IBPS SO Cut Off 2020 - IBPS Specialist Officer Cut Off

IBPS SO Cut Off is released for the exam conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) to recruit candidates at the post of Specialist Officers in various participating Public Sector Banks under IBPS. 

The IBPS SO cut off is nothing but the minimum qualifying marks which a candidate needs to score to qualify that level/ phase of the examination. 

The final IBPS SO result for the 2019-20 recruitment along with the cut off was released on May 20, 2020 on the official website of IBPS. Aspirants interested in appearing for the upcoming recruitment can know more about the IBPS SO exam at the linked article.

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In this article, we have given the detailed category-wise and section-wise IBPS SO Prelims, Mains and Final cut off for the previous years to help candidates analyse the trend change in minimum qualifying marks over the years. 

Also, the steps to check the cut off, details mentioned in the IBPS SO scorecard and important dates regarding the same have been discussed here. 

Steps To Check the IBPS SO Cut Off

Along with the IBPS SO cut off, the scorecard of a candidate is made available on the official website where candidates can analyse their performance in the different sections by the marks attained by them.

Given below are the steps which an applicant can follow to check the cut off marks for the Specialist Officer exam:

Step 1: Visit the official IBPS website (https://www.ibps.in/)

Step 2: At the top of the homepage a set of notifications are displayed. Click on the “IBPS SO cut off” link

Step 3: Enter the login credentials. The login credentials are sent to the candidate’s registered email address and contact number at the time of registration. So, enter the Registration Number/ Roll Number and Date of Birth/ Password in the required fields

Step 4: The scorecard of the candidate is displayed on the screen, where the section-wise marks obtained by the candidate, sectional and overall cut off and the final marks scored are displayed

*Note: The shortlisted candidates must keep the copy of the IBPS SO scorecard with them until the final list of shortlisted candidates is released. 

Candidates who wish to enquire more about the Specialist Officer result and related information can visit the IBPS SO result page. 

IBPS SO Cut Off 2020 – Expected

Every year because of the tough competition, the cut off and the standard of exam have drastically increased. Thus, candidates must expect an even higher IBPS SO cut off 2020.

The cut off for any post is based on certain factors. The conducting body follows a set pattern to calculate the marks scored by a candidate and accordingly the cut off is declared. Given below are a few important factors:

  • Level of Exam
  • Number of Vacancies Released
  • Previous Year Cut Off
  • Number of Candidates appearing in the exam

Candidates who are willing to apply for the upcoming IBPS SO exam must start their preparation now and can check the detailed section-wise IBPS SO Syllabus at the linked article and figure out a preparation strategy accordingly. 

IBPS SO Cut Off 2019-20

The final IBPS SO cut off for the 2019-20 recruitment released on May 20, 2020.

Given below are the category-wise maximum scores for the Provisional Allotment of candidates to various Specialist Officer posts:

Provisional Allotment – Maximum Scores (Combined Scores in Online Mains Examination & Interview out of 100)
Post Category
SC ST OBC EWS UR HI OC VI ID
IT Officer (Scale I) 56.67 55.00 49.00 47.07 64.07 43.67 45.53 49 37.33
Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I) 70.33 65.80 76.53 68.67 82 74 64.67 62.33 NA
Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I) 63.67 55.40 62.40 58.33 70 NA 41.67 57.27 40.27
Law Officer (Scale I) 61.27 49.00 57.67 55.33 75 NA 54.33 45 NA
HR/ Personnel Officer (Scale I) 61.27 57.57 63.67 66.00 77.27 NA NA NA NA
Marketing Officer (Scale I) 63.40 60.40 71.87 59.00 72.13 49.33 58.67 55 41.53

Given below are the category-wise minimum scores for the Provisional Allotment of candidates to various Specialist Officer posts:

Provisional Allotment – Minimum Scores (Combined Scores in Online Mains Examination & Interview out of 100)
Post Category
SC ST OBC EWS UR HI OC VI ID
IT Officer (Scale I) 22.67 25.93 29.67 26.67 37.73 36.73 36.33 48.00 37.33
Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I) 56.33 53.47 64.00 62.67 64.80 56.33 55.33 51.93 NA
Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I) 50.73 55.40 55.67 57.33 58.00 NA 41.67 57.27 40.27
Law Officer (Scale I) 44.67 40.87 47.00 48.07 53.67 NA 37.67 45.00 NA
HR/ Personnel Officer (Scale I) 48.33 52.27 43.33 57.40 59.20 NA NA NA NA
Marketing Officer (Scale I) 43.33 38.67 44.87 43.00 51.93 43.00 41.53 42.40 41.53

