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I am an English Literature graduate and a post grad in Philosophy. I have secured first class; 64% and 62% respectively in my degrees. We don't have a gpa system in India. When I try to convert this to American gpa, my gpa comes to 1.3. I studied at the University of Mumbai.
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I am an English Literature graduate and a post grad in Philosophy. I have secured first class; 64% and 62% respectively in my degrees. We don't have a gpa system in India. When I try to convert this to American gpa, my gpa comes to 1.3, which is pathetic. In India, scoring a 60% + in a subject like English Literature is actually a big deal, in fact students aren't given scores above 70%. I scored the highest marks in my class for finals, for my graduation. What will be the most fair way to present my scores? I studied at the University of Mumbai.


You can actually just present the raw score and not convert it. We are familiar with the grading systems at the different schools in India and often do not convert the scores actually. Admissions offices know what a 64 is at U of Mumbai and how it compares to 70 at IIT, NIT, BITS Pilani etc.

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thank you for your reply PersonalMBACoach. Will it be possible for you to shed some light on what admissions committee think of a 64% in English Literature from University of Mumbai. It will really help me with my admissions. If I get a realistic picture, I will be able to pitch myself better.

Also, you compared an engineering degree from the top institutes of India with a liberal arts degree(English Literature) from Mumbai Univ. "Admissions offices know what a 64 is at U of Mumbai and how it compares to 70 at IIT, NIT, BITS Pilani etc." Do admission committees compare degrees in this manner too?
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