CGPA stands for “Cumulative Grade Point Average.” It is an average of grade points achieved in all the subjects. It does not include the marks obtained in the 6th subject. A number of colleges, universities, and organizations including the CBSE issues result in CGPA and not percentages.
As far as the grading system is concerned the minimum grade required to pass the board exam is D. Students with a CGPA below that need to appear for re-examination within a month of the announcement of the results. With CGPA as the new grading system, students still dwell over what their percentage would be. Thus, to know your result in numbers you should know how to convert CGPA to percentage.
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CGPA to percentage: Here is how to calculate it?
To calculate the overall indicative percentage you need to multiply the CGPA by 9.5.
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Why 9.5 only to convert CGPA to percentile?
The average marks of all the students who appeared for the board exams in the last five years and scored between 91 and 100 were analyzed by the board. The average came out to be near 95. The grade points for a score between 91-100 and was decided to be 10. The average result of 95 was then divided by 10. Thus the number 9.5 is used to calculate the percentage.
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The board claims that the calculator of the percentage only provides a rough idea of what the percentage could be and not the exact percentage.
Given below is an example of how to convert CGPA to percentage:
Let’s assume a student scored:
Subject 1 – 9
Subject 2 – 10
Subject 3 – 9
Subject 4 – 7.5
Subject 5 – 8
Summing up the grade points of the subjects, the resultant would be: 9+8+7.5+9+10 = 43.5
Divide the sum with the total number of subjects: 43.5 / 5 = 8.7
The CGPA of the student will be 8.7.
To calculate the approx percentage through the CGPA you will be required to multiply the CGPA by 9.5.
that would be, 9.7 x 9.5 = 82.65%
So, according to the rough estimate the approx percentage of the students would be 82.65%.
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Convert CGPA to percentage: Percent chart
Therefore, the approx percentage can be calculated as:
Subject wise percentage = grade points scored by the student x 9.5
Comprehensive percentage of the marks = 9.5 x CGPA
To save you the trouble of calculating we have provided a CGPA converter chart that will help you find percent with ease.
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