Given below are the category-wise maximum scores for the Reserve List (subject to 2020-21 vacancies) of candidates to various Specialist Officer posts:

Reserve List – Maximum Scores (Combined Scores in Online Mains Examination & Interview out of 100)
Post Category
SC ST OBC EWS UR HI OC VI ID
IT Officer (Scale I) NA NA NA NA 34.13 23.33 NA NA NA
Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I) 55.93 53.00 63.67 62.27 63.80 54.33 54.33 50.80 NA
Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I) 49.60 40.60 55.60 48.00 57.20 NA NA NA NA
Law Officer (Scale I) 44.00 35.93 45.67 47.07 53.13 NA 35.33 NA NA
HR/ Personnel Officer (Scale I) 34.33 NA 43.00 49.07 58.60 NA 37.27 40.67 47.00
Marketing Officer (Scale I) NA NA NA NA 50.73 NA 40.00 NA NA

Given below is the list for IBPS SO cut off marks for the IBPS SO result (prelims) 2019-20:

IBPS SO Result – Cut Off Prelims
Category Cut Off
General (Gen) 91.88
Scheduled Caste 83.25
Scheduled Tribe 73
OBC 89.50
Visually Impaired 74
Hearing Impaired 52

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IBPS SO Cut Off 2018

The IBPS SO 2018 exam pattern was also the same. Candidates who qualified the prelims were called to appear for mains exam and then the further shortlisted candidates were called for Interviews.

Given below is the IBPS SO prelims cut off 2018:

Overall IBPS SO Cut Off 2018 – Prelims
Category Prelims Cut Off Marks
General  89.88
SC 81.25
ST 70
OBC 87.50
VI 70
HI 49
ID 48.25
OC 83.38

Since there is sectional cut off as well in the Specialist Officer exam, given below is the IBPS SO Prelims cut off for the three sections, category-wise:

Sectional IBPS SO Cut Off 2018 – Prelims
Section Cut Off
General SC/ST/OBC
English Language (Out of 30 marks) 4.75 2.50
Reasoning Ability (Out of 50 marks) 15.25 10
Quantitative Aptitude/ General Awareness (Out of 50 marks) 16.75 11.50

Final IBPS SO Cut Off 2018 (Mains + Interview):

IBPS SO Final Cut Off 2018-19 : Combined Scores for Mains + Interview
Post Category
UR SC ST OBC HI OC VI ID
I.T. OFFICER 60.00 52.93 50.60 54.93 67.27 49.93 58.47 NA
AGRICULTURAL FIELD OFFICER  48.67 43.67 41.60 48.47 30.67 43.40 41.47 37.33
RAJBHASHA ADHIKARI 59.67 55.33 50.67 61.33 NA 48.40 NA NA
LAW OFFICER 63.07 54.40 55.00 55.13 NA 49.73 NA NA
HR/PERSONNEL OFFICER 66.33 62.67 62.53 64.33 NA 56.33 NA NA
MARKETING OFFICER 59.67 52.00 47.00 54.27 55.00 47.67 55.27 73.80

Government Exam 2020

The year-wise IBPS SO cut off marks given above will help candidates analyse the trend change in the minimum qualifying marks and also apprehend how much more preparation do they need to qualify the exam. 

For any further updates regarding the IBPS exams, important dates, preparation tips or study material, candidates can refer to BYJU’S for assistance.

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Frequently Asked Questions on IBPS SO Cut Off

Q 1. Is there sectional cut off for IBPS SO exam?

Ans. Yes, there is sectional cut off in the IBPS SO exam. Only the candidates who manage to score equal or more than the minimum qualifying marks overall and section-wise shall quality the examination.

Q 2. Are there any fixed number of attempts for IBPS SO exam?

Ans. No, there is no fixed number of attempts to apply for the Specialist Officer exam. A candidate can apply for as long as he/she is eligible for the exam.

Q 3. Is the IBPS SO Exam tough?

Ans. A candidate who is well prepared for the exam may not find it to be very tough. Although, because of the number of applicants, the competition may get tougher.

Q 4. What are the educational qualifications to apply for the IBPS SO exam?

Ans. The educational qualification for IBPS SO exam vary for different posts. Candidates can check the IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria at the linked article.

Q 5. I have forgotten my registration number, how can I check my IBPS SO scorecard?

Ans. The registration number and password to check the IBPS SO scorecard is sent to the candidate’s registered email address and contact number. So in case, a candidate is unable to recall his/her registration number, they can check their contact details.

2 Comments

  1. Is there any overall cutoff on prelims IBPS SO except of sectional cutoff last year or this year 2020

    1. Hi,
      Both sectional cut off and overall cut off is there in IBPS SO exam.

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