The GPA calculator for Pakistan is a tool we've had to use all our lives. No matter if you're a student or were one, thoughts like "Did I score enough?", "Did I not score enough?", and "How much do I need to score a good grade?" have likely always been in your mind. And it's not just students who need it: professors and examinations or administrations personnel still have to calculate GPA for their students. Safe to say — it's an integral part of our life.
Our calculator focuses on universities and students from Pakistan specifically, but if your institute follows a four or 5-point GPA scale, this is the perfect tool for you. We say it's perfect because we will discuss the GPA scale chart and how you can convert your GPA to a percentage or vice versa. So, dive into this university GPA calculator and enjoy the journey.
GPA calculator Pakistan
The GPA calculator for Pakistan is a swift and efficient tool, and if you think using such a vital tool would be difficult, you couldn't be any more wrong!
The most important step you must take is selecting which scoring system your institute uses. There are three options:
- Four-point scale;
- Five-point scale; and
- A special scale for Quaid-e-Azam University. They use a five-point scale for its MPhil students, with a twist. It only has grades A, B, C, and F without any positive or negative variations.
Once you have selected the scale system:
You have to enter your grade and credit hours for each course.
You can enter up to 20 courses (which is more than enough, because Pakistani university students are required to take 5 courses and are allowed 6 courses, with rarely more than that).
Once you have entered the grade and credits, your GPA is displayed in the result section.
You also have the option to determine your cGPA — if so, then be sure to select
Yes!at the top of the calculator. Then, in the cGPA section below, input your previous GPA and the sum of your previous credit hours.
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GPA calculation formula
The GPA calculation formula is pretty simple: all you need are your grade points and credit hours for each course you took in a semester.
This means you must multiply the grade point earned in each course by its credit hours. Then sum them all up and divide them by the total credit hours of that semester. And voilà — you have your GPA!
How to calculate your GPA
You must be curious to know how to calculate your GPA in university. And we have the answer to your curiosity.
In the formula, you need two things to calculate your GPA; your grades and the credit hours for each course. You will also need the assistance of a GPA scale chart to determine grade points.
Armed with that information, you can follow the steps below to estimate your GPA efficiently:
- Convert your grades for each course in a semester to grade points using a grade scale chart. For instance, on a 4-point scale, A is 4, B+ is 3.5, and so on.
- Next, multiply each grade point by the credit hours for the corresponding course. The usual courses offered in universities of Pakistan are of 3 credit hours unless they have a practical lab as well, then they may have 4 credit hours for that course.
- Sum up each result from step two.
- Next, divide the sum from step 3 by the total number of credit hours studied in the semester.
- The result is your GPA.
For instance, let's say that your grades are A, B+, A-, B, and B, and that each course had 3 credit hours. The grade points of these grades would be 4, 3.3, 3.7, 3, and 3, respectively. So:
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GPA scale chart and grade points
You may not have to maintain your GPA chart, as you have it made for you at your institute. All you have to do is check it on your student portal. But if you want to learn how to calculate your GPA on your own, you will need the help of a GPA scale chart. This GPA scale chart shows what each grade corresponds to and what grade points are.
Four-point GPA scale
The four-point GPA scale is the most commonly used for a GPA out of four. It means the highest you can score is 4, which corresponds to an A grade.
Five-point GPA scale
The five-point GPA scale is not that commonly used but still is a practice for certain institutes, especially for their master's degrees.
According to this scale, an A (the highest grade) is equivalent to 5. It also contains a D+ and D-, unlike the four-point scale.
Convert GPA to percentage
Converting GPA to percentage and vice versa could sound confusing, but it is really straightforward. The interesting thing to remember is that one GPA point equals 25% on a 4-point scale, but 20% on a 5-point GPA scale.
To convert GPA to percentage on a four-point scale, use the formula:
And on a five-point scale, use the formula:
You may want to try our high school GPA calculator.
What does GPA stand for?
GPA stands for "grade point average", which is also sometimes called "average grade point". It represents the score you earned during a semester.
The alphabet's letters A, B, C, D, E, and F represent the grades, and each grade corresponds to certain points, which, combined with the credit hours for each course, give us the GPA. Universities use it globally to grade students.
How can I calculate cGPA from GPA?
To determine your cGPA from your GPA, follow the steps below:
- Multiply your GPA by the total number of credit hours each semester.
- Sum the results from step one.
- Sum the total credits each semester or sum all credits earned.
- Divide the result of step 2 by step 3.
- The result is your cGPA.
I scored 86% marks, what is my GPA?
86% marks are equivalent to a GPA of 3.4. Interestingly, 25 percent is equal to 1 GPA point. So, here is how you can determine it:
- Divide your percentage by 100:
86 / 100 = 0.86.
- Multiply the result by 4:
0.86 × 4 = 3.4.
- The result (
3.4) is your GPA.
How is cGPA different from GPA?
GPA is the average grade point a student earns during one semester. It informs about your scores for that particular semester.
Whereas cGPA means cumulative GPA. It gives the average GPA of all completed semesters. Your cGPA is the GPA you earn at completing your degree, but it also depends on the GPA you earn each semester.
I scored straight A's, what is my GPA?
Straight A's means a 100% result — congratulations! If you are using a 4-point GPA scale, you have scored a 4, and if you are using a 5-point scale, then you scored a GPA of 5.