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Full form of CGPA: Here, we are going to learn about the CGPA, full form of CGPA, overview, advantages and disadvantages of CGPA, etc.
Submitted by Anushree Goswami, on December 10, 2019

CGPA: Cumulative Grade Point Average

CGPA is an abbreviation of Cumulative Grade Point Average. It is a grading system in education. It is used in measuring the overall academic performance average of a student in schools and colleges. The allotment process of student's marks is done with grades A, B, C, D, or F. After the completion of a course, it is calculated as an average of grade points secured for all semester up to a specified academic period.

GPA (Grade Point Average): This is also a grading system used in measuring academic performance average but, it is used to denote only for one term.

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In India, the grading system is based on percentages. In different countries, the grading standards vary according to their principles and education policies.

Percentage CGPA Classification
90% to 100% O or A+ Outstanding
70% to 89% A First class
50% to 69% B+ Second class
40% to 49% B Pass class
Below 39 F Fail

How to calculate percentage from the given CGPA?

Steps to calculate the percentage of marks which are as follows,

  • Subject wise percentage of marks = 9.5 * GP of the subject
  • Overall percentage of marks = 9.5 * Total CGPA

For example: If a student has got total 8.3 CGPA, it means his/her total percentage of marks: 9.5*8.3 = 78.85%

Advantages of CGPA

  • The pressure of score reduced: The grading standard of education has reduced the scoring pressure of students, which makes them learn without any pressure.
  • Grading Pattern is advanced: The grading standard of education is based on a marking pattern that is advanced.
  • Identification of Weakness and Strengths: The grading standard of education helps the students to identify their weaknesses and strengths.
  • Studies became easier: The grading standard of education has made studies easier and simpler in many ways.

Disadvantages of CGPA

  • Performance decreased: Due to the grading standard of education, children are likely to perform less.
  • Demotivation: The grading standard of education demotivates the students who achieve higher in comparison to those who achieve less because they come equally in percentage classification.
  • Increase in lethargy: As grading standard of education has separated the marks among different tasks such as assignments, presentations, and final exams, there is an increase in laziness due to lethargy in students.
  • Result accuracy: The grading standard of education is found deficient in showing the precise results of students.


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