State Bank of India is conducting various Recruitments every year to fill different positions across the Organization. Currently, SBI Clerk Recruitment is going on and the Mains Exam has been concluded successfully. To balance candidate's marks, SBI does the Normalization process which helps in adjusting the scores of all candidates. Banking Exams that are conducted in different shifts, does follow the SBI Normalization process to normalize the marks secured by candidates.

SBI released the clerk result on 30th October 2019 on their official website. After checking your result, if you are wondering there is any difference in the scores which is not as per your estimation, then it is due to the SBI Marks Normalization 2019 process. Go through the complete details provided in this post which explains about SBI PO Normalization of Marks. 

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How is the Normalization done in SBI Exams?

In SBI Clerk Exams, Normalization is done using the Equi-Percentile method. This process involves the following process

  • The percentile rank of the candidate is calculated using the below formulae

Candidate’s percentile rank= {(Total number of students in a slot)-(Rank of the candidate in that slot)/ (Total number of students in a slot – 1)} x 100

  • After this, cut off is derived based on the number of vacancies.
  • Then the shortlisted candidates are called for the next round of the SBI Clerk Recruitment.

What is the Benefit of the SBI Marks Normalization Process?

As SBI Exams are one of the toughest exams, SBI Clerk normalization plays an important role in the selection of candidates. SBI conducted the Clerk exam in different shifts with different difficulty levels, hence balancing candidates score is very much important to have a fair evaluation.

For more than one shift, SBI follows the Equi-Percentile Method to normalize the marks secured by candidates. 

To understand better, below is the table that shows the Normalized scores of candidates who appeared in the SBI Clerk Exam 2019.

Candidate's Name Marks Secured (Out of 50) Candidate's Rank in the shift Candidate's Percentile Rank (Using Equi-Percentile Formulae)
A 49 1 100%
B 48 2 75%
C 47 3 50%
D 46 4 25%
E 45 5 0%


How are marks normalized in SBI Exams?

In SBI Exams, the normalization is done using Equi-Percentile method. The normalization Formula is: Candidate’s percentile rank= {(Total number of students in a slot)-(Rank of the candidate in that slot)/ (Total number of students in a slot – 1)} x 100

What is the difference between SBI and other Government Exams Normalization methods?

SBI Uses Equi-Percentile Method for normalizing the scores but other Recruitment bodies follow a different formula for calculating the normalized scores.

Does Normalization affect the marks secured in the exam?

Yes, after normalization the scores can either increase or decrease. 

Why is Normalization is done in SBI Clerk Exam 2019?

For a fair evaluation and balance the marks secured by candidates appearing in different shifts, SBI follows the Normalization process. As the difficulty level of each shift differs, SBI Normalization is done to adjust the scores.

What is the Cut off marks for SBI Clerk Exam 2019?

SBI releases category wise SBI Clerk Cut Off marks for Prelims and Mains separately along with their respective results. 

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