Frequently Asked Questions

IBCC stands for Inter Board Committee of Chairmen, Islamabad.
Inter Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC) was established in 1972 with a view to exchange information among member Boards, coordinate activities of the Boards, achieve fair measure of uniformity of academic, evaluation and curricular standards and to promote curricular and co-curricular activities on Inter Board basis. It provides a forum for discussion and consultation for the chief executives of the Boards and provincial Curriculum Bureaus on matters relating to development and promotion of Intermediate and Secondary Education and also Technical Education by making suitable recommendations to the Government. Besides, coordination of educational activities like curriculum, testing and evaluation, examinations, educational planning and administration are also considered by this forum.
IBCC functions are to achieve aims and objectives of IBCC. Besides IBCC have two important functions assigned to it which are as under: o IBCC decides and grants equivalence to foreign qualifications with corresponding Pakistani Certificates at the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) (Matriculation), Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) (Intermediate levels) and technical education as well as local certificates / di-plomas with the comparable certificates awarded by the Boards. IBCC also converts foreign grades into Pakistani marks at SSC/HSSC level. On an average 40000 cases of equivalences are normally processed in a calendar year, in addition to the new cases which are decided during the Equivalence Committee meetings held from time to time. o IBCC has also been entrusted the assignment of attestation of certificates and diplomas, issued by the Boards of Intermediate and Secondary Education and Boards of Technical Education in Pakistan, for those candidates who want to go abroad for further/higher education and /or for employment purposes
Required documents to apply for equivalence certificate: Original and copies of the qualification to be equalized (all certificates/diplomas) duly attested, and the transcript of records (mark sheet) for the qualification to be equalized. For detailed document requirement kindly also read equivalence application form.
Documents required for equivalence are as under: i. Documentary evidence of studies abroad. Original passport and attested photocopies, duly endorsed with visas of country concerned, in case of students from abroad. ii. Proof of registration for the Certificate/Diploma. iii. Attested copy of N.I.C. or Form 'B' of applicant/parent or tenderer. iv. Original & attested photocopy (back to back) of each Certificate/Diploma obtained from abroad along with English translation from National University of Modern Langua-ges, Islamabad or from the concerned Embassy. v. Printed / Photocopy of the syllabus from the official record of the institution conferring the Certificate (English version only). vi. Attested copy of earlier SSC equivalence certificate issued by IBCC/Copy of documents. vii. Original Provisional Certificate/Copy of letter with marks already issued by IBCC, if any. viii. In case of foreign national, nomination letter from EAD concerned embassy and admis-sion letter from University/College must be provided. ix. Certificates/Diplomas with plastic quoting are not acceptable for issuance of SSC/HSSC Equivalence Certificate. If the certificates of O/A level are plastic quoted, provide state-ment of result (s) (in original) or verified copies from the British Council.
The requirements for duplicate equivalence certificate are as under: a. Application for issuance of duplicate equivalence certificate b. All Original documents for which equivalence is required. c. Photocopy of previous equivalence certificate d. Double fee e. Advertisement in a newspaper for loss of equivalence certificate f. An affidavit, duly attested by 1st class Magistrate on stamp paper of Rs.50/-
EQUIVALENCE PROCEDURE FOR FOREIGNE QUALIFICATION. Filling of application form available at http://ibcc.edu.pk i. Original certificates along with Copy of Certificate for which equivalence is required (other than English Version, its translation from concerned University/Embassy or NUML) ii. Copy of Year-wise Transcript or Diploma Supplement or Graduation Statement/Record of study indicating date of admission and completion of degree (other than English Ver-sion, its translation from concerned University/Embassy or NUML) iii. Copy of passport indicating visa, entry and exit in respective country for study duration only iv. Copy of CNIC v. Equivalence fee Rs. 3000/- (non-refundable) for each degree/diploma through online bank account or a bank draft or pay order in favor of the Secretary IBCC, Islamabad. All the above original documents need to be presented for getting endorsement "Seen Original and verified" from IBCC Head office or IBCC Regional offices, La-hore/Karachi/Quetta/Peshawar/ Bahawalpur. vi. As per policy it is mandatory for the applicants to provide verification on genuineness of their diploma/certificate from concerned organizations, for detail please visit IBCC web-site. EQUIVALENCE PROCEDURE FOR LOCAL QUALIFICATION: i. Filling of an application form. ii. Original and photocopy of each diploma/certificate. (9 to 12) along with CNIC and appli-cation processing fee as bank draft. iii. Photocopy of year-wise transcripts/DMCs/Result Cards indicating date of admission and date of completion along with duration of each semester/term. iv. Proof of registration from concerned professional body (in case of professional certifi-cate/diploma). v. Equivalence fee non-refundable for each certificate/diploma. vi. All the above mentioned documents in original need to be presented for getting endorse-ment "Seen original and verified" from IBCC Head Office or any IBCC Regional Cen-ters at the time of submission of application.
The General Certificate of Education (GCE) Ordinary Level, also called the O-level or O level, was a subject-based academic qualification. An O-level qualification is still awarded by Cambridge In-ternational Examinations in selected locations.
GCE 'O' Level/GCSE is considered equivalent to Secondary School Certificate (SSC) subject to meeting the requirement of Scheme of Studies and for Pakistan based examinations, Eight subjects including Compulsory English, Mathematics, Urdu, Islamiyat, Pakistan Studies and three electives are required.
If you are studying O levels in Pakistan, then you need a total of eight subjects including: English, Urdu, Islamiyat, Pakistan Studies, and Math's as compulsory subjects. The remaining three subjects are elective.