# What is GPA and How to convert GPA into percentage

#### What Is GPA?

GPA stands for Grade Point Average. Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. It’s meant to score you (usually on a GPA scale between 1.0 and 4.0) during your studies and shows whether your grades have been high or low overall in your classes.

#### Purpose Of GPA in Nepal.

The purpose of GPA is to provide a barometer as to overall performance of a student in his or her classes, as well as create a system that allows for comparisons between students, and a class ranking system. In a class rank system, students are ordered and assigned a numerical rank against their peers based on their GPA, starting with number 1 for the student with the highest GPA.

#### How to calculate a GPA?

A GPA, or grade point average, first converts those letters or percents into numbers, then averages these numbers together. Because it’s made up of all your grades, your GPA is one of the most important factors for college admission. It is a good indicator of your intelligence, work ethic, perseverance, and willingness to push yourself.

Convert SEE Grading Point Average (GPA) into Percentage

Percentage = (GPA + 1) * 20
Example:
If your GPA for Science is 3.5. Then
Equivalent Percentage = (3.5+1)*20
= 90 Percentage
You secured 90% in Science subject. This include marks of both theory and practical exam.

Convert Percentage into SEE Grading Point Average (GPA)

Grading Point Average (GPA) = Obtained Percentage / 20 – 1
Example:
If your percentage is 78% in Science. Then:
Equivalent GPA = 78/20-1
=2.9 GPA
You secured 2.9 GPA in Science subject.

Note: Hope this helped you, But we highly recommend you not to follow this instructions since there might be different marking schemes for grades and percentage systems compared with each others.