IBPS Clerk 2017 Result to be Announced Soon; Check the Expected Cut Off for Mains

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection has conducted the Clerk Mains examination on January 21. However, the result for the same hasn’t been released yet. If we are to trust the reports, the result will be announced in April.

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This year a number of changes have been introduced in the examination pattern of the Mains exam of IBPS Clerk. The level of difficulty for the recently concluded exam was found to be moderate to high. The question paper had a total of 190 questions, each question having a negative marking of 0.25 marks. With regard to scores, the scores obtained in every section can also be normalized using the equi-percentile method.

The number of vacancies announced by the IBPS body for the clerical position in public sector banks was 7,883. Though it is a huge number, it has come to the attention that the vacancies have reduced considerably over the years. Many experts have however observed that there is a chance of higher cut offs for this year as the number of vacancies have come down. The number of vacancies are usually derived on the basis of total number of applicants and the expected level of difficulty of the exam.

IBPS Clerk Mains 2017 Expected Cut Off

The cut off for this exam is often divided into two parts, i.e. overall cut off and sectional cut off and both are equally important to qualify and proceed further. Under sectional cut offs, it would vary with each section in the exam. Candidates can also check General and Category wise cut off as well as State wise. When the final merit list will be displayed, these will be the main parameters to look out for.

Below-mentioned is the expected overall cut off for IBPS Clerk Mains exam.

Section Marks Expected Cut off Marks
Reasoning and Computer Aptitude 60 5-7
English 40 7-8
Quantitative Aptitude 50 8-9
General/Financial Awareness 50 12-14
200 94-108

Next, this is the expected cut off with regard to various states. It has been anticipated that cut offs in different states will vary with the available vacancies. In short, higher the vacancy, higher can be the cut offs and lower the vacancy, lower can be the cut offs. In the end, candidates will be given provisional allotment on this basis.

States Expected cut off Vacancies
Andhra Pradesh 40 – 45 485
Arunachal Pradesh 30-35 8
Assam 39-42 109
Bihar 40-45 227
Chandigarh 40-46 34
Chhattisgarh 45-48 118
Delhi 45-48 272
Goa 25-30 41
Gujarat 37-40 487
Haryana 42-47 175
Himachal Pradesh 43-47 73
Jammu and Kashmir 45-48 34
Jharkhand 40-43 127
Karnataka 36-40 554
Kerala 45-47 217
Madhya Pradesh 41-45 290
Maharashtra 37-40 775
Manipur 37-42 11
Meghalaya 39-42 17
Mizoram 28-30 3
Nagaland 36-42 12
Odisha 42-46 196
Puducherry 42-46 46
Punjab 42-47 401
Rajasthan 40-45 344
Sikkim 37-40 11
Tamil Nadu 42-46 1277
Telangana 42-45 344
Tripura 45-48 18
Uttar Pradesh 42-45 665
Uttarakhand 42-47 78
West Bengal 42-45 417

The final merit list made will be strictly on the basis of marks obtained in the Mains exam. As this is just an estimate of the actual scores and cut offs, candidates are advised to check the official website for all updates and notifications.

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