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Low Percentage (57%) in B.E. – Can I Get Admission in US Universities?

This post is about low academic percentage and the impact of getting admission. Santosh asks:

I have completed M.Sc. (Electronics) with 57.61% (aggregate) from Vidhyanagar (Gujarat), India.
I want to know whether I can join M.S. in electronics (telecommunications) in the USA or not, so that I can prepare for GRE.
If yes, then please give me the information about the universities in the USA, which provides these courses, and also give me information about the minimum GRE and TOEFL scores needed for admission. Some good universities names in USA that provides aid. Thank you.

Low Percentage

Usually, many students from Mumbai and Pune University have similar situations. The reason behind this is the university grading policy.

If you look at international students applying from Tamil Nadu, the top ranked students will have 90% grades or higher.

However, the top ranked students in universities in the northern part of India tend to have comparatively lower percentages.

Some students with 70% will be a university rank holder. So you don’t need to worry about your score.

So this means that 57% is not considered low. You have to compare yourself with the top rank holders of your class/university and then see if it’s low or not.

You should start preparing for a GRE exam early. Having a GRE score of above 1,300 will help you get admission with scholarship at U.S. universities.

Information about Universities in USA

I do suggest you take time to read all the articles in this blog. You can find so much information that would help you. Over 200 articles are about the U.S. admission process and university selection.

For instance, you can read about GRE exams, Sample Statement of purpose, Resumé writing tips, University selection and much, much more.


  1. Murari on February 27, 2013 at 6:45 AM

    Hi , my score in Toefl 63, is this enough to get admission into US universities for MS.

  2. Shubham on February 9, 2013 at 3:05 AM

    i have scored less marks in fe n after dat i have passed wid 1 st class throughout BE can i get admission in us university for my ms education……

  3. Kavya on December 15, 2011 at 6:00 AM

    am i eligible to write GRE Exam with 57% in 12th….

  4. Kavya on December 15, 2011 at 5:59 AM

    am i eligible to write GRE Exam with 57% in B.E….

  5. madiha niyaz on July 6, 2011 at 10:57 AM

    i am madiha.I have done my masters in biotech with 64%.can i get admission in phd in an american university if i get a good gre score. i fear that my %age in masters can hinder my admission.

  6. Rishika on November 11, 2010 at 4:25 AM

    Hi i m Rishika pursuing B.E. From Bhopal I m in 3rd yr Having the Aggregate of 69% but i have low percetage in 12th(58) from C.B.S.E.
    and 10th(65) from I.C.S.E so I want to know whether i can join MS in Computer Science in USA or not, so that i can prepare for GRE & TOEFL.
    Thank you…

  7. Koushik on October 19, 2010 at 3:25 AM


    I am final year now and my percentage until 3rd year is 55% and my gre score is 950.I am not sure whether to start my admission process or not can i get admission into any university with these scores i have to apply for this fall semester so i dont have much time and when will will be the dead line for admissions.And is there any chance of gettting aid atleast in the second semester.

  8. Beena on October 1, 2010 at 8:34 AM

    Maself beena an i've completed ma engg in june-2010 frm SVMIT.
    I got 57%, After dat in GRE i got 1060.
    I'm intrested for Ms in da next Jan-2011 intake.
    I have tofel on 23rd oct. so i'll get result after 7th of nov…
    Lake of time an too low scores,I'm Sooo much confuse,Can i apply any university having deadline 15th oct without tofel result???
    Is der any univesities having deadlines in november or december??

  9. harsha kalyan penuma on July 24, 2010 at 4:16 AM

    hello everyone,

    i just completed my B.Tech in civil engg. from IIT Roorkee, but i have scored a CGPA of 5.813, which i know is very low. i am really very much interested in doing masters in Transportation engg. from US.

    But i am in dilemma of whether or not i can get into any good universiry in US.

    i also have a doubt whether or not there is any preference for completing from IIT in getting I20.

    please answer my question as i am really tensed right now whether to go for job or study for GRE.also please suggest me when to take GRE exam?

