SBI PO Prelims Cut Off 2021 Out

The SBI PO cut off is released along with or after the SBI PO result is declared. The SBI PO cut off is based on the overall performance of candidates, in the exam, across the country.

Latest Update: 

  • On December 17, 2021, the State Bank of India had released the SBI PO prelims cut off 2021. Candidates who had appeared for the preliminary exam held between November 20, and 27, 2021, can check minimum qualifying marks further below in this article. 
  • Also, the SBI PO Result for the prelims phase was announced on December 15, 2021. Candidates can get the direct link to check the result status at the linked article. 

The State Bank of India is the conducting body for the SBI PO exam and also the body that is responsible for declaring the SBI PO cut off. 

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Since a job in the banking sector is everyone’s dream, the SBI PO exam is one exam that is the most sought after by candidates. This is why the number of applicants is way higher than the number of vacancies released.

Over the past few years, the number of applicants for the exam has increased massively. It is resulting in increased competition.

Three phases of the SBI PO exam are as follows:

  1. SBI PO Prelims
  2. SBI PO Mains 
  3. Group Discussion/ Interview

The SBI PO cut off is released separately for the prelims and mains exam. The prelims exam is only qualifying in nature and candidates need to get the minimum cut off to qualify this level.

The final merit is released based on the marks scored by candidates in the mains exam and the Interview/Group discussion. A candidate must not only attain the SBI PO cut off for mains exam but also score high marks so as to increase their overall merit.

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It is important that any candidate who aspires to join SBI as a Probationary Officer is well aware of the SBI PO syllabus to prepare for the exam accordingly.

Further in this article, we bring to you the SBI PO cut off for the past few years for your reference and to start your preparation for the upcoming SBI Probationary Officers exam 2021.

Analysing the previous year cut off will help candidates estimate the expected SBI PO 2021 cut off and help them prepare accordingly.

SBI PO Cut Off 2021

The cut off marks for the prelims exam held on November 20, 21 and 27, 2021, has been given in the table below:

SBI PO Prelims Cut Off 2021
Category Cut-Off Marks
General 63
SC 54.75
ST 49. 25
OBC 61.25
EWS 62.75

SBI PO Cut Off 2020

Every year there has been an increase in the number of applicants. Even this year, the aspirants must expect the same. The SBI PO cut off 2021 for prelims and mains is expected to go higher than the previous years cut off marks.

Given below are the Mains, Interview and Final cut off as released on March 16, 2021:

SBI PO Final Cut Off 2020-21 [Mains & Interview]
Category Cut Off Marks
Mains (out of 250) Interview (out of 50) Final (normalised to 100)
GEN 88.93 20 51.23
SC 73.83 17.50 44.09
ST 66.86 17.50 41.87
OBC 80.96 17.50 45.09
EWS 84.60 20 45.35
LD 80.45 17.50 45.27
VI 93.08 17.50 51.55
HI 63.10 17.50 28.62
D & E 63.25 17.50 29.43

The SBI PO Prelims cut off 2020-21 released on January 18, 2021, has been given in the table below:

SBI PO Cut Off 2020-21
Category Cut-Off Marks
GEN 58.5
SC 50
ST 43.75
OBC 56
EWS 56.75

To understand the level of exam and the type of questions asked in the SBI PO exam, candidates can check the SBI PO Prelims exam analysis and review the previous year question paper.

Evaluation of SBI PO Cut Off

The SBI PO cut off decided to keep certain factors in mind. Given below is a list of factors that are responsible for calculating the SBI PO cut off:

  1. Performance of candidates in the exam
  2. Number of vacancies released
  3. The difficulty level of exam

Candidates preparing for the upcoming SBI PO 2021 exam can get the detailed bank exam syllabus at the linked article.

SBI PO Cut Off 2019

The final allotment for SBI PO exam 2019 was completed on October 18, 2019, and total 2000 vacancies were released for the recruitment of Probationary Officers.

In 2018, SBI notified that the sectional cut off shall not be applicable for the SBI PO exam.

Given below is the SBI PO Cut off 2019 for prelims:

SBI PO Cut Off 2019 – Prelims
Category Cut Off (out of 100)
General 71
SC 61.75
ST 54.75
OBC 68.25
EWS 68.25
PWD (LD) 59.50
PWD (VI) 64.75
PWD (HI) 16.25

To know more about the SBI PO result for the prelims and mains exam and the steps to check the result status, candidates can visit the linked article.

The table given below gives the SBI PO Cut off for mains exam 2019:

SBI PO Mains Cut Off 2019
Category Cut Off (out of 250)
General 104.42
ST 77.63
SC 82.50
OBC 94.28
EWS 100.89
PWD (LD) 86.51
PWD (VI) 101.75
PWD (HI) 75.36

The final SBI PO Cut off 2019 (mains + Interview) is as given below:

SBI PO Cut Off 2019 – Final Result
Category Cut Off (out of 100)
General  54.11
SC 45.75
ST 43.90
OBC 48.78
EWS 50.13
PWD (LD) 47.11
PWD (VI) 52.58
PWD (HI) 35.29

Apart from the State Bank of India, there are various other banks which conduct recruitment for Probationary Officers. Candidates can know more about Bank PO at the linked article.

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SBI PO Cut Off 2018

Until 2018, SBI declared a separate section-wise and overall cut off. Candidates not just had to qualify the overall cut off but also the sectional cut off to qualify the exam.

Know more about the SBI PO recruitment at the linked article.

Given below is the SBI PO cut off for the prelims exam 2018:

SBI PO Cut Off 2018 – Prelims
Category Cut Off (out of 100)
General  56.75
OBC 56.75
SC 49
ST 43
PWD (OH) 45.25
PWD (VH) 49
PWD (HI) 14.75

The table given below has the cut off marks for the mains and Interview phase of 2018 exam, and also the final cut off that was declared for the provisional allotment of candidates:

SBI PO Cut Off 2018 
Category SBI PO Mains Cut Off (out of 250) Interview/GD Cut Off (out of 50) Final Cut Off (out of 100)
General 93.10 20 50.79
SC 77.13 18 43.99
ST 75.01 18 39.87
OBC 86.42 18 46.26

The information given in this article shows that the SBI PO cut off has been increasing with the passing years and candidates must prepare themselves even more for the upcoming recruitment.

For more SBI PO preparation tips and study material related to the 2021 exam, candidates can always look out for BYJU’S.

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Frequently Asked Questions RBI Assistant Admit Card

Q 1. Is the SBI PO cut off for prelims exam taken into consideration for the final selection?

Ans. The SBI PO prelims cut off is not taken into consideration for the final selection. The SBI PO prelims exam is only qualifying in nature.

Q 2. Is there any sectional cut off in the SBI PO prelims or mains exam?

Ans. SBI removed sectional cut off in 2018 from both prelims and mains exam. Hence, candidates only need to attain the overall cut off to qualify for the exam.

Q 3. How to check the SBI PO Cut off 2021?

Ans. Given below are the steps to check the SBI PO cut off:

  • Visit the official SBI website
  • Click the SBI PO cut off link
  • Enter registration number and password
  • The cut off is displayed on the screen

The SBI PO scorecard is mostly released a week after the result has been declared.

Q 4. How is the SBI PO cut off calculated?

Ans. The SBI PO cut off is calculated keeping certain factors in consideration:

  • Number of applicants
  • Number of vacancies
  • Level of exam
  • Previous year cut off marks

SBI reserves the right to declare the SBI PO cut off. It may increase or decrease as per the requirement of the conducting body.

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