What does my GPA and Grades mean?
Nepal Examination Board has started to publish result using grades instead of percentage since 2016. Many of you know your grades and GPA but you may not know what they mean. Below is a table that will help you understand what your grades and GPA signify.
Courses can be graded either by letter grades or in percentages, but the official grade in each course is the letter grade. Where appropriate, a class average appears on transcripts expressed as the letter grade most representative of the exam performance.
The grades are divided into nine categories i.e. A+, A, B+, B, C+, C, D+, D, E.
● A+ means outstanding grade,
● A means excellent grade,
● B+ means very good grade,
● B means good grade,
● C+ means satisfactory grade,
● C means acceptable grade,
● D+ means partially acceptable grade,
● D means insufficient grade and
● E means very insufficient grade.
The grades can also be translated into different percentage interval and grade point score. These grade points have been listed below.
# Grades Pecentage Interval Grade Point 1 A+ 90 - 100 3.6 - 4.0 2 A 80 - 90 3.2 - 3.6 3 B+ 70 - 80 2.8 - 3.2 4 B 70 - 60 2.4 - 2.8 5 C+ 60 - 50 2 - 2.4 6 C 50 - 40 1.6 - 2 7 D+ 40 - 30 1.2 - 1.6 8 D 30 - 20 0.8 - 1.2 9 E 0 - 20 0 - 0.8
There is no provision for failing as per the grade system.
However, top colleges require a GPA of at least 3.2 or grade B+ or above to be eligible for admission.
The Nepal Examination Board (NEB) assigns grade points to letter grades according to the table above. Your Academic Standing is determined by a grade point average (GPA), which is calculated by multiplying the course credit by the grade points, and dividing the sum by the total course GPA credits. The result is not rounded up to the nearest decimal point.