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Please let me know the minimum score to get a call for interview for the post of assistant librarian? Is there a minimum score limit or subject to availability of candidates

I applied for assistant librarian post at AU Kota but I havn't get any call or mail.

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Dear Rankawat,

What score (API?) you scored actually does not matter much for the post of Assistant Librarian. You should ask the following question to yourself to have an answer.

1. What was the required qualification and others criteria as per the advertisement. Does you fulfilled those.

2. It may likely to be a stupid question but a valid point. Did you put your signature in the application form?

3. Does your application reach within the last date of application to the address mentioned in the advertisement.

4. Does the address including Mobile Phone Number and Email you mentioned in the application form are correct and reachable?

Dear Barman Sir,

Yes i fulfill the minimum qualification criteria as MLis with minimum 55% and NET Qualified.

I furnished all details correct as asked in point 2 to 3.

There was a score card and i scored 32 out of 80 and rest 20 are for interview.

Thanks for giving your concern.

Following are the LIS Links members from Rajasthan, you can seek their help to get a proper clarification.

Dear Sri Kamal K. Rankawat,,

Thanks for your post and addressing an important issue. As I understand, the minimum eligibility scores of API is a sort of indicator and it is not mandatory/always practicable to call the applicants crossed the minimum eligibility of API score line. I absolutely respect your sentiment and expectations but let me cite an imaginary example: Say, for a post of one Asst. Librarian 200 people applied and 73% of the applicants have the minimum eligibility score which is, say, 35 out of 80 while 20 points are kept of interview. During further scrutiny it revealed that 37% of the applicants have API score of 45% or more. Now if the organization sticks to minimum eligibility score they have to call 146 individuals for interview and if they opt for those with 45+ scores, they have to call 74 candidates for a single post which also is quite a large number. So, the most convenient way out is to call 15 candidates from the top scorers and during this exercise it should certainly be made mandatory that no one BELOW the minimum eligibility score is called. If this process minimize the no. of interviewees, still, they can not lower the criteria. As I understand, most of the fair selection process follow this line.
What Dr. Barman mentioned are most common issues and never-the-less, they often in real life situations!! I myself made such a mistake once! In the 'Age' item, I hastily typed just 3 in place of 38 years. Omitting the single digit 8 deprived me of a fine opportunity in a great institution!! The matter was revealed to me several years later when I had an opportunity to know it from their COA (Controller of Administration)when I was invited to act as an expert in an interview in that organization!!

I understand your present mental phase quite well but please don't loose heart. May be more rewarding career awaits you in very near future.

Wishing you all the best in your effort

Siddhartha S. Ray, Calcutta

Thanx Barman sir for link and help.

Thanks a lot Mr. Ray for valuable information. And motivating.



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