First Division Facts

60 % is not First Division in Engineering !!!

What is First Division? How much percentage one should score to get First Division? If you ask above question to a person, you will get 60 % as answer.

The reason is that in almost all school boards, first division is 60% or above. So naturally students think that to get First Division Degree in Engineering, they have to score overall 60%. Some students are in this illusion till the day when they view their final semester results. Some students get shocked when they score above 60 %, yet get a Second Division Degree.

The reason behind all above facts is that First Division is different in Engineering, than in school boards.

In engineering following is the division system:
1.First Division (Hons.) Percentage is 75% or above.
2.First Division Percentage is 65% or above.

Thus, the students scoring below 65% got Second Division Degree. Hope students will find this information helpful for them.

How to calculate aggregate using RGTU Aggregate Calculator?

RGTU Aggregate Calculator is a calculator for B.E. students. Students can enter the marks scored by them in all semesters (out of 1000) and can check the aggregate percentage.

Instructions to be followed to calculate aggregate using RGTU Aggregate Calculator :

1. Enter the marks scored in the semester out of 1000. Do not enter the percentage (%) scored in the semester.

2. Enter the marks scored in all semesters, (i.e., from 1st semester to 8th semester).Do not leave the field blank.

Note: If you do not know the marks of all semester, then the aggregate will not be meaningful. Read the article Aggregate vs Average for more details.

3. Enter the marks scored in right order. Wrong order will give wrong result. For example, do not enter the marks scored in 1st semester in 3rd semester.

Tip: With the help of RGTU Aggregate Calculator, you can find out how many marks you have to score in the further semester to get particular aggregate percentage. If you do not know the marks of all semester, then enter the marks you already know in appropriate fields. Then fill the remaining blank fields with the marks you expect (your approximation), then check how much percentage you score from above marks. Try different combinations to get more accurate results.

Aggregate vs Average

Aggregate vs Average

The two terms seems to have similar meaning, but when used in context with Engineering there is a difference between the two. Before having any further discussion about the two terms, let’s find what exactly the meaning of the two terms is and how to calculate it.

Average: Average is simply the arithmetic mean of all the numbers (or marks) taken into consideration. For example, if you have 4 numbers (or marks), the average will be the sum of all the 4 numbers divided by 4.
Thus in calculating average all the numbers (or marks) are given equal weightage.

Aggregate: In Engineering, to calculate aggregate you have to take into consideration of the marks. The weightage of the marks of different years in engineering (B.E./BTech) are as follows:

First Year : 10%
Second Year : 20 %
Third Year : 30%
Fourth Year : 100%

Thus to calculate the aggregate percentage, perform following steps:
1. Calculate the weighted marks of different years.
2. Calculate the sum of above marks.
3. Divide the above sum by grand total.
4. Multiply the above calculate value by 100 to get aggregate percentage.

You can also use the RGTU Aggregate Calculator available in this blog to calculate your aggregate.

Note : Aggregate is only meaningful when you know the marks of all years (all semesters). Thus if you are a student who have not complete his/her degree yet, then it is better to calculate average.

About RGTU

Rajiv Gandhi Technical University (RGTU), also known as Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya (RGPV), is an Indian technical university in Madhya Pradesh. The university is well known for its extensive technical range of courses and is one of the India’s best university.

This institution was established as a common university for all the technical institutes, mainly including Engineering and Science colleges in the state of Madhya Pradesh. The university was named after the former Prime Minister of India, Rajiv Gandhi. All the colleges of Engineering, Science and Technology as well as the Polytechnics affiliated to various Universities and Boards of Technical Education are affiliated to the newly set up University of Technology. All the technical colleges and institutes which are running B.E., BTech, M.C.A., BArch, BPharma etc. courses are affiliated to this University in MP.

For more details visit Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya.