Indian Bank PO Prelims Result: Only 2.8 percent candidates qualify for Mains; Gen candidates report highest success rate of 3.5 percent

Indian Bank PO Prelims Result: Only 2.8 percent candidates qualify for Mains; Gen candidates report highest success rate of 3.5 percent
Bachan Thakur | Nov 19, 2018 - 7:17 p.m. IST
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New Delhi, November 19: Out of the total appeared candidates, only 2.8 percent candidates have been able to crack the Indian Bank PO examination and make it to the cut off, to take the mains examination. According to the official data released by Indian Bank, a total of 1,58,400 candidates have taken the Prelims exam on October 6, whereas only 4467 candidates could make it to the Prelims cut off. This number of qualified candidates translates to a mere 2.8 percent of the total candidates who had taken the test.

Besides the overall qualifying percentage, the result data also reveals that General category candidates fare better than all the other categories, reporting a success rate of over 3.5 percent. Out of the 62,485 candidates from General category, who had taken the Preliminary examination, 2223 candidates have been successful in securing marks equal to or more than the cut off. Thus, these many qualifying candidates from General category correspond to a little more than 3.5 percent of the total candidates who appeared for it.

In terms of reporting the highest success rate, General category is followed by ST category wherein candidates belonging to this category recorded a success rate of nearly 3 percent. As per the official result data of Indian Bank PO Prelims exam, a total of 11,855 candidates appeared in the exam, out of which, 320 could qualify the examination. This number of 320 represent the 3 percent (approximately) qualifying candidates from this category.

Next to ST category is OBC category whose candidates reported a success rate of over 2.5 percent out of the total appeared. The category saw 45,978 candidates sitting for the Prelims test, while 1165 could make it to the cut off. These 1165 candidates correspond to over 2.5 percent candidates qualifying the examination from the category.

The category with least success rate is SC from which only 1.8 percent candidates could crack the exam and secure the minimum cut off marks required to sit for the mains. The result data shows that 35,355 candidates have taken the test from SC category, however, only 633 made it to the merit list of the candidates who are eligible for appearing in the mains examination. Thus, the 633 candidates who qualified the exam translate to 1.8 percent of the total appeared candidates from the category.

Careers360 had also reported earlier that out of the total registered candidates, 34 percent had skipped the Prelims examination. According to the official data, out of the 2,40,181 candidates who had filled in the application form for the Indian Bank PO examination, only 1,58,400 finally appeared for the test. In other words, a total of 81,781 candidates did not skipped the test.

The result of Indian Bank PO for Prelims examination 2018 was declared on October 18, while the scorecard and the cut off for the same were released on November 13, 2018.


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