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As all of you might be aware that Universities in the US uses GPA to grade the Students. While in India and many other Asian Countries, the Universities uses Percentage or CGPA to grade the students. I will be focusing on CGPA. So when you see the Requirements for applying to any University in the US, you will see that they might have specified a minimum GPA that a student must have to apply to that University. So students really want to convert their CGPA to GPA. But is it necessary to do it? If yes what is the right way? Let’s discuss this below.


What is GPA and an Ideal Way To Calculate GPA?

If you are interested in knowing what is GPA and how it is calculated then you can       Click Here.

One Of The Ways Of Converting CGPA To GPA: – 

You will see this table in many Websites for converting CGPA to GPA. But this table is only to give a general idea about the conversion. This is the Conversion Table which is provided by the Website msinus. This way of conversion might be incorrect due to many reasons.

> 8.5 4
8.0 – 8.4 3.7
7.5 – 7.9 3.3
7.0 – 7.4 3
6.5 – 6.9 2.7
6.0 – 6.4 2.3
5.5 – 5.9 2
5.0 – 5.4 1.7
4.5 – 4.9 1.3
4.0 – 4.4 1
0 – 3.9 0

Why The Above Way can be Incorrect?

Let’s take an Example. Consider a University ABC in India. Most of the students in ABC University are in the range of 7.0 – 7.4 while the toppers are in the range of 8.0 – 8.4 Consider a topper in a particular filed has got 8.3. So ideally being a topper his/her GPA should be 4.0 but using the above conversion, his/her GPA will be 3.7 which is wrong. The Conversion from CGPA to GPA depends a lot on how much CGPA does a topper get in your University.

Are Universities in the US aware about the way in which your University grades the Students?

The Answer is Yes. The Universities in the US are very well aware about your University. They know whether a University is strict while giving CGPA to the students or not. So Universities in the US are aware of that and they will bring students from various Universities around the World under an Common platform and then convert their CGPA into GPA. So Converting is a complex process.

A Good Way Of Converting CGPA to GPA.

This is the best way to convert your CGPA to GPA. In this you need to provide all the details regarding your Under Graduation to Credential/Degree Evaluators. To know more about this please check Credential/Degree Evaluators.

The Final Call: – 

I would say that please don’t convert your CGPA into GPA as it’s a complex process to do so and it varies from one University to Another. While Applying for the University there will be an option called as Grade in which you need to write your CGPA and you need to enter 10 in the Scale option. But if you are interested in converting CGPA to GPA then check Credential/Degree Evaluators. So please don’t get misguided by some conversions that will be provided in many websites.

CGPA to GPA Conversion

15 thoughts on “CGPA to GPA Conversion

  • October 6, 2012 at 4:40 am

    Good to see an honest article. Otherwise there are quite a few incorrect formulae on the internet doing rounds. One just cannot calculate the GPA on his own.

  • October 7, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    How authentic this is? I have 7.05/10 pointer from college. Do I have 3 gpa? Not sure how to convert it to gpa. Help please! Thanks in advance.

    • October 8, 2012 at 1:29 pm

      Hi Prateek, I have given an Example about it’s Authenticity in this post itself, Kindly Read it.

  • August 7, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    Our CGP’s are 9.2 nd 9.4 on the scale of 10.
    Can u help us convert it into GPA ?

    THANKS !!!

  • January 13, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    See, it is most likely that one of the following table is followed by each US universities:-
    USPoints Indian Grade
    4 O
    3.75(or 3.7) E
    3.5(or 3.4) A
    3.25(or 3.1) B
    3 (or 2.8) C
    2.75 (or 2.5) D

    Now multiply each of your credit indexes with your obtained grades for each SUBJECTS for EACH SEMESTER and finally divide by the total credits.

  • June 19, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    If my CGPA is 6.98 which is greater than 6.9 and less than 7.0. What will be my exact GPA then?
    Hope for a positive response.

    • June 19, 2015 at 8:06 pm

      It would be considered as it is. It depends on the Universities whether they wish to round it off or keep it as it is

  • November 12, 2015 at 4:23 am

    While applying for most Phd in US universities, the minimum criteria is 3.5 gpa. What is the corresponding cgpa to 3.5 gpa?

  • October 14, 2016 at 9:59 am

    How much CGPA is required to get into world’s best universities?

  • April 9, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    I have a CGPA 9 / 10
    I am from Thapar university Patiala
    And toppers have cgpa
    And u stand in top 10 cg holders
    So what can be my probable GPA for Canada?


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