Ravi Mahawar @Eduncle posted an Article
March 16, 2019 • 4:28 pm

How to Analyze Normalized Marks in RRB NTPC? Formula Based Calculation


How to Analyze Normalized Marks in RRB NTPC


With over 80 lakh students appearing in Railway Recruitment Exams every year, the RRB has become the most sought-after destination for job seekers.


The students can appear in RRB Exams right from their school days. The exams like – RRB ALP, RRB JE|SSE, RRC Group D & NTPC give students an opportunity to make a successful career in the Government Sector.


When such vast number of candidates are taking part in RRB Exams, the number of vacant seats is decreasing day by day. In results, the competition is getting stiffer and qualifying these exams is becoming very challenging.


To identify the best talent through effective evaluation, the exam convener authorities use a formula called as ‘Marks Normalization’. This formula helps examiners to do fair marking based on the paper’s difficulty level.


If you’re getting confused about the term ‘Normalization’, you can read the entire blog and find out how authorities calculate the RRB NTPC Result.



What is Normalization Marks Procedure in RRB NTPC Exam? Get the Complete Knowledge from Here!


In RRB NTPC Exam, Normalization Marks Scheme is used for ensuring that aspirants neither benefited nor deprived by the difficulty level of examination.


As we know that, RRB conducts examinations on multiple dates and shifts, it is impossible to have two questions sets of the same difficulty level in a single shift. So, the authorities conduct the exams on different dates and shifts with a different RRB Question Paper.


Due to this, some of the candidates end up attempting relatively tougher set to other sets.


The aspirants who sit in the comparatively tough examination gets lower marks as compared to those who attempt the easier one.


You might be thinking that despite such complexity, how RRB calculates the marks announce the results!


Let's explore the whole cycle to calculate the marks. Scroll down the blog and get the relevant knowledge for the same.




How to Calculate Normalized Marks in RRB NTPC – Get the Complete Procedure from Here!


We hope that the above-mentioned information is enough to understand the meaning of normalized marks. Now you should also know how these marks are being made uninformed.


Below, we have described the complete procedure to calculate the normalized marks. Have a look!



Terms to Know Before Proceeding Further:


There are two basic terms which should be known by you to calculate the normalized marks in RRB NTPC which are – Raw Score and Average Score.

Let’s discuss these two major terms in brief.


Raw Score –

Raw Score is known as the initial stage of the calculation of marks. These are the scores which are obtained by the aspirants by answering correctly in each section of the Exam. These are the scores calculated after applying the penalty for wrong answers.


Example – If the negative marking is 1/3 and candidate answered 70 questions, out of which 12 were wrong, then the Raw score will be 70-12-12*(1/3) = 54

Here 54 are Raw Marks.


Average Marks –

As the RRB NTPC Exam is conducted in different sets with the different difficulty level, aspirants get the marks in variations.

To maintain the difficulty level of various sets, RRB takes the average marks from all the shifts.

Check out this example to clear the term ‘Average Marks’ –

Assume that there are 4 sets of question papers i.e. SET I, SET II, SET III and Set IV. These all papers are with the different level of difficulties.

Now assume that total 100 aspirants appeared in these exams and secured the marks as –

SET I – 70%

SET II – 65%

SET III – 55%

SET IV – 60%


Here we can easily see that the aspirants who appeared in SET I, secured highest marks due to the easy level of question paper whereas candidates who appeared in SET III, got the lowest score due to the difficulty level of question paper.

To normalize these marks, RRB uses the term average marks. The average marks for this example will be (70+65+55+60)/4 = 62.5%

The above mentioned two terms are used to calculate the Normalized marks by Railway Recruitment Board.




Here you can also Download the RRB Previous Year Papers to get the excellence!




RRB Normalization Process – Check Out the Formula


Railway has adopted a prefixed formula to calculate the normalized marks. The Raw Marks & Average Marks play the major role in this formula.


This formula is also known as Normalized Marks Calculator.

RRB Normalization Formula


With an example, it can be defined better. Here we are providing a modest example through which you can easily understand the term ‘normalization’.


Let’s say 50 are the average marks of all the aspirants appeared in all shifts and 80 are the average marks of top 0.1% candidates.


Now, assume that you appeared the easier shift and the average marks of top 0.1% candidates are 85 and the average marks of your shift are 60. So, if you secured 70 marks then:


[{(80-50)/ (85-60)} *(70-60)] +50 = 62


As per the normalized calculation, you can easily see that if you have got good marks by appearing in an easier shift, then the obtained normalized marks by you will be lesser than your actual marks.


In the same way, if you score lesser marks in the difficult shift, then the normalized marks will be greater than that.



This is the exact way to calculate the normalized marks in railway non-technical popular categories. We hope that You didn’t face any problem to understand the concept of normalized marks.


If you need any kind of help, just drop a comment below. Our experts will help you with the best possible solution.





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  • Rahul
    Sir i apply rly Ntpc group c post 2019 ye bataye agr mere 70 queston right hai to Selection ho jayaga we are in Unreserved category.
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    Eduncle Team
    Hello Rahul,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    The selection of the candidates will be made based on the cutoff marks. You need to get more than cutoff marks to get selected.
    Thanks for asking your query with us!
  • Rahul
    Thank you very much
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    Eduncle Team
    Hello Rahul,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    Thanks for the kind words and appreciation! We value your generous feedback. For more such updates, Kindly stay tuned with Eduncle.
  • Vikas Sharma
    is it possible to get 101.02166 Normalized marks
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  • Rahul Singh
    Thanks for the information. But I want to ask you a question, how we can judge that, this question is tough and that question is easy. It depends on a student na. Plz reply Sir.
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    Eduncle Team
    Hello Rahul,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    Thanks for the kind words and appreciation! We value your generous feedback. For more such updates, Kindly stay tuned with Eduncle. and yes, the question level is depends on students preparation If you prepare well then you will find all questions easy.
    Thank You!!
  • Raj Uddin
    Thanks a million for the information
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