# Percentile

A score is usually difficult to interpret. If your score in a exam was 70 out of 150 then you will have a very little idea how good you are compared to others. It will be more relevant if you can know the percentage of people with lower score than yours.

This percentage is known as percentile. Percentile is a value below which a percentage of data falls. It gives an idea of what percent of other scores are less than the data points investigated. One of the values of a statistical variable that divides the distribution of the variable into 100 groups having equal frequencies. Percentile is commonly also known as centile.

**For Example :** If the height of a person is 1.92m then 1.92m will be the 90th percentile in the given group. They measure the position from bottom.