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Cumulative Grade Point Average commonly referred to as CGPA is a popular grading system, you also came across it during your 10th results.
It is the sum of all the grade points you have obtained in a given academic year according to your performances. In this grading system grades are obtained based on marks you score lying in a particular range.
Let’s illustrate this with a simple example, just imagine if you scored A+ grade in a subject according to your performance, then it simply means you have scored marks between 95 to 100 range and your respective grade point will be 10.
Now let’s get familiar with How to obtained your CGPA from grade points?
Follow the below-mentioned steps:
First get the grade points of all the five subjects, exclude the optional subjects and perform addition on all grade points.
- Divide the above resultant sum by 5.
- The result of the above calculation will be your desired CGPA.
For better understanding let’s take an example, imagine you scored 8 in Mathematics, 9 in English, 9 in Hindi, 9 in Science and 7 in Social Studies, Now your CGPA will be calculated as (8+9+9+9+7)/5 = 8.4
How to Convert CGPA to Percentage?
CBSE(Central Board Of Secondary Education) has announced many guidelines for converting your CGPA score to percentage.
The formula is simple you just have to multiply your CGPA score by 9.5. The result of your calculation after the multiplication of CGPA with 9.5 is your required percentage.
Illustrate with a simple example, Imagine you have obtained 8.0 GGPA in your academics, now just multiply it with 9.5 the resultant is your percentage which is 76.0 in this case.
Now you all have a question in your mind that Why multiply with 9.5?
The answer is here:
The Central Board of Secondary Education gathered previous results of their students from the last five years and inspect the average marks obtained by the students scoring between 91 to 100 marks.
The average marks obtained after so many inspections of the previous year’s results are 95.
As you know the grade points associated with this range of marks is 10, they divide the average marks by grade points of the range, i.e. 95/10 and the result come out is 9.5, you all know this simple calculation.
This is the reason due to which CBSE decided to multiply your CGPA by 9.5 to get your percentage of the academic year. You can also use a calculator to do the calculations.
On the other hand UPSC guidelines are somewhat different from CBSE guidelines to calculate your percentage from CGPA. UPSC asks candidates to submit the percentage they have obtained at the undergraduate level.
But If your university followed the CGPA grading system and you didn’t have a percentage, then you have to convert your CGPA to the percentage by following the university’s guidelines and fill it in your form.
If your university has not specified any guidelines for that conversion, you have to follow the guidelines specified by UPSC. According to their guidelines, you have to multiply your CGPA with 10, unlike CBSE.
For illustration, imagine you have got 8.5 CGPA, now to convert your CGPA to percentage multiply by 10, i.e. 8.5 * 10 the result is 85 which is your desired percentage.
Advantages of the CGPA
This grading system helps in maintaining healthy competition between students regarding their academic performances, as no exact marks are obtained in this grading system, students didn’t get worried too much about scoring highest marks and they also focus on extracurricular activities for their overall development.
The CGPA grading system represents your marks as grades. But both these grading systems have their advantages and disadvantages, as a result, some universities preferred percentage system and some preferred CGPA system. So you should know how to convert one into another.