The Excel PERCENTILE.EXC function calculates the “kth percentile” for a set of data where k is 0 to 1. A percentile is a value below which a given percentage of values in a data set fall. You can use PERCENTILE.EXC to determine the 90th percentile, the 80th percentile, etc.

**Syntax**:= PERCENTILE.EXC (array, k)

The PERCENTILE.EXC function syntax has the following arguments:

**array**– Data values.**k**– A value between 0 and 1 that represents the k:th percentile.

**Example**: Let’s look at some Excel PERCENTILE.EXC function examples and explore how to use the PERCENTILE.EXC function as a worksheet function in Microsoft Excel:

**Syntax**: =PERCENTILE.EXC(B2:B17,C2)

**Result**: 9.53

Based on the Excel spreadsheet above, the following PERCENTILE.EXC examples would return:

**Syntax**: =PERCENTILE.EXC(B2:B17,C3)**Result**: 8.8

**Syntax**: =PERCENTILE.EXC(B2:B17,C4)**Result**: 8.5

**Syntax**: =PERCENTILE.EXC(B2:B17,C5)**Result**: 8.42

**Syntax**: =PERCENTILE.EXC(B2:B17,C6)**Result**: 8.1

**Syntax**: =PERCENTILE.EXC(B2:B17,C7)**Result**: 7.05

**Syntax**: =PERCENTILE.EXC(B2:B17,C8)**Result**: #NUM!

**Note**:

- If the column is empty, BLANK () is returned.
- If k <= 0, or k >= 1, it is out of range and an error is returned.
- If k is non-numeric, an error is returned.
- If k is not a multiple of 1/(n + 1), PERCENTILE.EXC will interpolate to determine the value at the k
^{th}percentile.

PERCENTILE.EXC will interpolate when the value for the specified percentile is between two values in the array. If it cannot interpolate for the **k** percentile specified, an error is returned.