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Inter Board Committee of Chairmen, Islamabad

Equivalence

  • RULES FOR EQUATING QUALIFICATIONS AND MARKS

  • EQUIVALENCE OF QUALIFICATIONS

  • General
  • The major principle for equivalence of qualification is to identify the relevant stage in Pak. System by considering the number of schooling years and subjects of a foreign system, if the system does not match with the Pakistani model.

  • British System
  • A) GCE ‘O’ Level, GCSE, IGCSE and Equivalent:
  • GCE ‘O’ Level is considered equivalent to Secondary School Certificate (SSC) subject to meeting the requirement of Scheme of Studies as under:
  • i) Pakistan Based Examinations: Eight subjects including Compulsory English, Mathematics, Urdu, Islamiyat, Pakistan Studies and three electives.
  • ii) Overseas Based Examinations: Five subjects including English, Mathematics and three electives.
  • To qualify for Science Group it is necessary to pass Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Computer Science. Rest will be placed in Arts Group.
  • B) GCE ‘A’ Level and Equivalent:
  • GCE ‘O’ and ‘A’ level are considered equivalent to Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC/Intermediate) subject to meeting the specified requirement for various stream/groups as under:
  • i) Pre-Medical Group: Eight/five ‘O’ level subjects (including English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology) and three ‘A’ levels (Physics, Chemistry and Biology) with minimum E Grade.
  • ii) Pre-Engineering Group: Eight/five ‘O’ level subjects (including English, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics,Biology/Computer Studies) and three ‘A’ level subjects (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics) with minimum E Grade.
  • iii) General Science Group: Eight/five ‘O’ level subjects with three ‘A’ level subjects
  • iv) Humanities Group: Eight/five ‘O’ level subjects including English and Mathematics with three ‘A’ level subjects.
  • a- All Pakistani nationals appearing for examinations from Pakistan shall have to pass Urdu, Islamiyat and Pakistan Studies along with other required subjects to qualify for equivalence.
  • b- If a Pakistani national candidate studies and appears for both GCSE/IGCSE/GCE 'O' Level & GCE 'A' Levels examination from abroad, Urdu, Islamiyat and Pakistan Studies will be exempted and not be considered as compulsory requirement.
  • c- Exemption of Compulsory subjects namely Islamiyat, Urdu and Pakistan Studies to Pakistani origin dual nationality holder students Passing GCE ‘O’ Level or Equivalent Foreign qualification from Schools based in Pakistan..
  • d- If a candidate passes GCE 'O' Levels or equivalent qualification from abroad and appears for GCE 'A' Levels from Pakistan or vice versa, he/she has to pass Urdu, Islamiyat and Pakistan Studies at SSC or GCE 'O' Levels for obtaining Equivalence Certificate.

  • American System
  • i) Equivalence with SSC: Grade 9 and 10 from Accredited institutions with required number of credits.
  • ii) Equivalence with HSSC: Grade 11 and 12 from Accredited institutions having Diploma with required number of credits.

For Further queries or information regarding equivalence,please contact on following email equivalence@ibcc.edu.pk

     

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