IBPS PO Cutoffs 2015: Prelims & Mains Exam Scores [Previous Years]

To become an officer in any of the govt banks in India, appearing for IBPS PO Mains 2015 cutoffs,IBPS PO main cutoff scores,How many passed IBPS PO Exams 2015IBPS PO Exams is compulsory.With the announcement of IBPS PO exam 2016 out, aspirants will be busy in knowing about the exam pattern, selection process & mark allotments.Since the PO exams are being conducted regularly, we have compiled the IBPS PO prelims & mains cutoffs of previous year.


Every year, Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts a common written examination (CWE) for PO vacancies in 20 public sector banks.The IBPS PO 2016 exam to fill 8800 officer vacancies is on October 16, 22 & 23.


Candidates who qualify in this test must score necessary cutoff marks to become eligible for further round of selections.


IBPS PO 2015 Prelims & Mains Cutoffs

For any competitive exam, there are certain cutoff marks to qualify for the next stage. This is primarily done to filter the huge competition among candidates.


From the year 2015, IBPS PO exam follows a two tier exam process which is divided into two stages – Preliminary exam & Main exam.


Only those who clear prelims with the required cutoffs are shortlisted for mains & then for interviews.


IBPS PO Prelims Cutoffs 2015:

After the preliminary exam is held, IBPS takes into account the performance of all candidates, total number of jobs & difficulty level of the paper to fix cutoffs for that year.


IBPS PO cutoffs are generally applied in two levels:

  • on individual sections
  • on the total score

In 2015, following were the cutoff marks of IBPS PO prelims exam



A candidate is considered qualified only if he/she has scored equal to or above the fixed cutoffs mentioned in the above tables.


IBPS PO Mains Cutoffs 2015:

Candidates selected in prelims should appear for mains exam, which too has a different set of cutoffs to score.They are listed below






Quantitative aptitude








English language




Computer knowledge




General awareness





The formula used by IBPS to calculate total cutoff scores based on the above marks is:

Scores in Reasoning + English + Computer + General Awareness + Computer Knowledge



Cutoffs on Total (out of 200)

General / OBC 76.00
Scheduled Caste (SC) 50.00
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 47.75
Hearing Impaired (HI) 35.25
Orthopaedically Challenged (OC) 52.50
Visually Impaired (VI) 36.00


Individuals who had scored above these cutoff marks were called for a common interview, which is the final stage of IBPS PO recruitment.


IBPS PO Final Selection Cutoffs:

By combining the main exam scores + interview, IBPS releases final cutoff list.


The maximum & minimum scores of candidates who were successfully allotted to various banks in 2015 are




The above image shows the final merit list with cutoff ranges (out of 100) of candidates who were offered appointment in govt banks.

  • General: 49.90 – 71.60
  • OBC: 46.70 – 60.60
  • SC: 41.40 – 57.00
  • ST: 52.40 – 36.30

In 2015,12,615 vacancies were created in 20 public sector banks & hence these cutoffs were aimed to fill this shortfall.


But IBPS PO 2016 cutoffs could differ due to less number of vacancies & change in the exam pattern.


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