SBI PO & CLERK – Preliminary Exam – Previous Year Cutoff Marks

Dear Banking Aspirants,

State Bank of India (SBI) is conducting PO and CLERK exam to fill the vacancies in the organization. SBI CLERK & SBI PO Previous year cutoff marks will help us to finalize the strategies for the Preliminary Exams which are happening in the forthcoming days.


  • This is the first time SBI CLERK PRELIMS Exam is having Sectional Timing. So don’t get tensed , have your own strategy and don’t change it at any cost.
  • As always be prompt and attend the Questions which you are familiar , don’t lose time in solving a question, rather attend the questions which you solve first and skip the questions which you find as time consuming.
  • Please read the directions carefully before attending the Questions. Be careful while taking numbers from the questions.
  • Take extra set of Photocopies of the documents which are needed for the SBI CLERK PRELIMS EXAM 2018, if you haven’t taken the printouts , it’s time , go now.
  • Please be on time for the Exam as some of the centres follow strict rules and don’t allow students if they are even a minute late. So be on time.
  • Don’t get frustrated at any point of point. It’s your day and you will rock the exam. Be calm and cool and win the exams.

Attend 35 Reasoning Questions now – Click Here (Based on Previous Year Questions) 

We will share the review of the SBI CLERK PRELIMS EXAM 2018 – SLOT 1 – Review and Analysis and Questions asked in the Exam immediately after the exam is over. We will update in our Website and we will have a YOUTUBE review @ 10:45 A.M. 

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There are multiple changes in the Exam pattern of the SBI CLERK Exam 2018 as sectional timing is introduced for the first time in the preliminary exam of SBI CLERK Exam 2018. The SBI Clerk Exam was last conducted in the year 2016 and when comparing the cutoff marks of that year , it was way low when compared to the others. Also the SBI PO 2018 Prelims Exam has the Sectional timing as like the last year. This sectional timing for the SBI PO was introduced last year.

The introduction of the sectional timing have increased the level of complexity of the SBI Exams. This added complexity make sure that all the sections in the Preliminary Exams are covered within the stipulated time period. This strategy of the State Bank of India is a simulacrum which is likely to be followed by all the exams as it is followed regularly.

SBI is considered as an pioneer and other exams as said follow the footsteps of the State Bank Procedures and they stand out from the rest in terms of bringing more complexity to lessen the aspirants according to the vacancies available.

In this , we are providing the Cutoff marks for the SBI CLERK Prelims Exam 2016, SBI PO Prelims Exam 2016, SBI PO Prelims Exam 2017. Cutoff marks will help us to know the nuances of the Exam and also will help us to finalize the exact strategy for the SBI PO Prelims Exam 2018 & SBI CLERK Prelims Exam 2018.


Tamil Nadu 21.25 21.25
Kerala 61.5 61.5
Karnataka 45.5 45.5
Telangana 27 27
Andhra Pradesh 39.25 39.25
Rajasthan 64.5 64.5
Madhya Pradesh 54.75 54.75
Uttar Pradesh 59 56.25
Uttarakhand 59.25 48.25
Delhi/Haryana 66.25 50.75
Jammu & Kashmir 21.25 10.25
Gujarat 42 42
West Bengal 51.25 35.25
Assam 42.25 43.25
Arunachal Pradesh
Meghalaya 37.25 30.75
Jharkhand 38.5 38.5
Bihar 51.5 51.5
Chhattisgarh 22.5 22.5
Maharashtra 51.5 51.5
Himachal Pradesh 57.5 57
Punjab 67.5 56.5
Haryana 60.75 55
Orissa 52 52
Andaman & Nicobar Islands 51.75 48.25

SBI PO 2016 & 2017 Prelims – Sectional CUT OFF MARKS 

Sections Maximum Marks Sectional CUT OFF MARKS – SBI PO Prelims
2016 2017
Quantitative Aptitude 35 4.25 7 7 10.25
Reasoning ability 35 4.25 7.25 4 6.5
English Language 30 6 8.75 5.75 8.75


SBI PO 2016 & 2017 Prelims – Overall CUT OFF MARKS 

SBI PO – Prelims 2016
Category  Cutoff Marks (Out of 100)
SC 38.75
ST 29.25
OBC 44.5

SBI PO – Prelims 2017
Category  Cutoff Marks (Out of 100)
SC 43.25
ST 31.25
OBC 48.25

Aspirants can also check the Exam Pattern of the SBI PO EXAM from the links that is provided below and we have explained the notification of the SBI PO into simple ones for the benefit of the Aspirants.


Please note that , this is the first time, the Sectional Timing has been introduced to the SBI CLERK Preliminary Examination. In the previous edition of the SBI Clerk Exam 2018, there were no sectional timing and when it comes to the SBI PO , the sectional timing for the Preliminary Examination has been in effect from last year.

The introduction of the Sectional timing for the Preliminary Examination has increased the difficulty level and will minimize the possibility of  aspirants providing more time to the sections which they are comfortable with. For Example , if a candidate is well versed in Quantitative Aptitude, he/she will provide more time to the Quantitative section so as to get more marks in that particular section.

Another important thing to note in this section is that there is not cutoff marks this time as there is only aggregate scoring. The aggregate scores of the candidates will be considered and Only the candidates who score marks will be considered for the next Online Mains Examinations. THis scenario holds true for both the SBI PO Prelims and also for SBI CLERK Prelims Exam 2018.

SBI has released the admit card / call letter for the SBI PO 2018 Prelims Exam yesterday and aspirants can download the call letter from the official website or from the link that is mentioned below.

Download – ADMIT CARD of SBI PO 2018 Prelims Exam

Aspirants can download the Call Letter / Admit Card for the SBI CLERK Prelims Exam 2018 from the link that is mentioned below. ( Please note that some of the aspirant’s Exam center have been changed , so please have a look at the call letter again by downloading it and check again. )

Download – ADMIT CARD of SBI CLERK 2018 Prelims Exam


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