EQUIVALENT EDUCATION SYSTEM

Examination Recognized Awarding Authority Equivalent Exam. in India
Afghanistan
Military High School Exam.(12-Year course) Ministry of National Defence, Directorate of Training, Kabul +2 stage of 10+2 pattern

(EC dt. 21.10.80).

12-Year Baccalaureate Certificate Ministry of Education +2 stage exam.

(EC dt. 28.7.82).

Diploma in Agriculture Vocational Agriculture School Higher Secondary/Pre-University for purpose of admission to 4-Year course leading to Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture of an Indian University. (EC dt. 2.12.70).
Degrees and Diplomas Kabul University(Faculties) Corresponding degrees of Indian Universities on reciprocal basis for purpose of higher studies in Indian Universities. (EC dt. 5.2.70).
B.S. degree Faculty of Science/Engg., Kabul Univ. Corresponding B.Sc. degree of Indian University.

(EC dt. 17.4.83).

Bangladesh    
Higher Secondary Certificate Examination Boards of Intermediate & Secondary Education in Bangladesh Pre-University / New Intermediate course of any university wherever the degree of course is of three years duration.

EC Dt. 10.5.75

B.Sc. Degree University of Chittagong B.Sc. degree awarded by an Indian University on the basis of merits of the individual concerned.

(EC. Dt. 12.3.72)

Bhutan    
Bhutanese Certificate of Education National Board of Secondary Education, Royal Govt. of Bhutan Matriculation/10 th Class under 10+2 pattern
Bhutanese School Certificate Examination (12 Yrs.) -do- 12 th Class under 10+2 pattern.

(EC dt. 23.7.81)

Britain  

 

General Certificate of Education (Ordinary Level) Approved Examining Bodies in U.K. G.C.E. (Ordinary Level) exam. of U.K. with four subjects be recognized as equivalent to Matriculation exam.

(EC dt. 6.4.76)

Certificate of Secondary Education Middlesex Regional Examining Board, Middlesex Matriculation exam. conducted in India if passed with grade I in five subjects.

(EC dt. 4.2.75).

Certificate of Secondary Education Southern Regional examinations Board, Southampton (U.K.) Matriculation standard if passed with grade I in five subjects.

(EC dt. 4.2.75).

G.C.E. ‘O’ level

G.C.E. ‘A’ level

General Certificate of Education of approved Examining Bodies

Examining Bodies in England:

i) Oxford and Cambridge Schools Examination Board Cambridge, CB2 1 QB

ii) University of Oxford Delegacy of Local Examinations, Oxford, OX 27 BZ

iii) Cambridge University Local Examinations Syndicate, Cambridge, CBI 2 EU

iv) Southern Universities Joint Board, Bristol, BS6 6DD

v) University of London, London, WC1B 5DP

vi) Joint Matriculation Board, Manchester M15 6 EU

vii) Welsh Joint Education Committee, Cardiff CF5 2YX

viii) Associated Examining Board, Aldershot Hants, GU11 1BQ

Those who have passed in five subjects at least at the G.C.E. (ordinary level) and two subjects at the (Advanced Level) or 4 ‘O’ Level and 3 at ‘A’ level be treated as having successfully completed the 12-Year Pre-University/Higher Secondary in India.

(EC/SC dt.20/22.4.80)

Scottish Certificate of education with passes in 5/4 subjects at ordinary grade and 2/3 subjects at higher grade(7 passes) Scottish Examination Board, Edinburgh +2 stage / Pre-University. exam. of 10+2 pattern

(EC/SC dt. 25.2.85).

Postgraduate Cert. in Education Homerton College, Cambridge Institute. of Education, Cambridge Holders of the cert. may be treated to have completed their B.Ed. qualification.

(EC/SC dt. 2/3.3.84).

B.A.(Hons.) Exam. University of Exeter Corresponding Degree.

(EC dt. 17.4.83).

B.A./B.Sc. (Pass)

B.A.(Hons.)

B.Sc. (Hons.) degrees

University of Kent at Canterbury Corresponding degrees.

