Enter the total marks and the pass percentage into the calculator to determine the cutoff score. The cutoff score is the minimum score required to pass.

## Cutoff Score Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the cutoff score:

CS = (PP / 100) * TM

Variables:

- CS is the cutoff score
- PP is the pass percentage (%)
- TM is the total marks

To calculate the cutoff score, divide the pass percentage by 100 and then multiply by the total marks.

## What is a Cutoff Score?

A cutoff score is the minimum score that a candidate must achieve to pass an exam or qualify for the next round of a selection process. It is often expressed as a percentage of the total marks and is used to determine which candidates meet the required standard of performance.

## How to Calculate Cutoff Score?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Cutoff Score.

- First, determine the total marks (TM) available in the exam.
- Next, determine the pass percentage (PP) required to pass the exam.
- Use the formula CS = (PP / 100) * TM to calculate the cutoff score (CS).
- Finally, calculate the Cutoff Score (CS).
- After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

**Example Problem:**

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

Total Marks (TM) = 200

Pass Percentage (PP) = 50%

Using the formula, the cutoff score would be (50 / 100) * 200 = 100.