India - Engineering
Students who place in the first class may be considered admissible to Graduate School. Some universities grant degrees with honours or distinction; in view of the high percentage of students placing in first class in some fields, departments here are encouraged to admit only those with honours or distinction degrees, where such degrees are offered.
Usual Grading System
1st Class: 60%
2nd Class: 50% - 59%
3rd Class: 40 - 49%
Some schools grant degrees with distinction: 70% (66% at Univ. of Pune)
Osmania University and Nagarjuna University (Acharya Nagarjuna University) seem to routinely give grades in the 80s.