(EC dt. 4.2.75).

B.Sc. (Hons.) in Economics University of London Matter left to the decision of the Universities.

(SC dt. 3.4.69).

B.A. (Hons.) degree University of London B.A. (Hons.) degree of an Indian University.

(EC dt. 3.2.73).

Postgraduate Cert. in Education London University B.T. or L.T. of Indian University

(AM dt. 18/19.12.59).

B.C.L. U.K. L.L.B. degree of Indian University.

(EC dt. 2.7.68).

B.A. Degree University of Sheffield B.A. Degree.

(AM dt. 18/19.12.59).

B.Sc. degree in Management Science University of Warwick Conventry, England First degree programme of Indian Univ.

(EC/SC dt. 25.2.85).

Degrees Council for National Academic Awards

(C.N.A.A.). London

Corresponding degrees of Indian Universities

(EC/SC dt. 25.2.85).

B.Litt.(Oxon). Oxford M.A. degree

(AM dt. 5/6.2.66)

M.Ed. degree University of Birmingham M.Ed. degree or a Master of Arts degree in Education. of Indian University.

(EC dt. 11.3.75).

Postgraduate Diploma in Urban Studies(Developing Countries) University of London M.Phil. degree of a Univ. in India provided the candidate holds a Master’s degree from an Indian Univ. before joining the course.

(EC dt. 22.8.77).

Diploma in teaching of English Overseas Certificate Manchester University Matter left to the decision of the Universities.

(AM dt. 10/12.1.69).

Examinations of University of Edinburgh University of Edinburgh Scotland Corresponding examinations of an Indian University.

(EC dt. 17.12.68).

Diploma in Physical Education Loughborough College Leicestershire Postgraduate diploma in Physical Education awarded by universities in India for purpose of employment.

(EC dt. 4.2.75).

M.Sc. degree in Applied Microbiology Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh Corresponding degree of an Indian University.

(EC/SC dt. 25.2.85).

M.Phil University of London M.Phil degree of the University of London be NOT treated as equivalent to PhD.  degree of an Indian University.

(SC dt. 2.12.70).

Postgraduate Diploma in English Studies Leeds University Postgraduate Diploma in English Studies of Leeds University be NOT recognized as equivalent to M.A. (English) of Indian Universities,

(SC dt. 10.10.62).

Bachelor of Theology University of Nottingham As there is no degree in India comparable to the Bachelor of Theology awarded by the University of Nottingham, each case be decided by the universities on merit.

(SC dt. 28.7.82).

Ph.D. degree Queen’s University of Belfast Corresponding degree of an Indian University.

(EC dt. 28.7.82).

Caribbean Commonwealth Territories  

 

CXC Certificate (general proficiency grade I or II )

and

G.C.E. ‘A’ level

Caribbean Examination Council

 

British Examining Bodies

Students presenting the Caribbean Examination Council

CXC Cert. in

General Proficiency Grade I or II in five subjects including English and 2 G.C.E. ‘A’ Level passes from the recognized British Examining Bodies may be accepted as having completed +2 stage qualifications.

(EC/SC dt. 2/3.3.84).

East Africa  

 

East African Cert. of Education East African Exams. Council and Univ. of Cambridge Local Exams. Syndicate Matriculation /10th Class exam.
East African Advanced Cert. of Education. Exam. University of Cambridge Local Exams. Syndicate in collaboration with the East African Exams. Council Students who have the East African Advanced Cert. of Education with any of the following combinations be treated as equivalent to the successful completion of 12-Year school education course in India.

i) Four principal subjects.

ii) Three principal subjects and one subsidiary subject.

iii) Three principal subjects.

iv) Two principal subjects and two subsidiary subjects.

(EC/SC dt. 20/22.4.80).

Egypt  

 

Secondary General Education Certificate (12-Year course) Ministry of Education Pass in the +2 stage exam.

(EC dt. 12.10.81).

High School Graduation Diploma Cairo American College

Cairo

+2 stage examination of 10+2 pattern.

(EC/SC dt. 25.2.85).

