In this paper we consider the two-dimensional Schrödinger operator of the form:
|HV = −||∂2||+ (||1||∂||− b(_x_1))2 + V(_x_1, _x_2),|
where the magnetic ﬁeld B(_x_1) = rot(0, b(_x_1)) is monotone increasing and steplike, namely the limits lim _x_1 →±∞ B(_x_1) = _B_± exist with 0 < _B_− < B+ < ∞, and V is the slowly power-decaying electric potential. The spectrum σ(_H_0) of the unperturbed operator H_0 (= HV with V = 0) has the band structure and HV has the discrete spectrum in the gaps of the essential spectrum σ_ess (HV) = σ(_H_0). The aim of this paper is to study the asymptotic distribution of the eigenvalues near the edges of the spectral gaps. Using the min-max argument, we prove that the classical Weyl-type asymptotic formula is satisﬁed under suitable assumptions on B and V.