Grading scale - Kunnskapsbasen
General description of NTNU's grading scale.
På norsk: Karakterskalaen
See also: Description of grades for the master's thesis
The Norwegian grading system consists of two grading scales: one scale with the grades pass or fail and one graded scale from A to E for pass and F for fail. The graded scale has the following qualitative descriptions:
General, qualitative description of valuation criteria
An excellent performance, clearly outstanding. The candidate demonstrates excellent judgement and a high degree of independent thinking.
A very good performance. The candidate demonstrates sound judgement and a very good degree of independent thinking.
A good performance in most areas. The candidate demonstrates a reasonable degree of judgement and independent thinking in the most important areas.
A satisfactory performance, but with significant shortcomings. The candidate demonstrates a limited degree of judgement and independent thinking.
A performance that meets the minimum criteria, but no more. The candidate demonstrates a very limited degree of judgement and independent thinking.
A performance that does not meet the minimum academic criteria. The candidate demonstrates an absence of both judgement and independent thinking.