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Calculate O Levels Equivalence
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Equivalence Details

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, Mathematics and Biology/Computer Science. Rest will be placed in General/Arts/Humanities 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, Pakistan Studies and Mathematics along with other required subjects to qualify for equivalence.
i. If a Pakistani/dual national candidate studies and appears for examination from abroad, Urdu, Islamiyat and Pakistan Studies will not be considered compulsory requirements.

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.
Basic rules and requirements for Equivalence
1. Original High School Diploma.
2. Grade-9 thru 12 original Official consolidated (4 years) Transcript duly sealed, signed and embossed by the issuing authority, USA (by the Ministry of Education, Canada) and enclosed in an envelope to be opened by an officer or official of IBCC. Grade-9,10,11 and 12 Subjects should be recorded separately.
Note: If the candidate has passed grade-9 thru 12 education through more than one institution then he/she will have to provide original official transcripts of each institute separately alongwith copy of accreditation of all the institutions. Otherwise case will be considered incomplete.
3. Date of entrance and discharge of the candidate in concerned institution(s).
4. Proof/ attested copy of Certificate of Accreditation of the concerned School with any one recognized US Department of Education Accrediting Associations of USA.
5. Graduation requirements (total earned credits by the student and total required credits for Graduation High School Diploma).
6. School Profile (i.e. High School Program Planning Guide/Course Description Guide etc.)
7. Original Advance placement Grade Report duly issued by AP College Board, USA, sealed/enclosed in an envelope to be opened by an officer or official of IBCC in case of AP Courses.
8. Explanation of abbreviation of the subjects and codes which are used in the student’s transcript.
9. In case of USA, according to Scheme of Studies (SOS) of Pakistan, Physics, Chemistry & Biology for Pre-Medical and Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics for Pre-Engineering group as elective subjects must be passed at High School level (Grade-9 thru 12 level) for issuance OF Equivalence Certificate (Pre-Medical/ Pre-Engineering group). (Condition may be reviewed at any time)
10. In case of Canada, according to Scheme of Studies (SOS) of Pakistan, Physics, Chemistry & Biology for Pre-Medical and Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics for Pre-Engineering group as elective subjects must be passed at Grade-9, 10, 11 as well as at Grade-12 (each year) for issuance of Equivalence Certificate (Pre-Medical/Pre-Medical group) of Pakistan. (Condition may be reviewed at any time)
11. In case of early graduation, please provide proof from concerned institution/issuing authority.
12. Attested Copy of Passport with valid visa portion, Stay proof during the study abroad and attested copy of CNIC of Pakistan.
13. Four photo copies of each educational document must be attached herewith.
14. Prepaid return envelope of best courier service (e.g. FedEx, DHL, TCS) should be attached herewith for sending back the original documents to the applicant.
15. Other general (relevant) requirements listed at serial No.V must be completed in all respect.
16. As per policy of IBCC, educational documents of the student will be referred to concerned authority for verification/ clarification of the documents furnished to IBCC. Proper Equivalence Certificate will be issued after receipt of verification reply from concerned authority/institution.
17. The students of US Institutions (AES/LPS) operating in Pakistan will have to fulfill IBCC Equivalence Criteria for US Schools (AES/LPS) operating in Pakistan for grant of Equivalence Certificate.
18. The education qualification obtained through Institutions which are not accredited by any recognized Accrediting Association of USA or State Department of Education, USA cannot be considered for Equivalence of Qualification.
19. As per rules of IBCC, education qualification obtained through ‘Distance Learning Education System’/ ‘Online System of Education’/ ‘Home Study’ cannot be considered for Equivalence of Qualification (107ECM-20).
20. IBCC Criteria for American Schools (LPS/AES) operating in Pakistan must be fulfilled by the school/candidate for grant of equivalence of qualification.
21. It was resolved that Diplomas/Certificates could be considered for equivalence of only qualification of those US Institutions/schools which are fully accredited by any recognized Accrediting Association of USA or any State Department of Education, USA. (127ECM-17)

How To Apply For A Level O Level Equivalence

All the detailed information on how Equivalence is calculated and different education systems work with Pakistan education system is given above. You can also calculate Equivalence of O Levels and A Levels using links given above.

The Equivalence chart for o levels and a levels are also given below. Pakistani citizens with o level and a levels certificates can apply for Equivalence certificate online at the website of Inter Board Committee of Chairmen.

You can download Equivalence Form from here or apply online here.

When an applicant approaches the IBCC Office for the determination of the equivalence of his/her foreign qualification the prescribed proforma/questionnaire is required to be filled by him/her. Through which information about these points are obtained.

For Further queries or information regarding equivalence,please contact on following email

Equivalence of O levels

O Level Equivalence

Equivalence of A levels

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