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Latest IBPS SO Cut off marks is available here. IBPS SO Cut off marks are released for Prelims, Mains, Final Merit Listing separately. Collect IBPS SO Cut off marks for various categories viz General, OBC, SC, ST. Explore IBPS SO Cut off marks for section-wise, Overall for Prelims, Mains and Final Merit List, Reserve List for all six SO posts, immediately in this page.

IBPS SO Cut off Marks

IBPS SO Cut off marks are decided by Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) to fix only certain number of candidates for next round of SO selection process. IBPS releases Cut off marks along with the result of each stage of Specialist Officer selection process i.e., Prelims, Mains and Interview for all six posts viz, I.T. Officer, Agricultural Field Officer, Rajbhasha Adhikari, Law Officer, HR/Personnel Officer, Marketing Officer, separately. IBPS SO Prelims Cut off Marks are different for each section (ie., Cutoff marks for English, Reasoning, Quantitative Ability (or) General Awareness). These IBPS SO cutoff marks may vary according to the state and as per categories like General, OBC, SC, ST, PWD. IBPS also releases separate cut off marks for reserve list candidates, which can be scrutinized for further IBPS SO recruitment in the upcoming year. In the page, you can grab latest updates on IBPS SO Prelims Cut off marks, IBPS SO Mains Cut off marks, IBPS SO Final Cut off marks, IBPS SO Cut off marks for Reserve List.

What's New in this Year SO Exam?

From this year onwards, IBPS decided to hold two-tier examination namely Preliminary and Mains examinations followed by an Interview for recruitment of all six posts of Specialist Officers (SO). The marks obtained in the Preliminary examination will not be considered for preparing the SO final merit list.  Every candidate should secure sectional as well as Overall cutoff marks in IBPS SO Prelims exam for getting shortlisted for Mains Examination. The marks obtained in the Main Examination will only be considered for shortlisting for interview as well as for IBPS SO Final merit listing. Previously, there was single written examination followed by an Interview for IBPS SO selection.

IBPS SO Cut off Marks - Influencing Factors

IBPS SO Cutoff marks decided by IBPS are based on various factors, some are granted below:
  • Total Number of vacancies
  • Total Number of candidates participating in each stage
  • Level of Difficulty of Questions
  • Marking scheme
  • Reservation norms
  • Last year cut-off trends

IBPS SO Cut off - Important Dates

IBPS SO Cut off for various stages like Prelims, Mains and Overall Final Listing will be officially announced as per the following IBPS SO schedule. Get exact IBPS SO Exam Date for this year.
S. No Events Tentative schedule
1 Cut off for IBPS SO Prelims exam January, 2018
2 Cut Off for IBPS SO Mains February, 2018
3 Cut Off for Interview March - April, 2018
4 Overall Cut Off for IBPS SO April, 2018


IBPS SO Cut off - Important Points to Note

  • If two or more candidates secured same score for specific SO post, merit order is decided as per date of birth, i.e, the candidate senior in age is placed before the candidate junior in age.
  • Candidate's Scores up to two decimal points shall be taken for the purpose of calculations.

IBPS SO Cut Off for Prelims Exam

IBPS SO Preliminary Examination is the first step of IBPS SO Selection process. IBPS SO Prelims exam comprises objective questions from 3 main sections namely English Language, Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude (for IT Officer, Agricultural Field Officer, HR/ Personnel Officer & Marketing Officer) / General Awareness with special reference to Banking Industry (for Law Officer & Rajbhasha Adhikari). Total marks allotted for IBPS SO Prelims exam is 100 marks. Check the updated new IBPS SO Exam Pattern now.

Candidates should secure qualifying marks i.e., minimum sectional cut off marks as decided by IBPS in each Section of English language, Reasoning ability, Quantitative Aptitude/ General Awareness. Moreover further, Candidates should secure Overall Cutoff marks in IBPS SO Prelims Exam. These Sectional Cutoff and Overall Cutoff marks for IBPS SO Prelims exam may vary according to categories like General, OBC, SC, ST.

Total marks is calculated as Marks obtained in Reasoning (out of 35) + English Language (out of 30) + Quantitative Aptitude (OR) General Awareness (out of 35).

The corrected scores obtained by each candidate in different sessions will be normalized using equipercentile method. Candidate's Scores up to two decimal points shall be taken for the purpose of calculations. One-Tenth of the total Candidates attending IBPS SO Prelims exam will be shortlisted for Mains Exam as per the sectional and overall cut off marks in IBPS SO Prelims Exam.

IBPS SO Cut Off for Mains Exam

IBPS SO Mains exam comprises of 100 multiple choice questions from Professional knowledge of various posts I.T. Officer, Agricultural Field Officer, Rajbhasha Adhikari, Law Officer, HR/Personnel Officer, Marketing Officer.  Total marks allotted for IBPS SO Prelims exam is 100 marks. The Overall Cutoff marks for IBPS SO Mains Exam may vary according to categories like General, OBC, SC, ST. One-Third of the total Candidates attending IBPS SO Mains exam will be shortlisted for Interview as per the Mains cut off marks. Overall Scores of the Candidates those who qualified for Interview cannot be displayed in their SO Mains result until completion of entire Interview Process. 

