Difference Between GPA and CGPA

Are you familiar with the following acronyms GPA and CGPA? In universities and other tertiary institutions, we hear people talking about GPA and CGPA. In this article, we are going to talk about what they are and their difference.

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Grade Point Average (GPA)
GPA stands for Grade Point Average. A GPA is a student’s mark and grade for each semester. It is calculated based on marks for each subject taken for a semester. Marks from each subject will be multiplied and divided with the number of credit hours taken.
Calculation Formula:

GPA = Total Grade Point (Grade Point x Credit)
Total Credit Hours


Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA)

CGPA stands for Cumulative Grade Point Average. A CGPA is the average of the cumulative marks for all semesters taken. The number of pointers from the first semester will be added with the total marks of each semester right up to the final semester. Students can increase their CGPA by increasing their GPAs for each semester.
Calculation Formula:

CGPA = Total grade points for all semesters
Total credit hours for all course codes

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