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April 10, 2014

SBI PO 2014 - Why we shouldn't rely on Expected Cutoffs ?

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Based on last year's cutoffs there are a number of cutoff predictions for SBI PO 2014 have been circulating among aspirants and various websites. Most of them have been blindly taking the initial values and thinking that getting 13 to 14 marks in each section is enough to clear the exam. But sorry to say friends... it is not enough to get the minimum qualifying marks in each section... In this article, we will try to explain you the reality. This article is not intended to discourage anybody... we just want to tell you the facts, so that you will work more hard and effectively to get your dream job.

To make things easier to understand, we shall consider last year's General cutoffs as an example (but keep in mind that this time the competition will be more tougher. So the cutoffs may vary). In order to clear the SBI PO written exam, you have to overcome four hurdles. Those are,
  1. You have to get minimum qualifying marks in each section 
    • In last year's exam the cutoffs were 13 marks each in Reasoning, DI, English and 14 marks in GA.
  2. You have to get minimum qualifying marks in total marks of Objective Test.
    • Last year, this cutoff was 80 Marks. But based on the above individual cutoffs, the total cutoff should be 13+13+13+14 = 53 Marks. That means you not only should secure the minimum qualifying marks in each section but also your overall marks should cross 80 (That means 20 marks on average).
  3. You have to get the minimum qualifying marks to get your descriptive paper to be evaluated.
    •  Last year this cutoff was 108 Marks. That means, your descriptive paper wont be evaluated even though you get the minimum qualifying marks 80 in the objective test. You will be failed even if you get 107 marks in your objective test (that means now the average became around 27 marks) 
  4. You should get the overall cutoff (based on the scores of other qualifying candidates)
    • Last year, least marks secured by the candidate who got the interview call was 151 (out of 250 marks). That means the person who got 150 marks out of 250 marks also hadn't got the call (needless to say that now the average is 30+). 
Bottom Line : It wont help you even if you get the minimum qualifying scores in each section. Even if you get the minimum score in some sections, you should try to cover it up by getting good marks in other sections. And also keep in mind that, this time the competition is going to be more tougher than the last years'. That means, try to get at least 15 marks in each section, and your total marks should be more than 180 (out of 250). It is not such a difficult task if you mix your preparation with a little hard work and dedication. Focus more on your weaker areas and try to fetch as many marks you can get as possible. After all, we are here to help you..  All the Best :)

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93 comments:

  1. Eyeopener. Thank you.

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  2. Thank you Very Much for the details ... Wonderful Site ....

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  3. nice explanation

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  4. Sir pls do upload the complete solved paper of 2012 & 2013 papers also so that it will be very much helpful in preparation... and try to upload as much as material u can

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  5. Jus clarified my everlasting question thanks alot

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  6. Sir pls do upload the complete solved paper of 2012 & 2013 papers also so that it will be very much helpful in preparation... and try to upload as much as material u can

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    1. Working with them friend. You will get them soon.

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  7. thanks for this valuable infomation

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  8. sbi po exam was not conducted in 2012 friend.so,you cannot get the 2012 model paper

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  9. really it is a good one. thanks for ur continuous support mam

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  10. Wht 180..??? I got 90 lst yr... :( :( :-(

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  11. Plz make the cutt off for general s 200/250 .....so that no general can fill the form and thisfree job schemes keep on gng at a supersonic rate atleast we can save some money. ...

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  12. Thanks so much. Most important article

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  13. This time exam is going to be online .

    Cuttoff definetly comes down .

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  14. don't disappoint man......Keep on Trying.........can make our Goal

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  15. yes u are correct this time cut offs will come down...............any way thanks for GR8AMBITIONZ......for valuable information

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  16. thanks admin . I appreciated your valuable work.

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  17. SSC CGL padh rha tha ab SBI PO aa gaya samjh nai aa rha form bharu ya nai ..kaise padhu dono sath me wrtn desrptv dono ki pracitce jaruri hai ..SBI PO ka 2mnth pura time dena padega ..cnfusd :( ..anyone help me :(

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    1. You better apply first.

