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Posted on Mon, 16 Aug 2010 12:34:31 GMT
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What is the difference between Grade Point Average (GPA) and Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA)? How are GPA and CGPA calculated? Can we convert GPA to CGPA and vice versa? If yes, please give me the conversion chart.

Grade Point Average (GPA) is the average point that the student earned in one term (semester or quarter) by taking certain credit point courses and achieving grades to those courses. A Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) is the mean of Grade Point Average from all academic terms within a given academic year. Both GPA and CGPA measure student's academic achievement in form of scholastic averages at a college or university.

GPA is calculated by dividing the total grade points by the total credit hours attempted. Grade Points are calculated by multiplying the Grade that the student got and Credit Hours of the subject that the student has taken. Grade is given in the form of A, B, C, D, and F which have 4, 3, 2, 1, and 0 values respectively. Different subject/course can have different credit hours.

CGPA is calculated by dividing the total grade points earned in all semester that the student has attended by the total credit hours taken in all semesters. Total Grade Points in all semester is calculated by adding total grade points of each semester and Total Credit Hours is calculated by adding total credit points of each semester.

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