Ethiopia  

 

i) School Leaving Cert.

ii) Completion of 1-Year of B.Sc.(Agri.) degree course

 

College of Agriculture, Addis Ababa

Higher Secondary/Pre-University of a Board/University in India. Universities may consider giving credit to the courses already undergone by the candidate for 1 year in the college of Agriculture.

(EC dt. 2.12.70).

Ethiopian School Leaving Cert.(12-Year course) Ministry of Education & Fine Arts +2 stage exam.

(EC dt. 21.10.80).

Fiji    
Fiji Seventh Form Certificate Ministry of Education, Suva 12th Class Examination

(EC Dt. 23.7.81)

Foundation Programme University of South Pacific +2 stage qualification (EC / SC dt. 2/3/.3.84)
Fiji Junior Certificate Examination Department of Education Matriculation Examination in India
Ghana  

 

Joint Exam. for the School Cert. & G.C.E. (11-Year course) conducted in Ghana West African Exams. Council Matriculation/10th Class in India.

(EC dt. 21.10.80).

G.C.E. (Advanced Level) and the Higher School Cert. Exams. West African Exams. Council +2 stage

(EC dt. 21.10.80).

(2 ‘A’ level passes followed by 5 G.C.E. ‘O’ level passes have been equated with +2 stage / Intermediate examination).

Indonesia    
Higher Secondary Exam

(Course offered at Gandhi Memorial School)

Board of Secondary Education, Indian Schools, Indonesia +2 stage of the new pattern of Education.

(EC dt. 15.4.78)

Secondary School Diploma (College Preparatory Programme) Jakarta International School, Jakarata +2 stage Exam of 10+2 pattern.

(EC dt. 13.3.86)

Iran
Secondary School Certificate Examination Community School Tehran Higher Secondary Examination (refers to 11 years programme) of a recognized Board or Pre-University Examination of an Indian University.

(SC Dt. 06.10.69)

Sixth Year Cert. of Secondary Schools Ministry of Education & Training -do-

(refers to 11 years programme)

( EC. Dt. 11.3. 75

4 th Year of  Diploma of the Secondary Schools (12-Year course offered under the new pattern of school education) Ministry of Education 12 th Class under the new pattern of 10+2.

(EC/SC dt. 28/29.8.80)

Iraq    
Baccalaureate Examination for Secondary School (12 year course) Ministry of Education Republic of Iraq 12 th Class exam under 10+2.

( EC/SC dt. 23/24.7.81)

BA/B.Sc./B.Com Part I

B.Sc degree Univ. of Sulaimaniyah Sulaimaniyah B.Sc. degree awarded by an Indian Univ.

(EC /Sc dt. 20/22.4.80)

Jamaica  

 

CXC Certificate (General-Proficiency grade I or II)

and

General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level)

Caribbean Examination Council

 

British Examining Bodies

Students presenting the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) Certificate in

General Proficiency

Grade I or II in five subjects including English and 2 G.C.E. ‘A’ level passes from the recognized British Examining bodies may be accepted as having completed +2 stage qualifications.

(EC/SC dt. 2/3.3.84).

Jordan  

 

Gen. Sec. Education. Certificate (Tawjihi) (12-Year course) Ministry of Education +2 stage of 10+2 pattern

(Ec dt. 21.10.80).

General Vocational Secondary Education Certificate Ministry of Education +2 stage exam.

(EC dt. 21.10.80).

Kenya  

 

Kenya Certificate of Education Examination Kenya National Examination Council Matriculation/10th Class Examination under 10+2.

(EC dt. 23.7.81)

Kenya advanced Certificate of Education Examination Kenya National Examination Council 12th Class under 10+2.

Candidates are expected to obtain at least two Principal passes.

(EC dt. 23.7.81).

Law Degree University in Kenya Corresponding degree of an Indian University.

(EC dt. 1.12.70).

