Academic grading in Egypt

In Egypt the academic grading system functions with a worded grade and increases in increments from 30-10 points.

The title gayyid giddan or very good denotes the second highest mark possible, on par with a "B" student.[1]

Percent Qualification
85–100 Excellent (Momtaz) (Arabic: ممتاز)
75–84 Very good or Distinct (Gayed Gedan) (Arabic: جيد جدًا)
65–74 Good (Gayed) or credit(Arabic: جيد)
50–64 Acceptable (Maqboul)or pass (Arabic: مقبول)
30–49 Weak (Daeef) (Arabic: ضعيف)
0–29 Very weak (Daeef Gedan) (Arabic: ضعيف جدًا)


  1. "Graduate admissions". The American University in Cairo.
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