Grading System in Bangladesh – GPA & CGPA for School College University

Grading is a standardized measurements of levels in Education.  There are different level GPA and CGPA grading system for school college and university.
Total  6 level grading systems are 1 to 6 or A to F for Primary School, High School, College in Bangladesh maintaining GPA grading system for preparation of result according to the following calculation:

Grading system in Bangladesh For school


Numerical Grading systemLetter grading SystemGrade Point 

GPA – Grading Points Average.

Above grading system is applicable for all school level up to SSC Examination. 


HSC Grading System

Letter Grading System for HSC Level by Education Boards

Grading System in Bangladesh

Calculation of GPA – Grading Points Average for HSC



University Grading System in Bangladesh

UGC grading system that University Grants Commission (UGC) approved for Universities in Bangladesh.

Numerical Grading systemLetter grading SystemLetter GradeGrade Point
80% and above MarksA+A Plus4.0
75 % to 79% MarksAA Regular3.75
70%  to 74% MarksA-A Minus3.5
65 %  to 69% MarksB+B Plus3.25
60%  to 64% MarksBB Regular3.0
55%  to 59% MarksB-B Minus2.75
50%  to 54% MarksC+C Plus2.5
45%  to 49% MarksCC Regular2.25
40%  to 44% MarksD2.0
Less than 40% MarksF00

CGPA calculator 4.0 scale in Bangladesh. 


Universities  in Bangladesh can  use ‘I’ grade in case of incomplete grade and ‘W’ for withdrawn courses.



Dhaka University Grading system – DU CGPA system

A 4.0 excellent
A– 3.7
B+ 3.3
B 3.0 good
B- 2.7
C+ 2.3
C 2.0satisfactory
C- 1.7
D+  1.3
D 1.0
D- 0.7minimum passing
F 0.0 failure
IPin progress or grade not reported
NCregistered for no credit
PP is a passing grade notation,  limited  to use and is not available as an option for CGPA
WW is for notation that the course is withdrawn without prejudice


 American International University  Grading system

GPA – Grading system in American International University in Bangladesh

Class intervalLetter gradeGrade point

CGPA – Cumulative Grade Points Average



North South University Grading System

Number intervalLetter gradeGrade point
83-86B Good3.00
73-76C Average2.00
60-66D Poor1.00

CGPA calculator 4.0 scale in Bangladesh



East West University CGPA Calculation System

NumberLetter gradeGrade point
90 – below 97A4.00
87 – below 90A-3.70
83 – below 87B+3.30
80 – below 83B3.00
77 – below 80B-2.70
73 – below 77C+2.30
70 – below 73C2.00
67 – below 70C-1.70
63 – below 67D+1.30
60 – below 63D1.00
below 60F0.00

Brac University Grading System in Bangladesh

Class intervalLetter grade LGGrade point
90-100A Excellent4.00
85 – <90A-3.70
80 – <85B+3.30
75 – <80B Good3.00
70 – <75B-2.70
65 – <70C+2.30
60 – <65C Fair2.00
57 – <60C-1.70
55 – <57D+1.30
52 – <55D Poor1.00
<50F Failure0.00


United International University Grading system

Number intervalLetter gradeAssessmentGrade point GP
90 – 100AOutstanding4.00
86 – 89A-Excellent3.67
82 – 85B+Very Good3.33
78 – 81BGood3.00
74 – 77B-Above Average2.67
70 – 73C+Average2.33
66 – 69CBelow Average2.00
62 – 65C-Poor1.67
58 – 61D+Very poor1.33
55 – 57DPass1.00


There are separate criterias equivalent to the grading system for the HSC & SSC levels to reintroduce 1st division, 2nd division and 3rd divisions or classes in proportion to grad-point average (GPA) marks.In 2009, The Bangladesh government changed to the result system for public examinations, matching the existing grades with the previous classes or divisions according to obtained marks.

GPA – Grade Point Average  3.50 or above is equivalent to first division while GPA less than 3.50 to 2.50 is 2nd division and GPA less than 2.50 to 1 is 3rd division for the students who passed SSC and equivalent exams during 2001-2003 period and who passed HSC and its equivalents in 2003.

Regarding score of marks — GPA 4 or above is equivalent to 1st division while GPA less than 4 to 3 is 2nd division and GPA less than 3 to 1 is 3rd division for the students who passed SSC and HSC and equivalents in 2004 and thereafter.

Besides, the approved universities will have to fix their Cumulative
CGPA – Grade Point Average  scale (4 or 5) equivalent to 80 percent marks. Then division or class will be fixed converting the achieved CGPA to 100%  numbers.

 60% or above number is 1st class or division while less than 60% to 45% second class or division and less than 45% to 33% third class or division.


grading system bangladeshHistorian George W Pierson of Yale University  writes ” According to Tradition” the first grades issued at  Yale University in 1985.  Most of the country using their own grading system (GPA) in School, College and University. And grading points also different i.e 1 to 7. Grading Points are always represented with whole numbers such as 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, & 7 are the only possible grades.

Because these grading points do not represent percentages, but instead correspond with specific rubric requirements, one could theoretically answer 90% of questions on a given examination correctly, but still get a GPA 5 if the 10% they missed represented crucial problems that corresponded to the 6 and 7 grade mark-bands. Additionally, each subject has slightly different ranges that correspond with different grading boundaries,

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