you are your gpa
GPA. Grade point average. Not GTA. So when I told them my CAP (NUS' version) which is nowhere near an astronomical value, I guess the supervisors must be thinking "oh darn, why did we choose this dumb fart".
Wait, what has grade got to do with the research project? Honestly they are not researching on whether grade point has an effect on research result.. are they? Then why ask? Why don't they ask, what is your father's occupation, what is your underwear size, what is your marrital status, how much allowance do you have....
I never like it when people label others using grades and result. Does it make anyone a lesser person?