If you are a new university student or still applying to become one, you must be thinking of how to calculate CGPA in Pakistan. Once you start to search, you may find two terms; GPA and CGPA. Fellows! Do not worry at all, just scroll down a little to know more about GPA, CGPA and how to calculate it in Pakistan.
GPA VS CGPA
When you are registered in your graduation program, there are total 8 semesters which means your GPA (Grade Point Average) would be calculated 8 times in 4 years. It is your semester performance just like you used to get overall grades/marks/percentages after your final term exams, in your school. In university, the semester result is known as GPA.
On the other hand side, CGPA (Cumulative Grade Point Average) is also calculated after every semester but it appears to be the average result of your degree. For instance, your CGPA of graduation would reflect your overall degree performance. Let’s take the example of your Matric result, how it was calculated? You got separate results in 9th and 10th grades but your Matric result appeared as the average of both results. Same was the case in your intermediate too. So, that’s the CGPA is your average performance of the degree.
How to Calculate GPA in Pakistan?
In every semester, your workload depends on the courses that you have opted for the semester. Further, there is a criterion to get the marks. In schools, we used to have midterm exams, final exams, class quizzes. Also, the teacher used to give us the feedback and grades on our class participation. Likewise, every university set a criterion to calculate your GPA of the semester.
In some universities, the following criterion is used to calculate the marks/percentage of the student. Later on, every student is given the grade according to its marks/percentage. In the end, the average of the grade score calculates the GPA of the student. So, the students have to focus on many other activities other than the university examinations.
Step1: Know the criteria to score in your course.
- Quizzes, Assignments, Class Participation, Project Presentation; 30%
- Mid-Term Examination; 30%
- Final Examination; 40%
Step 2: Know the grades on respective marks/percentage
Step 3: Calculate the average your average grade score
If you have opted 6 courses in a semester and you get the following result, according to the above grading system;
Take the average of grade points= (3.67+4+3+2.67+2+3)/6
GPA = 3.06
How to Calculate CGPA in Pakistan?
CPGA is calculated after every semester because of your performance changes every semester. It is the average of your GPAs.
Note: The average of 3.06 stays 3.06, so the CGPA does not change in the first semester. Later on, the second semester GPA was 3 and the average of 3.06 and 3 turns out to be 3.03. Likewise, all the CGPAs are calculated.
So, the CGPA of graduation degree would be 3.19.
We hope this article helped you to understand, how to calculate CGPA in Pakistan and the differences between GPA and CGPA. If you really understood it, then do not forget to share it with your friends.
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