IBPS Clerk Prelims Previous Years’ Cut Off Analysis

 The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection is conducting the IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam on 5th,12th&13th December 2020. Candidates who are appearing for the exams are keen to know the cut-off that IBPS will release for this year’s Prelims Exam. Candidates have to meet the cut-off marks that IBPS will release to be qualified for the Mains Examination of IBPS Clerk. In this article, we will be discussing the IBPS Clerk Prelims Previous Years’ Cut Off Analysis to get an overview of the cut-offs trends that IBPS is following. Let us first look at the important dates of the IBPS Clerk Exams 2020.

IBPS Clerk  Prelims Exam 2020: Important Dates

Admit Card- IBPS Clerk Prelims 2020 Released
Online Examination – Preliminary 5th, 12th, 13th December 2020
Result of Online exam – Preliminary 31st December 2020
Admit Card- IBPS Clerk Mains 2020 12th January 2021
Online Examination – Main 24th January 2021
Provisional Allotment 1st April 2021

IBPS Clerk Prelims Previous Years’ Cut Off Analysis

 IBPS Clerk Previous Years’ State-wise Cutoff

Let us look at the past three years’ of State-Wise cut-off list for General Category and analyze the trend that IBPS has been following in releasing the cut-off lists for IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam.

State Name Cut-Off 2019 Cut-Off 




Andhra Pradesh 66.25 74.00 73.50
Assam 63 73.00 70.75
Bihar 65 71.25 74.75
Delhi 71.75 (General) 67 (OBC) 73.00 67.75
Gujarat 67 73.25 67.00
Haryana 68.5 73.00 76.00
Himachal Pradesh 41.25 (OBC), 62.25  (General) 73.50 75.00
Jammu & Kashmir 72.75 76.00
Jharkhand 73 (OBC, General) 67.75 74.25
Karnataka 53.25 (EWS) 75.75 61.25
Kerala 73.5 73.50 77.00
Madhya Pradesh 70 66.75 74.25
Maharashtra 61.50 48.75 64.50
Odisha 71.50 63.25 76.50
Punjab 66.25 73.50 74.00
Rajasthan 71.25 58.25 73.25
Tamil Nadu 57.75 66.25 53.25
Telangana 61 71.75 69.75
Uttar Pradesh 68.25 67.25 76.25
Uttarakhand 76 74.00 78.75
West Bengal 70.75 57.75 77.25


From the above table, it is very evident that there was a downfall in the cut-off list of IBPS Clerk Prelims and the cut-off marks were way low than those of 2018&17.

As we all know the cut-off marks are based on the number of applicants that applied for the particular exam in that year and the difficulty of the exam. The decline in the cut-off marks of IBPS Clerk prelims 2019 could be either because of less number of applicants that applied or because of the difficulty level which was way higher than those of 2018 and 17. Candidates are advised to focus on the bigger number and try to score maximum marks in the examination to qualify through the cut-off of this year’s IBPS Clerk Prelims.

Let us look at the attempts that a candidate must make to secure good marks in the Prelims Examination.


Also Check,

Good Attempts In IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam 2020

Subject Good Attempts
English Language 23-27
Reasoning Ability 27-33
Quantitative Aptitude 23-27
Total 78-86

If the candidates make the above good attempts in the examination there are high chances for them to secure good marks.