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Do the percentage of marks at all levels matter in getting recruited for a job?

Date: 05 Jun 2016    Group: Career Guidance    Category: Other Jobs   

Generally it is understood that the maximum weightage is given to the marks obtained in the last qualifying examination e.g. B.Tech. for recruiting a candidate. In case due to some unavoidable circumstances the marks of the individual in previous examinations like 10th or 12th standard are poor, then will it affect the chances of getting recruited?
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Author: Mahesh    06 Jun 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

Percentages are used for cut off in between the supply of the workforce. So when the position to apply are 50 and the students applied are 500. In such case the cut off is made on the basis of the percentage. Though work force doesn't benefit from percentage of the students. It only cuts off students who didn't performed better in the exam. So this often works against students if they have less percentage.

Recruiters of small business, startups often ignore the percentage. And they decide the ability on the basis of the verbal and reasoning tests. And this way they cleanup the candidates. You have to see if you can pass those tests and get recruited. Most of the MNCs however are strict with the percentage criteria. In case if you have lower marks then small business and the startups are your only option to get job with low percentage.

Author: Venkiteswaran.    06 Jun 2016      Member Level: Diamond     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

The latest course grade or percentage is taken as the entry eligibly for a job recruitment. The academic history( percentage of previous exams) is taken to gauge the trend and progress of the student. It forms only a supporting factor in case of need to eliminate or recruit, when most candidates are similarly placed academically and in the test and interview.

If the percentage is on the ascending trend , for example SSC 75%, Plus two 76% and Graduations 80 percent, that is a rising trend and it is a welcome trend. The student shows progressing trend. The opposite may not be so welcome unless other qualities are good and the candidate has proper justification.
However when there is demand for fresher, and urgent need for recruitment percentage trends are ignored. The knowledge, aptitude and attitude will be taken as important.

Author: Sheo Shankar Jha    06 Jun 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

In the process of recruitment, the percentage of marks for the last examination is taken as a cut - off point. For most of the public organisations, 65 percent is the cut off marks for applying for the job. Then a written test is conducted and after screening a candidate in the written test final Interview follows.
The performance in the final interview is extremely important in being selected. It may happen that an aspirant having a score of 80 percent marks failed to satisfy the Board of Interview, where as an aspirant having a minimum 65 percent has been selected. While selecting a prospective candidate, the employer would like to see the intrinsic potential of the candidate, his clarity and conception in the stream, he persued and above all his analytical abilities in the related area. The interview may last for an hour where panel of experts may ask varying questions prior to selection of a candidate.

Author: Raja    07 Jun 2016      Member Level: Silver     Points : 4  (Rs 4)    Voting Score: 0

Usually the final year percentage is more important than the previous semesters starting from 3rd in academic, as the final year consists of 'project and viva'. The top MNC's does have a eligiblity of having 60 % or first class from the class of 10th,12th and the Under Graduate degree cut off marks. Every MNC's Cutoff for the interview differs. Some MNC's accept the UG degree marks if the candidate performs well in the interview in all rounds including Aptitude, Technical in both writing and in speaking. Even they do accept if the candidate does have experience in the work from a small MNC's as a reason, but not all MNC's do accept that.
For example TCS, Wipro if recruits the fresh candidate does have a requirement of 10th,12th,Under Graduate marks from 60 % and above or first class in all the
three. But if you are experienced with two years in working with similar MNC's some times the HR does accept considering as an outstanding candidate in the
Keep up your UG percentage to a higher does change your life in getting recruited. so do not worry about the past, but do consider that as a experience.
All the best for your career

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