As you all know that the final result of IBPS PO 2016 is out and it filled up a total of 8822 vacancies. But 2016 was tougher in terms examination pattern and hence the cut off went low. So, 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 2016 Cutoff. IBPS PO 2016 cut off will give you a fair idea of cutoff marks in the various stage of IBPS PO exam.

The IBPS PO 2016 cutoff is officially announced by IBPS in the month of November 2016 for the main exam. Whereas, IBPS announced IBPS PO 2016 cutoff for the preliminary exam in the month of October 2016. Final cutoff came in the month of April 2017.

What is IBPS PO 2016 Cutoff

IBPS PO 2016 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 2016.

A candidate is required to clear Preliminary exam to appear for the main exam. Whereas, the final selection will be based on marks obtained in Main Exam and the Interview. In short, competition is toughest at the Preliminary stage since the applicants are more.

PhaseMaximum MarksNormalized Marks
TOTAL300100
Main Examination (Phase II)20080
Interview (Phase III)10020

IBPS PO Vacancy in 2016

It is important to see what was the total of vacancies in the year 2016 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 2016 was 8822 for 20 public sector banks.

CategoryTotal Posts / Vacancy
General1010
OBC606
SC350
ST347
TOTAL2313
PWD-OH25
PWD-VI25
PWD-HI40
PWD-TOTAL90

IBPS PO 2016 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.

IBPS PO 2016 Cutoff – Preliminary Exam

IBPS PO Preliminary exam held for the first time in the year 2016. 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 2016 preliminary exam:

Section Wise Cutoff

SectionsMax. MarksSC/ST/OBC/PWDGeneral
English Language304.57
Reasoning Ability355.58.5
Quantitative Aptitude355.258.25

Overall Cutoff

CategoryCutoff - Out of 100
General47.5
OBC46.5
SC40
ST31.25
OC32.75
VI31.5
HI18

IBPS PO 2016 Cut Off – Main Exam – Process for Arriving at Final Scores

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 2016 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 2016

  • 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 2016

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 2016 Cutoff – Main Exam

Main exam cutoff is 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 2016:

SectionMaximum MarksSC/ OBC/ST/ PWD - CutoffGeneral - Cutoff
Reasoning503.255.25
English Language402.254.75
Computer Knowledge2056.5
General Awareness40810.75
Quantitative Aptitude5010.7512.5

Overall Cutoff

The following table shows the overall cutoff of IBPS PO main exam 2016:

CategoryOverall Cutoff
(Out of 200 Marks)
GEN52.5
OBC52.5
SC41.75
ST31.5
HI37
OC34
VI37.5

BPS PO 2016 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 2016 Cutoff

Provisional Allotment – IBPS PO Cut Off 2016

CategoryMaximum ScoresMinimum scores
GEN57.439.9 (28/08/93)
OBC50.237 (06/06/95)
SC46.333.7 (10/09/91)
ST45.128.6 (30/06/92)
HI40.525.4 (22/12/86)
OC52.731.4 (12/12/90)
VI55.233.1 (01/04/86)

Reserve List – IBPS PO Cut Off 2016

CategoryMinimum scores
GEN39.4
OBC36.7
SC33.3
ST27.7
HINA
OC30.9
VI32

In the year 2016, precisely 8822 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 IBPS PO 2016 cutoff cannot be a full proof reference for current year cutoff, since the scenarios related to vacancies, the number of applicants, etc. may vary.