Is 60% Better Than 50%? - CiteHR
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To screen a fresher - Organizations use scores/marks to help them with it. Which may serve to be useful to a certain extent.

"Some people say that most of the HR's prefer to hire students with high scores cause they feel that the rate of success of such students is higher. How far is it true?"
I completely dis agree with ur statement. All it matters is logical thinking process.

What is the difference between a student who has 50% marks and another who have 60% marks?
Can you give a better range? See all these rankings differ. Maybe that particluar test the person did not do well...soes not mean that the 60% person is better than the 90%.
At college/school - things are different: I will not under estimate the person who got 60% or praise the one who got 50% and compare them equally. Its still hard work behind that particular test. Pls remember, u do have appraisal a work too. Here 60% - 50% has a huge difference.

Isn't this a kind of discrimination since we all are aware an average student can be more productive than students with higher scores?

if you have not performed - pls dont talk abt finding reasons to justify you are good.
Does not the person in top deserve the appreciation for the extra effort (I am talking in both the context - work and career)

1: There are less jobs and the competition is high.
Kindly take the pain to work harder and improve ur scores. if you think u can, u will.

2: Such students dont even get a chance to prove them self as they are rejected in the first round.

Depends - Every single effort will be well paid.
For technical position - I guess they have no choice but accept that score will help.
FOr other positions - maybe they need the best performing student. Why shuld they take a chance?
Not every person who scores a great score will get selected. Again - logical thinking matters

it really don't matter whether you are getting 50% or 60%, the matters only how much you have clear concept about your subject. i have practically seen the students who have 60 or 70% marks are leg behind in entrance test than the student who score between 50to 59%, or seen the stundents who have marks between 50 to 59 % they have qualified C.A, C.S, ICWAs etc. so it alway matters your concept about the subject
Hello Dev,

You yourself have given answer for your question let me explain how…

“1: There are less jobs and the competition is high.”
This means at the entry level there is immense competion and the number for job aspirants are more then the handful of openings. So the HR person who is responsible for the recruitment would have more options with him which he needs to minimize so hence there is shortlisting of the resources.

Now if this is entry level then he has two parameters (A) marks obtained in the exams (B) he can take their exam conducted again on his requirements (This is Campus exam which normally every organization today prefers) Now, here they have a 60% criteria and if you do not score that much there are many who do so the HR has many options available.

So here you cannot blame that particular HR or anyone who conducts it as their was a opportunity for the candidates to score but they did not and somebody did so the were selected or shortlisted.

“2: Such students dont even get a chance to prove them self as they are rejected in the first round.”

As you said their is competition one needs to pull their socks up and can’t just cry like a baby as they could not make it. I mean I might sound harsh but that’s the way it is…

Incase, you have a prior experience and are somewhere around higher second class many companies I know prefer them..


Sourabh Deval

OK - first of all let me say that I stumbled across this website and find it quite interesting. I am an HR professional in the USA, so I often find the posts somewhat confusing too. On this topic, however, I understood enough to be really troubled by the tenor of the conversation.
I will not even venture to quantify the impact on productivity that a difference of 50% to 60% would have, but as an HR professional, why would we not seek to get the best qualified candidate . . . especially when we have an objective measure.
Yes - there should be many criteria used for any hiring decision, but they all should be used.

My experience was very different but the fact is that i was a very average student through out my academics but what mattered to work in IT industries was my confidence, presentation and of course personality.
But as an HR view I feel that a low scorer person can fit into the role of Administration successfully more rather than technical. This is found that those coming under less than 60% are more in the small industries where as the big industries already have the eligibility of only the distinction holders
So this comparison you or I have not created. This is the industries perquisite

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