# GPA Calculator

RVCE got autonomous status under VTU in 2007 and since then RVCE  follows Grading system. At the beginning it was relative grading system. Now it is grading system on a absolute scale. Marks obtained will be converted to equivalent grades. Grades will be given for a scale of 10.

All autonomous colleges, IITs, NITs and universities across the world have this GPA system. In countries like the US, the GPA is calculated out of 4 while in India it is calculated out of 10.

## How to calculate your GPA?

This is covered during your orientation sessions held for first year students.

CIE – Continuous Internal Evaluation

SEE- Semester End Exam

Assume your percentage in the exams conducted in various subjects are the following (CIE + SEE):

 Subject % of marks scored Physics 82 Math 97 Electrical 71 Mechanical 89 Civil 56 English 80

These percentages are converted to grades by the following scheme

 Grade Grade Points Marks Remarks S 10 >=90 Outstanding A 9 >=75<90 Excellent B 8 >=60<75 Very Good C 7 >=50<60 Good D 5 >=45<50 Average E 4 >=40<45 Poor F 0 <40 Fail I – – Transitional W – – Transitional X – – Transitional

 Subject % of marks scored Grade Grade Points Physics 82 A 9 Math 97 S 10 Electrical 71 B 8 Mechanical 89 A 9 Civil 56 C 7 English 80 A 9

Each subject has a weightage associated with it known as credits:

The credits for the corresponding subjects are

 Subject No. of Credits Physics 5 Math 4 Electrical 4 Mechanical 5 Civil 4 English 1

Putting in all the details into 1 table you get:

 Subject % of marks scored Grade Grade Points No. of credits Physics 82 A 9 5 Math 97 S 10 4 Electrical 71 B 8 4 Mechanical 89 A 9 5 Civil 56 C 7 4 English 80 A 9 1

The formula to calculate your GPA is

GPA= ∑ (No. of credits for the subject X Grade Points)/(Total no. of credits)

GPA=( 9X5 + 10X4 + 8X4 + 9X5 + 7X4 + 9X1)/(5+4+4+5+4+1)   -See the last 2 columns of the table

GPA=199/23

GPA=8.652

VTU students still quote their scores in terms of percentages. The equivalent GPA to % conversion is done using the formula

% = (GPA-0.75)X 10

%= (8.652-0.75) X10

%= 79.02

Some info:

1. Do well in subjects which contain labs which have 5 credits
2. If you see the previous example, if the student had scored an A grade in Civil and a C in English, a quick calculation shows his GPA would have been 8.913 from the earlier 8.652
3. A GPA >8.5 is considered to be good in campus
4. Higher GPA does not imply probability of getting higher pay. The guy who got placed in Microsoft(which paid the highest last year) was a 8 pointer.