RRB NTPC Cut Off 2023: Previous Year Cut Off, Link

Selva Kumar
Selva Kumar

Updated on - Nov 18, 2023

RRB NTPC cut off 2023 for pay level 2 were released along with the exam results. Candidates can check and download the cut off marks from the official website. Based on the cut off marks, candidates have been shortlisted for the Document Verification process for pay level 5. This page will help you analyze trends for RRB NTPC cut off marks in the last few years.

RRB NTPC 2023 exam is a recruitment exam conducted by the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) for the posts of Non-Technical Popular Categories (NTPC). RRB NTPC recruitment takes place every year.

RRB NTPC Result 2023

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Read below to learn more about RRB NTPC score calculation, RRB NTPC normalized cut off, and RRB NTPC expected 2023 cut off.

RRB NTPC 2023 Cut Off Highlights

Railway Recruitment Board is the body responsible for recruiting candidates for posts in Indian Railways throughout India. It was known as Railway Selection Commission. However, later on, it was renamed to the current name. The first RRB was set up in Chandigarh in 1985.

India is divided into different zones as per the railways. Different headquarters administer these different zones. These headquarters are responsible for recruiting various posts under their respective zones. Different zones are given below:

The official website for RRB- Zone Wise
Railway Zones Official Website
Jammu – Srinagar www.rrbjammu.nic.in.
Kolkata www.rrbkolkata.gov.in.
Allahabad www.rrbald.nic.in.
Bangalore www.rrbbnc.gov.in.
Thiruvananthapuram www.rrbthiruvananthapuram.gov.in.
Guwahati www.rrbguwahati.gov.in.
Bilaspur www.rrbbilaspur.gov.in.
Chandigarh www.rrbcdg.gov.in.
Muzaffarpur www.rrbmuzaffarpur.gov.in.
Chennai www.rrbchennai.gov.in.
Bhopal www.rrbbhopal.gov.in.
Siliguri www.rrbsiliguri.org.
Ajmer www.rrbajmer.org.
Secunderabad rrbsecunderabad.nic.in.
Mumbai www.rrbmumbai.gov.in.
Bhubaneswar www.rrbbbs.gov.in.
Patna www.rrbpatna.gov.in.
Ranchi www.rrbranchi.org.
Gorakhpur www.rrbgkp.gov.in.
Ahmedabad www.rrbahmedabad.gov.in.
Malda www.rrbmalda.gov.in.

RRB NTPC 2023 cut off links are tabulated below.

Events Links
RRB NTPC 2023 Level 2 Cut Off marks Click here
RRB NTPC 2023 Level 5 Cut Off marks Click here

RRB NTPC Exam Cut Off 2023 Factors

Several different factors decide RRB NTPC cut off. RRB NTPC changes every year, so RRB NTPC cut off 2023 will differ from the previous year's RRB NTPC cut off. RRB NTPC cut off is decided each year based on the following factors.

  • The number of candidates appearing for RRB NTPC exam.
  • Number of vacancies for that year
  • The overall difficulty level of the exam
  • Category-wise reservation criteria as per RRB
  • Performance of the candidates in the exam.

RRB NTPC 2023 Score Calculation

Before RRB NTPC exam cut off is decided, aspirants should know the basic scoring terminology of RRB NTPC 2023 exam. These terms are regarding the raw scores obtained by the candidate.

Raw Score: Raw Score is the primary stage of the marks obtained by the candidate. RRB NTPC exam consists of questions that carry 1 (one) mark each, and for each wrong answer given by the candidate, 0.25 marks are deducted.

Suppose the total number of questions attempted by the candidate is 60 if the number of wrongly answered questions is 10. Then, the raw score will be calculated as:

Raw Score = 70 – 10 – (0.25 * 10) = 57.5

Hence, the raw score of the candidate is 57.5.

Average Score: RRB NTPC 2023 exam will be consisting of multiple papers. There are three papers in RRB NTPC exam: Paper-I, Paper-II, and Paper-III. RRB NTPC result obtained by the candidate in each of the papers is 84, 70 and 65. Then the average score of the candidate will be calculated as per formulae.

Average Score = (84 + 70 +65)/3 = 73

Hence, the Average Score of the candidate is 73.

RRB NTPC Normalized Cut Off Score

Since RRB NTPC exam will be conducted in different settings and batches, the difficulty level of the exam will vary accordingly. Hence, to nullify this effect, the normalization of the score is done. Formulae for RRB NTPC normalization scores are as follows.

To explain the above evaluation, consider the following:

  • The average marks obtained by the candidate who appeared in all shifts are 35.
  • The average marks of the top 0.1% of candidates are 70.
  • You have appeared in a batch, which is more accessible, and the marks obtained by the top 0.1% of candidates are 80.
  • The average marks obtained by the candidates of your batch are 65.
  • You have obtained 75 marks.

Now, the normalized marks obtained by you will be calculated as:

[{(70-35)/ (80-65)}*(75-65)] + 35 = 58.33

The marks obtained by the candidate in an easier shift after normalization are usually lesser than actually obtained marks. Similarly, the marks obtained by the candidates in a problematic shift after normalization will be more than the actual marks obtained.

RRB NTPC Expected Cut Off 2023 

Generally, cut off is an important criterion that candidates need to look at before commencing the counselling process. RRB NTPC Expected cut off 2023 is tabulated below, including the category-wise classification. Aspirants must remember that the above cut off for 2023 is the expected cut off that is estimated using the previous year cut off. The exact cut off will be updated once it is released officially.

RRB NTPC Expected Cut Off 2023
Category  RRB NTPC Expected Cut Off 2023 
General 81 - 84
Other Backward Classes 77 - 79
Scheduled Caste 71 - 73
Scheduled Tribe 65 - 67

RRB NTPC Previous Years' Cut Off

The following table contains state-wise and category-wise average cut off ranges for the previous years' RRB NTPC exams.

RRB NTPC 2018 Cut Off
Zone Gen OBC SC ST
Ahmedabad 72.86 64.91 57.23 48.1
Ajmer 77.39 70.93 62.13 59.74
Allahabad 77.49 70.47 62.85 47.02
Bangalore 64.97 57.28 30.1 29
Bhopal 72.9 66.31 58.61 51.16
Bhubaneshwar 71.91 65.76 53.09 47.79
Bilaspur 68.79 60.7 51.49 50.07
Chandigarh 82.27 71.47 71.87 46.71
Chennai 72.14 69.11 57.67 46.84
Gorakhpur 77.43 69.01 56.63 47.67
Guwahati 66.44 57.11 52.52 52.91
Jammu-Srinagar 68.72 50.88 52.27 38.05
Kolkata 79.5 71.53 67.07 52.92
Malda 61.87 48.42 43.11 31.89
Mumbai 77.05 70.21 63.06 54.95
Muzaffarpur 57.97 45.57 30.06 25
Patna 63.03 53.57 38.55 26.69
Ranchi 63.75 57.29 45.48 48.58
Secunderabad 77.72 72.87 63.73 59.13
Siliguri 67.52 56.26 54.31 45.9
Thiruvananthapuram 79.75 75.1 56.14 36.45

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