O and A level equivalence Certificate process and requirements in Pakistan

O and A level equivalence Certificate process and requirements in Pakistan. Step-by-step information what are the requirements to get O and A Levels Equivalent Certificate from IBCC in Pakistan?

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O and A level equivalence Certificate process and requirements in Pakistan
O and A level equivalence Certificate process and requirements in Pakistan

GCSE/IGCSE/GCE ‘O’ Levels Equivalent Certificate requirements

GCSE/IGCSE/GCE ‘O’ Levels is considered equivalent to a Secondary School Certificate (SSC) subject to meeting the requirement of the Scheme of Studies as under:

Pakistan-Based Examinations:

Eight subjects including Compulsory English, Mathematics, Urdu, Islamiyat, Pakistan Studies, and three electives with minimum E Grade.

Overseas-Based Examinations:

Five subjects including English, Mathematics, and three electives with minimum E Grade.

To qualify for Science Group it is necessary to pass Physics, Chemistry, and Biology/Computer Science(for students pursuing further education in Medical, it must be Biology). The rest will be placed in the Arts Group.

GCE A-Levels Equivalent Certificate

GCE ‘A’ levels is considered equivalent to Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC/Intermediate) provided that qualification at SSC level is complete and is further subject to meeting the specified requirement for various stream/groups as under:

 Pre-Medical Group:

Eight(Pakistan Based Examination)/ Five(Overseas-based Examination) ‘O’ levels subjects (including Physics, Chemistry, and Biology as Elective in addition to required compulsory subjects) and three ‘A’ levels (Physics, Chemistry, and Biology) with minimum E Grade.

Pre-Engineering Group:

Eight(Pakistan Based Examination)/Five(Overseas-based Examination) ‘O’ levels subjects (including Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Computer Studies as Elective in addition to required compulsory subjects) and three ‘A’ levels subjects (Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics) with minimum E Grade.

General Science Group:

Eight(Pakistan Based Examination)/Five(Overseas-based Examination) ‘O’ levels subjects with three ‘A’ levels subjects. There are the following five combinations of subjects in the HSSC General Science Group of Pakistan.

  1. Physics, Mathematics, and Statistics
  2. Mathematics, Statistics, and Economics
  3. Economics, Mathematics and Computer Science
  4. Physics, Mathematics, and Computer Science
  5. Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science

Humanities Group

Eight(Pakistan Based Examination)/Five(Overseas-based Examination) ‘O’ levels subjects including English and Mathematics with three ‘A’ levels subjects.

Important points

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’ Levels & GCE ‘A’ Levels examination from abroad, Urdu, Islamiyat, and Pakistan Studies will be exempted and not be considered as a compulsory requirement.

c- Exemption of Compulsory subjects namely Islamiyat, Urdu, and Pakistan Studies to Pakistani origin dual nationality holder students Passing GCE ‘O’ Levels 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 or equivalent 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.

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