How IBPS calculates CWE scores for Clerk/PO/MT/Specialist Officer?

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How IBPS calculates CWE scores for Clerk/PO/MT/Specialist Officer? Large number of candidates appear for various IBPS examinations also known as Common Written Examination (CWE) year by year. While they appear for exams, many of them are unaware about the process of calculating the CWE score by IBPS.

The common thing that every candidate knows is that they shall re awarded with one mark for every correct answer & 0.25 mark shall be deducted for every wrong answer. But it should be noted that, the final test scores does not seem to be exactly the same as appears above.

A few steps are involved in calculating the scores by IBPS with respect to the difficulty level. Candidates shall be more than eager as well as excited to know the correct methodology used in calculating the scores for IBPS CWE exams for Clerk/PO/MT/Specialist Officer .

How IBPS calculates CWE scores for Clerk/PO/MT/Specialist Officer?

The total weighted standard score can be calculated through the following procedure

  • To begin with, the calculation of the scores is initiated by calculating the marks for questions which are correctly answered. This way marks are calculated for each questions where in candidate answers correctly. The correct score is calculated by counting the correctly answered questions after applying penalty for wrong answers. Example: If a candidate answers 30 questions out of which 6 are wrong, then the corrected score shall be: 24-1.5=22.5
  • Moving a step ahead, over here the score is calculated keeping into mind, the difficulty level of each section. It is a known fact that the IBPS exams are being held in different sessions. Hence, the calculation also differs accordingly. With exams being held in different sessions, the difficulty level also changes everytime. Example: Say the scores of students in morning session is comparatively less as compared to those in the afternoon session. In that case, IBPS calculates an equated score which shall cancel the influence of the difficulty zone/level.
  • In the next stage, IBPS uses the linear transformation trick to narrow down the final scores by calculating the mean & standard deviation of the equated score. After which, the final result shall be rounded off to the nearest possible integer.

IBPS also carries its individual as well as Total score cut off. Please have a closer look at the same to know better.

Name of the TestMaximum marksSC/ST/OBC/PWD Cut offGeneral Cut off
English Language4036
Quantitative Aptitude5046
General Awareness4068
Computer Knowledge2057

Like wise, the cut off is different for each category in the totaling of final marks. Total score covers score obtained in Reasoning + Quantitative Language + General Awareness + Computer knowledge. Have a look at the below given table.

CategoryCut Offs on Total
Scheduled Caste (SC)50
Scheduled Tribe (ST)26
Other Backward Classes (OBC)60
General (Gen)61
Hearing Impaired (HI)26
Orthopaedically Challenged (OC)47
Visually Impaired (VI)27

Thus, for all the IBPS exams, the above mentioned steps are used in order to calculate the scores to reach the bottom line of total weighted standard score.

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