBI PO prelims cut off in 2022?

A:

The category-wise SBI PO prelims cut off announced in 2022 is given below.

CategoryCut-Off Marks

GEN

59.50

SC

52.50

ST

47.75

OBC

58.25

EWS

59.50

LD

46.25

VI

50.50

HI 

21.50

D & E

-

 

SBI PO Result

SBI PO result is announced online in three stages-prelims exam, mains exam and final selection. The result is announced on the official website. However, the direct link to check the result is provided on this page. Candidates can check their SBI PO results by logging with the required credentials. The steps to download SBI PO result are given below:

  • Visit the official website of SBI 
  • Click 'SBI PO result' link on the home page
  • Enter the required credentials 
  • SBI PO result appears on the screen
  • Download the result and save it

Q:   Will I receive an email/SMS notification regarding my SBI PO result?

A:

Yes, the State Bank of India sends an email/SMS notification to candidates regarding their SBI PO result. Candidates can also download their result PDF from the official SBI website. SBI PO result is announced online by SBI. The result is announced in different phases-prelims, Mains and final result. The prelims exam is qualifying in nature. The marks obtained in this stage are not counted for the final merit list. The final selection is done based on the performance in the Mains exam, interview and group exercises and interview. The psychometric test is also qualifying in nature. 

 

Q:   What are the details that the SBI PO result will display?

A:

The SBI PO result display the candidate's name, roll number, registration number, category, date of birth, subjects, overall cut-off marks, section-wise marks obtained, total marks obtained, and other relevant details. For incorrect answers, one-fourth of marks assigned to a particular question in the objective test are deducted as penalty to arrive at the corrected scores. There is no negative marking for the subjective part of the Mains exam. If a question is left blank, there will be no penalty for that question. The scores of candidates are calculated based on the correct and incorrect answers. 

 

Q:   Why is SBI PO so tough?

A:
There are multiple reasons why clearing the SBI PO exam becomes tough compared to other banking exams. Some of these reasons are: 1. Limited number of attempts: This makes aspirants feel pressured to qualify within the allotted number of attempts. 2. Time constraints: Candidates have one hour to complete 100 questions in the preliminary exam and three hours to complete 155 questions in the main exam. 3. Negative marking: There is one-fourth negative marking of 0.25 marks, which increases the challenge. 4. Tricky questions, such as from the reasoning and data interpretation sections, consume a lot of time. 5. High competition: Candidates appearing for the SBI PO exam are not only huge in numbers but also diverse. A B.Tech graduate may have to compete with an MBA graduate. 6. Sectional cut offs: The candidates need to clear section-wise cutoffs separately, and therefore, aspirants need to score well in all sections. 7. The GD and PI rounds: The group discussion and interview rounds are the final and most challenging.
 

SBI PO Cut off 2023 FAQs

Candidates can check below the FAQs related to SBI PO cut off.

Q:   Why SBI PO exam is conducted?

A:
SBI PO exam is conducted to select eligible candidates for Probationary Officers posts. Selected candidates are offered a handsome salary package. The basic salary is INR 41,960 (with four advance increments). SBI PO pay scale is INR 36,000-1490/7, 46430-1740/2-49910-1990/7-63840. The selection process comprises prelims, Mains, psychometric test, group exercises and interview. The final selection is done based on the Mains exam, group exercises and interview.
 

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The qualifying marks for SBI PO interview announced in 2022 are given below.

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

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The category-wise SBI PO final cut off is given below.

CategoryCut-Off Marks (Normalised to 100)
GEN53.40
SC44.93
ST41.55
OBC47.41
EWS47.94
LD41.64
VI49.93
HI41.59
D & E33.16

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