Every year, the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection conducts the standard recruitment process for Regional Rural Banks across India.
This selection process is widely known as IBPS RRB recruitment, and many aspirants apply for posts of Manager, Assistant Manager, Senior Manager, and Multipurpose Office Assistants.
The IBPS RRB selection process takes place in multiple stages, usually culminating in an interview. You should qualify for each exam to move on to the next phase, and it is solely based on the cut-off marks released for the particular year.
Read on further to know how to calculate the IBPS RRB cut off for the particular year.
Phases Of IBPS RRB Cut Off
According to the IBPS RRB notification, the exam and the selection process for aspiring banking officers will occur in three stages. Depending on the IBPS RRB cut off& marks obtained in each stage, the candidate will move closer to the final selection process.
The three stages in the IBPS RRB selection are:
- The Preliminary Exam for Assistant officers and Officer Stage 1
- Single Exam for Officer Stage 2 & 3
- The Mains Exam for Assistant officers and Officer Stage 1
- The Interview Round
Deciding Factors for the Cut Off
The cut off for the IBPS RRB exam is determined based on several factors like:
- The difficulty of the paper
- Total number of vacancies available the current year
- Number of candidates taking up the exam
- Last year’s IBPS RRB cut off
How To Calculate Cut off
The IBPS exam administration considers the previous years’ RRB exam scores to calculate the current year’s cutoff marks.
Once the results are published, the first step you have to do is check your scorecard. The result card contains different sections, including the overall score and the aspirant’s qualifying status.
Cross-check and confirm if these details mentioned in the scorecard are valid.
- Name of the candidate
- Roll number
- Post applied
- Section-wise marks obtained
- Maximum aggregate marks
- Cut off score for shortlisting
The Normalisation of the Score to Calculate Cut Off
As the question paper’s difficulty varies for every session, the IBPS exam authority normalises the scores to maintain fairness among all the aspirants. This normalisation procedure helps compare the merit and score of the candidates who took up different exam sessions.
The IBPS RRB cut off is calculated using the equi-percentile method. With this method, you can calculate the corrected score you obtained in the Mains and Prelims exam. The marks up to two decimal points are taken into consideration to determine the cut-off.
The exam authority shortlisted the candidate based on the cut off and considers them for the next rounds of the selection process.
The following steps are carried out to calculate the marks for preparing the merit lists:
- The Main exam marks are normalised, and the scores above 40% are used for the next stages.
- The scores above the IBPS RRB cut-off are used to shortlist candidates eligible to be interviewed.
- The common written normalised score takes up 80% priority, while 20% is allocated to the interview.
Total Weighted Score of Online Single Exam
The online single exam is conducted for the candidates aspiring for the Officer scale 2 and 3 posts. Those who are aspiring for Assistant Officers and Officer Scale 1 posts do not have to take up this exam.
It is conducted as an alternative test to the Preliminary exam, and the candidates who qualify in this are directly eligible for the Interview stage. IBPS uses different methods to determine the total weighted scores for the online single exam, which is different from the equi-percentile method.
Finally, based on the cut off marks for the current year, the IBPS will release the list of eligible candidates to attend the final phase of the selection process- The Interview round.