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How to Convert Indian GPA/ Percentage to US 4 pt. GPA scale

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Re: How to Convert Indian GPA/ Percentage to US 4 pt. GPA scale [#permalink] New post 21 Dec 2012, 02:36
I think a fair way to calculate would be something like this. My BE was from Anna University. The pass mark was 50% and 75% is considered distinction. My understanding about the US GPA is that 2.75 is the minimum required GPA for passing and 4 is the maximum possible. So from this correlation

\frac{Indian Percentage-50}{75-50} = \frac{US GPA-2.75}{4-2.75}

\frac{Indian Percentage-50}{25} = \frac{US GPA-2.75}{1.25}

Indian Percentage-50 = (US GPA-2.75)*20 = 20*USGPA - 55

USGPA = \frac{Indian Percentage + 5}{20}
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Re: How to Convert Indian GPA/ Percentage to US 4 pt. GPA scale [#permalink] New post 21 Dec 2012, 07:11
McFauz as per your grading system anything above 75% would be equivalent to 4 GPA , which may be true for your university but certainly not for all Indian universities.
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Re: How to Convert Indian GPA/ Percentage to US 4 pt. GPA scale [#permalink] New post 21 Dec 2012, 07:20
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McFauz as per your grading system anything above 75% would be equivalent to 4 GPA , which may be true for your university but certainly not for all Indian universities.



Hmmm... I understand... My percentage in my BE was 70. .7*4 = 2.8. I do not think this is a fair reflection at all... 3.75 on the other hand seems fair...
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Re: How to Convert Indian GPA/ Percentage to US 4 pt. GPA scale [#permalink] New post 21 Dec 2012, 07:23
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I think a fair way to calculate would be something like this. My BE was from Anna University. The pass mark was 50% and 75% is considered distinction. My understanding about the US GPA is that 2.75 is the minimum required GPA for passing and 4 is the maximum possible. So from this correlation

\frac{Indian Percentage-50}{75-50} = \frac{US GPA-2.75}{4-2.75}

\frac{Indian Percentage-50}{25} = \frac{US GPA-2.75}{1.25}

Indian Percentage-50 = (US GPA-2.75)*20 = 20*USGPA - 55

USGPA = \frac{Indian Percentage + 5}{20}


I have spoken to quite a few admission consultants, admission ambassadors, current & ex students , and all have been saying that the Adcoms are well aware of the dynamics of scoring in most Indian systems (Engineering, IIT Non IIT, Buisness schools, Medical schools etc) and consider your performance relative to that. I have been advised to stay away from calculating my GPA (converting my Percentage to GPA) and leave the judging of my performance to the adcoms who have a fairly decent idea of what is good and what is bad.

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Hmmm... I understand... My percentage in my BE was 70. .7*4 = 2.8. I do not think this is a fair reflection at all... 3.75 on the other hand seems fair...


The adcoms would most likely not bother converting your academic score , They will evaluate your transcripts and your stellar GMAT score and then form a picture of your academic level. 70% is a very very good score in most Engineering colleges in India, and one can say that it would be a 3.75 or higher but i dont think we should bother much about where we stand compared to the US scale. One area where GPA could matter is in getting scholarships where your academic performance is weighted against other candidates to determine who gets how much..
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Re: How to Convert Indian GPA/ Percentage to US 4 pt. GPA scale [#permalink] New post 09 Apr 2013, 22:14
I was searching algorithms to convert gpa (one country to another country) and fortunately i found this post which has much knowledge and guidelines about this process. GPA Scale is really unique and informative post you shared with us.
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Re: How to Convert Indian GPA/ Percentage to US 4 pt. GPA scale [#permalink] New post 29 May 2013, 10:57
Very useful thread that gives a fair idea about converting GPA. As a baseline I understood, don't scratch or overburden your head by converting GPA /Percentage/CGPA, let the Admission team judge your performance. :)
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Re: How to Convert Indian GPA/ Percentage to US 4 pt. GPA scale [#permalink] New post 30 May 2013, 02:21
Our calculations and algorithm's don't matter. Its totally up to the Admissions Team to convert the GPA.
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Re: How to Convert Indian GPA/ Percentage to US 4 pt. GPA scale [#permalink] New post 30 May 2013, 06:55
I don't agree that 60-100% should be a 4.0 GPA. In most courses, an Indian student who has scored 60% does not deserve a 4.0 GPA.

Also, the post mentioning 75% being equal to a 2.75 GPA is ridiculous.
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Re: How to Convert Indian GPA/ Percentage to US 4 pt. GPA scale [#permalink] New post 27 Jun 2013, 10:32
its best not to be worrried about gpa conversions cause there are so many versions of it :).
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Re: How to Convert Indian GPA/ Percentage to US 4 pt. GPA scale [#permalink] New post 07 Jul 2013, 06:12
GMAT official exam uses this first table conversion.. In that case, Certain colleges evaluate very stringently and i have landed up in a 60 sumthing % ... my GPA comes to a 1 point sumthin shocker :O what to do?
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Re: How to Convert Indian GPA/ Percentage to US 4 pt. GPA scale [#permalink] New post 03 Aug 2013, 23:51
Ok. so bottom line is don't convert you GPA to 4.0 scale.
However, I want to evaluate the competitiveness of my application to a b school. I want to know if the top schools will definitely reject me because of my GPA. where does a 6.5/10 stand (pass=4,avg=6)? is this at least near a 3/4 GPA?
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Re: How to Convert Indian GPA/ Percentage to US 4 pt. GPA scale [#permalink] New post 30 Jul 2014, 06:09
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This has been freaking me out as well. A while back when i started to prep for my GMAT i asked a friend who has been an admission consultant for a few years to give me a ballpark figure on what my scores would mean in a GPA scale. She gave me a 3.65, so i was quite happy. I now look at some of the scales mentioned in the original post and see that my 67.5% is Almost 1.3 :-).... No way can this be correct for i graduated in the top 10 of my class earning a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree from a reputable Medical college (tons of alumni in eminent positions in the US) and graduated top of my Post graduation class (M.D. University topper)..The person who topped our class of 150, and ranked in the top 20 in the nation (in medical entrances) would not break a 3.0 in the GPA scale :-).. I do not think most universities would be naive to simply convert Indian GPA's according to some of the charts provided in the original post ( Either the one which puts me @ 1.3 or the one that gives me a 4).

I am considering applying to Duke, and Duke along with many other top universities in the US has a presence in India, have offices (sometimes multiple) in India, have alumni offices here etc.. I am sure they constantly seek advise from these offices in India and in fact make them run a scan on Indian universities and their scoring system once they get applications..

One of the universities i am looking to apply for does accept raw transcripts (in percentage) but does want a GPA in the application - Should i use WES to convert my GPA and attach their report along with my application ??

Dear Sir,
pls help me!!… similar situation!!

I’m registering for GMAT on mba.com and need to submit GPA.

I completed my undergraduation with 61% from Kanpur university . I've just 5% less than university topper, but while registering for GMAT ,according to their conversion scale given, my GPA comes out to be 1.9.

It sounds very low on the GPA-percentage scale that they have given..

However, I got my GPA calculated by WES (World Education Services), which came out to be 3.71. Should i write this GPA?
Even if i leave the option blank, GMAT again asks for the GPA on the test day after the completion of the test. What should i do then?

Please help and advise !
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