Full Form of GPA
Grade Point Average
GPA Full Form is Grade Point Average. It is a grading system that helps employers of some countries to determine the employability of the job applicant. It is calculated on a scale of 4.0, and it verifies all of the grades or marks obtained during his whole educational journey. Some colleges and universities are also using this system to determine the merit of a student during the admission process.
Companies use GPA in accordance with an applicant’s educational scores, extra-curricular activities, internships (if any) attended during his study in college or university, previous work experience etc. Depending on these factors an applicant is graded and evaluated for his job employability. Most of the US companies and institutions use this system.
GPA can be used as a determinant factor for the applicant’s suitability, but it can never determine his efficiency. Recent studies have revealed that there almost no connection between a professional’s GPA and his job performance. This indicates how badly GPA system fails in its motive. One alarming factor is also that, women professionals with higher GPAs are mostly paid less than men who have notably lower GPAs. These issues have to be addressed immediately with an effective solution. If resolved, GPA can be the ultimate system for evaluation.