IBPS SO Qualifying Marks in Interview

Candidates are shortlisted for SO interview based on their IBPS SO Mains examination marks only. IBPS SO prelims marks are not considered for Interview.

Total marks allotted for IBPS SO Interview 100
Minimum qualifying marks in Interview 40%  i.e, 40 marks
(For General category candidates)
(35% i.e, 35 marks
(For SC/ ST/ OBC/ PWD candidates)

IBPS announces Interview Result for SO along with Final Result of Merit List.

IBPS SO Cut Off for Final Selection:

As said earlier, Final merit listing i.e., Final IBPS SO Result is based on IBPS SO Mains examination marks + Interview Marks. The Combined Final Score is calculated as Marks obtained in mains exam (out of 100) + Marks obtained in Interview (100). The weightage of IBPS SO Mains exam and interview will be 80:20 respectively. IBPS SO Mains Exam marks (out of 100) is converted to 80 marks and Interview marks (out of 100) is converted to 20 marks. Thus IBPS SO cut off score for provisional allotment is calculated out of 100 (Mains mark out of 80 + interview mark out of 20) and eliminating inter-se-merit (ties) on the basis of date of birth.

How to calculate IBPS SO Final Score:

Total Score for Final Allotment = {[Obtained Marks in Mains Exam / 100] x 80} + {[Obtained Marks in Interview / 100] x 20}
If a candidate has scored 80 marks in mains exam (out of 100)  and 70 marks in interview (out of 100), final allotment score will be calculated as [(80/100)x80] + [(70/100) x 20]

IBPS SO Cut Off - Maximum and Minimum Score

Maximum and Minimum scores is the combined scores of Mains Exam (Converted to 80) and Interview (Converted to 20) Out of 100. Maximum and Minimum cut off Score of candidates out of 100 is a range in which allotment to Specialist Officers post will be done in respective category. A candidate should qualify both in the Mains Exam and Interview and be sufficiently high in the merit to be shortlisted for subsequent IBPS SO allotment process.

Expected IBPS SO Cut Off for Final Selection:

Provisional Allotment - Maximum Scores (Combined Scores in CWE-Mains Exam and Interview out of 100)

S.NO Posts Category
UR OBC SC ST HI OC VI
1 IT Officer (Scale-I) 73.40 68.20 68.40 68.80 40.00 66.00 NA
2 Agriculture Field Officer (Scale-I) 60.40 52.50 50.00 47.40 36.80 40.60 46.80
3 Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale-I) 82.60 86.40 61.40 59.00 NA 54.80 75.60
4 Law Officer (Scale-I) 76.80 63.80 75.20 60.40 26.40 58.60 56.60
5 HR/ Personnel Officer (Scale-I) 78.80 68.20 64.80 60.40 36.40 48.60 43.20
6 Marketing Officer (Scale-I) 85.20 82.00 79.60 70.80 44.40 72.00 69.20
where, NA means No Vacancy/ No Candidate Available

Provisional Allotment - Minimum Scores (Combined Scores in CWE-Mains Exam and Interview out of 100)

S.NO POSTS Category
SC ST OBC UR HI OC VI
1 IT Officer (Scale-I) 58.00 52.60 60.60 62.60 38.80 57.20 NA
2 Agriculture Field Officer (Scale-I) 31.20 29.20 34.80 35.00 20.40 32.00 27.20
3 Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale-I) 52.00 46.60 55.60 52.60 NA 29.80 73.60
4 Law Officer (Scale-I) 48.00 31.80 51.60 57.40 26.40 44.40 46.00
5  HR/ Personnel Officer (Scale-I) 57.20 55.40 57.60 60.60 36.40 48.60 43.20
6 Marketing Officer (Scale-I) 63.40 51.80 65.40 67.20 44.40 65.20 52.80


IBPS SO cutoff for reserve list

Every Year, IBPS allots candidates approximately 10% of the total vacancies under each category in reserve list. When the participating banks announces further vacancies during the upcoming year, candidates in the reserve list will be given provisional allotment as per their cutoff score.

Expected IBPS SO cutoff for reserve list

Minimum Scores (Combined Scores in CWE-Mains Exam and Interview out of 100) for reserve list is granted in below table
S.NO Posts Category
SC ST OBC UR HI OC VI
1 IT Officer (Scale-I) 57.60 52.40 60.20 62.40 37.80 57.00 NA
2 Agriculture Field Officer (Scale-I) 30.60 28.60 34.40 34.40 NA 31.20 26.80
3 Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale-I) 51.80 41.20 51.80 51.80 NA NA NA
4 Law Officer (Scale-I) 47.20 30.20 51.40 56.80 NA 42.60 43.00
5  HR/ Personnel Officer (Scale-I) 57.20 55.40 56.80 60.00 NA 47.00 32.80
6 Marketing Officer (Scale-I) 62.80 50.00 65.00 66.60 NA 62.80 52.00
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