Calculate GPA In Nepal : HSEB/ NEB letter grading system has been carried out in Nepal for all +2 programs. This system has changed the standard system (percentage method) of analysis in +2 as well as SEE/ SLC. National Examination Board NEB (Initially HSEB: Higher Secondary Education Board) has been implementing this technique of GPA (Grade Point Average) because the academic session of 2073 B.S in Nepal.

It was determined to be carried out by the then council chairman of HSEB and Education minister Mr. Giriraj Mani Pokharel. The letter grading system was launched to fulfill the international system of evaluation for Exams. This is without doubt one of the technical evolution within the analysis system of education in Nepal.

What is GPA?

GPA stands for Grade Point Common which is usually calculated by adding all the number of grades that you’ve got gotten after which diving them by the number of credits that you have taken. Or in easier words, it’s the grade of the marks you get divided by the credit hours you have invested within the mentioned subject.

That being mentioned not all GPAs are the same or let’s say, not all GPAs have the same scale. The standard GPA has a scale of 4.0 whereas the newer unweighted GPA has a scale of 5.0. Since Nepal uses the traditional 4.0 GPA, we are going to focus on that.

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Letter Grading System in Nepal for Grade 11 and 12

Generally, the letter grading system was followed in some Universities like Kathmandu University or Pokhara University. But now, The HSEB, (Higher Secondary Education Board) has introduced this grading system to the students of grades XI and XII, providing an opportunity for all the students to study as per their grades. Initially, the grading system in Nepal for grade 12 was different.

The students were evaluated in terms of their percentage which they have obtained in their examination papers. The students who achieve distinction or first division will be praised. But now, the grading system has been introduced to the students of grade XI and XII on 23rd February 2016. Check out the GPA Scale below! 

GradeMarks ObtainedGPA RangeDescription
A+From 90 to 1003.60 – 4.00Outstanding
AFrom 80 to 893.20 – 3.60Excellent
B+From 70 to 792.80 – 3.20Very Good
BFrom 60 to 692.40 – 2.80Good
C+From 50 to 592.00 – 2.40Satisfactory
CFrom 40 to 491.60 – 2.00Acceptable
D+/DFrom 30 to 391.20 – 1.60Partially Acceptable
D/NGFrom 20 to 290.80 – 1.20Insufficient

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How To Calculate GPA?

On analyzing the NEB Examination Result and information from various sources, we have found that the GPA of Subjects with Practical marks is calculated by adding 75% of theory and 25% of practical and that of subjects with no practical marks is added as it is. You should also consider credit hours of theory and practical of each subject. The method of calculation of GPA is given below:

GPA of a Subject without practical (like Mathematics, English, Nepali, etc) = (Theory Marks x Theory Credit Hours) / Total Credit Hours

GPA of a Subject with practical (like Physics, Computer Science, Chemistry, etc) = [ (Theory Marks x Theory Credit Hours) + (Practical Marks x Practical credit hours) ] / Total Credit Hours
Theory Marks or Practical Marks = 4 if A+, 3.6 if A, 3.2 if B+, 2.8 if B and so on. (For Above Calculation)

TOTAL GPA = [ Total Marks of all Subjects / Total Credit Hours of all subjects ]

Is D a passing grade in Nepal?

In the grading system, there is neither pass nor fail. D indicates that your score is between 30 and 39. Now days there is NG (Non Grade). If Your grade sheet has NG you should upgrade the grade.

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