One of the frequently asked question by our readers & that which could be lingering in many applicants minds is - Am I eligible for this recruitment with the marks specified in eligibility criteria.This doubt seems to creep up for every bank recruitment.To help you understand clearly, we have explained some important points.
Since the eligibility conditions and its method of application are similar,the below info can also be relevant for government & other competition exams.
Filtering through Marks
Whatever be the job, the preliminary selection is done by looking at your marks in the recent exam (either degree or equivalent).Let us take an example,
A company invites applications for trainee posts from those who have completed degree with 65% only. Why?
There are two reasons for follow this method,
- to select the best candidates
- to lower the competition as they move into the next stage of selection
As far as bank jobs are concerned,the following sentence would find place in its notification:
Candidates with minimum educational qualification of a degree with 60% marks are eligible to send their applications.
It means that you must have either scored exactly or above 60% in degree exams.
Do not round marks!
In case you have scored 59.8% or 59.5% & thought of rounding it to the next whole number integer 60% - it is not possible.
- You are not allowed to declare the marks by choosing to approximate it.
- that is 54.9% should not be converted as 55%.
- The scores even though in decimals must be mentioned in the application in the same format as given in the degree certificate or final mark sheet.
So in the above scenario, 59.8% is less than 60% is still less than the required marks & hence the candidate is not eligible to apply.
In competition exams such as bank recruitments where every mark counts, allowing candidates to round-off decimal figures to integers would be unfair & wont be a level playing field, says a bank exams trainer.
Graduation score: Remember that your under graduate marks would only be considered for banking jobs & not your PG marks (see, UG marks preferred by banks)
Hope your doubts regarding calculation of marks for eligibility conditions would end here.