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Grade Point Average (GPA)

GRADE POINT AVERAGE

GPA is a standard method of calculating a student’s average grade with their scales, like one term or semester. GPA is calculated by dividing the average of achieved grade points, by the total credit hours attended.

Grade Point Average is a score that indicates how good or how high you scored in your courses on average.

GPA is a standard grading method used in abroad Universities. The grading scale is different for every country.

United States– GPA band is 0.0 to 4.0 points, with 4 being the highest score.

Australia – GPA band starting from 0.0 to 7.0, where 7 is the highest score.

 

Note: Each Country has a different methods to calculate GPA.

 

There are a few common ways that grades are marked throughout the world:

  • A – F (in the U.S., Canada, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, etc.)
  • 1 – 10 (Netherlands, Colombia, Latvia, Macedonia, Israel, etc.)
  • 1 – 5 (Germany, Austria, Russia, Slovakia, Paraguay, etc.)
  • Percentage (India, Kuwait, Belgium, Hungary, Poland, etc.)

 

 GPA System Compares to Indian Grading System:

Students from an Indian education background will find the International GPA grading system used by schools abroad different to what they are used to. This is because Indian schools grade academic performance through one of these two systems:

  1. Percentage system

Distinction-75% and above

1st Division- between 60% and 75%

2nd Division- between 50% and 60%

3rd Division- between 40% and 50%

 

  1. A 10-point GPA system.
Grade 10 Point Scale GPA
A 90-100 4.0
B 80-89 3.0
C 70-79 2.0
D 60-69 1.0

 

Normally letter grades and percentages can easily be converted to an American GPA. First the percentages are translated to letter grades, and these letter grades are matched to the standardized American GPA score, for instance a 69% is an ‘A’ letter grade which converts into 4 points in the US GPA system.

 

 

US Grade Point Equivalent for Percentages and Grade Points Scored in Indian Schools.

Note: Each Country has a different methods to calculate GPA.

 

Calculation followed in Few Indian Universities

 

Nmax – Nd
—————–  * 3 + 1
Nmax – Nmin

Nmax = standard maximum mark (in case 10)
Nmin = lowest pass mark  (in case 4)
Nd = the grade you obtained (7.94)

 

This makes a converted German grade of 2.03

FEW GUIDES TO KEEP A GOOD GPA

Start with a low GPA at the beginning of your study programme is challenging task to increase highest score later on. If you Keep up to increase scores in your courses, and scores get affected in 3rd year with a less-than-average grade, as a result GPA will not be severely damaged.

Entry Level for first-time college students should be easier at the beginning of degree programme, will have a better chance of scoring higher GPA gradually.

 

GPA will change and vary throughout the years.

WHY IS THE GPA SO IMPORTANT

GPA is the only score showing how good a student’s academic performance is during the degree programme. Though a student can understand themselves whether have passed and excelled in the courses, GPA indicates overall grades and scores.

GPA will be asked for below mentioned:

  • Scholarship
  • Applying for a graduate or post-graduate programme
  • Extra-curricular activities

Organizations or universities decide capability of a student like whether a student is hard-working, ambitious student, or a slacker who is not excelling in his or her coursework all depends on your GPA. Organizations, scholarship committees, clubs, and universities expect high-achieving, hard-working students with a high GPA.

 HOW TO CALCULATE YOUR GRADE POINT AVERAGE (GPA)

Your grade point average (GPA) is calculated by dividing the total amount of grade points earned by the total amount of credit hours attempted. Your grade point average may range from 0.0 to a 4.0.

For example:

A = 4.00 grade points
A- =  3.70 grade  points
B+ = 3.33 grade points
B = 3.00 grade points
B- = 2.70 grade points
C+ = 2.30 grade points
C = 2.00 grade points
C- = 1.70 grade points
D+ = 1.30 grade points
D = 1.00 grade points
D- = 0.70 grade points

WF/F=0 grade points

P/NP (Pass/No Pass) courses are not factored in the student’s GPA
I (Incompletes) and W (Withdrawals) do not receive grade points and do not have an effect on the GPA

Example Student Transcript
Course Credit Hours Grade Grade Points
Biology

Biology Lab

English 101

Mathematics

3

1

3

3

A

B

C

F

12

3

6

0

10 Total Credit Hours Attempted 21 Total Grade Points

To get the example student’s GPA, the total grade points are divided by the total credit hours attempted.

Total Grade Points

Total Credit Hours Attempted

divided by 21

10

= 2.10

CUMULATIVE GRADE POINT AVERAGE

You can total your current semester courses and credits with our online GPA Calculator (above).

CGPA refers to ‘Cumulative Grade Point Average’.

CGPA is used to calculate a student’s overall average performance throughout their academic program.

Credit hours are the total amount of hours a student spends in class held each week. Grade points are the marks you receive for your subjects.

cumulative grade point average (CGPA) is a calculation of the average of all of a student’s total earned points divided by the possible number of points. This grading system calculates for all of his or her complete education career.

 

 

 

TO CALCULATE A CGPA

Divide total score of grade points for all subjects throughout your semesters by the total number of credit hours attended throughout your semesters.

GPA and CGPA are indicated by a number as opposed to percentages, and grades are assigned under the Indian grading system.

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