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ATAR Calculations

What is an ATAR Score?

The ATAR is a ranking of Year 12 results that measures your overall academic achievement compared with all other final year students in Australia (excluding Queensland). The ATAR is not a score out of 100 – it is a rank. The ATAR allows tertiary institutions to compare the overall achievements of all students who have completed Year 12.

In Victoria, ATARs are calculated by the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) when you complete the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE). VTAC uses the VCE results issued by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) to calculate ATAR scores. You must have completed at least four VCE studies in a recognised combination to have your ATAR calculated.

At AIA, for international students, equivalent of ATAR score of 60 (minimum) is required along with other course entry requirements.

Know your ATAR

Please refer to the table below for understanding your ATAR equivalent score:

Holding a qualification from? ATAR EQUIVALENT Calculation
Indian Secondary School Certificate 70% Senior Secondary Certificate – Average of Best of 5 subjects
Indian State Boards 70% Senior Secondary Certificate – Average of Best of 5 subject
Pakistan Higher Secondary Certificate 70% Intermediate Certificate – Average of 4 academic subjects (Pre-Engineering & Pre-Medical streams only)
Sri Lanka General Certificate of Education (A Levels) 7
  • Aggregate to be calculated on the basis that A = 5, B = 4, C = 3, S = 1, F = 0.
  • Minimum of 3 (best) A level subjects must be completed in one sitting.
Vietnam Upper Secondary School Diploma (Bang Tu tai or Bang Tot nghiep Pho thong Trung hoc) 7.5 Minimum overall average score from all graded subjects taken in the final year. Temporary certificate of graduation is accepted for up to one year from date of issue.
Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education 15
  • Total of best five subjects (Category A and C only).
  • Scores as follows: where Level 1 = 1, Level 2 = 2, Level 3 = 3, Level 4 = 4, Level 5 = 5, Level 5*/5**=6 or A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1.
  • Attained with distinction-=3, Attained= 1

* The entry requirements provided above are only provided as a guide and based on the course’s current standard minimum Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR), the primary measure for entry into most undergraduate-entry university programs in Australia.

Note: If your country is not listed above, or is unsure about calculations, contact