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Date: 07 Apr 2016   Posted By: Mohammed.A     Group: Career Guidance    Category: Engineering Jobs   

I had completed BTech with 61% mark under Kerala university. But my graduation certificate states second class only. Most of the companies 60% passing criteria in BTech. Can I apply for such a job?
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Author: Adarsh kumar    07 Apr 2016      Member Level: Silver     Points : 2  (Rs 2)    Voting Score: 0

You can definitely apply for such jobs as your percentage is at least not falling below 60%. Nowdays companies give least preference to marks and more importance to smartness and intelligence of the candidate. If you are able to apply your knowledge practically then that would be the best. Interviewers search for out of box thinking or lateral thinking inside candidates. When it comes to eligibility of the job you wish to apply then it is a green signal from my side. Getting more than 60% or more will definitely make you eligible for the job.

Author: sathish chandrasekaran    07 Apr 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 1  (Rs 1)    Voting Score: 0

Dear Mohammed, I am sure you can very well apply for any job. Most companies have criteria set 60% and some set it as low as 55%. Since you have 61%, you surely don't have any problem qualifying for most of the companies job openings. In interviews you can expect this question "Your mark sheets show you scored just 61%, why were your score low? Do you have any reasons for this?"
Be prepared for this. I am sure you will do well. My sincere wishes for your job hunt.

Author: Kailash Kumar    08 Apr 2016      Member Level: Platinum     Points : 2  (Rs 2)    Voting Score: 0

A job cannot be assured and should not be expected solely on the basis of percentage of marks scored. The minimum eligibility criteria means that an applicant can submit his/her application against any advertised vacancy and the application will not be rejected or screened off on the ground of not meeting the pre-set minimum percentage criteria. The actual recruitment depends on the outcome of the other factors like performance in personal interview to prove capability of delivering results in the organization offering job. In many cases written tests are also conducted to evaluate the applicants.
The author can very well submit his application against jobs which require minimum 60% as eligibility criteria. However he will have to prepare well and prove his credentials in the personal interview.

Author: Sheo Shankar Jha    09 Apr 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 2  (Rs 2)    Voting Score: 0

While applying for a job in any organisation, you need to fulfil the criterias as set by them. I know some of the Public Undetakings such as SAIL, BHEL, ONGC and IOC who look out the aspirants having minimum 65 percent in all the semesters. On that ground, they screen out the candidates for the further appearance of written - tests. Then follows the Oral and Medical Interviews. Final selection is on the basis of the combined tests.
You may look out for other organisations where ther is no specific mention of minimum marks so that you are not rejected in the process of screening. You may have a glance over the leading News - papers containing advertisements of different companies where there may be relaxation of norms. You may apply there suiting your requirements.

Author: yogesh    09 Apr 2016      Member Level: Silver     Points : 1  (Rs 1)    Voting Score: 0

Surely you can apply for the the job your percentage are eligible for the job and that is enough. Only show your skills to the interviewers and earn the job with your skills. Don't Worry about the eligible criteria as you are eligible in case of percentages only work on your skills. All the Very Best for your Future.

Author: Hardik Joshi    09 Apr 2016      Member Level: Silver     Points : 1  (Rs 1)    Voting Score: 0

Dear Mohhamed, most of the companies set the minimum criteria as 60% to just apply and fill the application. It is set so to reduce number of application. So definitely you can apply ( as you have 61%) in such recruitment process. Marks is one of the criteria as other criteria. Final selection is based on overall performance.

Author: [Anonymous]    12 Apr 2016      Member Level: Diamond     Points : 2  (Rs 2)    Voting Score: 0

Yes, you can apply for jobs.
For job application, candidates needs to check the requirement guidelines imposed by the company and if you find yourself well suited for that, the yes, you can apply for the job.

My another concern is about your certificate. As per my knowledge, 61% marks considered as 1st class. So, it will be better if you get your certificate corrected. For this, you will need to write an application and submit it at your university administration office along with a xerox copy your your certificate and mark sheet.

Author: Mohammed.A    17 Apr 2016      Member Level: Bronze     Points : 1    Voting Score: 0

Kerala university does not consider aggregate of mark. I have 61% aggregate but below 6.5 CGPA. Above 6.5 CGPA is considered as first class.according to the Indian grading system above 60% consider as first class.

Author: Mohammed.A    17 Apr 2016      Member Level: Bronze     Points : 1    Voting Score: 0

Sir, some jobs asking only first class in BTech/BE? not include percentage of mark like CDAC, BEL etc. Can I apply specifically asking first class job?

Author: Seema Shah    19 Apr 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 8  (Rs 8)    Voting Score: 0

Well, a common dilemma for many students who do not have a consistent good score!
I am saying this based on my 20+ years of experience as an faculty and later principal incharge in various engineering colleges and also having interacted with HR from MNCs and mentored placement department of the college.
The following points may answer your query:
1. MNCs want a candidate to score first class throughout their career of X,XII and BE/BTech. so the chances of getting into companies with 60% cutoff is nil.
2. Many MNCs have a cutoff of between 58% to 55%. If you have a score in this range then you may be eligible to apply.
3. as mentioned in one answer, about least preference is given to marks. It is not true in MNCs. % cutoff is a mandatory entry level criteria for applying to MNCs. I have seen a 59.95 candidate in tears because the HR of a 60% cutoff company did not budge form their criteria. agreed that smartness, intelligence, out of the box thinking, applying knowledge practically is necessary. But these are expectations apart from the marks cutoff.
4. You may apply in off campus placement process or send your application to the company directly if you satisfy the cutoff. Else your CV will be dumped in the storehouse as a Reject or dumped in the dustbin. Then why apply?
5. The choice to apply is yours! But it is of no use to bang against a stone wall. In today's competitive environment, a company gets hundreds of applications every week as against the limited requirements. So they have a wide choice, and obviously they would choose an eligible candidate.
Hope this answers your question.

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