# Number of KPOINTS in irreducible part of Brillouin zone

I want to investigate the comparison of Total Energy per cell with respect to the number of KPOINTS in the irreducible part of the Brillouin zone but I do not know how to calculate the number of KPOINTS with grid size for e.g 3* 3 *3 what will be no. of KPOINTS for even or odd no. of k-mesh?

Thanks for the help!

It is not necessary to care about the total energy versus the number of k points in irreducible reciprocal space, which is closely related to the symmetry of the investigated structure. Of course, you can always read it from IBZKPT with a self-consistent run or any other run using VASP. Also, the printed number in IBZKPT is related to the ISYM tag.