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• 05/28/2020 at 05:59PM

How to calculate gpa in the indian icse board sytem?
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I am studying in India in the 10th grade. I wanted to calculate my gpa but i am getting confused by credit hours and all other stuff. I am unable to find a way to calculate my gpa. Does anyone out there know a way to calculate gpa for the indian icse system for class 9th and ahead? If so please help me.

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• 05/29/2020 at 06:00PM

So "credit hours" roughly corresponds to how much time a course meets for or requires—for example, a course that meets for 40 minutes a day would be worth 1/2 of the credit hours of a course that meets for 80 minutes a day. If all of your classes meet for the same amount of time, then you can just say they all take the same amount of credits (because GPA is an average, the actual number you use doesn't matter, just the ratio from class to class).

Beyond that, you can calculate GPA by taking letter grades—if you receive those—assigning them their corresponding value on a GPA scale, and averaging those numbers. These are those values on a 4.0 scale (the standard)

A+ = 4.3

A= 4.0

A- = 3.7

B+ = 3.3

B = 3.0

And so on. A C is a 2.0, D is 1.0, and F is a 0.0. The + or - grades are each a third of the way between. An A+ is a 4.3 on a 4.0 scale because only some schools even award A+s, and so it's higher than the "maximum" of this scale.

So roughly, what you should do is assign each of your final grades a value and then average them, and that should give you a rough approximation of your GPA.

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[🎤 AUTHOR]@Science1805/29/2020 at 06:27PM

So basically credit hours is the time attended divided by time required to attend ?

@jcdenton
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05/29/2020 at 07:32PM

No it's generally just a measure of time required to attend. E.g., a class that meets for 40 minutes a day might be worth 3 credits and a class that meets for 80 would be worth 6. Or a class that meets for one semester might be 3 and one that meets for two semesters might be 6. Just a simple equivalence, no division necessary.

@jcdenton
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05/29/2020 at 07:34PM

The way to incorporate this into GPA, if you have it, is to multiply each grade point number (the 4.0s and 3.7s above) by the number of credit hours for each course, and then divide by the TOTAL number of credit hours at the end. So say you're averaging three courses, two As and one B, worth 3, 3, and 6 credits, it would look like this:

@jcdenton
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05/29/2020 at 07:34PM [edited]

(4.0*3)+(4.0*3)+(3.0*6) -> divide by (3+3+6=12) = (42/12) = 3.5 GPA

@jcdenton
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05/29/2020 at 07:36PM

You can also see from that that if all the credit hours are the same, the average will be the same. So if all of your courses meet for the same amount or length of time, you can ignore credit hours and just average the grade points for each course.

[🎤 AUTHOR]@Science1805/30/2020 at 04:35AM

Ok. Thanks a lot for helping. This was really helpful.