CGPA Full Form - Know Everything About CGPA

CGPA  Full Form - Know Everything About CGPA

CGPA Full Form - Full form of CGPA is Cumulative Grade Point Average. It is an important educational grading system used by schools and colleges to evaluate overall academic performance of students. Based on their performance, students are allotted with grades such as - A, B , C, D, E or F.

What is Grade Point Average (GPA)?

To understand the concept of cumulative grade point average, let us first understand the basic concept of GPA which is required to calculate CGPA.

Grade Point Average (GPA) is used to specify grades for only one subject or one semester. GPA is linked/associated with CGPA as a student is required to score good GPA in every subject to obtain a final good CGPA score. In short, a student’s GPA must remain consistently good for him to get a high CGPA score.

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Difference between GPA & CGPA: Summary

GPA refers to the score obtained in a subject/particular semester. CGPA refers to the average of GPA scores obtained in all the subjects combined.

After the completion of the academic year, an average of grade points obtained in all the subjects is calculated and a final CGPA score is awarded to the student.

CGPA full Form - How is CGPA calculated?

To calculate subject-wise indicative percentage of marks, one needs to multiply 9.5 with grade points obtained in the subject.

i.e. 9.5 x GP of the subject

Steps for calculating CGPA

Let us look at the example given below to understand how CGPA score is obtained and how one can calculate the final percentage based on the CGPA score.

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  • Example - If your Grade Points for 5 main subjects are:

Subjects

Grade Points Obtained

Subject 1

9

Subject 2

8

Subject 3

8

Subject 4

7

Subject 5

8

  • Add these Grade points - 9+8+8+7+8 = 40 marks.

  • Divide the total Grade Points obtained by the total number of subjects, i.e. 5

So, 40 divided by 5 = 8

  • So, the CGPA is 8

How to Calculate Percentage from CGPA

Proceeding with the above given example, if one wants to calculate their percentage from the CGPA score, then it can be done using the formula given below:

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  • To calculate the percentage, simply multiply the CGPA score by 9.5

  • The CGPA obtained in the example given above was 8

  • So, the final percentage will be - 8 x 9.5 = 76 %

CGPA full Form - How Grade points are Calculated?

Different education boards in India follow their own grading scheme. Candidates can refer to the table given below to see how grade points are calculated by some of the education state boards in India:

Range of Marks

Grades Allotted

Grade Points

91-100

A1

10

81-90

A2

9

71-80

B1

8

61-70

B2

7

51-60

C1

6

41-50

C2

5

33-40

D

4

21-32

E1

Less than 21

E2