IBPS PO Prelims Scorecard released. Check 2020 cut off

IBPS has released the IBPS PO 2020 result on 21st January 2021. Score Card is also available along with the result. Candidates can download their scorecard from the official website.

IBPS has issued the Prelims cut-off 2020 also on the official website. Check the cut-off in this article.

ibps po 2020 score card

IBPS PO Prelims exam was conducted on 3, 10, and 11 October 2020 and 6 January 2021.

Important date

Candidates can check all important IBPS PO 2020 result dates given-below.

Sr. No.EventsImportant dates
1Prelims result announcement 14th January 2021
2Score Card availability on the official website20th January 2021
3Last date to check the scorecard4th February 2021
4Main exam date4th February 2021

How to check the result?

Candidates can check their IBPS PO exam result 2020 from the official website. For more information please follow the below steps.

  • First of all, visit the official IBPS website at ibps.in.
  • ibps po result 2020
  • Now click on the CRP PO/MT link on the left side of the website.
  • On the next page check the link for the IBPS PO Preliminary exam result and click on that link.
  • On the next page enter your login credentials to check your result and scorecard.

Note: Scorecard download facility will be available till 4th February 2021.

How are Prelims cut off calculated?

IBPS calculate the Prelims cut off with a two step process.

  • (i)-Based on the marks scored in the individual subjects.
  • (ii)-Based on the total marks of the candidates

So we finally get the two cut-offs, One based on the individual subjects marks and the other based on the total marks of the prelims exam.

Please check below the Prelims cut off marks:

(i)-IBPS PO Prelims cut off for individual subjects:

Maximum Marks:

Sr. No.SubjectMaximum Marks
1English Language30
2Quantitative Aptitude35
3Reasoning Ability35

Prelims cut off-

CategoryEnglish LanguageQuantitative AptitudeReasoning Ability
SC/ST/OBC/PwBD07.7506.0004.25
General/EWS11.0009.2508.00

(ii)-Cut off based on the total marks:

Sr. No.CategoryCut Off
1SC51.00
2ST43.50
3OBC58.50
4EWS57.75
5General58.75
6HI19.75
7OC46.00
8VI54.25
9ID21.75

How IBPS calculates the Prelims marks and scorecard?

IBPS considers the total number of correct answers in the prelims exam and applies the penalty for total wrong answers. The total mark after applying the penalty is the candidate’s corrected score which is used to make the final scorecard of the candidate.

There may be different questions for different subjects in different shifts and the level of difficulty also will be different for different shifts. So to make a fair decision on the final scorecard candidates’ marks normalized according to the difficulty level of questions asked in different shifts.

Final marks after the normalization process are called the equated score of the candidate.

After getting the corrected score, IBPS normalizes the corrected score based on the difficulty level of questions in different shifts. IBPS does this by the equating Score method which is a statistical calculation process and specially used to calculate the scores based on different test forms. We may compare the different test forms to different shifts in the case of the IBPS PO Prelims exam.

There are many types of methods for equating such as:

  • Linear equating method
  • Mean equating method
  • Equi percentile Equating method

IBPS use equi percentile equating method to calclate the IBPS PO Prelims score.

What is the equ percentile method?

In equi percentile method candidates score is calculated by a simple formula given below.

Candidate equipercentile = ( [Total no of candidates- Candidate rank]/[Total no of candidates-1] ) x 100

If we apply this formula to calculate the percentile of the candidates appeared in different shifts highest marks scorer will always get 100% percentile score based on his rank.

For example, if the top scorer in shift 1 gets 20 marks and the top scorer in shift two gets 40 marks and there are a total of 50 candidates in shift one and 60 candidates in shift two then the percentile of both candidates will be 100.

Top scorer:

shift one- ([50-1]/[50-1]) x 100=100%
shift two- ([60-1]/[60-1]) x 100=100%

similarly, we can calculate the percentile for a second scorer, third scorer,… and so on.


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