How to Calculate Cut off Marks in RRB NTPC?

By Ashwini Shivhare|Updated : November 25th, 2021

RRB NTPC exam is one of the most awaited exams in the bucket list of aspirants who wish to serve in the Indian Railways. RRB NTPC selection process goes through different stages i.e., stage I and stage II, and after qualifying both the stages will the candidate undergo document verification. Now, in order to decide which candidate has made it to stage I, a cut-off score is released by the board considering a lot of factors determining it. Yes, the recent RRB NTPC Cut-off 2021 may not be related to the last year’s cut-off due to the various factors influencing it.

There is also the normalization process that plays a major role in the determination of the candidate’s chances to clear a certain cut-off. It is done to bring the difficulty level in all the shifts at a par level.

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What is Normalisation?

Normalisation is the process used to adjust the values measured on different scales to a notionally common scale. It uses a formula to evaluate the scores but it depends on the commission part which formula it picks to perform it. It is different for different exams.

The actual number of valid questions along with the marks scored by the candidates in various shifts are taken as input. The raw marks undergo high and low during the normalisation process.

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RRB NTPC Normalisation Process

RRB NTPC cut off marks are based on normalised scores attained by the candidate. RRB NTPC normalisation process includes adjusting to the difficulty level of questions in different shifts. The marks are normalised through the equi-percentile method.

Let us understand through an example:

Consider that the negative marking is 0.33 marks which is one-third of the actual marking a question holds. Candidates answered 90 questions out of which 18 were wrong, then the raw score would be 90-18-18*1/3= 66 marks.

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Factors determining RRB NTPC Normalized Cut off 2021

There are two kinds of cut off i.e., overall cut-off and qualifying cut-off. There are multiple factors that influence the RRB NTPC normalized cut off scores in the RRB NTPC exam and some of which are listed below:

Difficulty Level of the RRB NTPC Exam: The exam’s difficulty has a role to play in the contribution of cutoff scores. If the exam is difficult, the cut-off tends to get low whereas it is vice versa if the exam difficulty is low.

The Number of RRB NTPC Vacancy: The vacancies across different zones also act as a contributor in deciding the cutoff for the RRB NTPC exam. If there are fewer vacancies in the specific zone then the cut-off tends to remain high.

Number of Candidates Appeared for the RRB NTPC Exam: Another factor that is also a contributor in the game of cut-off is the number of candidates appearing in the examination. If the number of appearing candidates is high, then the cut-off goes high and it may touch the sky.

RRB NTPC Minimum Qualifying Marks 

It is to be noted that the candidate needs to secure the qualifying cutoff for the RRB NTPC exam. The qualifying scores vary for each category. It is 40 percent for general and EWS, 25 percent for ST, and  30 percent for OBC and SC candidates.

RRB will soon release the RRB NTPC final answer key 2021 along with the RRB NTPC CBT 1 Cut-off 2021. Stay Tuned for the latest updates. 

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FAQs

  • Yes, RRB follows the standard normalisation process while calculating RRB NTPC Cut off.

  •  RRB NTPC vacancy does affect the RRB NTPC normalized cut-off marks. If there are fewer vacancies in the specific zone then the cut-off tends to remain high.

  • The Minimum Qualifying Marks in RRB NTPC Exam 2021 are 40 percent for general and EWS, 25 percent for ST, and 30 percent for OBC and SC candidates.

  • Following are the factors that determine RRB NTPC cut off: 

    • Difficulty Level of the RRB NTPC Exam
    • Number of RRB NTPC Vacancy
    • Number of Candidates Appeared for the RRB NTPC Exam
  • There is negative marking is 0.33 marks which is one-third of the actual marking a question holds in the RRB NTPC CBT 1 Exam.

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