Few days ago I was working with my Laptop. One of my junior came to me and asked to connect Internet because she wanted to see her result of CBSE NEET. When she viewed the result, get confused. I asked about her confusion. She told me that she was unable to understand **what is percentile and how it is different from percentage**. So I helped her to understand the difference between percentage and percentile.

And I decided to write an article too on what is percentile and the basic difference between percentage and percentile. Have a look:

## Percentile

Percentile is basically about people below the rank or above the rank that you have scored. Percentile never gives the detail of the marks that you have scored instead it just tell you about your position among the number of candidates who have appeared in the examination with you.

The percentile can never be 100. The percentile is 99 if and only if you have gained highest marks among the entire candidate who have appeared in the same examination. The percentile would be 98 if only 1 candidate has scored more than you and others are below you.

Percentile never depends on your marks it just depends upon your position among the candidate who have appeared in the exam.

### What is the difference between percentage and percentile?

I will explain the difference between percentage and percentile with the help of an example.

Let us take 100 candidates who appeared in the examination. In this examination the full marks was 200. A boy named John got 100 marks out of 200. Then his total percentage is 50%. In the same exam a student’s named Joy has scored 150. Then the Joy’s percentage is 75%. And other 98 student have score below the John then the percentile of Joy will be 99 and the percentile of John will be 98.

That means that 99 candidates have scored fewer marks then that of Joy and 98 candidates have scored marks less than that of John. This is the basic difference between percentage and percentile.

*Note: Percentage can be 100% but percentile can never be 100.*

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Friends I think with this article, you will be able to clear your confusion between percentage and percentile and how percentage is different from percentile.

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what if 500 candidates appeared in the examination and the score pattern was same for Joy and John? what would be the percentile of Joy and John? Literally 499 students would score fewer than that of Joy…