Scoring Pattern for IBPS Exams

IBPS or the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection is one of those organizations that conduct bank exams in India like PO exam, Clerk exam, SO exam and RRB exam. Every year it releases vacancies for various posts in the Banks.

Numerous candidates appear for the IBPS Exams every year but only a few of them get selected.

Do you know how they are evaluated? The selection depends upon the marks obtained by the candidates as IBPS provides cutoff marks for each bank examination.

In order to crack the IBPS CWE or Common Written Exam, the candidate is required to be aware of the Scoring Pattern. This article deals with the scoring pattern of the IBPS Exams.

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Score Calculation for IBPS Exams

There are different cutoffs for various exams of the IBPS such as SO, Clerk and PO exam.

Before appearing for the PO exam or any other IBPS exams, the candidate is required to have the full knowledge of marking scheme, question paper pattern as well as the cutoff marks provided by IBPS.

There is a section-wise cutoff in the IBPS Probationary Officer Exam (PO exam). The final marks depend upon the ratio 80:20, where the mains PO exam holds 80% of the marks and 20% of the marks depends upon the PO exam interview.

Steps to Calculate Marks:

  • The candidates are needed to examine all the questions as well as the answers given by them.
  • As there is negative marking, the marks would be deducted for every wrong answer and must be added for every correct answer.
  • The negative marks obtained must be subtracted from the positive.
  • The mark obtained is the standard marks of the candidate.

What is Total Weighted Score(TWS)?

TWS or the Total Weightage Score refers to the marks that are obtained by the candidates taken in total using a formula. The formula is given below.

Total Scores obtained = Standardized marks obtained in(Reasoning + Quantitative Aptitude + General Awareness + Computer Knowledge + ½ English Language + ½ Descriptive Paper )

There are categorized cutoff scores for the IBPS Exams.

The expected cutoff marks for PO Exam 2019 is given below:

Sl. No Category of the Candidate Cutoff Marks (Out of 100)
1 General 71.00
2 Other Backward Classes (OBC) 66.50
3 Scheduled Caste (SC) 55.50
4 Scheduled Tribe (ST) 33.25
5 Open Category (OC) 54.75
6 Visually Impaired (VI) 67.50
7 Hearing Impaired (HI) 42.00

The marks not only depend upon the written or online exams but also depends upon the interviews.

The total marks of the CWE for most of the exams are 200 and that of the interview is 100 but the final marks are calculated out of 100.

This happens in the following way:

The marks obtained by the candidates in the CWE are multiplied by 0.4 and the interview marks are multiplied by 0.2. This gives the final marks.

One more important thing to keep in mind is that IBPS releases vacancies for different states too. To crack the exams, the candidate is required to be aware of the state-wise cutoff marks.

Know the scoring pattern of PO exam and other IBPS exams and prepare accordingly.

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