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Expected cut off For IB Security Assistant Exam held on 17 Feb 2019
- February 23, 2019
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- Category: Exam Updates
IB Security Assistant Exam was held on 17 Feb 2019. The post was notified in 2018 and accordingly 1054 pan India vacancies were notified. However, IB Security Assistant exams cut off are decided region wise. The region of a candidate is the one he/she opts during the application process.
Regional cut off
Trivandrum is one such Subsidiary Intelligence Bureau where the vacancy has been reported in the notification as 49 (Gen-35 + OBC-10 + SC-4 + ST-nil).
On the basis of their performance in Tier-I exam, candidates would be shortlisted for Tier-II & Tier-III exam at 10 times the number of vacancies. Hence, expect the intake to Tier II and Tier III to be around 490 in the Trivandrum region.
In order to achieve qualitative selection & recruit the best available talent, there would be cut-off marks (out of 100) in Tier-I exam as under: UR-35, OBC-34 & SC/ST-33 (all Ex-servicemen would be treated in their own category viz., UR/OBC/SC/ST)
Note: The criteria of 10 times the number of vacancies may remain restricted due to said cut-off in Tier-I.
Tier II and III
Now the next tier (Tier II) is the Descriptive type and spoken ability
- a) Translation of a passage of 500 words from local language/dialect to English and vice versa. Marks 40 with a duration of 1 hr
- b) Spoken ability (to be assessed at the time of Tier-III exam (Interview/ Personality test). Marks 10
Tier III Interview/Personality test Marks 50
Tier-II examination will be of qualifying nature. Candidates would be required to obtain minimum 20/50 marks so that their marks in Tier-III could be taken into account for preparing final merit list on the basis of combined performance in Tier-I & Tier-III exam. The cut-off in Tier-II is same for candidates of all categories. There is no cut-off for Tier-III exam.
However it should be noted that cut-off for Tier-II & Tier-III exam in different categories may go higher depending upon the marks obtained by candidates and number of vacancies.
Dots Academy Analysis
So, going by the instructions of the IB, the cut off for Tier 1 is just 35, 34 and 33 for General, OBC and SC/ST respectively. However for Tier 2, the said minimum cut off of 20 out of 50 can go up depending upon the performance of the candidates. So in effect, Tier II is going to be very important and so is the third stage of the exam, that is, the interview.
Interview is a deciding factor because it carries not just 50 marks but also the 10 marks given to spoken ability in the Tier II also. So effectively, the interview is going to be out of 60.
As said in the notification, the final merit list is prepared after taking into account Tier I and Tier III. So, obviously, the higher the marks in Tier I the better the chances of figuring in the final list, provided one performs well in Tier II as well.
What a candidate should focus on?
A candidate, now, has to prepare for the descriptive exam as well as for the interview. The only way to crack the descriptive part is to write, write and write. Practice translation questions as much as possible. For interview preparation, know more about yourself, your hobbies and the happenings around you. It is also important that you express well, clearly and with confidence at the interview because the test also measures your spoken ability.