Many a time candidates appearing for IBPS SO Exam get confused with the cut off marks. Here we will try our best to see the expected IBPS SO Cut Off 2016 by observing the previous cut off. There are numerous portals on the internet who present their own version of cut offs and as a result a candidate has no idea on how to proceed with his preparation plans. The best way to ascertain the cut off is by going over the previous records and frame a rough idea. As per the cut offs in 2015, the candidates with the following scores or more were given a chance to fulfil their dreams:
IBPS SO Cut Off 2015
These scores were computed on the basis of 200 marks Written. However, the structure has shifted now and student will be sitting for an online exam where most of the questions will be of MCQ nature.
What is a cut off?
Cut off is a term which is used by the examiners to set a basic threshold for the candidates. In other words, a candidate has to score a minimum of the same number which is decided as the cut off in order to move to the next round.
Let’s take an example. Suppose there are three candidates who appeared for IBPS SO Exam 2016 and their respective score in the exam were 98, 110 and 120. Now, if the IBPS SO Exam authority decides the cut-off would be 110 for the candidates, then the first candidate who had got 98 gets eliminated. The third candidate who got 120 will make it to the next round and the second candidate whose score was exactly the same as the given cut off will also make it to the next round. This means that cut off marks is the minimum marks which a candidate has to obtain inorder to move on to the next round or clear the exam.
What are sectional cut off? Why are they important?
Every competitive exam has sectional cut offs which determines that every student obtain a minimum qualification round. This makes the exams even more challenging and encompassing. If you are confused about sectional cut offs, this example will clear your confusion instantly.
Suppose, there are two candidates who have appeared for the IBPS SO Exam 2016. Person A obtained scores as 45, 20, 9 and 60 respectively, and Person B obtained a score of 30, 18, 33 and 40 respectively. Now the IBPS SO exam authority decided the sectional cut offs as 30, 15, 30 and 35 respectively. Therefore, Person B will qualify for the next round, but not Person A.
This clearly indicates that the IBPS PO exam is meant to test you in every direction and from different perspectives. Wishing you good luck!
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