Minimum cut-off score for an IBPS interview call

Clearing the IBPS Common Interview is now considered as the final stage for selection to the PO, Clerk, Specialist jobs in a majority of Indian banks. However, a lot many aspirants who took part in the IBPS CWE for these careers are dubious about the minimum cut-off score that is essential for getting an interview invitation or a call letter from IBPS. In this article, we will talk about the score computation process at IBPS for various positions.

The finalized score each candidates get in an IBPS exam is known as the TWSS score. The TWSS score is is normally calculated by adding the standardized scores for each objective tests included in a particular IBPS exam.

calculating IBPS s

The IBPS standard score is reached after a slightly prolix process, which starts with applying negative marks (.25 for each) to wrong answers and adjusting the added marks to the nearest whole number. The minimum cut-off on the score  is applied at two levels, after preparing the standardized score and the TWSS score. Those who couldn’t get a pass score after applying this cut—off would not be called for the IBPS common interview.


The following section explains the approximate TWSS score required for IBPS clerk 2013 interview and suggested cut-off scores.
IBPS Clerk Exam cut-off on standard score

The maximum Clerk Exam TWSS is 250, and the lowest qualifying score required for reserved and general candidates is 105 and 120 respectively. The participants are also asked to hold the above given minimum standard score for each subject. Passing the TWSS criteria doesn’t full-fill your eligibility for an IBPS common interview call, which is decided after taking account of the number of seats available, location and several other factors. However, with a score moderately higher the one mentioned above you are probably on the safe side.


Now let’s analyze chances for getting through IBPS PO exam scoring process for an interview berth.

IBPS PO cut off standard scores

The image describes the minimum standard score proposed for each test topic in IBPS PO exam. Since there is a descriptive English paper in this CWE the TWSS is calculated using another formula. Well, that is simple as the Clerk Exam; all standard scores are directly added together with an exception for two English papers, for which only half of the score for each is taken into the sum.  After forming the TWSS the minimum cut-off for IBPS PO interview selection applied in the following way.

IBPS PO interview cut off

Check out the next page (2) for understanding the minimum TWSS requirement that is mandatory for getting an IBPS Specialist Officer interview call letter.

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