    • vaibhav on August 13, 2010 at 2:46 PM

      dear harsha,

      nice to hear that you are from the iit-r i want to suggest you to study for the GRE at least 3-4 months as you did for cracking the jee and got your self seated into coveted institution and please do not worry about doing job as you will get a good package at any point of time you like so stop worrying and start preparing for the GRE my mama has somewhat similar conditions as he had cgpa of 5.96 and that too from it-bhu but he scored near perfect score in the gre back in 1996 he got full scholarships and funding from UNIV of Toledo.

      • harsha kalyan penuma on August 13, 2010 at 9:04 PM

        thanks for your comments vaibhav.

  10. ash on June 28, 2010 at 8:12 AM

    I havent taken up my GRE yet. I am done with my graduation – last month.
    I want to know ,if it’s ok to write the GRE exam during september ? Because i want to apply for spring 2011.

  11. Rajeev on January 4, 2010 at 7:51 PM


    I m working in a s/w company in India, I m MCA from IGNOU New Delhi I would like to take admission in USA , would u tell me only toefl is enough to take admission in MS or require for gre is must.

  12. chirag on December 24, 2009 at 2:45 AM


    i m chirag maisuria from vidhyanagar doing my b.e. in I.T. i m in final year…

    last sam starts from 1st january 2010…my curren c.p.i. is 5.2 only..

    and i m giving my gre exams on 28th january…i want to appy for study in us 2011…so which documentesion i shoud clear before my b.e. will be completed???

  13. masum on November 19, 2009 at 5:22 AM

    My profile is 60 % and GRE 1340 IELTS 7.5 . Can anyone please suggest me some university where I have probability of getting admission with TA and in future RA.

  14. ajay on August 25, 2009 at 10:17 AM

    Dear Sir,

    Due my poor health problems i scored really less in 2nd and 3rd year engineering.My engineering aggregate is around 56% in electronics and communication.(V.T.U).I guess my branch topper in the university has an aggregate of 85% or 86%.My aggregate in last 4 sems is 61%.I have history of backlogs.But i did my final year projects at drdo labs and also have an internship project from there.What will be my gpa ?Please help me as i am really worried.Please also tell me whether if i stand a chance of getting into any average university for a MS program in comp science or electrical engg.please help….

  15. pradeep on August 2, 2009 at 11:38 AM

    hei…i too have this aggregate problem……but my aggregate in BE is 53…i am from bangalore…….would it be enough to get admission in a good university??what should be my minimum gre score to get admission in a good university??[in us]

  16. Nouman Memon on June 7, 2009 at 4:20 AM


    i m Nouman Memon i wnt to know abt how I get Student Visa becoz i have only done my bachelors. No GRE , No TOEFL , No IELTS.

    Plz help me i want Study as well as work in USA . Reply

  17. sanju on May 29, 2009 at 6:41 AM

    i am 2002 passout in i eligible for MS in US???

  18. piyush on May 10, 2009 at 7:27 AM

    hei…i too have this aggregate problem….ive taken my gre date for the 18th sept,09…but my aggregate is a mere 53.5(wid 5 sems)…would it be enough to get admission in a good university??what should be my minimum gre score to get admission in a good university??

  19. compaq on April 28, 2009 at 11:42 PM

    hi i’m doing my final year in computer science with aggregate of 60%,in 10th i have 61% and in inter i have 63%.i’m planning to apply for spring and join universities in january gre score was 630 and toefl score was 63 and now i’m planning to retake toefl and gre u think i’ll get financial aid 4 spring and can u give me the list of universities which offer corses of computer science and offer financial aid.

  20. erum on March 30, 2009 at 9:18 AM


    my gre score is 1320..but my undergrad percentage is not all that great..its just a mere 68%…i hope to increase it this semester inshallah…but let us just assume that my percentage is 68 and with a gre score of 1320…and yeah toefl is 113..would i get admission into UC davis ? i'm very very keen on joining that university…and i cant apply for fall either now so have to apply for spring…i intend to do my masters in electrical and computer please help me out with this..looking forward to your reply..

  21. golnaz on March 27, 2009 at 6:01 AM


    i jast wanted to ask about visa , there are different kinds named here as F1, H1B and so on , im completely in dark about this visa thing , so cld you plz expand on it ?

    tanx a million

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