IBPS Clerk - Expected cutoff and Exam strategy

IBPS clerk exam is getting closer and I am getting many queries through comments and email regarding. After RRB result, exam strategy became very important. Guesswork was a bit successful strategy but it failed badly this year because of close options. I strongly recommend you to avoid guessing answers specially in general awareness and English.

Changes we felt in RRB and IBPS PO exam :-

  • There are five options instead of four
  • Questions in Quantitative section are tough now
  • Options are very close now so there is no room for guesswork
  • English and computer section is easier now.

Expected cutoff and Time allocation

As every human being have their own problem solving capabilities and speed so I can't tell you solve a specific number of questions rather allocating time between various sections is a scientific method. Further solving the easier sections in the beginning build confidence. 

Subject
Time to be allotted
Ideal attempt
Expected Cutoff (Actual Marks)
Numerical Aptitude
35
25-30
15
Reasoning
30
22-27
12
English
30
22-27
12
General Awareness
13
20-25
15
Computer
12
30-35
19
Total
120
130-140
90

Many people are still confused with actual marks and TWSS and actual marks. Read my post on TWSS for clarity.

Many readers ask about cutoff for reserved categories. I use a thumb rule for this, here it is
OBS - 85% of General Category
SC - 70% of General Category
ST - 65% of General Category
PWD - 55% of General Category

I don't have any other information about reserved category candidates as I am not updated about it.

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