IBPS SO Cut-Off 2020: Previous Year Cut-Off Marks

IBPS SO Cut-Off 2020: The Institute of Banking Personnel and Selection has announced IBPS SO Exam Date and exams will be conducted soon. Candidates can also check the IBPS exam calendar 2020-21 and can go through the exam dates (Check IBPS Exam Calendar 2020). Aspirants preparing for the exam will be expecting the IBPS SO Cut-Off marks.

So here we provide an expected IBPS SO Cut-Off Marks 2020. Candidate must clear the Prelims cut off in order to be called for the second stage i.e. Mains Exam. Also candidates can check the Sectional & Overall expected IBPS SO Cut-Off marks 2020. We also posted the IBPS Specialist Officer previous year cut-off marks and the pattern for the prelims and mains exam.

Sectional scores – The Sectional Cut-Off is the minimum score that candidates need to obtain in the respective sections.

Total scores – The Overall Cut-Off is the minimum aggregate marks that candidates have to score in the exam.

IBPS SO Cut-Off 2020 – Overview:

Before we move on to the expected IBPS SO Cut-Off for Prelims 2020 we shall take a look at the exam pattern for the Preliminary exam.

IBPS SO Prelims Exam Pattern:

The Exam pattern for prelims consists of 3 parts namely English Language, Quantitative Aptitude/General Awareness and Reasoning Ability. The timing for each section is 40 minutes. Once the sectional timing is completed the particular section will close and eventually next section will be opened, your answers in that section will be saved. For each correct answer one mark is awarded and for each wrong answer 0.25 get reduced. Candidates can refer the below exam pattern and start preparing for the IBPS SO prelims exam 2020.

Prelims exam pattern for Specialist Officers like Agriculture Field Officer, Marketing Officer (Scale I), HR/Personnel Officer, IT Officer Scale I can refer to this table.

Serial No Subjects No. of Questions Total Marks Duration
1 Reasoning 50 50 40 minutes
2 English Language 50 25 40 minutes
3 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 40 minutes
4 Total 150 125 120 Minutes

Law officer & Rajsabha Adhikari Prelims Exam Pattern:

Serial No Subjects No. of Questions Total Marks Duration
1 Reasoning 50 50 40 minutes
2 English Language 50 25 40 minutes
3 General Awareness 50 50 40 minutes
4 Total 150 125 120 Minutes

Expected IBPS SO Cut-Off for Prelims 2020 (Section Wise):

Candidates have to remember that they should clear both the sectional cut off and overall cut off to appear for the main exam. The section wise cut off is given by analyzing the previous year cut off marks and the no off vacancies. Candidates can refer the sectional wise expected IBPS SO Cut-Off for preliminary exam 2020 and can prepare accordingly.

S.No. Subjects Maximum Marks General
SC/ST/OBC/PwD
1 English 25 9.5 – 11 7 – 9
2 Reasoning 50 13 – 15 9 – 11
3 General Awareness / Quantitative Aptitude 50 12 – 13 8 – 10

Category Wise Expected Cut-Off for Prelims 2020:

Candidates can check the over all expected IBPS SO Cut-Off for prelims (category wise) here. These are the minimum score that candidates need to secure to qualify in the exam and become eligible for the next level of selection.

Category Cutoff Marks
General (Gen) 82 – 85
Scheduled Caste (SC)
74 – 76
Scheduled Tribe (ST)
65 – 68
Other Backward Classes (OBC)
80 – 83
Visually Impaired (VI)
58 – 61
Hearing Impaired (HI)
29 – 34
Intellectual Disability (ID)
46 – 52
Orthopaedically Challenged (OC)
72 – 75

IBPS SO Mains Exam Pattern:

The exam pattern for IBPS SO Mains consists for 1 section for the Post of Law Officer, IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer i.e Professional Knowledge., 2 sections for the post of Rajbhasha Adhikari namely Professional Knowledge (Objective) and Professional Knowledge (Descriptive). Candidates who qualified in prelims can refer the below exam pattern. You can also check the exam dates in the above mentioned (Check IBPS SO exam calendar) link.

Mains exam pattern for the Post of Law Officer, IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer.

Subjects Number of Questions Duration
Professional Knowledge 60 45 minutes

Rajbhasha Adhikari Mains Exam Pattern:

Subjects Number of Questions Duration
Professional Knowledge (Objective) 45 30 minutes
Professional Knowledge (Descriptive) 2 30 minutes

Section Wise Expected Cut-Off for Mains 2020:

Candidates should remember that the main exam also has both the sectional cut off and the overall cut off to be qualified in the examination. For sectional wise IBPS SO Cut-Off candidates can refer the table given below.

Name of the Post Maximum Mark SC/ST/OBC/PWBD General/EWS
I.T. Officer (Scale I) 60 10 – 13 14 – 16
Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I) 60 22 – 25 26 – 29
Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I) 60 22 – 26 25 – 28
Law Officer (Scale I) 60 16 – 18 20 – 23
HR/Personnel Officer    (Scale I) 60 16 – 19 21 – 23
Marketing Officer (Scale I) 60 20 – 23 23 – 26

Expected IBPS SO Cut-Off for Mains 2020 (Category Wise):

Candidates can check category wise expected IBPS SO Cut-Off for Mains 2020 below.

