What is the Ideal Score to Crack the IBPS Clerk Exam?


IBPS Clerk is one of the important Clerk exams that is conducted by the IBPS for receruitment of suitable candidates. The vacancy and cut off varies for each state. Hence, the candidates should chooses the state wisely while applying for the exam.

This article will help you know about the minimum marks that you need to score to be appointed as an IBPS Clerk. IBPS releases the cut off for each state depending on the number of vacancies that is available.

How Much the Candidates Need to Score to Crack IBPS Clerk Exams?

The candidates must score 80+ marks in the exam to secure their place in the next phase.

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How Much Minimum Marks Are Required To Crack Prelims and Mains Exam for IBPS Clerk Exam

Given below is the minimum marks that you need to score to be able to move to the next stage. You can visit BYJU’S Exam Prep to know more about the previous year cut off.

IBPS Clerk Prelims Cut-Off 2020-21 (General)
State Name Cut Off
Andhra Pradesh 78
Bihar 71.25
Delhi 77
Gujarat 72
Goa 53.75
Himachal Pradesh 72
J & K 77.5
Jharkhand 75.75
Kerala 77.25
Madhya Pradesh 77.75
Maharshtra 69.75
Odisha 75
Punjab 75.25
Rajasthan 78.25
Karnataka 65.75
Telangana 74.25
Tripura 59.25 (OBC)
Uttar Pradesh 73.5
Uttarakhand 78.50
West Bengal 61.50
Tamil Nadu 71 (OBC)

Cut Off For Mains Exam 2021

State/ UT UR
Andaman & Nicobar 23.25
Andhra Pradesh 44.13
Arunachal Pradesh 21.88
Assam 37.75
Bihar 44
Chandigarh 34.50
Chattisgarh 41.38
Dadar & Nagar Haweli 37.88
Daman & Diu 37.88
Delhi 44
Goa 30.50
Gujarat 39.38
Haryana 44.75
Himachal Pradesh 44.75
Jammu & Kashmir 45.38
Jharkhand 39.25
Karnataka 37.63
Kerala 42.13
Ladakh 24.38
Lakshadweep 35.25
Madhya Pradesh 36.38
Maharashtra 38
Manipur 34.38
Meghalaya 29.88
Mizoram 27
Nagaland 29.50
Odisha 43.25
Puducherry 41.50
Punjab 45.75
Rajasthan 41.50
Sikkim 33.38
Tamil Nadu 44
Telangana 41.13
Tripura 36.75
Uttar Pradesh 42
Uttarakhand 46.13
West Bengal 39.13

Who can Apply for the IBPS Clerk Exams?

The aspirants must fulfil all the requirements to apply for IBPS, including:

  • Education Qualification- The applicants must have a graduation degree from a recognised university. Additionally, the candidates must know how to speak, read, and write the state’s local language they are applying for.
  • Nationality- The candidates must be any one of the following:
  1. Citizen of India
  2. The Bhutanese People
  3. Nepali Subject
  4. Tibetans, only the ones who entered and settled in India before 1961, December 31st
  • Age Limit- Candidates must be 20 years old and can apply for these exams until 28 years.

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