RRB NTPC CBT-1 Cut off 2021: Different Cut-off for different RRBs, Normalization Confirmed

All participating RRBs to decide cut-off marks for the CBT 1 to declare candidates eligible for the 2nd CBT. Different cut-off marks would be decided by different RRBs. A view on NTPC 1st CBT cut-off is shared below.

By Rohit Sindhu, Updated : Jan 14, 2021 15:01 IST
RRB NTPC CBT-1 Cut off 2021: Different Cut-off for different RRBs, Normalization Confirmed
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Railway Recruitment Boards to determine cut-off marks for NTPC 1st stage computer-based exam to shortlist candidates for the next phase. All participating RRBs to decide minimum qualifying marks for Un-reserved and Reserved categories to shortlist candidates for the 2nd phase computer-based examination. The minimum marks to be decided by the respective board to declare the candidates qualify in NTPC CBT 1 exam, phase 1 of which has held from 28 December 2020 to 13 January 2021.

Only those candidates will be called for the 2nd stage Computer Based Test (CBT), who qualify the Stage 1 exam obtaining equal or higher than cut-off marks, to be decided by the concerned RRB. Out of total 100 Marks of CBT 1, minimum qualifying marks to be different for UR, OBC, SC, ST, EWS, and PwD categories.

According to the CEN 01/2019 detailed advertisement, RRB wise short listing of candidates for 2nd Stage CBT shall be done at the rate of 20 times the vacancies (may increase or decrease as per the requirement of Railway Administration). The short listing for 2 nd Stage CBT will be based on the merit of the candidates in 1st Stage CBT.

The short listing for Skill Tests such as Computer based Aptitude Test and Typing Skill Test shall be to the extent of 8 times the vacancies (may increase or decrease as per the requirement of Railway Administration) based on the merit of the candidates in 2nd Stage CBT.

RRB NTPC CBT 1 Expected Cutoff:

According to the experts, viewing the Phase 1 examination trends, it can be said that as the NTPC CBT 1 exam to be covered possibly in 4-5 phases of computer-based exams. It is also confirmed that the level of the paper of all shifts varries, so it is expected to invoke Normalization of the marks for the CBT 1 exam. CBT 1 cut off marks for the Unreserved category likely between 65 to 75, an expert from GradeUp told See Latest.

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The normalized score of 1 st Stage CBT shall be used for short listing of candidates for 2 nd Stage CBT as per their merit. To decide the cut off marks, the number of vacancies in respective RRB would be considered for the valuation. A total 20 times the number of vacancies candidates to be called for the CBT 2 exam. Have a look at the previous year (2018) NTPC stage 1 exam-

RRB NTPC Stage-1 Cut off (2018)
Zone UR OBC SC ST
Ahmedabad 72.86 64.91 57.23 48.1
Ajmer 77.39 70.93 62.13 59.74
Allahabad 77.49 70.47 62.85 47.02
Bangalore 64.97 57.28 30.1 29
Bhopal 72.9 66.31 58.61 51.16
Bhubaneshwar 71.91 65.76 53.09 47.79
Bilaspur 68.79 60.7 51.49 50.07
Chandigarh 82.27 71.47 71.87 46.71
Chennai 72.14 69.11 57.67 46.84
Gorakhpur 77.43 69.01 56.63 47.67
Guwahati 66.44 57.11 52.52 52.91
Jammu-Srinagar 68.72 50.88 52.27 38.05
Kolkata 79.5 71.53 67.07 52.92
Malda 61.87 48.42 43.11 31.89
Mumbai 77.05 70.21 63.06 54.95
Muzaffarpur 57.97 45.57 30.06 25
Patna 63.03 53.57 38.55 26.69
Ranchi 63.75 57.29 45.48 48.58
Secunderabad 77.72 72.87 63.73 59.13
Siliguri 67.52 56.26 54.31 45.9
Thiruvananthapuram 79.75 75.1 56.14 36.45

Normalization of Marks: Marks will be normalized for all the stages of exam involving multiple sessions. Marks will be normalized as per the formulae given in the Notice.