Postgrad: Calculating your CGPA

Dear Students,

You would have received your first semester results. For those who did not achieve a GPA of above 3.0 or failed any paper, you would have received a conditional pass.

What does it mean?
If you cannot achieve a CGPA of above 3.0 in the second semester, you would be kicked out from the postgraduate programme. The aim of this article is to show you on how to achieve a CGPA of above 3.0 in the second semester.

Here is an example of a poor result;

Example of a poor result.

Example of a poor result.

If the student proceeds to second semester without repeating his first semester paper, even if he/she gets all A’s in second semester with a GPA of 4.0 (a near impossible task), the CGPA would still be below 3.0.

Even with a GPA of 4.0 in second semester, he will still be kicked out since the CGPA is still less than 3.0.

So he/she should repeat the papers that he/she failed in first semester; i.e. FK6163 and FK6183.

If he/she repeats only FK6163 and he/she got an A for it, his/her new CGPA would look like this;

He/She would be able to continue if he passes that repeat paper since CGPA is above 3.0.

He/She would be able to continue if he/she passes that repeat paper since CGPA is above 3.0.

If he/she repeats both papers and passes both of them comfortably, his/her new CGPA would surely be above 3.0.

By passing both repeat papers and the second semester exams, he/she would be able to stay on in the programme.

By passing both repeat papers and the second semester papers, he/she would be able to stay on in the programme.

You can try to calculate how to survive the second semester by using this Excel file survive-semester-2 to calculate your CGPA.

Azmi

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