In Excel 2010, the new PERCENTILE.INC and PERCENTILE.EXC functions both find the k'th percentile of a supplied data set.
The difference between these two functions is that, in the Percentile.Inc function the value of k is is within the range 0 to 1 inclusive, and in the Percentile.Exc function, the value of k is within the range 0 to 1 exclusive.
The Excel PERCENTILE.EXC function returns the k'th percentile (i.e. the value below which k% of the data values fall) for a supplied range of values and a supplied k (between 0 & 1 exclusive).
The function is new in Excel 2010 and so is not available in earlier versions of Excel.
The syntax of the Percentile.Exc function is:
Where the function arguments are:
array    The array of data values for which you want to calculate the k'th percentile. 
k    The value, between 0 and 1 (exclusive), of the required percentile. 
If k is not a multiple of 1/(n+1), (where n is the number of values in the supplied array), the Percentile.Exc function interpolates between the values in the supplied array, to calculate the percentile value. However, if k is < 1/(n+1) or k is > n/(n+1), the function is unable to interpolate, and so returns an error.
Column B of the spreadsheet below shows four examples of the Excel Percentile.Exc function, used to calculate the k'th percentile of the set of values in cells A1A4. In each case, a different value of k is specified.
Formulas:
 Results:

Note that in the above examples:
For further examples of the Excel Percentile.Exc function, see the Microsoft Office website
If you get an error from the Excel Percentile.Exc function this is likely to be one of the following:
#NUM!    Occurs if either:

#VALUE!    Occurs if the supplied value of k is nonnumeric. 