Frequently Asked Questions

IBCC stands for Inter Boards Coordination Commission, Islamabad.
The Inter Boards Coordination Commission to act and deal with the issues relating to the standardization of examination, assessment, evaluation and allied matters connected there to at secondary and higher secondary school levels through coordination along with recognition of local and foreign qualifications.
  • shall be a forum for the chairmen or chairpersons or chief executives of member examination boards and other allied member organizations to exchange information, and make recommendations to devise policy for unified implementation at the country level on matters relating to the development and promotion of the academic evaluation, examination, and assessment;
  • authenticate equivalence, attestation and verification of certificates up to higher secondary levels and equivalent having been issued from local or foreign authorized institutions or examining bodies and shall assess deficient subjects, papers and qualifications through evaluation for issuance of equivalency and measurement thereof, as the case may be, up to higher secondary level including tests and assessments for admissions, scholarships etc.;
  • promote curricular and co-curricular activities among member boards or organizations in viable ways and means;
  • transform the examination system in the country by introducing modern assessment and examination techniques and assessment of boards and taking steps as appropriate for the improvement of examination or assessment among the member boards;
  • taking measures for capacity building of the teachers, paper setters, assessors, and examination staff for improvement of examination and assessment among the member boards;
  • regulate foreign examination boards operating in the country;
  • develop and promote national and international linkages with educational and examining bodies with respect to knowledge sharing, educational qualifications, personnel exchange, testing, assessment, and equivalence matters;
  • shall be a forum at the national level to lay down principles of policy for professional capacity building through special studies or research to bring uniformity in examination and assessment at secondary and higher secondary levels throughout the country by adopting ways and means of firm coordination; and
  • perform such other functions, as may be incidental or conducive to the attainment of the above functions or objectives or needed to be performed in the public interest or referred by the Federal Government.

Equivalence Certificate for approved qualification will be issued on submission of required documents alongwith application. To facilitate applicants, IBCC accepts equivalence application via three models i.e. online, walk-in and courier. For more detail please see instructions.

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:
  • Application for issuance of duplicate equivalence certificate
  • All Original documents for which equivalence is required.
  • Photocopy of previous equivalence certificate
  • Double fee
  • Advertisement in a newspaper for loss of equivalence certificate
  • An affidavit, duly attested by 1st class Magistrate on stamp paper of Rs.50/-
Equivalence Procedure For Foreign Qualification:
  • Filling of application form available at http://ibcc.edu.pk
  • Original certificates along with Copy of Certificate for which equivalence is required (other than English Version, its translation from concerned University/Embassy or NUML)
  • 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 Version, its translation from concerned University/Embassy or NUML)
  • Copy of passport indicating visa, entry and exit in respective country for study duration only
  • Copy of CNIC All the above original documents need to be presented for getting endorsement "Seen Original and verified" from IBCC Head office or IBCC Regional offices, Lahore/Karachi/Quetta/Peshawar/ Bahawalpur.
  • 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:
  • Filling of an application form.
  • Original and photocopy of each diploma/certificate. (9 to 12) along with CNIC and application processing fee as bank draft.
  • Photocopy of year-wise transcripts/DMCs/Result Cards indicating date of admission and date of completion along with duration of each semester/term.
  • Proof of registration from concerned professional body (in case of professional certificate/diploma).
  • Equivalence fee non-refundable for each certificate/diploma.
  • All the above mentioned documents in original need to be presented for getting endorsement "Seen original and verified" from IBCC Head Office or any IBCC Regional Centers 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.
IBCC Office Timing Monday-Friday: 08:30 AM To 04:30 PM
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