IBPS conducts several banking exams like IBPS PO and IBPS Clerk every year. The results are published through the IBPS Website and the cut-off is also published around the same time. But the time in-between is very frustrating and stressful for the candidates in anticipation of their score. However, if you know the method of calculating the score, you can guess about your performance right after giving the exam. IBPS follows the method of normalizing the score for all the exams that it conducts- IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk, and IBPS RRB. In this article, we will explain the method of marks calculation used by IBPS and how it is useful for the aspirants in the long run.
IBPS calculates the marks of the candidates through a method called normalization which helps to get a rounded-up figure. Since the exam is conducted over days and has multiple shifts and the question paper varies from one shift to another, normalization helps to balance the score and assist in fair evaluation. This method is followed for prelims as well as mains of all the exams. Since the difficulty level varies from one shift to another, this method sets a common ground for evaluation.
The normalization method is used by IBPS to keep the scoring method fair for all candidates. Hence, even if certain shifts of the exam witness an unexpectedly tough paper, they will have a better chance of qualifying through this method. The following are a few advantages associated with normalization of marks which are the primary reason behind its use by IBPS:
The score is calculated using the normalized formula and can be corrected up to five places. The following is the formula and the process of marks normalization used by IBPS:
The following are the depictions as represented by the formula-
The IBPS publishes a detailed cut-off and marks calculation process for every exam to provide a clarified idea and maintain transparency. According to this note, the maximum standard score is 50 marks and the qualifying standard score for general is 24 and for reserved categories is 21.
So far the lowest total weighted score or TWS or the cut-off for IBPS PO and Clerk was in 2011. For general candidates, it was 120 and for all others, it was 105.
When you are aware of the marks calculation methods, you can easily get an idea about whether you have aced the papers if you know the method of calculating and normalizing your IBPS Score. We hope this information is helpful to you and helps you to quickly figure out your performance in the upcoming IBPS exams 2020 and wish you all the best!
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.