Author: Oscar Cronquist Article last updated on May 11, 2022

The CRITBINOM function calculates the minimum value for which the binomial distribution is equal to or greater than a given threshold value.

The CRITBINOM function is outdated and has been replaced with the BINOM.INV function.

Formula in cell C8:


Excel Function Syntax



trials Required. How many Bernoulli trials.
probability_s Required. The probability of success in each test.
Alpha Required. The threshold value.


The CRITBINOM function returns

  • #VALUE! error value if any argument is non-numeric.
  • #NUM! error value if:
    • trials < 0 (zero)
    • probability_s < 0 (zero)
    • alpha < 0 (zero)
    • alpha > 1