All You Need to Know About the IBPS RRB Scale 1 Cut off

person writing on brown wooden table near white ceramic mugOne of the most important criteria for selection as the Probationary Officer is the IBPS RRB scale 1 cut off, which gives prospective candidates a fair idea of the preparation for the exams. The IBPS, the governing body for recruitment, has released the cut-off and the scorecard on its official website. Job seekers may visit the website for more information.

The Cut-off for IBPS RRB PO 2020

The IBPS RRB PO’s mains exams have been conducted in centres for selection to the various branches. Candidates were advised on the importance of following social distancing norms and wearing protective face-gear (masks) on account of the raging pandemic. The application process took place between October 26 and November 9, 2020, where prospective candidates were invited to apply for Officer I position. The IBPS decided the cut-off considering the difficulty level of all questions in the Reading & Quantitative Aptitude.

The Cut-off for IBPS RRB PO Scale I 2021

The overall cut-off for the IBPS RRB PO Scale I mains exam was released by the conducting body on February 10, 2021. All candidates who scored the cut-off marks declared by the IBPS are shortlisted and have to appear for an interview. The cut-off was released category-wise for General, OBC, SC, ST, PwD, and EWS.

The tentative date for submitting online application forms is June 2021, and for the preliminary exams, the date is August 2021. The governing body may schedule the interview for December 2021. The exact dates are published on the official website of IBPS.

Factors that Affected the Cut-off

Three main factors are considered while fixing the cut-off:

  • The Exam’s Difficulty Level
  • The Total Number of Candidates Appearing
  • The Total Number of Vacancies to be Filled

The Previous Year’s Cut-off for IBPS RRB Officer Scale I can be viewed on the official website. Candidates can practice their skills by doing some mock tests, which give them a fair idea of the difficulty level of the questions and help them prepare for the mains exam.

Why should you analyse the Previous Year’s Cut-off?

Job seekers who plan to appear for the upcoming IBPS RRB Officer I prelims & mains exams should familiarise themselves with the IBPS RRB Officer I previous year’s cut-off marks. This gives them a fair idea of the difficulty level and helps them prepare well for the exams. The previous year’s cut-off gives you an idea of what to expect this year. However, other factors like the number of aspirants taking the exam and the total number of vacancies for this year are also taken into account to arrive at the difficulty level.

The Previous Year’s Cut-off

The previous year’s cut-off declared by the IBPS RRB helps the candidates appearing this year to analyse the current year’s exams’ cut-off marks. Aspirants may visit this website to view the IBPS RRB scale 1 cut-off marks for prelims and finals, where complete details are published.


The three main eligibility criteria are:

Age: The aspirants between 18 years and 30 years can apply for the post of IBPS RRB Officer I

Nationality: Prospective candidates must be citizens of India, subjects of Nepal, or Bhutan. Tibetan refugees also may apply.

Educational Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from any recognised university.

Summing it Up

The cut-off marks decide who gets the Scale I officer job. Hence, job aspirants must practice mock tests before writing the prelims and mains exams to ensure they attain the qualifying cut-off marks.

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