IBPS PO 2012 Cutoff Marks: IBPS PO Cutoff Marks Analysis

IBPS PO 2012 Cutoff Marks Analysis. The 2nd Common Written Examination (CWE) for the recruitment of Probationary Officer/ Management Trainee in Public Sector/several Private Sector banks Conducted by Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) on June 17, 2012 (Sunday) and IBPS set one of the toughest question paper in the recent history of the institution.

After doing some survey (on our Facebook page and two Facebook groups) and listing to some of the candidate’s version we have found that many of the candidates were worried about their paper. Even we have found candidates who didn’t write anything in descriptive paper after having a ‘spoiled’ exam. Most of the candidates have found reasoning and mathematics part to be very tough compared to other paper.

Looking at the level of questions and considering the number of attempts by students in the survey, we found that individual sectional cut-off will be much lower for this 2nd CWE Exam. First of all we have to understand one thing, IBPS uses Liner Conversion Method to convert obtained marks in a Standardized Score. We have seen in the 1st IBPS PO exam that there is a difference between Obtained Marks and Standardized Marks and it’s always higher that the obtained marks.

After consulting our experts with the results of our sample survey, we have analyzed the cutoff marks for each section with considering the facts of 1st IBPS CWE PO/MT Exam.

Section-Wise Cutoff Marks (Actual Marks):

Quantitative Aptitude – 8-12
Reasoning – 8-12
General Awareness -15-18
Computer – 15-20
English – 12-15

Section-wise Cutoff Marks in terms of Standardize Score:

Quantitative Aptitude – 21-24
Reasoning – 21-24
General Awareness -21-24
Computer – 21-24
English – 21-24

Formula Used by IBPS: Average – ¼ Standard Deviation for General category candidates and Average – ¾ Standard Deviation for Reserved Category candidates.

Don’t Lose Hope, Stay Positive and always remember that Obtained marks and Standardized Marks are different. If you have attempted between these ranges with 95-100% accuracy, you can expect of passing the exam.

Please Note:  Standardize Score is is always higher than the actual score.

25 thoughts on “IBPS PO 2012 Cutoff Marks: IBPS PO Cutoff Marks Analysis

  1. Thanks for publishing this, we really felt negative after appearing this exam. It was truly tough specially reasoning, quantitative and computer . I shall thank god if qualifying cut off marks reduces, hoping so.

  2. Anchalseth273 says:

    thank u very much…  i was so worried n lost my hope… but now i m positv           e abt my result..:)

  3. Pramod Sharma says:

    Thank you Banking Awareness for posting cutoff which seems actual. In 1st po i attempted only 12 question in quantitative aptitude but i got 26 in score card. seeing the difficulty level of the question paper i think it’s one of the realistic cutoff prediction.

  4. Prema Sreedevi says:

    wooow. i think i’ll made it. morning shift paper was really tough. ibps must  lower cutoff

    • my dr not only th morning shift paper ws tuff,bt th day shift paper was also xtremely tuff….

    • god knows kya hoga,bt as mch as i thnk i wont qualify this time,hwevr i’d qualified PO/MT I 2011,thr4 m sayng tht it ws quite tuff…ji kar raha tha paper faad k bahar chala jaun…bcoz after losing reasning n math papr i lost all of ma hop…hop u may qualify ths time.gudluk dr prema…

  5. seems like real cutoff

  6. saikrishna bairi says:

     being a mathematics student i am saying that, the reasoning and quantitative sectoins are very typical compare to the previous papers. i hope cutoff marks will be reduced. the above mentioned marks seem really true cutoffs..

