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What is difference between Percentage and percentile ?

Asked by rajgaddar, 23 Feb '09 02:04 pm
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A percentage is simple and states what you got out of hundred. A percentile gives your position among all those who appeared e.g. If I scored 70 percent and lets. say 1000 people appeared for the test and 400 scored below this percent then I'm in the 40 percentile bracket. This is the major determinator in high density admission tests. the cut-off percentile is very high...as much as 99 sometimes.
Answered by Francis Dias, 23 Feb '09 02:10 pm

 
  
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Percentage means how much have you scored out of 100.
Percentile means how many people are lagging behind you out of 100.
Answered by Alankrita Basu, 23 Feb '09 02:06 pm

 
  
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Percentage - which scored overall ( i.e for 4years)
Percentile - which scored year wise. ( one year)
According to the acadamics
Answered by Rahul, 23 Feb '09 02:08 pm

 
  
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Percentage : 1) A proportion in relation to a whole (which is usually the amount per hundred). 2) Assets belongingto or due to or contributed by an individual person or group. Percentile : 1) (statistics) any of the 99 numbered points that divide an ordered set of scores into 100 parts each of which contains one-hundredth of the total.
Answered by sample, 23 Feb '09 03:20 pm

 
  
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Percentage refers to what portion of a group of 100 fall into a category.for example '10 percent of students passed'.although percentile is based on percentage but it is more "statiscal' in nature for example 'he is in the top 10 percentile in the passing students.
Answered by bhanwar bothra, 23 Feb '09 02:20 pm

 
  
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Percentage = score*100/max marks
percentile = score*100/max marks achived by any person
Answered by dhanendra kumar jain, 23 Feb '09 02:10 pm

 
  
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