Dear Bankersdaily,

The most awaited exam and the first set of the Mains exam of the year is over and aspirants have been thronging us with questions regarding the expected cutoff marks for the IBPS RRB PO (Scale I Officer) 2017 Mains Examination. The exam was over on November 5, 2017 and the IBPS RRB Office Assistant Mains Examination was over at November 11, 2017.

Since the prelims examination was a real surprise for many aspirants and the topics asked in the exams were different for different slots. Candidates were in for an awe when they wrote the exam as some of the slots had tough questions and some of the slots had easier questions and finally everyone predicted a high cutoff marks as that of SBI PO 2017, but the results were different when declared and we were able to predict the near equivalent of the IBPS RRB Scale I officer (PO) Prelims exam cutoff and that was purely based on the analysis and feedback from the aspirants who have written the exam.

The review and analysis of the IBPS RRB PO (Scale I Officer) Mains Examination can be found from the link below and we have also provided the general awareness questions asked in the IBPS RRB PO Mains Examination in the link below and try to do a better analysis by yourself and we will say the detailed one in the continuation.

IBPS RRB SCALE I OFFICER (PO) Mains Examination 2017 Review, Analysis and Questions asked in Exam – November 5, 2017

The Quantitative and English section took the time of the candidates in the exams and the Quants section was time consuming in the IBPS RRB PO Mains Examination 2017. On the contrary were the Reasoning section was difficult to crack in the Preliminary Examination and it was a cake walk for many in the mains examination data sufficiency, Sequential output tracing ,critical reasoning and directions question becoming the savior of the exam for many candidates. The puzzle and seating arrangement were time consuming but overall this section was easier when compared to the other two. As far as General awareness and Computer Knowledge sections were easier and lot of banking related questions were asked in the general awareness section.

The questions in the Computer knowledge were also easier in terms of difficulty and any candidate who is well prepared in the basics of the topics in computer awareness will score more in this particular section.

So as we said , our analysis are based on the feedback given by the candidates and also by our analysis team of BANKERSDAILY and this was made after careful consideration of the previous year cutoff marks of the IBPS RRB PO Mains Examination. So here goes the detailed one below.


As you can clearly see, the number of candidates who have attended the total number of questions in the range of 100 – 120 was higher when compared to the total number of questions in the range of 120 – 140.

So the 100 – 120 range is more crowded and when compared with the other factors like accuracy and the overall questions attended will play a major role in deciding the cutoff marks for the IBPS RRB PO Mains Examination 2017.

Since the 100 – 140 takes the maximum percentage and also considering the Accuracy when compared with the sections like General Awareness and Computer Awareness as factor, we can say that definitely the cutoff might be in the 85 to 105.

Expected Cutoff marks of IBPS RRB PO Mains Examination 2017 – 85 to 105

Why there is so much difference in the expected cut off marks and we have an answer for that too. Since the IBPS RRB PO Mains Examination have different cutoff marks for different States and it is not the same as said. When considering the previous year cutoff marks, we came to arriving at this cutoff marks which is expected.

You can check the previous cutoff marks for all the states of the IBPS RRB Mains Examination 2016 from the link and this will give you an insight of how this year cutoff will be , so please click the link below to know the cutoff marks.

Cutoff Marks of IBPS RRB PO Mains Examination 2016

If you wish to know more about how to crack the different sections asked in the IBPS RRB Office Assistants and Scale I , II & III Officers , Please Check the below link to gain more about how to tackle the various sections and tricks of each section.

How to Approach various topics in IBPS RRB Exams

If you have started the preparation for the IBPS RRB posts , you are ahead of many others who are fighting for a spot in the vacancies. If not start your preparation now. We have also started a new learn series to help the candidates gain more insight about the topics asked in the exam , so if you wish to check more about that , please click the link below to know more about the Learn Series. We are sure this will help the aspirants to the core.

Learn Series – Know about Various Topics

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