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Convert CGPA to GPA

If you are planning to study abroad then your previous academic record will play a significant role in your admission process to study abroad. Your academic transcripts in the form of CGPA will be sent to universities where you are applying for admission. 
While most universities follow their system of grading candidates, they will need you to provide a GPA that is in line with the standard grading system to enable the universities to correctly assess your academic qualifications for the admission process. As a consequence, you will need to have your credentials evaluated through a credential evaluation service such as World Education Services (WES) or Educational Perspectives (EP). The evaluation will help the universities to compare your grades with the other student applicants.

What is GPA?

  1. The GPA or Grade Point Average is the computed average of the grades in all the subjects that you have scored for the term, semester, or year
  2. The GPA for Study Abroad is generally used to showcase your academic performance to the college admissions committee 
  3. The GPA scale is measured in five distinct grades, A, B, C, D, and F, with A being the highest grade and F being the lowest.

What is CGPA?

  1. The CGPA or Cumulative Grade Point Average is the average of all GPA grades that you would have earned for the entire duration of any course that you have studied
  2. To compute the CGPA for a course, you will need to add the GPA for all the semesters you have studied the course and divide it by the total number of credit hours that you have spent on the course
  3. You will need to have a high GPA to obtain a high CGPA score

How to Convert 10-point CGPA to 4-point GPA?

  1. Even though most universities will accept scores on a 10-point CGPA scale, some of them may ask you to submit your scores in the four-point GPA format. 
  2. You will probably not need to convert the GPA in most cases as the university will be converting at their end, using their own conversion rules. However, in some cases, you may need to submit the converted scores
  3. If you need to convert your 10-point CGPA score to a 4-point GPA score then you can use Candidates can use the following formula
  4. If the transcript issued by the university states that you have scored a CGPA of 7.0 and the CGPA of the topper in your branch is 8.0, then your score can be calculated as follows
  • (7.0/8.0) X 4 = 3.5
  1. This formula and methodology can be used to estimate your prospects at the time of admission to universities. You would not generally be required to provide a converted score 

[Read More: How to Study Abroad with Low GPA Score?]

Converting 10-point CGPA to 4-point GPA

The following table provides a comparison of the different GPA scales

10 Point CGPA Equivalent 4-Point GPA USA Grade Equivalent
10-6.9 4.0-3.0 A
6.9-4.8 3.9-1.94 B
4.8-3.2 1.94-1.0 C
3.1-1.0 1.0 -0.3 F


  1. The table is an approximation of the conversion scale, and you should not rely on it for your admission application
  2. The table is for illustrative purposes only and should not be used for submitting grades at the time of application, as the university will be doing the conversion at their end
  3. You can however use this conversion table in case you do not know the GPA of the topper in your course and want to know about your chances of getting admission.
  4. You can reach out to our overseas education advisors at Global Tree in case you have any doubts in this regard.

For more information about how to convert your scores and other questions related to the application process to study abroad, you can contact our overseas education advisors at Global Tree.

Frequently Asked Questions

The common notion is that foreign universities are expensive, although with scholarships this is an exaggerated issue. What many fail to consider are time and effort. Studying in an Indian college leads to a lower average salary than earned by our western counterparts. This salary sets the tone for all future promotions since companies often look at your previous salaries during compensation appraisals. Additionally, most senior positions tend to be scooped up by individuals who have an international outlook through global exposure.  Finally, studying in a foreign country is an incredible learning experience helping students get a better academic as well as soft skill development.

Canada has been one of the market leaders in education for decades. However, what currently sets Maple Country apart is immigration. Canada is wholeheartedly inviting students to study in their universities to fill job vacancies that are always growing in the country. Students who study in Canada (especially a Master’s Degree) are practically assured of a Permanent Residency Visa.

A good score doesn’t automatically qualify a candidate for a scholarship, however, it is one of the primary factors that the admissions department looks for in a scholarship application. There are other attributes such as a candidate’s academics, extra-curricular, financial background, and application essays (SOPs).

We get this question a lot. Many candidates know which career path they want to take, but are at a loss for how to take that journey. Understanding the job role and the industry that you want to get into is the first step to picking the right university.

Carefully consider the immigration options of the country that the university that you are considering is in. This is more important when you intend to stay back in the country after the completion of your course.

Also, review the placement history of the university as well.

The first step is to list your preferences. By listing your preferences and strengths, describe your course of preference. Extensive research on the modules, software and its length for your preferred subject is necessary.


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