Nepal introduced the new Grading System a year ago and the results of Secondary Education Examinations (SEE) for this year are just nearby as well. So it is important for the parents and students to understand how the grading system actually works.

Why was the Grading system introduced?

  • This type of system is well used in most of the foreign countries. So introducing the grading system only means standardizing these exams.
  • Two students securing 80 and 85 marks are almost in the same bracket. This system brings the students of similar classification together.

How will the marks be graded?

  • First, the individual marks are converted into Grade Points and then the average of the Grade points is the final GPA.
    The grade conversion chart is as follows:
SNInterval in %GradeDescriptionGrade Point
190 to 100A+Outstanding4.0
280 to below 90AExcellent3.6
370 to below 80B+Very good3.2
460 to below 70BGood2.8
550 to below 60C+Above average2.4
640 to below 50CAverage2.0
720 to below 40DBelow average1.6
81 to below 20EInsufficient0.8
90NNot graded0.0

What shouldn’t be done with GPA?

The GPA shouldn’t be converted into Percentage.
For example (this shouldn’t be done):
GPA – 3.80
Calculation – (3.80/4) * 100
= 95%

Why shouldn’t GPA be converted into Percentage?

  • Because the one with possibly better percentage may not have a better GPA. It is a whole different system of grading.For Example:

The Grading System was introduced in order to eliminate the Percentage system. It is an irony when people again want to convert their GPA into Percent. However, only the system of grading seems to have changed with the education system still the same.