If you are preparing for IBPS PO examination, then it is always wise to refer previous year cutoff for IBPS PO such as IBPS PO 2015 Cutoff. IBPS PO 2015 cut off will give you a fair idea of cutoff marks in the various stage of IBPS PO exam.

The IBPS PO 2015 cutoff is officially announced by IBPS on 21st November 2015 for the main exam. Whereas, IBPS announced IBPS PO 2015 cutoff for the preliminary exam on 23rd October 2015.

What is IBPS PO 2015 Cutoff

IBPS PO 2015 cutoff is the minimum score required for any candidate to clear or qualify for the next round of exam. IBPS PO cutoff may change every year based on the number of applicants, vacancies, a level of difficulty of the exam, etc. Let us see what is the cutoff of IBPS PO in the year 2015.

IBPS PO Vacancy in 2015

It is important to see what was the total of vacancies in the year 2015 for IBPS PO post since the total number of vacancy will give you enough idea to gauge the approximation of cutoff for the current year.

The total number of vacancies in the year 2015 was pretty high. The total vacancy was 12615 for 20 public sector banks.

IBPS PO 2015 vacancy

IBPS PO 2015 Preliminary Exam & Main Exam Cutoff

Since 2015, IBPS PO exam consists of two phases as the preliminary and main exam. A candidate has to secure minimum cutoff in the preliminary exam to qualify for the main exam. Subsequently, the candidate has to obtain a minimum cutoff score in the main exam to be eligible for the interview.

After main exam cutoff, there will be a final cutoff list which is prepared by combining main exam score and interview score.

Preliminary Exam – IBPS PO 2015 Cutoff

IBPS PO Preliminary exam held for the first time in the year 2015. IBPS cut off for PO preliminary exam was decided based on sectional as well as the overall cutoff. Below table gives the precise cutoff of IBPS PO 2015 preliminary exam:

CategoryEnglish Language CutoffReasoning Ability CutoffQuantitative Aptitude CutoffOverall Cutoff
Maximum Marks303535100

Process for Arriving at Final Scores – IBPS PO 2015 Cut Off Main Exam

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has announced officially the process for arriving at final scores in the Main exam. Now any candidate can finally know how does IBPS calculate scores. Also, knowing the final results and scores gives a glimpse at IBPS PO Mains Cut Off 2015 for various categories.

We have simplified the IBPS official notice for you to understand in a clear and better fashion.

 Process for Arriving at Final Score in IBPS PO Main Exam 2015

  • Count the total number of questions which you answered correctly.
  • Now add marks of question which you answered correctly.
  • Count all questions which you answered wrongly.
  • Calculate your final marks by subtracting negative marks. This will be your final score.
  • Now arrive with equated scores by normalizing scores of all the slots.
  • Your final marks are rounded off two digits after the decimal point.

IBPS PO Mains Cut Off 2015

You have calculated the final marks in each section and also overall total marks. The cutoff is applied at two stages as below:

  • On scores in individual section or test
  • On total score

IBPS PO 2015 Cutoff – Main Exam

Main exam cutoff is also applicable to every section. Also, there are overall cutoff marks which are out of 200 marks.

Section Wise Cutoff

The following table shows the section-wise cutoff of IBPS PO main exam 2015:

SectionMaximum MarksSC/ OBC - CutoffST/ PWD - CutoffGeneral - Cutoff
English Language409.55.2512.5
General Awareness4010.25513.75
Computer Knowledge20118.7512.25
Quantitative Aptitude508.755.2511

Overall Cutoff

Below table shows the overall cutoff of IBPS PO main exam 2015:

CategoryOverall Cutoff
(Out of 200 Marks)

BPS PO 2015 Cutoff – Final

Final cutoff for IBPS PO is made by combining main exam marks and interview marks. Below is the officially released snap shot from IBPS official notification.

IBPS PO 2015 Cutoff for Final Allotment

Provisional Allotment – IBPS PO Cut Off 2015

Maximum Scores5752.460.671.657.662.950.4
Minimum scores41.436.346.749.937.937.222.1

Reserve List – IBPS PO Cut Off 2015

Minimum scores4135.846.449.437.235.8NA

In the year 2015, precisely 12615 vacancies were there in 20 public sector banks. So, the higher number of vacancies and the low number of application lowered down the cutoff mark. You have to remember that previous year cutoff, such as IBPS PO 2015 cutoff, cannot be a full proof reference for current year cutoff, since the scenarios related to vacancies, the number of applicants, etc. may vary.