Though a number of candidates appear in different IBPS Common Written Examination (CWE) in every year, most of them are unaware about the process of calculating the CWE score by IBPS. The only thing candidates know about the CWE score is that there would be one mark for each correct answer and 0.25 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer. But the calculation of the final test scores is not exactly same as that mentioned above. IBPS uses some methods to arrive at the final CWE scores for each section considering the difficulty factors of each test. It is nice for all candidates to know about the process of arriving the standard scores and the final score in IBPS CWE recruitment and we are providing you the exact details here in this post.
How IBPS Calculate Total Weighted Standard Score for Clerical, PO/MT SO Recruitment 2016 ?
- Corrected Score In CWE : The initial stage of the calculation of the scores is by calculating the corrected score after the online CWE. Correct score means the marks obtained in each section which is calculated by counting the correctly answered marks after applying penalty for wrong answers. For example if a candidate attended 34 questions, out of which 8 are wrong, then the corrected score will be 26-2=24.
- Equated Score : The equated score is calculated by considering the difficulty level of each section at different sessions. Since the exam is held in different sessions, the difficulty level of a particular section is different in all the sessions. For example, for a particular section in a session the average score obtained by the candidates is less than comparing to the average scores in all other session. Then IBPS will calculate an equated score which will cancel the affect of the difficulty level.
- Final Standardized Score : IBPS uses the linear transformation methods to arrive at the final score by taking the mean and standard deviation of the equated score. The final standardization score will be then round off to the nearest integer.
The cutoff scores will be applied in two stages, i.e on each tests and on total score. Here you can find the details of the cutoff scores used by IBPS on individual tests and on total scores in IBPS Probationary Officer recruitment 2016-2017.
Maximum Marks And Individual Cutoff In Each Section
Cutoff On Exam Total Score
Like in section wise marks, the cutoff is different for each category in the calculation of total marks.The cutoff marks in the exam for different categories is given in the image below.
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