Convert CGPA to Percentage

Convert CGPA to Percentage

Examinations and results form an important part of a student’s life. One always wishes to secure the best possible marks. Results become important when looking at study abroad opportunities since most universities demand your previous academic scores along with application essays and standardized test scores of GMAT, GRE, IELTS, TOEFL, etc. to assess your candidature. While filling out applications or while looking at eligibility criteria for a university, you must have come across the fact that while certain universities demand CGPA, there are others that expect percentages of your scores. These terms can seem confusing at first glance and the process of coming up with the accurate scores can be intimidating, given how instrumental they are to your applications. You don’t need to worry anymore, here are some hacks on how to convert CGPA to percentage along with CGPA calculator to ease the process for you.

CGPA to Percentage Calculator

[Bonus] Percentage to CGPA – Calculator

How to Convert CGPA to Percentage?

As specified by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), to convert CGPA to Percentage you need to simply multiply your CGPA with 9.5. The resultant number will be your required percentage. For example, to convert 8.2 CGPA to percentage, multiply it with 9.5 and the resulting number which is 77.9 is the percentage.

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What is CGPA?

Before you move on to understand how to convert CGPA to Percentage, let us first know about the term ‘CGPA’. It is a common word that you must have come across during your class 10th results. CGPA stands for Cumulative Grade Point Average which is referred to as the sum total of your grade points in a given semester or academic year of a curriculum. In the CGPA system, grades are allocated on the basis of the range of marks that you score. For example, if you get an A in a subject then the marks will be range between 90 to 95 and your grade point will be 9.

Let us understand how to calculate CGPA from subject grade points (GPs)? Add the GPs of 5 subjects excluding the additional subjects and simply divide the sum total by 5 and the result will be your CGPA. For example, if you scored 7 in Maths, 10 in English, 9 in French, 10 in Science and 8 in Social Studies, then your CGPA will be (7+10+9+10+8)/5 = 8.8

To find out the percentage of one particular subject, you will have to multiply the grade point of that subject with 9.5.

CBSE Formula to Convert CGPA to Percentage

CGPA to Percentage CBSE Calculator

Also Read: Convert Percentage to GPA

Examples to Convert CGPA to Percentage As Per CBSE Rules

Example 1

Suppose you have secured 8 in Science, 9 in English, 7 in Hindi, 6 in Social Science and 9 in Mathematics. Then your CGPA to percentage conversion will be:

Total CGPA = 8+9+7+6+9 = 39 
Average CGPA for all 5 Subjects = 39/5 = 7.8
CGPA to percentage conversion is 7.8*9.5 = 74.1%
Subject  CGPA  Percentage 
Science  8 76
English  9 85.5
Hindi  7 66.5
Social Science 6 57
Mathematics 9 85.5
TOTAL  39 370.5
AVERAGE  7.8 74.1

You can anytime use CGPA calculator to easily to calculate the Percentage from CGPA.

Example 2

Suppose you have secured 8.5 in English, 7.5 in Hindi, 8.5 in Science, 9 in Social Studies, and 9.5 in Mathematics; then your CGPA to Percentage conversion will be:

Total CGPA = 8.5+7.5+8.5+9+9.5 = 43
Average CGPA for all 5 Subjects = 43/5 = 8.6
CGPA to Percentage Conversion = 8.6* 9.5 = 81.7%
Subject  CGPA  Percentage 
English  8.5 80.75
Hindi  7.5 71.25
Science  8.5 80.75
Social Science 9 85.5
Mathematics 9.5 90.25
TOTAL  43 408.5
AVERAGE  8.6 81.7

CBSE Conversion Certificate

If you are a student of CBSE then you must know that the marks you obtain in your 10th or 12th board exams are assigned to specific grades. Here is a CGPA to percentage conversion certificate which you will come across during your exams:

Convert CGPA to Percentage

For Instance, you get Grade A1, This means:

Grade Point = 10
Marks Range = 91-100

Why Multiply with 9.5 Only?

The Central Board of Secondary Education took the result of the last 5 years and calculate the average marks obtained by all students who had scored between 91 and 100. The average marks were nearly equal to 95. Since the equivalent GP for 91 – 100 band of marks (A1 grade) is 10, they divided the average marks by 10, i.e. 95/10 and the result came out to be 9.5. You can use the calculator to convert your CGPA.

