IBPS Clerk expected Cut off 2018 (State wise)
IBPS clerk exam is near. The total number of vacancies this year is 7275. The number of vacancies has gone down a little as compared to last year. Last year, IBPS reported a total of 7883 vacancies. In this article, let us take a look at what implications will the reduced number of vacancies have on the IBPS Clerk expected cut off 2018.
IBPS has scheduled the prelims exam for the second week of December. IBPS Clerk online preparation will be useful in preparing for the exam in the short period. Also, IBPS has introduced sectional time limits in the prelims exam this year. Aspirants should try to take a lot of IBPS Clerk online mock tests to acclimatize themselves to the new pattern. Also, going through the previous year papers of IBPS Clerk will help aspirants gauge the level of questions that appear in the exam.
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IBPS Clerk Number of Vacancies 2018: (State wise)
Let us juxtapose the number of vacancies in the last year and the number of vacancies this year so that we can take a logical guess at the IBPS Clerk expected cut off 2018.
|Andaman & Nicobar||0||0|
|Dadra & Nagar Haveli||3||7|
|Daman & Diu||1||8|
|Jammu & Kashmir||61||34|
There has been a huge reduction in the number of vacancies reported in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. The number of vacancies has gone down in most of the other states too, though not by a significant margin. If the level of the exam remains the same, we can expect a significant increase in the cut off in the state of Andhra.
IBPS Clerk prelims cut off 2018:
Now, let us take a look at the previous year cut off of IBPS Clerk.
The vacancies for IBPS Clerk exam are released statewise. Therefore, the IBPS Clerk cut off too varies from state to state. The marks scored by a candidate in the prelims exam will not be considered while preparing the final merit list. The following table gives the prelims exam cut off in 2016 and 2017 for general category.
IBPS clerk prelims 2017 Cut off state wise: (Previous year Cut off)
|Daman & Diu||70.75|
|Jammu & Kashmir||76|
IBPS Clerk Prelims Expected Cut off 2018:
If the level of difficulty remains the same, we can expect the cut offs to more or less remain the same.
Though the introduction of sectional time limits will lower the overall scores a bit, the reduction in the number of vacancies in most of the states will nullify the effect. We expect the increase in cut off to be more pronounced in Andhra since the number of vacancies this year is nearly a third of what it was last year.
IBPS Clerk Prelims 2018 Safe Score:
IBPS has made it clear in the notification that candidates have to clear each of the 3 tests. Therefore, the prelims exam will have sectional cut offs as well. The sectional cut-offs in some states were close to 15 last year. We can consider 15 to be a safe score to have in any section this year.
IBPS Clerk Mains cut off 2018 statewise:
The marks of the candidate in the mains examination is the only parameter used while preparing the final merit list. Therefore, aspirants should try to score as high as possible in the mains exam to improve their chances of making it through the process. The following table shows the state-wise cut off for mains exam (out of 100) for each category.
IBPS Clerk 2017 Mains Cut off: (Previous year Cut off)
|Andaman & Nicobar||–||–||–||–|
|Dadra & Nagar Haveli||39.02||–||–||–|
|Daman & Diu||45.92||36.91||–||–|
|Jammu & Kashmir||52.31||42.71||–||39.74|
IBPS Clerk Mains expected cut off 2018:
There has not been any major change in the pattern of the mains exam. The number of vacancies in most of the states has gone down a little. Therefore, we can expect the cut offs to increase by 3 to 4 marks provided the level of the exam remains the same.
We hope that this article would have helped you to know about the IBPS Clerk expected cut off 2018. To know more about the job, try going through IBPS Clerk in-hand salary after 7th pay commission.