AP EAMCET Normalization Procedure| EAMCET marks Scoring
AP EAMCET Computer based Test 2018 – AP EAMCET 2018 (Engineering, Agriculture) Online Computer based Tests are conducted from 22-04-2018 to 25-04-2018 in multiple sessions. APEAMCET 2018 is being conducted in multiple sessions based on the same syllabus, same pattern for candidates having same eligibility criteria. A candidate will be eligible to appear only in one session. Since the question paper will be different for each session, there is a possibility that the candidates compare themselves about the variation in the difficulty level of questions. However, it may be noted that utmost care will be taken so that all the papers are of same standard. Further, it is decided to adopt a normalization process to eliminate any such variations in the difficulty level of various sessions.
AP EAMCET Normalization
Normalization is a process for ensuring the students neither advantaged nor disadvantaged by the difficulty of examinations conducted in multiple sessions. This process is based on a simple formula which has been adopted as recommended by the experts from reputed educational institutions at all India level and Universities. The process is being implemented in other all India / Nationwide entrance tests for admission into undergraduate and graduate professional courses. Normalisation process ranks all the candidates across all sessions on a comparative scale.
In any normalization process, the marks of the easier session may be reduced marginally and the marks of the harder paper may increase marginally on the global level, depending on the average performance in each session. If there is no much difference in the averages between two sessions then there won’t be much difference in the normalized marks as well. Normalizing marks would justify the candidates while protecting their actual performance.
EAMCET marks Scoring Process
The main aim of the normalization is to justify the candidates who got a difficult paper compared to an easier paper. Hence, the task is to rationalize in a best possible sense and rank the candidates based on the global performance. Various national level examination bodies like JEE (Main), GATE etc. are currently adopting such normalization procedures. Correspondingly, EAMCET committee has deliberated extensively and decided to use the following normalization procedure.
EAMCET Weightage & Rank calculation
EAMCET Weightage for assigning merit ranks: 75% of EAMCET normalized marks and 25% of Intermediate Marks in group subjects to prepare the rank.
Note: For the candidates for whom there is no qualifying cut off in AP EAMCET – 2018, if the marks in AP EAMCET – 2018 after normalization goes below zero (negative), the marks is treated as zero and the rank is assigned based on 25% of Intermediate marks weightage. If the tie persists, then AP EAMCET – 2018 normalization marks (though negative) are considered for breaking the tie.
Demonstration with a sample data:
The following is based on a sample data to explain the normalization process. The data is based on almost equal number of candidates in all the four sessions. The normalization is shown subject wise so that students get the benefit based on subject wise performance rather than the entire paper in a session.
Averages and Standard Deviations in a particular session and averages of top 0.1% candidates of a particular session, Global Average and Standard Deviations of all sessions together, Averages of top 0.1% candidates in all sessions is given in Table 1. Example data of normalized marks is shown in Table 2
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