CGPA to Percentage Conversion for UPSC

UPSC generally asks candidates to submit their percentage obtained at the undergraduate level. If your university has provided CGPA or grades in your bachelor’s degree, then the equivalent percentage of marks is considered as per University guidelines and you need to fill the prospective percentage after conversion. In case, if the university has not specified any guidelines, the UPSC has provided its own conversion method, i.e. the indicative percentage of marks will be calculated the CGPA. For instance, if you have got 7.0 to 10, to convert your CGPA to percentage you need to just multiply it by 10, i.e. your percentage will be 70%.

Advantages of the CGPA System

The grade point system has an added advantage of maintaining a healthy competition. With no specific rank or marks obtained, you can focus on the holistic development in academics instead of being single-minded and trying to score the highest. 

Further, both these systems are only a way of assessing marks in different ways. While CGPA classifies your marks into grades, the percentage has an aggregate way of calculating your marks.

It is important to learn to convert CGPA into percentage because both the systems are interconnected. You need to look at how both these systems have their own advantages and disadvantages. In order to understand how both these systems work, you need to know the formula as well as the dynamics behind this conversion. 

Some universities still work on the system of percentage while others prefer the grade point system. So, to keep yourself updated with both situations, you should keep in mind the simple formula given above. This formula will be useful while filling application forms for various institutions. This way you can easily calculate the percentage as well as CGPA and fill whatever is required in a specific university’s application form.

Difference Between CGPA and Percentage

To understand which is better CGPA or Percentage, let us look at the table given below : 

CGPA Percentage
Average of GPA. Average of absolute scores of individual subjects.
Used by CBSE and various universities to grade candidates.  Dropped by most of the educational institutes.
Promotes healthy competition.   Challenges students and increases competition. 
Gives a better understanding of the candidate’s performance throughout the year.  Easy, simple and clear grading system. 
Easy to convert CGPA to percentage. A lot of calculations required to obtain an average percentage. 

CBSE Conversion Table for CGPA to Percentage

Every grade point can be converted into an equivalent percentage. We have formulated a CGPA to Percentage Chart for you:

CGPA Percentage
10 CGPA 95%
9.9 10 CGPA 94.05%
9.8 CGPA 93.1%
9.7 CGPA 92.15%
9.6 CGPA 91.2%
9.5 CGPA 90.25%
9.4 CGPA 89.3%
9.3 CGPA 88.35%
9.2 CGPA 87.4%
9.1 CGPA 86.45%
9 CGPA 85.5%
8.9 CGPA 84.55%
8.8 CGPA 83.6%
8.7 CGPA 82.65%
8.6 CGPA 81.7%
8.5 CGPA 80.75%
8.4 CGPA 79.8%
8.3 CGPA 78.85%
8.2 CGPA 77.9%
8.1 CGPA 76.95%
8 CGPA 76%
7.9 CGPA 75.05%
7.8 CGPA 74.1%
7.7 CGPA 73.15%
7.6 CGPA 72.2%
7.5 CGPA 71.25%
7.4 CGPA 70.3%
7.3 CGPA 69.35%
7.2 CGPA 68.4%
7.1 CGPA 67.45%
7 CGPA 66.5%
6.9 CGPA 65.55%
6.8 CGPA 64.6%
6.7 CGPA 63.65%
6.6 CGPA 62.7%
6.5 CGPA 61.75%
6.4 CGPA 60.8%
6.3 CGPA 59.85%
6.2 CGPA 58.9%
6.1 CGPA 57.95%
6 CGPA 57%
5.9 CGPA 56.05%
5.8 CGPA 55.1%
5.7 CGPA 54.15%
5.6 CGPA 53.2%
5.5 CGPA 52.25%
5.4 CGPA 51.3%
5.3 CGPA 50.35%
5.2 CGPA 49.4%
5.1 CGPA 48.45%
5 CGPA 47.5%
4.9 CGPA 46.55%
4.8 CGPA 45.6%
4.7 CGPA 44.65%
4.6 CGPA 43.7%
4.5 CGPA 42.75%
4.4 CGPA 41.8%
4.3 CGPA 40.85%
4.2 CGPA 39.9%
4.1 CGPA 38.95%
4 CGPA 38%

Difference Between GPA and CGPA

As the two popular grading methodologies across the world, there are various points of difference between GPA and CGPA. While CGPA can be converted from percentage by multiplying your marks percentage to 9.5, GPA is a more popular term which is frequently used abroad in the US, the UK, etc. GPA is used for grading for a single semester while CGPA accumulates the total marks and total credits across all the semesters. Moreover, if you aiming to study abroad and are applying to foreign universities, you will not only have to submit language proficiency scores of IELTS, TOEFL, etc and standardized test scores of GMAT or GRE but also your GPA or CGPA whichever the university prefers. So, while gearing up for standardised exams is crucial to ace your application and the first step for the same is to familiarize yourself with the GMAT exam pattern, GMAT syllabus etc. or with GRE exam dates and the like, you must also meticulously research about the academic score requirements pertaining to CGPA and GPA as specified at the university’s website.

