Universiti Sains Malaysia Grading System

By | July 6, 2018

Universiti Sains Malaysia Grading System

Universiti Sains Malaysia Grading System, Malaysia has its own educational grading system. Different level and institution of education uses different grading scheme. This is an example of grading system practiced in a university in Malaysia.

Grade Meaning Quality point Percentage score
A Exceptional 4.00 Above 85%
A− Excellent 3.7 Above 80%
B+ Very Good 3.3 Above 75%
B Good 3.00 Above 70%
B− Fairly Good 2.7 Above 65%
C+ Satisfactory 2.3 Above 60%
C Quite Satisfactory 2.00 Above 55%
D Poor 1.67 Above 45%
D− Very Poor 1.33 Above 40%
E Extremely Poor 1.00 Above 35%
F Fail 0.00 35% or below

Until high school, an averaged percentage is provided. A percentage over 80 is considered excellent; between 60 and 80 is considered to be ‘first division’; between 40 and 60 is considered to be ‘second division’ The Percentage System works as : Maximum Marks:100, Minimum Marks: 0, Minimum Marks Required for Passing: 35. 100–91% considered Excellent, 75–90% considered Very Good, 55–64% considered good, 45–55% considered fair, 41–44% considered Pass, 0–40% considered fail. A percentage above 65% is referred as 1st Division and indicates high intellectual level. Some Universities follow weighted average pattern to calculate percentage: 1st and 2nd Semester – 40% of the aggregate marks, 3rd and 4th Semester – 60% of the aggregate marks, 5th and 6th Semester – 80% of the aggregate marks, 7th and 8th Semester – 100% of the aggregate marks. The 10-point GPA is categorized as follows: 10–9.1 (O ( out of standing ) or A+) – Best, 9–8.1 (A) – Excellent, 8–7.1 (B+) – exceptionally good, 7–6.1 (B) – very good, 6–5.1 (C+) – good, 5–4.1 (C) – average, 4–3.1 (D+) – fair, 3.1–2 (D) – Pass, 2–0 (E+–E) – fail. A GPA of over 7 is generally considered to be an indication of a strong grasp of all subjects.

Percentage Eq U Classification
90 to 100 4.5 O Outstanding
60 to 89 4.0 A or (A+ for >90%) Distinction / First class**
50 to 59 3.5 B+ Second Class
40 to 49 3.0 B Pass Class
< 39 2.0 C Fail