      Reasoning & English Sections are completely same for both the exams. Aptitude & Current Affairs which you learn for SSC will be useful for SBI too.

      Prepare Reasoning & Aptitude during morning hours. Try to spend 1 hour each for GK, Marketing and Computer Sections (no need to prepare computers on daily basis if you have the basic knowledge on Computers).

      Night times you can prepare English. Keep a notebook and try to write your thoughts / a story in English. Do it every day.

      Sundays you can dedicate for Practice Tests. Good Luck :)

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    2. thanku so much mam :) :)

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  18. anonymous 6.27pm Focus on SSC CGL.... I think it will be more easy compared to SBI PO....
    Form bhar do :-) ... Luck kisne dekha h yar....

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  19. Is there any negative marking in sbi po exam

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  20. still i've some doubt....:( do this 151 cut off means,obj+descrip >=151?????

    or
    we jus need to qualify in descr and in obj we shud get some min cut off(151) to qualify for gd and intw?????

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    1. yes atleast 151 out of 250 (obj + descrip combined marks) is needed to qualify for gd and intrw as previous year last candidate called for intrw and gd has 151 marks .

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  21. good analysis and clever analysis madam ..........
    i didnt found in any site keep going madam......
    it motivates me lot

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  22. nice one........
    but cut off is so high that now i am thinking that i should not applied for the exam

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    1. Then you can't apply in your life time... It is a race bro. Cheer up... Show the world your true talent...

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  23. EXCELLLENT ANALYSIS......A REAL EYE OPENER............THANK YOU..........

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  24. Dear Sir/Mam, Please help me on Probability...... I m getting confused while handling the questions... upload a PDF file for this chapter

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  25. wat the hell is this reservation system ruling over india. In competitive exams even .5 mark is important.. and true hard worker should win. But dis bledy reservation system ....and 500 application fee for general and 100 application fee for reservation candidates. Wats dis.. evn der r people who dont have single rupee In general category tooooooo......
    wat dis hectic and worst system.in india. For ibps clerk cut off for sc st is very less and for bc 10 percent more. And for general its the highest cutofff... what the general category students have done.. missing our future in .5 or 0.3 mark kya. Bledy system.
    All reservation category people are getting without any struggle even application fee is less for them. general category students .hav to pay 500 and should loose in 0.5 mark kya. in education system merit is merit. Dats it. Get lost dis bledy system...

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    1. yes you are true. i m also failed in various exams due to this reservation system.

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    2. yes you are right , govt should take some steps

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    3. Yeah...You r right... when they stop this?? Even in teaching field, if they recruit a candidate who can not even pass, how that person can teach students so that they gain knowledge and score well in exams??? That's y people are not sending their children to SARKAARI schools... Ambedkar had put a limit for this system, but these dirty politicians are extending it for votes.. For how many years we have to read that INDIA is still a DEVELOPING COUNTRY??? Can't we make it a developed Country yaar???

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  26. i m eargerly waiting for ur answer about Probability....... Please provide is asap.....

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  27. I m eargerly waiting for ur reply for Probability ........ please provide is asap for SBI PO

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  28. i m eargerly waiting for ur reply for Probability
    please provide it asap

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  29. I appreciate your explanation.Can you please give the same category wise?

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  30. that was me...got 149 and still preparing again

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  31. Is there any negative marking for SBI PO?

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  32. can anyone tell me that whether the APTITUDE section of d exam consists of only DA/DI or other sections also??

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  33. Thanks a lot.great job

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  34. Mam, In the bottomline you have mentioned that try to get 15 marks in each section and your total marks should be 180(out of 250).Howz this possible if each question in objective test is of 1 marks?confused please reply fast..

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    1. Objective u hv to get 150 and descriptive 30 to get 180 out of 250

      150/200 is tough but if the cutoff is at that level u hv to get that much.

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  35. Thank you very much

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  36. Mam i am giving sbi po for first time in my life...sorry i was not understood your 3rd point...if 80 Marks is the cut-off out of 200 then what is 108 marks??
    Descriptive paper will be evaluated if you got cut off marks in the first paper i.e. objective test...written in SBI PO advertisement / Notification released.....