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How to Convert Percentage to CGPA?

In order to convert Percentage to CGPA, divide your percentage by 9.5 and the result will be your CGPA. For example, to convert 75% to CGPA, we divide it by 9.5 and the resulting number 7.9 is the CGPA. Here are some more examples to convert percentage to CGPA:

Example 1
If Rahul has secured 85% in an academic session, his CGPA would be:
85 / 9.5 = 8.9
Example 2
If Ritu secured 70% and want to convert the percentage to CGPA then her it would be: 
70 / 9.5 = 7.4
Example 3
If Shivani secured 95% then her corresponding CGPA would be:
95 / 9.5 = 10

Grade Reference Table For CBSE

Other than CGPA you might find some additional grades in your report card which can be confusing to decode. Every acquired grade by the student can be converted into an equivalent number and vice versa. The following table has the distribution of grades and associated points in Scholastic A:

Marks Grade Grade Points
91 – 100 A1 10.0
81 – 90 A2 9.0
71 – 80 B1 8.0
61 – 70 B2 7.0
51 – 60 C1 6.0
41 – 50 C2 5.0
33 – 40 D 4.0
21 – 32 E1
00 – 20 E2

Marking scheme used for Life skill and Physical Education is as follows: 

CBSE Grade Reference Table
Grade and Grade Points for CGPA to Percentage Conversion

[Bonus] Abbreviations in Results 

Another common thing found in a result card is the abbreviations which can indicate several things from being absent to not eligible. The table below has a list of some common ones: 

Abbreviations Description
EIOP Eligible for Improvement of Performance
ABST Absent
QUAL Qualified for Admission to Higher Classes
N.E Not Eligible
R.W Result Withheld
UFM Unfair Means
TRNS Transfer Case
N.R Not Registered
SJD Subjudice
XXXX Appeared for Upgradation of Performance/ Additional Subject
NIOP Not Eligible for Improvement of Performance

CGPA to Percentage On 10 Point Scale

CGPA to Percentage on 10 Point Scale

If in a subject, the highest marks scored are 94. Then, 94 is taken as 100%.
So, if a student scores 85 marks in that subject then, CGPA = [100/94] x 85 = 85.10
On a 10 point scale, CGPA is 8.5!

CGPA to Percentage in Indian Universities

There are numerous universities in India that have their system to convert CGPA to Percentage. These universities often add an online calculator on their official website to help students calculate their CGPA while applying for a program. Let’s take a look at the conversion system of some major Indian universities for CGPA to Percentage.

Delhi University (DU)

Delhi University has also provided a uniform method to convert CGPA to percentage for which the official notification was released on 11th January 2018. Here is the formula for DU students to calculate their percentage from CGPA:

Final Percentage of Marks = 9.5 x CGPA of all semesters

Note: This conversion formula was mainly provided for students under Choice Based Credit System (CBCS).

Mumbai University (MU)

The conversion system for CGPA to Percentage got updated recently in 2018 and now the institution has specified varied point scale for different programs. Here are the major pointers that have been provided by MU:

  • For programs in the domain of Pure Sciences, Arts, Commerce, and related disciplines, a 7-point scale is used. It estimates the percentage of “ actual marks” obtained by the student.
  • For Engineering, the CGPA to Percentage conversion is done through the 10 Point Grading System which is:

Percentage= 7.25 * CGPA +11 

Anna University

Another prominent approach to convert CGPA to % provided in India is designed by Anna University which was introduced as a regulation in 2018. Having been changed consistently in the last few years, the present form of the conversion table for CGPA to Percentage by Anna University can be found here.

GTU (Gujarat Technological University)

Providing a comprehensive conversion standard to get one’s percentage from CGPA/CPI/SPI is formulated by Gujarat Technological University. GTU students can calculate CGPA to Percentage by using the following formula: 

Percentage: [(CGPA/SPI/CPI-0.5)] *10

KTU APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University(KTU)

The calculation system created by KTU is also quite simplified as it has specified a particular formula for determining CGPA and then further to convert it to percentage.

