## Normalization of Marks

A lot of exams now a days are being conducted in different slots. Conducting exams in different slots means, there will be a variation in difficulty level of the exams. To cater this issue, the Exam conducting authorities undertake a normalization process.We will be discussing about the entire process of Normalization in this article.

**The Exam **organizing committee will be applying a suitable normalization method to take into consideration the difficulty level variations (if any) in the question papers across different sessions.

### What is Normalization ?

The normalization process is based on a simple formula and based on a few parameters as discussed below, the Exam organizing committee arrives at the following formula for calculating the normalized marks for the multi session papers.

Normalization mark of **J ^{th}** candidate in the

**i**session

^{th}**M̂**

_{ij}**Here,**

**M _{ij }**: actual marks secured by the

**j**candidate in the

^{th}**i**sessions

^{th}**M̅ ^{g}_{t} **: average marks of the top

**0.1%**of the candidates considering all sessions

**M ^{g}_{q}** : sum of mean and standard deviation marks of the candidates in the paper considering all sessions

**M̅ _{ti}** : average marks of the top

**0.1%**of the candidates in the

**i**sessions

^{th}**M _{iq}** : sum of the mean marks and standard deviation of the

**i**session

^{th}Once the answers are checked and assessed, the normalized marks of a candidate will be calculated corresponding to the actual marks secured by the candidate in the examination and the **Score card** will be devised based on the normalized marks.

### How will the difficulty level be determined for all the papers conducted in different sessions?

By analyzing density functions of that particular stream. So if we assume that the distribution of marks is denser in the region 50-60 for session 1 for a certain paper and in the same paper for session 2 it is 40-50, then in that case the session two will be considered easier.

### Is the normalized marks always greater than the actual mark obtained for a relatively difficult paper when compared to other sessions of same stream?

It depends. In case a candidate has appeared for the easier session then their normalized marks will be lesser than the actual marks they had secured. Similarly, If they have appeared for the difficult session then their normalized marks will be greater than the marks they have actually secured.

**How much does the difficulty level of question papers vary among different sessions of the exams?**

**The difficulty level does vary to a certain extend . However, the selection of candidates for a particular slot is done through a computerized random process and hence beyond the control of any individual. So the aspirants should focus on preparation for individual papers rather than worrying about the difficulty level since it is completely a matter of fate.**

**Upcoming Results Where Normalization will be used**

**SBI Clerk Result 2016 for Prelims exam****SSC CGL Result 2015****RRB NTPC Result 2016****ESIC Exam Result 2016 for UDC, MTS and Stenographer**

Sir got in pre 87 in mains only 64 due to pressure but questions was so easy that anyone could do 100+ any chance for me for asm post I belong to obc cat sir my board is Chennai sir 12 wrong my exam was on 19 January 3rd shift

nice explaination

mujhe lagta hai ki all shift thodi bahut easy tha in rrb ntpc main……to normalization kitni mark ho sakta hai…..