CGPA is defined as the Cumulative Grade Points Average. CGPA is the average of grade points obtained by a student in all the subjects, excluding the 6th additional subject. The Central Board of Secondary Education announced the CBSE result for Class 10 and 12 in the form of CGPA. Also, the CGPS is mentioned in the report card of the students.
If a student wants to know how much percentage they have obtained in the board exam then they have to convert their CGPA into Percentage. Here, we have explained the complete method on how to calculate the CGPA and percentage from the CGPA Grades. Knowing the percentage will also help students to get admission into college and getting jobs further. In the interview and shortlisting process, class 10 and 12 percentages play an important role.
Although the CGPA is mentioned on the report card many students do not know how to calculate CGPA. Here we have explained how to calculate CGPA with the help of an example.
How to Calculate CGPA
Add the grade points for the five main subjects. For example, your grade points for the five main subjects are as mentioned below:
|Subject||Grade Points (GP)|
|CGPA||40/5 = 8|
- Step 1: Add the grade points i.e 9+8+7+8+8 = 40
- Step 2: Divide the sum by 5 i.e 40/5 = 8
- Thus, your CGPA is 8.0
Students can also calculate the subject wise indicative percentage of marks. They just have to multiply Grade points of a subject with 9.5. The table below will help students in calculating their CGPA.
|Grade||Grade Points (GP)||Marks Range||Percentage|
|E1||Fail||21-32||Eligible for Improvement Exam|
|E2||Fail||00-20||Eligible for Improvement Exam|
CGPA to Percentage Calculator
It is equally important to know the result in terms of percentage. So, here we have provided the steps on how to calculate the percentage from CGPA.
To convert the CGPA to Percentage, multiply your CGPS with 9.5. As in the above example the CGPA obtained was 8.0. So, the percentage for it will be 76% as shown below;
8.0×9.5 = 76%
Merits and Demerits of CGPA
Let us now look in detail merits and demits of CGPA in education where it is used as an inevitable tool for assessing a student’s performance in school life.
Merits of CGPA
- Students can measure their strengths and weaknesses and they can work on it.
- The CGPA decreases the pressure of getting high marks as the actual marks are not mentioned in the report cards.
Demerits of CGPA
- The CGPA doesn’t show the accurate performance of the students.
- Due to the grading system, children tend to perform less because they know they will achieve the targeted grade even by committing a few mistakes.
The grading system fails in showing the accurate performance of the students. We can only get to know about the grade achieved by students instead of the actual ability of the student.
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