PERCENTILE Function in Excel – Get the percentile value in Excel

PERCENTILE Function in Excel returns the value of Kth percentile for a supplied range of values and supplied k.

 Syntax of PERCENTILE Function in Excel:

PERCENTILE( array, k)
  • array – The array of data values for which you want to calculate the Kth percentile.
  • K – value of required percentile (either between 0 and 1 or between 0% and 100%)

 

Example of PERCENTILE Function in Excel:

Let’s look at an example on how to calculate percentile using PERCENTILE Function in Excel

Formula:

PERCENTILE FUNCTION IN EXCEL 1

  • First Example Calculates the 5th percentile by interpolating the values which result in 1(by taking range and percentage value for k as input).
  • Second and third examples calculate 20th and 70th percentile respectively by taking the range and decimal value of k as input.
  • last Example Calculates the 99th percentile by interpolating the values which result in 19.8 (by taking range and percentage value for k as input).

So the result will be

Result:

PERCENTILE FUNCTION IN EXCEL 2

Note:    #NUM! Error Occurs if

  • The supplied value of k is less than 0 or greater than 1
  • The supplied array is empty.

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