CBSE Class 10 results announced: How to calculate your CGPA points

  • Nilesh Mathur, New Delhi
  • Updated: May 28, 2016 16:59 IST
Students in Amritsar celebrating their result after the CBSE Class 12 result was declared on May 21, 2016. (PTI Photo)

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has announced the Class 10 examination results. The results are in the form of Cumulative Grade Points Average (CGPA): It is the average of Grade Points obtained in all the subjects excluding the sixth additional subject as per the scheme of the exam.

Read: CBSE Class 10 board exam 2016 results declared, check it here

It is important to be familiar with the board’s grading system and its meaning to analyse and understand your performance.

Calculating CGPA

Though your CGPA is written on the report card, it is easy to calculate it on your own. Here’s how you can do it.

Add your grade points in the main five subjects, and then divide it by 5.

For example, if your grade points for the five main subjects are:

Subject 1: 8; Subject 2: 9; Subject 3: 7; Subject 4: 9; and Subject 5: 9

Step 1: Add the grade points: 8+9+7+9+9 = 42

Step 2: Divide it by 5

42/5 = 8.5

So, your CGPA is 8.5.

It is now important to understand your result in terms of percentage to evaluate your performance.

Calculating percentage from your CGPA

In order to convert your overall CGPA into percentage, multiply it by 9.5.

For example,

In this case 8.5 (CGPA) is multiplied by 9.5, so 8.5 x 9.5 = 80.75%

You should know that though both your Class 9 and Class 10 grades are displayed on your report card, only Class 10 grades are used to calculate your CGPA.

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