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## What is grading?

Grading is a process & it is a term which is used in education especially when the process of the application of the standardized measurements are in question. This sort of thing is done during different levels of the achievement in a certain course. In addition to this, the grades are generally assigned in the form of letters such as A / B / C / D / E / F or even in the form of a numerical range. If it is the numerical range then it turns out to be in the form of percentages.

## GPA Calculator

## What is GPA?

In addition to this, this percentage is stated to be a percentage of the total number of the questions answered or for that matter the number out of the possible total. There are however other countries where the grades of the classes are averaged in order to come up with this GPA & this is also well – known as the grade point average.

## How is GPA calculated?

In order to calculate this GPA, we have to first take the number of grade points which a student has earned over the period of time. Furthermore, this GPA turns out to be used by the educational institutions or the potential employers in order to assess a student.

## What is the meaning of cumulative grade point average or CGPA?

There is another term that is related to grade point average & it is known as the cumulative grade point average which is nothing but a calculation of the average of the student’ total earned points. This is further divided by the number of the possible amount of points. Apart from this, such a calculation determines the grading system for the complete education career of a student.

### GPA System

> Grade Points | > Grade | > Equivalent |

> 4 | > A | > High Achievement |

> 3 | > B | > Satisfactory |

> 2 | > C | > Minimum Passing |

> 1 | > D | > Failure |

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### Grades

A | 4. 00 |

A – | 3. 67 |

B + | 3. 33 |

B | 3. 00 |

B – | 2. 67 |

C + | 2. 33 |

C | 2. 00 |

C – | 1. 67 |

D + | 1.33 |

D | 1. 00 |

D – | 0. 67 |

F | 0.00 |

### What is the formula to calculate GPA?

The formula to calculate GPA has been mentioned below –

\(GPA\, = \, \frac{\sum_{i=1}^{n} \, C_i\, G\, P_i}{\sum_{i=1}^{n} C_i}\)

**Formula to calculate CGPA**

In order to calculate CGPA or the cumulative grade point average, the following formula is to be used –

\(CGPA\, = \, \frac{\sum_{i=1}^{n} \, C_i\, G\, P_i}{\sum_{i=1}^{n} C_i}\)

**Note:**

In the equations mentioned above for GPA as well as CGPA, the following details are to be known – (1) is stated to be the credits which are assigned to a particular course (2) represents the point corresponding to the grade which is obtained for every course (3) means the number of the courses which have been cleared successfully during the semester when GPA is concerned & for all the semesters if CGPA is in question.

## How to use a GPA calculator?

If you would like to make use of the online GPA calculator then you would be required to enter the details (marks) before you click on calculate.