CGPA= Sum of (Ci*GPi)/ Sum of (Ci)

Ci= Credit assigned to a particular course
GPi= Grade Point for the course

Important Note: In this system, the summation is carried out for all courses in which the students have registered during the program for which you need to calculate CGPA and you also need to include failed courses as well.

Now, the percentage can be calculated by using the following formula:

Percentage = 10*G

where G is CGPA/SGPA

VTU (Visvesaraya Technological University)

For VTU students wanting to pursue higher education, the CGPA to Percentage formula is quite different from the standard one. For the year of 2019-20, the formula specified by VTU is as follows:

Percentage= [CGPA-0.75] * 10

MAKAUT (Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology)

Following a 7-point grading system, the Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology, the conversion approach used is quite similar to that of VTU, i.e. 

Percentage= [CGPA-0.75]* 10

Take a look at the following table which elucidates an overview of the CGPA to Percentage Scale used by VTU:

CGPA Percentage
6.25 55
6.75 60
7.25 65
7.75 70

FAQs

Q1: What is CGPA?
CGPA is a grading system that awards candidates points out of 10 points for an academic session. It became popular in 2017 when CBSE announced that 10th Board results will now be as per the CGPA system. 

Q2: How can I calculate CGPA marks?
CBSE has provided a simple formula for students to convert their grades and CGPA to percentage. To find an indicative equivalence of grade point and percentage of marks, you can follow these pointers:

– Subject-wise indicative percentage of marks= Multiply the Grade Point of Subject x 9.5.
– Overall indicative percentage of marks= CGPA x 9.5

This is the formula that has been given by CBSE for converting grades into marks and percentage.

Q3: What is the formula to calculate CGPA?
Add all the points you have received in a particular session and divide the total by 5. For example, if you have scored 8,8,9,9,10 then your overall score would be 34/5 = 8.8. This would be your CGPA. In order to get the percentage, multiply 8.8 by 9.5 and the answer will be 83.6%. 

Q4: How to convert CGPA to a percentage? 
To convert CGPA to percentage, all you need to do is multiply your CGPA by 9.5. This formula is provided on the official website of CBSE for class IX and X. For example, if you have got 9.4 CGPA then the equivalent percentage would be 9.4*9.5 = 89.3%. 

Q5: What are the additional subjects in the marksheet? Are these part of the overall CGPA?
There are only 5 core subjects in CBSE class IX and X curriculum. if a candidate has taken the 6th subject then that falls as the additional subject. However, CGPA is calculated on the basis of 5 subjects only.

Q6: How to calculate CGPA if only subject grade points are given?
Consider the example given below in order to understand the calculation of CGPA when subject grade points are given: 

Subject 1 -> 9
Subject 2 -> 10
Subject 3 -> 8
Subject 4 -> 7
Subject 5 -> 8

Total = 42/5 = 8.4
Equivalent Percentage = 8.4*9.5 = 79.8%

Q7: How is CGPA and GPA calculated? 
To calculate the percentage candidates can divide the percentage by 25 this would make your grade point average as 4, this is the formula to convert percentage to GPA. For example, if you have to derive the GPA equivalent of 89% then simply divide the number by 25. Therefore the GPA is 89/25= 3.56. 

Q8: How to convert grades to percentage? 
The easiest way to convert grades into percentage is to find the equivalent percentage for them and then taking an average of all the subjects. 

Q9: How is CGPA calculated in class 12th?
To obtain CGPA from your class 12 percentage, you simply need to divide the overall percentage by 9.5, the resultant number will be your CGPA.

Q10: How is CGPA calculated in class 10th?
To calculate the CGPA in class 10th, you can simply divide the overall percentage by 9.5 to obtain the equivalent CGPA.  

Q11: What % is 7.6 CGPA?
To determine the % equivalent of  7.6, you need to multiply this number by 9.5. 7.6X9.5 = 72.2%.

Q12: What is the %  of 6.8 CGPA?
If you want to calculate the percentage conversion of 6.8, then multiply it by 9.5.
Therefore, 6.8X9.5 = 64.6%.

Hence, learning how to convert CGPA to percentage is an important task when it comes to filling out applications for studying abroad. If you are confused about a particular course’s application, the Leverage Edu experts can assist you in filling out the application with the required details as well as sending it to the university in time and increasing your chances of getting shortlisted.

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