Test Preparation

How to Calculate SGPA: Calculations Simplified

How to Calculate SGPA: Calculations Simplified

On this Page:

Understand how to calculate SGPA. Just sum up points secured in the semester and divide them by semester credits. Read the blog to know more.

GyanDhan
BIPASHA GOSWAMI
Updated on:  16 Nov 2023  | Reviewed By: 
Aman 
| 79.3K | 5  min read

 

SGPA stands for Semester Grade Point Average or Sessional Grade Point Average. It calculates the total scores and credits at the end of the term or session. It is the average of all grade points secured in all examinations during one semester.

Sprinkles

How to Calculate SGPA?

Calculating SGPA is an easy task and would hardly take any time.

  1. list items  Make a list of all your credit points & grades for each subject.
  2. list items  For each subject, multiply the credit points by your grade. (Grades cover a range, so you can take the median of the grades.)
  3. list items  Add all of the results together.
  4. list items You need to divide your total score by the sum of all the credit points you earned.
  5. list items  As a result, you get the SGPA.

 

Now, let's understand how to calculate overall SGPA with an example.

The formula to calculate SGPA is:
SGPA = Points secured in the semester/Credits secured in the semester
 

For example:

Step 1: Make a list of all your credit points & grades for each subject.

Credit Score Grades

Subject A - 4

Subject A - 9

Subject B - 2

Subject B - 8.8

Subject C - 3

Subject C - 8

Subject D - 2

Subject D - 7

 

Step 2: Multiply the credit points for each subject by the grade you obtained in the respective subject.

Subject A - 4 x 9 = 36
Subject B - 2 x 8.8 = 17.6
Subject C - 3 x 8 = 24
Subject D - 2  x 7 = 14

Arizona State University Q&A

Step 3: Add all of the results together.

Subject A + Subject B + Subject C + Subject D= 36+17.6+24+14 = 91.6

 

Step 4: You need to divide your total score by the sum of all the credit points you earned.

SGPA formula = Points secured in the semester / Credits secured in the semester

Points secured in the semester = 91.6
Credits secured in the semester (add all the credits from the individual subjects) = 4  +2 + 3 + 2 = 11

SGPA = 91.6 / 11 = 8.32

 

Step 5: As a result, you get the SGPA.

SGPA = 8.32
 

Explore Scholarships to Study Abroad
Sprinkles

How to calculate the percentage by SGPA?

Sometimes universities ask for a percentage score as well. No worries, the following steps will guide you to convert your SGPA score to a percentage.

  1. list items In the first step, calculate your SGPA for all semesters.
  2. list items  Once you have the SGPA's for each semester, add them all up.
  3. list items  Add the SGPAs and divide the number of semesters.
  4. list items  Convert your SGPA into a percentage by multiplying it by 10 and subtracting 7.5 from the result, which will give you the percentage.  

[(SGPA * 10) - 7.5 = Percentage]
 

Kickstart your study abroad journey with a free 30-minute consultation call

Sprinkles

How do you calculate CGPA from SGPA?

Now that we know how to calculate SGPA, it's time to learn how to calculate CGPA.

Let's see the formula to convert SGPA to CGPA.
 

CGPA = (sum of all semester SGPAs in an academic year) divided by the number of semesters
 

For example, if you have an 8 SGPA in the 1st semester and a 7 SGPA in the 2nd semester, the CGPA for your first year will be:

CGPA = [First Semester SGPA + Second Semester SGPA] Divided by the number of semesters

           = (8+7)/2

          = 7.5 CGPA

Now that we know how to calculate the SPGA, these are some of the important points one should keep in mind while calculating SGPA.

It is crucial to go through the rules and regulations of the universities you are willing to go to. Get a detailed idea of the scoring system, conversion methods, and so forth. In general, STEM departments have different grading scales from other universities. While converting your SGPA, be attentive and cross-check your results. Sometimes universities demand your scores to be in percentage or CGPA format. There are often problems during the admissions process, such as calculating SGPA or writing an SOP.

Expert guidance is worth a long way when it comes to admission procedures.

Likewise, GyanDhan's tools like Admit Predictor and SOP Review can help you with everything from evaluating your profile to writing a compelling statement of purpose. Take advantage of our tools to clear your doubts and get a jumpstart on your career!

Sprinkles

Frequently Asked Questions on "SGPA Calculation"

What is SGPA?

SGPA is the average of all grade points secured in all examinations during one semester.

What is the full form of SGPA?

SGPA stands for Semester Grade Point Average.

What is a good SGPA?

SGPA between 8-9 or above is considered good. It also depends on the course you're choosing. 

Read Also:

Check Your Education Loan Eligibility


Sprinkles

Have More Questions on This Topic?

Ask from a community of 10K+ peers, alumni and experts