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HOW TO CALCULATE THE CGPA IN ENGINEERING

THE CGPA IN ENGINEERING

CGPA is a term, we all must have stumbled upon often and thought about what it actually meant. The CGPA system has been the most renowned in engineering colleges. It is a globally used strategic approach to help students understand where they reside among the competitors. Most engineering colleges admit students based on their CGPA, accelerating the competition. If you are someone who is keen to learn what CGPA is, then here you go!! Read the article to know more.

What is CGPA?

CGPA stands for cumulative grade point average. It renders the sum of all your credit points. This approach helps in evaluating the overall performance of a student. Although the evaluation system differs from one nation to other, the CGPA system stands out as the most common way. Therefore, it is essential to understand how to calculate the CGPA.

Merits of CGPA

There are several uses for calculating the CGPA and it is better to know how to calculate it. Before knowing the process, let us have a look at its merits.  

-This approach ensures the students feel confident about themselves without making them feel repressed.

- This way helps them to learn and grow better rather than focusing on marks.

-It also assists the universities to examine the performance of each student when compared to other candidates.

How to calculate the CGPA?

In the CGPA system, the marks are divided into specific marks bracket depending on which grades are allocated. For instance: [80-85] marks bracket is assigned as B Grade. It means that sum of marks is divided by the total subjects that you took over the semester.

               CGPA= Sum of all the marks obtained/ Total number of credit hours.

Now, you must have known how to calculate CGPA but are you perplexed on to win the battle?  Generally, a CGPA - 8 or above is considered as the best score in the engineering stream, and it is suggested to score higher for admittance to top universities to Study abroad.  

How to calculate CGPA in India?

The conversion of CGPA into percentage varies from one university to other but a common way to calculate CGPA in India:

Formula: Percentage/9.5=CGPA

Let’s say you scored a total of 400 marks in a semester

  1. First, Calculate the percentage.

400/600=66.6%

 

2. To Covert to CGPA, divide the percentage by 9.5

66.6/9.5= 7.01 CGPA approx.

How to calculate SGPA?

SGPA refers to Semester Grade Point Average. It analyses the student performance on a semester basis. It can be calculated by summing up the credit points for the subjects by dividing them by the total credits allocated. Each subject is credited with 10 points. A better score can land you in top universities. Know why GPA is important for your Study Abroad plans here.

For example, you scored the following grade points for 3 subjects:

Subject1: 7 points

Subject2: 6points

Subject3: 9points

 

  1. First, multiply the grade point by the total credit points for every subject.

 Subject 1:  7*10=70

Subject 2:   6*10=60

Subject 3:   9*10=90

 

To know your SGPA, sum up the grade points and divide them with credit points.

Total grade points: (70+60+90=220)

Total credits: 30

To get SGPA, divide grade points by credit points

220/30= 7.3 SGPA

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How to calculate CGPA from SGPA?

To calculate, use the formula below:

CGPA= (SPGA’S of all semesters in an academic year)/ Number of semesters

Now, add all the SGPA per academic year to the total number of semesters.

For instance, If you scored 7 SGPA and 8 SGPA in two semesters

  1. First, add both the SGPAs
  2. Now, divide the SGPA’s by 2.

CGPA will be:

CGPA=SPGA of all semesters in a year/ number of semesters

(7+8) = 15/2

= 7.4 CGPA

How to calculate Award GPA/CGPA in engineering colleges abroad?

Generally, SGPA is calculated by multiplying the credits by 10. And CGPA is calculated using credit points. Using an example, let’s calculate the CGPA in engineering

 The average of all the SGPAs is the CGPA in engineering. Add the SGPA gained in every semester and divide it by the total semesters. Depending on the university CGPA is either calculated using 10 or 4. Assume a person scored the following SGPAs in 8 Semesters:

Semesters SGPA

I

6

II

7

III

8

IV

9

V

6

VI

8

VII

7

VIII

5

The CGPA for Engineering would be: (6+7+8+9+6+8+7+5)/8= 7 CGPA Note: CGPA can be obtained out of 10 or 4 depending upon the educational institute and its system. To change it out of 10 to out of 4, simply divide the total by 10 and further multiply by 4.

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How to Calculate CGPA in Indian Engineering Colleges?

Absolute and Relative Grading Systems are the evaluation systems followed in India. To calculate CGPA in engineering through the relative grading system is explained below.

These have been tabulated below:

Assume that specific brackets of grade and their numeric values are allocated for 100 marks.

GRADES NUMERIC VALUE

A+

10

A

9

B

8

C

7

D

6

E

5

F

0

As discussed in the earlier example, SGPA is first evaluated and then the final CGPA is calculated. Following this logic, say that English and mathematics are awarded a total of 4 credit points each by your university.

Thus, the marks range and the simultaneous grade point as per the table above will be:

90-10 is a 10 that translates to an A+
80-89 is a 9 that translates to an A
70-79 is an 8 that translates to a B

So, if you score an 86 in your English and a 96 in your mathematics this means that you will get a 9 and a 10 for physics and mathematics respectively. Your CGPA would thus be:

(The Credit awarded to the subject * The Point that you have received) / The total credit points

Which means that your CGPA would be 9.5!

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Easy ways to Calculate CGPA in Engineering Colleges

 1: Write down the number of subjects in each semester.

 2: Sum up all the marks obtained by the number of subjects in each semester.

 3: Then divide with 9.5

That’s it, this is how you should calculate CGPA. For any other queries, Reach out to us!!

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