HOW TO PREPARE FOR IBPS EXAM AND UNDERSTANDING CUTTOFF MARKS  : IBPS Common Written Exam (CWE),  is a very good opportunity for Indian students to get themselves placed in a nationalized bank. As we know, the Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) has given the responsibility for IBPS to organize a Common Written Exam(CWE) for Probationary Officers and Management Trainees for all 19 Nationalized Banks. State Bank ofIndia with its associates banks are not participating in this exercise.

Understanding the Cut-Off

The IBPS Common Written Exam will be held for two times in a year. The IBPS will issue a score card for all successful candidates. The score card given will be valid upto one year. Various banks will issue their own notifications forPOand then they will use this score card for screening purpose. The score card will be issued only for those candidates who have crossed the minimum qualifying marks. The IBPS has declared the formula for Minimum Qualifying Marks.

Formula: The IBPS will use Linear Conversion Method to convert the score of each candidate (after calculating the negative marks, if any) into a standardized score. Each candidate will have to cross a minimum standardized score to eligibility for participation in the recruitment process of any banks – to be eligible to get a score card. The formula for Cut Off will be as follows.

  • Average  will be ¼ standard deviation for General Category
  • Average will be standard deviation for Reserved Category

As we can see, the need of the hour is to be prepared in any balanced manner. Aspirants should not underestimate the area and they should specially concentrate on General Awareness Section, as this is the section which seems to be detrimental to most ‘bright candidates’ in previousPOexams.

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