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


  • 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.

  1. First, determine the total marks (TM) available in the exam.
  2. Next, determine the pass percentage (PP) required to pass the exam.
  3. Use the formula CS = (PP / 100) * TM to calculate the cutoff score (CS).
  4. Finally, calculate the Cutoff Score (CS).
  5. 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.