The Select Selection Commission (SSC) has announced a new scoring method for its recruitment exams. As per a notification released on the official website, “normalise the scores of candidates for the examinations which are conducted in multi-shifts to take into account any variation in the difficulty levels of the question papers across different shifts”.
According to SSC, “this assumption is justified since the number of candidates appearing in multiple shifts in the examinations conducted by the Commission is large and the procedure for allocation of examination shift to candidates is random.”
Mentioned below is the formula which will be used by the Commission for calculating the final score of candidates in the multi-shift examinations:
Notably, the National Testing Agency (NTA) also uses the normalisation of marks method for candidates who appear for the exams in multiple shifts.