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A Guide to calculating CGPA to percentage to study abroad

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A Guide to calculating CGPA to percentage to study abroad

Assessing one's academic performance is essential to decide the future course of action. One of the primary reasons to measure this performance is to identify and acknowledge the skills of a student which further helps in scrutinizing career options or subjects that fit right to their potential.

Different colleges and universities in India use different methods to measure a student’s academic performance, but the two most popular methods used are percentage-based and Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) grading systems.

While Indian institutes accept both grading methods, universities and colleges abroad focus majorly on CGPA to evaluate the performance of international students worldwide. And if you plan to apply for education abroad, then this piece of writing is sure to provide important insights on CGPA and how to convert percentage-based assessment into CGPA.

Benefits of the CGPA grading system:

1. The assessment done under this method is based on advanced marking patterns.

2. Under this grading system, students' knowledge is not merely based on numbers but on their overall performance in the course duration, reducing the pressure of scoring higher than other students.

3. This system also makes studies more effortless and straightforward, helping students identify their strengths and weaknesses.

Steps to convert CGPA to percentage:

Subject

Grade Point

Subject A

7

Subject B

9

Subject C

8

Subject D

7

Subject E

9

Total

40

a. The first step is to add the grade points earned in every subject, which in the example above is 7+9+8+7+9=40.
b. The next step is to divide the cumulative value by the number of subjects. For instance: 40/5= 8.
c. Now the final step is to multiply this number by 9.5 to calculate the percentage.
d. The point to note here is that CGPA cannot exceed a 10-point scale.

Grade Points Table
The Grade Points scale is an indicator of student’s performance in a particular subject. These grade points can be converted into percentages by multiplying them with 9.5.

The Grade Points scale is an indicator of student's performance in a particular subject. These grade points can be converted into percentages by multiplying them with 9.5.

Grade Points Table:

Grade

Grade Point

Percentage
(Grade Point*9.5)

A1

10

91-100

A2

9

81-90

B1

8

71-80

B2

7

61-70

C1

6

51-60

C2

5

41-50

D

4

33-40

E1

-

21-32

E2

-

00-20

 

What is GPA (Grade Point Average)?
Often students confuse GPA as a synonym for Grade point, which is wrong. While CGPA evaluates the performance of students in the entire course duration, GPA measures a student's performance in one semester or a single unit. Also, GPA is a 4-point grading system accepted by US universities, but CGPA is a 10-point system recognized in other parts of the world.

Grade Point

A

4

B

3

C

2

D

1

E

0


So how 10 point CGPA is converted into 4 point GPA?

USA Grade

10 point CGPA

4 point GPA

A+

>8.5

>3.7

A

8.0-8.4

3.7

B+

7.5-7.9

3.3

B

7.0-7.4

3

C+

6.6-6.9

2.7

C

6.0-6.4

2.3

D+

6.5-6.9

2

D

5.0-5.4

1.7

F

<5.5

0-1.3

Can the percentage be converted to CGPA?
Often many students wish to convert their CGPA into a percentage to measure their performance in numerical terms. The method, in this case, is straightforward, as the student can get a percentage by dividing the same by 9.5.

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