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Date: 10 May 2016   Posted By: Mohammed.A     Group: Career Guidance    Category: Engineering Jobs   

I have above 60.60% 4 years aggregate from Kerala University. But the university has awarded me second class due to percentage being below 6.5 CGPA.
Am I eligible for first class job since generally above 60% are considered as first class?
Will any company accept my application or not?
awaiting guidance from experts.job alert from bharath electronics,drdo,cdac are asking first class in btech.will they accept my application consider as first class.i am also an obc caste(10th mark-85% &12th 78%)

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Author: Kailash Kumar    11 May 2016      Member Level: Platinum     Points : 2  (Rs 2)    Voting Score: 0

There is nothing like first class jobs in industry. Moreover employment is generally not offered on the basis of percentage of marks alone. The employers evaluate the applicant and assess their capability to deliver results. Marks help in submitting applications as certain minimum percentage is generally set as eligibility criteria. Applicants with marks below set bench mark cannot apply or their applications are not considered and screened at the stage of preliminary scrutiny itself. However in smaller enterprises, the owner of the business can offer employment to any individual irrespective of the percentage of marks, in case he/she finds the candidate suitable for their purpose and multi-tasking.

Author: sushma    11 May 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 2  (Rs 2)    Voting Score: 0

The cut of percentage varies from company to company. Most company looks for 60% marks. But there are few companies looking for 65% also. Eligibilty to appear for interview depends on the company for which which you have applied. The cut off marks set by the company is just for the screening purpose as they get thousands of job applications.
Getting a job depends on you. You should have a very good knowledge in your core subject. Even a person with 50% marks have landed in a very good company. It's because of his confidence and knowledge.
Having a bookish knowledge is not enough. You should have practical knowledge and you should be able to confidently present what ever asked. Only then interviewers will be satisfied and can hire.
Keep your knowledge updated and update your resume accordingly so that your CV stands out from number of CV's.

Author: Bipin Peter    11 May 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 2  (Rs 2)    Voting Score: 0

Hello Mohammed,

First upon, let me tell you that 60.6 % is not a bad percentage.As per my experience none of the companies are not asking for eligibility criteria as first class second class Since the grading system across the different universities are different. For any job , the criteria looks like percentage of marks which acquired in graduation, Written test conducted by the company, Performance in the face to face interview. Usually most of the companies are expecting graduates with 60% and above(But some companies have criteria as 50%).

So I would suggest that dont be sad about which class you are categorized, you can concentrate on your other skills to perform better in interviews and other tests.

All the best

Author: sathish chandrasekaran    11 May 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 2  (Rs 2)    Voting Score: 0

Dear Mohammed,

You do not have to worry about college awarding you a second class degree. All that matters for most of the industries is that you should have 60 percentage throughout your academics which is generally considered as first class. You are certainly not in trouble whatsoever. Also what company look from a fresher is dependent on the role. A role requires technical skills and certain soft skills. You need to have both the skills on which you will be assessed. For any interview, you are eligible to apply. Some companies look for 'No Backlog' as criteria which is, the student should have not failed in any semester and must have cleared every exam on first go. This is however a rare case.

Author: Mahesh    11 May 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 2  (Rs 2)    Voting Score: 0

I have few friends who got percentage around 52 or so. However some of the startups hired them and they are now competing with us on MNC jobs. So it's not always about 60% on all jobs. Some of the MNC and the small business companies put such restriction.

Make sure you do internship in some companies if possible. This should open more opportunities in your life. Also if you can get low paying job in the field of your choice, that can be good too. Most of the time this can be a good step ahead for the better job. Many people who scored low percentage have managed to get the job this way.

Author: Mohammed.A    11 May 2016      Member Level: Bronze     Points : 0    Voting Score: 0

Job alerts from bharath electronics,drdo,cdac asking first class in btech.i know ie above 60%.can i sent application for that post? Did accept my application consider as first class? I am also an obc caste

Author: Venkiteswaran.    11 May 2016      Member Level: Diamond     Points : 2  (Rs 2)    Voting Score: 0

Asking for first class, distinction etc are not much now. It s almost gone. However some employers may prescribe a minimum level of percentage. Generally it is seen as sixty percent aggregate or for a specified subject or group.If so you can apply accordingly.

But seeing your marks percentage, I can say that there are ample opportunities available. Go ahead, searching all relevant job portals and advertisements in newspapers and special employment publications, and applying for suitable job vacancies.
Best Wishes.

Author: Sheo Shankar Jha    13 May 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 2  (Rs 2)    Voting Score: 0

Since your marks are somewhat less than the the marks set by some Public - undertaking such as SAIL, BHEL, ONGC and other public undertakings where the minimum marks for the graduation in Engineering has been set to above 65 percent.
Apart from such stringent yardstick in the Public - undertakings, there are certain areas where you can apply for the jobs. You may appear for Union Public Service Examination to clear IAS. Even the State Service commission can be cleared in order be BDO.
The other choice of your's may be Probationary - officers Examinatins conducted by Nationlised and Private Banks. Even LIC recruits Probationary - officers having graduation as the minimum qualification and for which there is no barrier of any stream.
You have to decide yourself the area which would suit you most.

Author: [Anonymous]    13 May 2016      Member Level: Diamond     Points : 2  (Rs 2)    Voting Score: 0

When you scored 60% or above, you need not to worry about anything regarding jobs.
It is because, many times companies hire candidates depending upon their internships. Usually the company offering internship hires the candidate for job.
In another case, where percentage matters, companies asks for 55%-60% or above.
In technical fields, the theoretical knowledge cannot make a big difference if a candidate does not have excellent practical approach. So, many times, deserving candidates miss to score high in exams but are capable to perform well in their jobs.
So, stop worrying and start applying for job.

Author: Mohammed.A    13 May 2016      Member Level: Bronze     Points : 0    Voting Score: 0

In public sector jobs,have any relaxation of mark for obc candidate?can i eligible for first class job consider as first class?

Author: [Anonymous]    16 May 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 4  (Rs 4)    Voting Score: 0

You didn't mention the stream which you have selected in B.Tech.
You scored above 60% means it should be considered as a first class. But as per the rules of Kerala University, it might be considered as a second class.

However, you should not bother about the percentage of marks since all public sectors should require a minimum of 55% marks. You belong to OBC category so it will be added benefit for you.

As per the rules of Govt. sector jobs, the upper age limit should be varies from category to category. I mean, if the Job requires upper age limit as 28 years then for OBC candidates 3 years relaxation will be given and you should not bother about the percentage of marks because 55% is mandatory. Every job has its own requirements. You go for any job, but definitely it will consider the written examination marks which has conducted by the respective sector.

I think all your doubts vanish from this answer.

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