SBI PO cutoff

In this article, we will discuss about SBI PO cutoff for SBI PO Prelims and SBI PO mains Exam 2016.


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SBI PO CutOff 2016 : How many Marks to Score

State Bank of India has been conducting SBI PO Exam every year. The number of aspirants applying for it are also increasing continuously. This year also it is expected that around 40-50 lakhs candidates will be applying for it. Thus the level of competition is going to be very very tough.

In this article we will analyse SBI PO cutoff so that you can have an idea about how much to score in SBI PO Exam.

SBI PO Prelims Cutoff 2016

SBI PO Result Score Card, sbi po cutoff

SBI PO 2016 Prelims Cutoff Marks Subject-wise: 



Max. Marks

Cutoff Marks




English Language





Reasoning Ability





Quantitative Aptitude




SBI PO 2016 Prelims Cutoff Marks Category-wise: 


Total Marks (Out of 100)















Exam Analysis for SBI PO Mains Exam

SBI PO CutOff Previous Year

Subject Total marks Gen OBC SC ST
Reasoning 50 12.5 10 10 7.5
Data analysis and interpretation 50 12.5 10 10 7.5
General awareness / Marketing / Computer knowledge 50 21.25 18.5 18.5 18.5
English language 50 12.5 10 10 7.5
Objective test 200 80 70 70 6.
Descriptive test 50 20 17.5 17.5 17.5
Minimum marks to be secured to be shortlisted for Interview 250 124 110 89 79
GD 20
Interview 30
Total (GD + Interview) 50 20 18 18 18

Total marks secured by last ranked selected candidate (out of 100)

Category Marks
General 58.93
OBC 52.33
SC 49.20
ST 34.78
OH 47.63
VH 49.25

How Much to Score in SBI PO Exam?

Before answering this question, let us see the cutoff cutoff of 2015 prelims

  • General: 47.50
  • OBC: 42.25
  • SC: 37.25
  • ST: 19.75

But that’s not all. The main point is that you need to clear sectional cut off in additional to overall cutoff as well which is generally around 12-15 marks for each section.

In Order to reach the the marks specified above, you need to

  • Attempt at least 70 percent questions overall to clear the overall cutoff
  • A minimum of 50% question in each section to clear the sectional cutoff

Is Scoring CutOff marks enough in SBI PO Exam??

In very simple language NO. The reason is that SBI calls 2.5-3 times the aspirants for GD and interview. It means more than half of the aspirants who got interview call will ultimately not be able to make it to the final merit. Generally these are those candidates who cleared cutoff on ,margin (Though there are some exceptions too.)

This is it for SBI PO cutoff. We will be sharing all updates related to Cutoff and more. We will also be sharing a series of preparation tips on SBI PO 2016 exam covering all the sections. If you have any queries/questions regarding sbi po cutoff, feel free to post them in the comments section below and we will be glad to answer them for you.


  1. If I clear the sectional cut off and couldn’t clear overall cut off in preliminary, then will I be eligible for mains exam???

  2. Sir I have attempted 36 quest eng 18 reasoning 11 April 7 with 99%accuracy. St category. Any chance for mains

  3. I am from obc category,expecting around 100/250 with average GD and awesome PI,what are my chances to get a final seat.

  4. sir sbi po mains attempt
    Total 94 any chances in mains with 85% accuracy category general????

  5. Yes there shall be a sharp reduction
    First of all the marks are now 40 for general awareness… Earlier it was 50

    Considering that oep would have got all the 10 marks.. we can expect a straight sharp reduction of atleast 5-7 marks.

    Plus computer knowledge used to etcg a lot of marks.. Gk is trivial and is a gamble.. so people Will be attempting less now.

  6. qualified. got 74.25.
    can anyone shed light on ga section in sbi po mains.
    the cut off was 13/14 in 2013/2014. but it jumped to 21.25 in 2015. has anyone analysed the reasons(level of difficulty, distribution of ques, number of vacancies)???
    secondly, what will be the impact on cutff on ga section now that marketing and computers have been removed from ga section??

  7. Sir..approxly in how many days can one join in the job after getting selected?? Plzz tell me… Can that be postponed if v have any genuine reasons ???

  8. I attempted 17 questions in QA, 29 questions in english and 20 questions in reasoning …in english 6-7 may be wrong…do i have chance to qualify

  9. hey durgesh wanna ask you that i heard that even PO have some targets to meet sales???is it so ??/

  10. Sir I attempted English-29,arthimatics-19,reasoning-10. Total-53 with 90% accuracy.plz suggest me can I prepare fr mains r not

  11. If you have prepared well for the exam then you don’t need to worry. Even at times i feel low because of failed attempts. But you have to tell yourself that you can do it. Believe in yourself more and you will be one step closer to achieving it. Don’t get disheartened. If you want this bad then give it your all and don’t give up. When gloom takes over give yourself a pep talk. Be aware of what are the important things in exam. Build your strengths first. The topics which you are good in..perfect them. Then try to improve your weak areas. Time management is the key in competitive exams. You should know which questions to attempt and which ones to leave. Keep Practicing. Take a break once in a while. Don’t stress much. Try to keep yourself calm and Keep working hard. Hard work pays off and its the only way to achieve success.

  12. Sir I have a confusion that in above u said in one section total marks secured by last ranked student selected (out of 100) general – 58.93 and just below that cut off marks for prelims last year 2015 general-47.50 so what’s the difference between them two?? I mean what are those two different marks for??

  13. In application I opted general category but i belongs to obc is it bring’s any problem for me

  14. Sir/mam- pls help me..
    Im pre paring for exam…im good in eng,resoning and enough in QA..i have good knowledge. I know I can crack every exam, but problem is I feel very low at exam time,I dont have that confidence..I dont know what to do,how to overcome this and get confidence

  15. I am wprking in Oriental bank of Commerce since last 1 year as PO…………is it worth
    to attempt for SBI Po job now…….

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