SBI PO Mains Cut Off 2020 | Sectional & Overall Cut Off | Analysis

SBI PO Mains Cut Off
SBI PO Mains Cut Off

In today’s article on SBI PO Cut Off, our main focus will be on previous 4-5 year cut off of SBI PO Mains Exam. In previous article, SBI PO Prelims Cut Off analysis was done and A to Z things related to SBI PO Prelims exam were discussed. You might be aware that SBI PO Prelims exam is qualifying in nature. Means your SBI PO Mains Cut Off matters alot in your final selection.

SBI PO Exam is conducted into 3 main stages:

  • SBI PO Prelims Exam
  • SBI PO Mains Exam
  • GD and Personal Interview
SBI PO Exam Pattern 2020

Here, you need to understand that Final SBI PO Merit List will be dependent on your score in SBI PO Mains Exam (Stage 2) and GD and Personal Interview (Stage 3). So, scoring high in SBI PO Mains is very crucial!

Check SBI PO Prelims Cut Off before proceeding in this article!

SBI PO Mains Cut Off 2020

Even if you clear SBI PO Prelims exam on borderline (just cleared cutoff), nothing matters. But if you want to clear SBI PO Final exam and get All India Rank, then SBI PO Mains Exam of 250 Marks will be game changer for you.

Before beginning actual SBI PO Mains Cut Off Analaysis, let us have a basic overview of SBI PO Mains Exam Pattern so that you can understand SBI PO Cutoff for Mains exam in more simplified way.

SBI PO Mains Exam Sections No. of Questions Marks  Time Alloted
Reasoning and Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 Minutes
Data Analysis and Interpretation 35 60 45 Minutes
General Awareness (Economy and Banking Related) 40 40 35 Minutes
English Language 35 40 40 Minutes
Total 155 Questions 200 Marks 3 hours

Followed by Descriptive paper of 50 Marks which contains: Essay and Letter Writing (Also part of SBI PO Mains Exam)

Now, its clear that SBI PO Mains Cut off will be calculated out of 250 Marks!

Is there a Sectional and Overall Cut Off Scenario in the SBI PO Mains Exam?

Before 2018, SBI PO Exam had sectional Cut Off Criteria along with Overall Cut Off. But now there is no sectional Cut Off Criteria (Minimum marks criteria for each section). You just need to clear the Overall Cut Off marks to clear the Mains Examination.

SBI PO Marks

Are "SBI PO Mains Marks" considered in Final Selection (Merit List)?

SBI PO Prelims Marks are qualifying in nature. Means it will not be considered in calculating the final merit list. But thats not the case with SBI PO Mains. Because SBI PO Mains Marks (Out of 250) are considered in Final Merit List. 

  • 75% Weightage is Given to SBI PO Mains Exam (i.e. Marks out of 250 are converted into marks out of 75)
  • 25% Weightage is Given to SBI PO GD and Personal Interview (i.e. Marks out of 50 are converted into marks out of 25)
  • Total Marks are calculated out of 100 (75% + 25%) for calculating Final Merit List of SBI PO exam.

Is SBI PO Mains Cut Off Less for Candidates belonging to OBC, SC, ST, PWD Category?

Yes. Along with relaxation in age limit and no. of attempts, relaxation in SBI PO Mains Cut Off is also available to candidates of following categories:

  • Econmically Weaker Sections (EWS)
  • Other Backward Class (OBC)
  • Scheduled Caste (SC)
  • Scheduled Tribes (ST)
  • learning Disabilities (LD)
  • Visual Impairment (VI)
  • Deaf & Hearing Impaired (HI)
  • Dilation and Evacuation (D and E)

So, if you belong to any of the following categories, then SBI PO Mains Cut Off will be less for you as compared to general category.

SBI PO Mains Cut Off 2019

SBI PO Cut Off for Mains Exam 2019

Category SBI PO Mains Cut-Off (Out of 250)
General 104.42
SC 82.50
ST 77.63
OBC 94.28
EWS 100.89
LD 86.51
VI 101.75
HI 75.36
D & E 75.14

SBI PO Group Exercise and Personal Interview Cut Off (2019)

SBI PO Cut Off for GD and PI (for 2019 Exam)

Category SBI PO Cut Off of GD and PI (Out of 50)
GEN 20
SC 17.50
ST 17.50
OBC 17.50
EWS 20
LD 17.50
VI 17.50
HI 17.50
D & E 17.50

SBI PO Final Cut Off (After Normalization)

SBI PO Final Cut Off is calculated out of 100 marks with the help of nomalization. Out of 100 Marks, 75% weightage is given to SBI Mains Exam and 25% weightage is given to Group Exercise and Personal Interview. Let us see SBI PO Final Cut Off marks 2019:

Category SBI PO Final Cut Off (After Normalization)
General 54.11
SC 45.74
ST 43.90
OBC 48.78
EWS 50.13
LD 47.11
VI 52.58
HI 35.29
D & E 33.37

SBI PO Mains Cut Off 2018

Category SBI PO Mains Cut-Off (Out of 250)
General 93.10
Other Backward Caste (OBC) 86.42
Scheduled Caste (SC) 77.13
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 75.01
Hearing Impaired (HI) 75.16
Orthopedically Handicapped (OH) 75.03

There is no point in checking SBI PO Mains Cut Off for 2017 or 2016 attempts. Because Pattern of exam was different as well as sectional cut off was also present before 2018. So, knowing the SBI PO Cut Off Marks for 2018 and 2019 exam are more than enough.


We had an basic overview of SBI PO Cut Off marks for Mains Exam. You have no sectional Cut off in SBI Mains. So, utilize this opportunity and aim to score 25-30 marks above SBI PO Mains Cut Off if you want your name in Final Merit List. This can be possible by focusing more on topics you are strong at.

Practice is the only solution to score high marrks. So, make sure you practice each type of question atleast 2-3 times before Mains Examination. And if you are still facing any difficulty, do let sarkari service know in the comment section below. We will solve your query within 24 hours.

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