  7. karthikadevi says:

    plz explain about convertion of actual score into standardized score…

  8. sir i am from general category . i have attempted around 190 question . as per your cut off. i can clear each section . please tell me how standardise score is calculated, i have mention my attempts in each sec.
    REASONING-25 (atleast 15 are correct)
    QA- 26 ( atleast 22 are correct)
    G.K.-45(atleast 35 are correct)
    COMPUTER-44 (atleast 27-30) are correct
    ENG-50-(atleast 35 are correct)
      have i any to get selected as i have a confusion that my wrong will reduced my chances . i have heard that if you have more than 150 ques. then each wrong ques deducted 4 marks . please clear doubts . and tell about my standadise score on the basis of above mentioned .

  9. now please  tell me , i got 169 Gen from up
    what chances??/

  10. i hv got 150marks frm gen category……..any chances?

  11. my score is 142 and i belong to SC category. Any chances to get a call?

  12. i got 136 SC Category…. Will i get a call to appear for interview…???

  13. my marks is 139 obc category
    what my chance

  14. i got 177 marks under general catagory??in how many banks i will be selected??

  15. i got 168 marks under sc category ???in how many bank will be selected

  16. Praveen_pushp says:

    i secured 129 marks in po 2012…SC cat.. what is the hope

  17. my score is 152 in gen category what are my chances, please discuss…

  18. My Standerdized score is 131(SC category)..Is it a good score to get placed in a bank as Probationary Officer??

  19. I got 147 in GEN category ? do i have any chances kindly let me know.

  20. Hi  My dear  IBPS PO  Aspirants

    I would like to give you Some Analysis regarding  2012 selections..

    We   all know that the
    IBPS PO 2012 is  bit tough one  when compared to the IBPS PO 2011..

    But the thing is  “”the
    qualified  candidates in  2012 is very much high than 2011””..this
    sounds bit  surprising…

    We Know IBPS Score is based on Standard Equations…It depends
    various parameters like  number of
    questions got correct   w.r.t   no. of questions  attempted… difficulty level …. Top marks in
    the particular section and so on…

    As Per My Analysis this year cut-offs for final selection
    must be higher than 2011














    10.5 %




    Scored Above >135


    6.4 %



    (More 1.5 % got more than 135 marks)


    If we look  the  Percentage of candidates who scored above 135
    are much more higher than 2011.. 

    Now   Based on the
    2011 Range I have some approximate assumptions  for the candidates who  got more than 135 marks





    Scored Above 135


    In  %
















    50.3 %



    50.3 %








    35    %



    35    %




    12    %



    12    %




    2.5   %



    2.5   %



















    So You Don’t see the much difference in the number of
    candidate got  more than 135..


    So Now   the Important
    calculation in terms of Selection of the candidates….


    Initially I am  concentrating only on GENERAL and OBC

    I am  Taking  the number of candidates who got above 135 as
    base percentage (i.e  100%)  and calculating who got  above 155 and 160






    Above 155

    In  %

    Above 160


    Scored Above 155

    In  %

    Scored Above 160






























     Last year  nearly 20000 PO ‘ s are expected but hardly
    they selected very less candidates..

    Now Let Us assume there are 
    20000 Selections are Possible including those carry forwarded from  2011 as well..

    If there are  20000 Po
    JOBS …. Normally General Candidates 
    gets  50 %  of them 
    so 10000 PO Jobs..

    If We look the Assumption table  candidates who got more than  160 
    are having very good chances and candidates who got more than 155 has to
    perform well in the interviews….

    Same as for OBC candidates   
    155 +   very fair chances to get
    selected   150 + needs to perform in the


    Fair Chance of Selection

    Need to Perform in INterview














    Every One Who Got Cleared Gets the Interview Call …..
    Because Last  year they cleared      1:5  
    and  cut off for Interview was  1:3

    This year they   directly  selected  1:3

    Hope You Like My Data

    I got  159  and Iam General……


  21. Lakhanidheeraj says:

    i have got 158 in ibps po from rajasthan gen category . what is my chance t o get job?


    In 2013 IBPS PO/MT III my colleague son got 81 cut off is 61 he did interview well.Why this year cut off is very less.what are his posibilities for selection,he belong to GEN.
    pleaseanwer me

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