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

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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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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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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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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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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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29 May 2013, 10:57
Thanks all for sharing the information.

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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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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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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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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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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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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 ??

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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?

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17 Aug 2014, 00:16
I am exactly not sure whether I would get admission or not.I have completed my class12 from west bengal board with 75.75%.Any chances of getting admission in Boston university? .Please don't be read.

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Sorry but I didn't understand it clearly.I got 63.18% from an Indian university,so the GPA should be 1.3,well acc. to the table given on GMAT profile registration it is.Also my university and major is not listed in the respective column on that page.To be precise its the 3rd step while filling out profile details for registration on the gmat website.Please help me.
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Hello Everyone,

I was about to fill up my profile on mba.com where I was stuck with the same questions as discussed above.

My gpa is 6.78/10 so on the scale of 4 it will be 1.3.

Is this correct to fill in my profile ?

Pls. help

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20 Sep 2015, 02:34
Its not required to enter any of that information. You can create a profile on mba.com without entering GPA.

kshitij89 wrote:
Hello Everyone,

I was about to fill up my profile on mba.com where I was stuck with the same questions as discussed above.

My gpa is 6.78/10 so on the scale of 4 it will be 1.3.

Is this correct to fill in my profile ?

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Hi All.

Thank you to everyone for providing so much insight on GPA conversion. My understanding of the discussion throughout the post is that there is no definitive way of converting Indian GPA to US GPA.

However,I have a concern. Without even knowing approximately "how much" my Indian CGPA compares with a US GPA, how would I know where I stand in the competition?

For example, My undergraduate CGPA from St Xaviers' College, Kolkata was 6.59 and my certificate says that it is a "B+"

Also, they have provided me with the following information (attached)

I am curious to know "where I stand approximately" according to US GPA standards? Do the members of the forum believe this CGPA score is equivalent to a 2.5 US GPA Range? Might this be within the 3.0 GPA range? etc etc.

I just want to get a sense of where this CGPA stands, so that I can apply to Universities accordingly.

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File comment: Grading Rubric at my college in India
My overall CGPA Grade was 6.59 (B+), First Division.
What would my "approximate" US GPA equivalent be? (an approximation will do)

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Hello,

Can someone please help me out on what GPA should I quote while registering my profile on mba.com?? I have scored 58.5% in Economics Honours from a top rated college of University of Delhi. It's difficult to score in this course, plus I was in top of my class...But if I follow the GPA conversion table from mba.com, I fall in the category of 0.9

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kanav06 wrote:
Hi All.

Thank you to everyone for providing so much insight on GPA conversion. My understanding of the discussion throughout the post is that there is no definitive way of converting Indian GPA to US GPA.

However,I have a concern. Without even knowing approximately "how much" my Indian CGPA compares with a US GPA, how would I know where I stand in the competition?

For example, My undergraduate CGPA from St Xaviers' College, Kolkata was 6.59 and my certificate says that it is a "B+"

Also, they have provided me with the following information (attached)

I am curious to know "where I stand approximately" according to US GPA standards? Do the members of the forum believe this CGPA score is equivalent to a 2.5 US GPA Range? Might this be within the 3.0 GPA range? etc etc.

I just want to get a sense of where this CGPA stands, so that I can apply to Universities accordingly.

Thanks!

Hi,

Any replies to my question?
rasta MacFauz

Thank you,
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27 May 2016, 04:28
MacFauz wrote:
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 would have to disagree with your formula.I graduated from Pune university's top college where we get first class with distinction at 66%.out of my whole batch of around 200 students only 3 scored above that.So where would you place a person scoring first class as per your scale

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