Post SC/ST/OBC/OC/VI/ID General
I.T. Officer (Scale I) 45 – 56 60 – 63
Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I) 44 – 50 49 – 52
Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I) 55 – 63 60 – 63
Law Officer (Scale I) 45 – 57 63 – 66
HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I) 60 – 65 66 – 69
Marketing Officer (Scale I) 48 – 55 59 – 63

Previous Year IBPS SO Cut-Off Marks:

Candidates can take a look at the previous year IBPS SO Cut-Off Marks (Prelims & Mains) for 2019 & 2018 (Both Overall and Sectional) here. Candidates can compare the IBPS SO cut-off marks and can have idea about how well they should prepare in order to qualify in the exams.

IBPS SO Cut-Off for Prelims 2019 (Section Wise):

Sectional wise IBPS SO Cut-Off for Prelims 2019 is provided in the below table.

S.No. Subjects Maximum Marks General
SC/ST/OBC/PwD
1 English 25 9.50 6.75
2 Reasoning 50 13.50 8.75
3 General Awareness / Quantitative Aptitude 50 11.50 7.50

IBPS SO Cut-Off for Prelims 2019 (Category Wise):

Category wise IBPS SO Cut-Off for Prelims 2019 is given below.

Category Cutoff Marks
General (Gen) 81.50
Scheduled Caste (SC)
73.25
Scheduled Tribe (ST)
64.50
Other Backward Classes (OBC)
79.50
Visually Impaired (VI)
57.38
Hearing Impaired (HI)
28.13
Intellectual Disability (ID)
45.38
Orthopaedically Challenged (OC)
71.25

IBPS SO Cut-Off for Mains 2019 (Section Wise):

Depending on the number of vacancies, IBPS SO Cut-Off marks are decided for the main exam and candidates are shortlisted for the Interview.

POST Maximum Mark SC/ST/OBC/PWBD General/EWS
I.T. Officer (Scale I) 60 9.25 13.25
Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I) 60 21.75 25.5
Rajbhasha Adhikari
(Scale I)
60 21.25 24.75
Law Officer (Scale I) 60 15.25 19.25
HR/Personnel Officer
(Scale I)
60 15.75 20
Marketing Officer
(Scale I)
60 19.75 22.75

IBPS SO Cut-Off for Mains 2019 (Category Wise):

Candidates can check Category wise IBPS SO Cut-Off for Mains 2019 in the below table.

Post SC ST OBC UR HI OC VI ID
I.T. Officer (Scale I) 51.67 49.40 54.80 59.93 41.67 42.33 55.33 39.67
Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I) 43.33 41.33 48.27 48.27 28.67 42.13 40.67
Rajbhasha Adhikari
(Scale I)
54.87 48.67 61.00 59.20 44.00 55.67 49.73
Law Officer (Scale I) 53.27 48.27 55.00 62.87 48.00 43.73
HR/Personnel Officer
(Scale I)
57.20 56.40 61.33 65.13 42.30 51.33 50.00 52.87
Marketing Officer
(Scale I)
51.20 46.47 53.73 58.93

IBPS SO Cut-Off for Prelims 2018 (Section Wise):

Section wise IBPS SO Cut-Off marks for Prelims 2018 can be found below.

S.No Subjects Maximum Marks General SC/ST/OBC/PwD
1 English 25 4.75 2.5
2 Reasoning 50 15.25 10
3 General Awareness / Quantitative Aptitude 50 16.75 11.5

IBPS SO Cut-Off for Prelims 2018 (Category Wise):

Refer Category wise IBPS SO Cut-Off for Prelims 2018 from below table.

Category Cutoff Marks
General (Gen) 89.88
Scheduled Caste (SC)
81.25
Scheduled Tribe (ST)
70
Other Backward Classes (OBC)
87.5
Visually Impaired (VI)
70
Hearing Impaired (HI)
49
Intellectual Disability (ID)
48.25
Orthopaedically Challenged (OC)
83.38

IBPS SO Cut-Off for Mains 2018 (Overall):

Check Overall IBPS SO Cut-Off for Mains 2018 in the table below.

Post SC ST OBC UR HI OC VI ID
I.T. Officer (Scale I) 52.93 50.6 54.93 60 67.27 49.93 58.47
Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I) 43.67 41.6 48.47 48.67 30.67 43.4 41.47 37.33
Rajbhasha Adhikari
(Scale I)
55.33 50.67 61.33 59.67 48.4
Law Officer (Scale I) 54.4 55 55.13 63.07 49.73
HR/Personnel Officer
(Scale I)
62.67 62.53 64.33 66.33 56.33
Marketing Officer
(Scale I)
52 47 54.27 59.67 55 47.67 55.27 73.8

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