KUST has adopted the policy of Absolute Grading System as per following details:
%Marks From To |
Grade |
%Marks From To |
Grade |
85.00 & Above |
A |
60.00 64.50 |
C+ |
80.00 84.50 |
A- |
55.00 59.50 |
C |
75.00 79.50 |
B+ |
50.00 54.50 |
C- |
70.00 74.50 |
B |
45.00 49.50 |
D+ |
65.00 69.50 |
B- |
40.00 44.50 |
D |
- |
- |
Less than 40 |
F |
The grades indicate the following level of performance.
A:Excellent
B: Good
C:Adequate for undergraduate and minimum acceptable for graduate
D: Minimum acceptable for undergraduate and failure for graduate
F: Failure, implying that the student must repeat the entire course to receive any credit
S: Satisfactory completion
U: Unsatisfactory completion
W: Withdrawn from the course
E: Exempted from the course
I: Incomplete, the student has to complete the requirement within the specified time.
Each grade is assigned Grade Points per Credit Hour (GPCH) according to the following table:
Grade |
GPCH |
A |
4.00 (Can NOT be repeated) |
A- |
3.67 (Can NOT be repeated) |
B+ |
3.33 (Can NOT be repeated) |
B |
3.00 (Can NOT be repeated) |
B- |
2.67 (can be repeated in case of Graduate courses only and must be repeated if related to specialization of the Graduate Student) |
C+ |
2.33 (can be repeated in case of Graduate courses only and must be repeated if related to specialization of the Graduate Student) |
C |
2.00 (can be repeated in case of Graduate courses only and must be repeated if related to specialization of the Graduate Student) |
C- |
1.67 (can be repeated in case of Undergraduate courses and must be repeated in case of Graduate courses if the course is a degree requirement) |
D+ |
1.33 (can be repeated in case of Undergraduate courses and must be repeated in case of Graduate courses if the course is a degree requirement) |
D |
1.00 (can be repeated in case of Undergraduate courses and must be repeated in case of Graduate courses if the course is a degree requirement) |
F |
0.00 (must be repeated if the course is a degree requirement) |
W |
Nil Credit, not counted in the calculation of GPA |
I |
Nil Credit, not counted in the calculation of GPA |
S |
Not counted in the calculation of GPA |
U |
Not counted in the calculation of GPA |
E |
Nil Credit, not counted in the calculation of GPA & the student is not required to complete the course a part of the graduation requirement |
At the time of submission of results by the concerned teacher, all relevant record of the students must be handed over to the HoD.
Absolute Grading System
The academic standing of a student is referred to in terms of a Grade Point Average (GPA). To calculate the GPA, the total number of grade points earned is divided by the total number of credit hours registered. The maximum possible GPA is 4.00. For calculating semester GPA (SGPA), the total number of grade points earned in a semester is divided by the total number of credit hours registered in the semester. For working out the cumulative GPA (CGPA), the total number of grade-points earned in all the semesters (counting the latest grade in case of a repeat course) are divided by the total number of credit hours registered in all the semester (excluding the earlier credit hours for a repeat course).