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    1. Forget 80 marks.
      Last year last candidate who got selected for GD/PI round got 151/250

      If he got 30 marks in descriptive paper then out of 200 he got 121 marks.

      So u need to get 120-130 ,marks out of 200 in Objective paper.
      If the cutoff decreases this year then you can score less and get in.

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  37. Mam i am giving SBI PO exam for the first time in my life...sorry could not understand your 3rd point....if Cut-Off Marks was 80 in the objective test...then what is 108 ??
    Descriptive exam is evaluated if we clear cut-off of objective test,as written in SBI PO advertisement/Notification Released...then why 108 marks (acc. to your 3rd point) is required??....o_O

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    1. Totally agree with u Sahil Sam.ye hi mujhe samajh nhi aaya

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  38. Thank for brightening this area.

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  39. Thank u so much for this information.

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  40. a small confusion that as per the notification of recent SBI po,number of attempts for general candidates are 4,so just want to confirm that attempts of SBI ASSOCIATES po would also be counted under this OR only SBI po recruitment will be taken into counting?

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  41. thank you so much for providing such a valuable information

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  42. dear mam, u hav mentioned try to get 15 marks in each section and ur total marks should be 180(out of 250). howz it possible?

    each section 15 * 4 section = 60 marks
    descriptive paper suppose full marks = 50marks
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    total = 110 marks

    im confused please do reply

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  43. A big eye opener.. Thank you so much sir

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  44. thanku mam,i started my journey to sbi

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  45. what possibly cud be the expexcted date of the exam, mam, or let us know the week, will it first mid or last week pf july?

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  46. Hi Plz Advice me
    My Photo Image is very small on SBI PO exam online application form
    so the sbi will reject my form?
    and can i cancel dis application and submit a new one??
    plz suggest me ASAP

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  47. Hi Plz Advice me
    My Photo Image is very small on SBI PO exam online application form
    so the sbi will reject my form?
    and can i cancel dis application and submit a new one??
    plz suggest me ASAP

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  48. Hey Plz Advice me on
    my photo is very small on SBi Po Exam online application form
    so SBI will reject my form becuase of dis?
    and can i cancel dis application and apply for a new one
    Plz Suggest me ASAP

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  49. thnks sr/mam.....thnks a lot...:)

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  50. Nice article !! Though wont agree with u.. mere rise in competition dosn't mean that cut off will increase..cut off depend on many factors..however most probably cut off will decrease, as this time around its going to be online exam.. and it would be difficult to attempt all question in Quant and Reasoning section even if they maintain same standard of paper as of last year..

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  51. Great Job Dear Gr8 ambitionz team... :)
    tons of thanks for your efforts... :):)

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  52. Thanks a lot for ur valuable information.its very helpful for all the aspirants.keep going...

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  53. Can anyone please tell me if there negative marking for sbi po?



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    1. yes 1/4th mark for each qustion

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  54. It's really too much helpful for all candidates specially for new comer.

    Thanks.

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  55. Sir,
    My CGPA is 6.96 which by taking into consideration the percentage rule, it comes to 6.21%. But I have mentioned my percentage as 69.6% in my SBI PO 2014 application form (since, at that time I didn't know the rule). Will there be any problem afterwards? Please reply as soon as possible

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  56. My CGPA is 6.96 which by taking into consideration the percentage rule, it comes to 6.21%. But I have mentioned my percentage as 69.6% in my SBI PO 2014 application form (since, at that time I didn't know the rule). Will there be any problem afterwards? Please reply as soon as possible

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  57. plz give this type of idea related to sbi clerk also .....so that we knw how much we shud attempt .....

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  58. In 2012 IBPS PO written exam cutoff was 135 out of 250 for general (pen & paper based xam)....where as in 2013 IBPS PO the cutoff came down to 61 out of 200 (online xam).....As SBI is conducting online exam for the first time, cutoff will definitely come down as compared to previous year....

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  59. Sincere thanks..

    I have a query regarding Desc Test marks..

    I was told that for Desc test, scoring minimum qualifying marks is sufficient, as the entire marks will not be considered for merit list... I'm not very much sure about this piece of info, please clarify on this..

    Thanks again

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