Academic grading in Bangladesh

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This article is a summary of Academic grading in Bangladesh.

Grading System in School[1]
Class Interval Letter Grade Grade Point
97-100 A+ 5
93-96 A 4
87-92 A- 3.5
82-86 B 3
77-81 C 2
70-76 D 1
0-69 F 0

Degree evaluation with ″Class″ in university (e.g., First Class, Second Class, Third class, Pass)

The bachelor and masters degree result of the public universities in Bangladesh, e.g., University of Dhaka, Bangladesh National University, Rajshahi University, University of Chittagong, etc., can be classified according to the British undergraduate degree classification system, when it is evaluated with class grade.

Grading System in University
Class Interval Letter Grade Grade Point
98-100 A+ 4.00
95-97 A 3.75
93-96 A- 3.50
90-92 B+ 3.25
87-89 B 3.00
84-86 B- 2.75
80-83 C+ 2.50
75-79 C 2.25
72-74 C- 2.00
0-71 F 0.00

Discrimination in results[edit]

The 2001 (SSC) and 2003 (HSC) batch are really in dilemma with their result, they can't convert their result in grading system nor division system. The number of students who attained A+ or GPA 5.0 in 2001 was only 76 but it exceed to 41,797 in 2008 result. And same discrimination found in 2003 HSC. It doesn't mean that students of 2001-2003 batch are not talented. It is a great mistake of Education Ministry Authority. Initially teachers were evaluating test script as Division based result, that is why this batch attained on average a lower GPA. Another reason, grading of fourth subject was not added to their GPA. That's why they were lagging behind.

A group of Dhaka University students who passed their SSC examinations in 2001, 2002 and 2003 and completed HSC exams in 2003 demanded issuing of a circular from the education ministry converting grade point average (GPA) of SSC and HSC levels into first division, second division and third division.

They placed the demand at a press conference at Dhaka University Journalists' Association at Teacher-Student Centre on the campus.

They demanded the ministry to label GPA from 3.50 to above out of five as first division, GPA from 2.50 to 3.49 as second division and GPA under 2.49 as third division.[citation needed]

The students alleged that they are now facing discrimination in job market as they achieved a lower GPA than the students have achieved higher one in recent years as they were in first batch of the GPA system in the country.

But still, in Bangladesh, a GPA of 3.00 out of 4 is considered First Class by UGC, while it is 3.5 out of 5 for SSC & HSC. Due to different grading systems in different universities, students are now demanding a common grading system for all Universities.


  1. ^ "Letter Grade System of Individual Subject". Education Board Bangladesh. Retrieved 6 August 2013.