RRB JE score card of 2nd stage CBT is now also available. First, the Railway Recruitment Boards published RRB wise list of candidates qualified in CBT 2, for document verification and medical examination. And now the score card for all candidates has been made available.
It may be noted that the result in form of PDF files only tells the roll numbers of qualified candidates and cut offs. However each and every candidate, whether qualified or not, needs to know his or her score. To convey the same to the 2 lakh plus candidates who had been eligible for CBT 2, RRB score card is issued.
To download the score card, candidates need to visit rrbonlinereg.in. Then click the link “scorecard of 2nd stage CBT”. Next, select the name of RRB. This opens the login page, where one has to enter registration number and date of birth in order to login and download the RRB JE CBT 2 score card.
The score card itself contains the following details namely registration number, roll number, date of birth, applied to RRB, total number of questions in the paper, number of questions dropped, number of questions attempted, number of correct answers, number of wrong answers, actual marks obtained, marks obtained out of 100, normalized marks, merit index, whether shortlisted for document verification, exam group. Railways convey through the result that if candidates had attempted such questions which were dropped, then they would not be considered for calculations and are not shown in attempted questions count.
Merit index shown in the score card has been calculated as per the merit index formula that was provided in RRB CEN 03/2018 under point number 14.3. The merit index formula is as follows.
Here ‘M’ means the actual marks obtained by candidate, which is also shown in score card. Then Mq means the qualifying marks for general category candidate that is 40. Mt with a bar above it means the mean marks of top 0.1% or top 10 candidates, whichever is larger number of candidates who appeared in the paper. The notification says in front of Sq, “350 is the score assigned to Mq”, and in front of St it says “900 is the score assigned to Mt bar”.
Few candidates have expressed their disappointment on social media, over being unable to understand the merit index calculation. However it is not feasible for individuals to calculate the merit index themselves. As it requires knowledge of mean marks of all candidates and other such aspects.
Other national level exams like GATE also use normalization formula similar to the one used by RRBs. The purpose of normalization is to ensure that effects of differences in difficulty level, between the different exam dates and shifts, are eliminated. If normalization did not exist, then a candidate who fortunately got an easy paper would score high, and the other candidate who got a difficult paper on another day would score low – even if both were equally intelligent and hard working.
RRB JE recruitment 2019 is being conducted against the RRB CEN 03/2018 for 13,487 vacancies. 24,92,554 had applied for the exam, and only 2,02,616 had qualified for the CBT 2. Now on the basis of RRB JE CBT 2 result, around 20,000 (plus) candidates have been declared qualified for DV and ME. After this, the RRBs will issue provisional empanelment lists.