First Class Equivalent in India


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Does anyone know which grading scale Cambridge refers to? What would be a first class equivalent in terms of GPA in India? Mine is 7.7 out of 10. Do I stand a chance?

Does anyone know which grading scale Cambridge refers to? What would be a first class equivalent in terms of GPA in India? Mine is 7.7 out of 10. Do I stand a chance?
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This information is available on Cambridge's website: https://www.postgraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/international/international-qualifications

For your convenience, I have copy pasted the relevant sections as under:

"University Minimum Requirement:

Professional Bachelor's (at least 4 years) in professional subjects such as Agriculture, Architecture, Business Administration, Business Management, Business Studies, Computer Applications, Engineering, Fine Arts, Homoeopathic Medicine and Surgery, Law, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy and Technology or Bachelor of Arts / Science / Commerce (3-4 years) from well ranked institutions with an overall grade of 70% or CGPA 7.3+.


If the academic requirement of the course is a first:

Professional Bachelor's (at least 4 years) in professional subjects such as Agriculture, Architecture, Business Administration, Business Management, Business Studies, Computer Applications, Engineering, Fine Arts, Homoeopathic Medicine and Surgery, Law, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy and Technology or Bachelor of Arts / Science / Commerce (3-4 years) from well ranked institutions with an overall grade of 75% or CGPA 8.0+."

I am assuming the "CGPA" is the GPA, in which case your 7.7 would unfortunately be below the minimum 8.0+ required for ranking as a first class degree.

This information is available on Cambridge's website: https://www.postgraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/international/international-qualifications<br><br>For your convenience, I have copy pasted the relevant sections as under:<br><br>"University Minimum Requirement:<br><br>Professional Bachelor's (at least 4 years) in professional subjects such as Agriculture, Architecture, Business Administration, Business Management, Business Studies, Computer Applications, Engineering, Fine Arts, Homoeopathic Medicine and Surgery, Law, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy and Technology or Bachelor of Arts / Science / Commerce (3-4 years) from well ranked institutions with an overall grade of 70% or CGPA 7.3+.<br><br><br>If the academic requirement of the course is a first:<br><br>Professional Bachelor's (at least 4 years) in professional subjects such as Agriculture, Architecture, Business Administration, Business Management, Business Studies, Computer Applications, Engineering, Fine Arts, Homoeopathic Medicine and Surgery, Law, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy and Technology or Bachelor of Arts / Science / Commerce (3-4 years) from well ranked institutions with an overall grade of 75% or CGPA 8.0+."<br><br>I am assuming the "CGPA" is the GPA, in which case your 7.7 would unfortunately be below the minimum 8.0+ required for ranking as a first class degree.
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In the reply by Mr. Hussein, what does exactly "University Minimum Requirement" and "If the academic requirement of the course is a first" mean? I've read it on the Cambridge website too, but I'm not really able to understand it. A followup question, why are there two different criteria, and under which one would a prospective student fall?

In the reply by Mr. Hussein, what does exactly "University Minimum Requirement" and "If the academic requirement of the course is a first" mean? I've read it on the Cambridge website too, but I'm not really able to understand it. A followup question, why are there two different criteria, and under which one would a prospective student fall?<br><br>
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In the reply by Mr. Hussein, what does exactly "University Minimum Requirement" and "If the academic requirement of the course is a first" mean? I've read it on the Cambridge website too, but I'm not really able to understand it. A followup question, why are there two different criteria, and under which one would a prospective student fall?



It is not two different criteria. The University has a minimum requirement which is a general or overall requirement. For some courses (like the LLM) the minimum requirement is not enough. You need to go to the LLM (or other) course page to check what their requirement is. For the LLM it's a first.

[Edited by wheresfluffy on Sep 14, 2021]

[quote]In the reply by Mr. Hussein, what does exactly "University Minimum Requirement" and "If the academic requirement of the course is a first" mean? I've read it on the Cambridge website too, but I'm not really able to understand it. A followup question, why are there two different criteria, and under which one would a prospective student fall?<br><br> [/quote]<br><br>It is not two different criteria. The University has a minimum requirement which is a general or overall requirement. For some courses (like the LLM) the minimum requirement is not enough. You need to go to the LLM (or other) course page to check what their requirement is. For the LLM it's a first. <br>
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