Admission of Kenyan Secondary School Teachers to 1st degree courses at Indian Universities Those who had done 12-Year schooling and 1-Year of training might be admitted and given an exemption of one year in respect of three year degree course. (Such persons may be allowed to pursue B.A. or B.Sc. degree courses of two years duration in science or mathematics).  
East African Cert. of Education East African Exams. Council and Univ. of Cambridge Local Exams. Syndicate Matriculation/10th Class exam.
East African Advanced Cert. of Education Univ. of Cambridge Local Exam. Syndicate in collaboration with East African Exams. Council with any of the combinations : four principal subjects; three principal subjects and one subsidiary subject; three principal subjects; two principal subjects and two subsidiary subjects. 12th standard exam. under 10+2.
Kuwait  

 

General Secondary Education Certificate(12-Year course) Ministry of Education +2 stage of 10+2.

(EC dt. 21.10.80).

Lebanon  

 

12-Year Diploma American Community School, Beirut +2 stage of 10+2 pattern.

(EC dt. 21.10.80).

B.A. and B.S. degrees American Univ. of Beirut Corresponding degrees of an Indian Univ.

(EC dt. 14.2.71).

B.A. and B.S. degrees Beirut College for Women, Beirut Each case be considered on individual merits.

(EC dt. 5/6.9.72).

Libya    
General Secondary Education Certificate Ministry of education, Libyan Arab Republic 12 th Class exam. under 10+2

(EC Dt. 23.7.81)

     
Malaysia  

 

Malaysian Cert. of Education. Univ. of Cambridge Local  Exams. Syndicate in collaboration with Ministry of Education Matriculation exam.

(SC dt. 7.10.69).

Higher School Cert. Exam. Univ. of Cambridge Local Exams. Syndicate in collaboration with Univ. of Malaysia and Univ. of Singapore +2 stage of 10+2 pattern.

(EC dt. 21.10.80).

Sijil Palajaran Malaysia/Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan exams. Ministry of Education 10th class Matriculation and the 12th Class Examination respectively of 10+2.

(EC dt. 23.7.81).

High School Graduation Diploma International School of Kuala Lumpur +2 stage /Intermediate exam.

(EC/SC dt. 2/3.3.84).

Mauritius  

 

Mauritius candidates with G.C.E. ‘O’ level Certificate and two years teaching experience in Marathi/Tamil/Telugu British Examining Bodies (G.C.E. ‘O’ level) Exemption from G.C.E. ‘A’ level examination for admission to B.A.(languages) at Indian universities.

(SC dt. 27.7.85/ EC dt. 13.3.86)

Morocco  

 

High School Graduation Diploma Rabat American School, Rabat +2 stage exam of 10+2 pattern.

(EC dt. 13.3.86).

Myanmar (Burma)    
2 year course of Regional Colleges of Burma Exam Board of Burma Higher Education Department, Ministry of Education +2 stage examination provided the exam a passed with English as one of the subjects.

(EC dt. 17.4.83)

Nepal  

 

Certificate Courses (12-Yrs. courses) conducted at Institutes of Humanities & Social Sciences, Science and Business Administration, Commerce & Public Administration and Certificate in Agriculture Tribhuvan University Pre-University(two year course)/New Intermediate.

(EC dt. 5.4.76).

Diplomas (courses conducted at Institute of Humanities & Social Sciences, Science and Business Administration Commerce & Public Administration) -do- B.A., B.Sc and B.Com. degree awarded in India.

(EC dt. 9.8.76).

One year Diploma in Education after Graduation

Degree in education (after B.Ed.)

2-Year Diploma in Education

Tribhuvan University

-do-

-do-

B.Ed. degree of an Indian University.

M.Ed. degree of an Indian Univ.

Certificate in Education as the minimum qualification for admission is NOT graduation.

(EC/SC dt. 20/22.4.80).

I.A., I.Com., I.Sc. -do- Corresponding examination.
B.A., B.Com., B.Sc. -do- Corresponding degrees.
Nigeria  

 

Joint Exams. for the School Cert. & G.C.E. West African Exams. Council Matriculation/10th Class in India

(EC dt. 5.2.70).

 

G.C.E. ‘A’ Level & Higher School Cert. Exam -do- Candidates for ‘A’ level Examination of W.A.E.C. Nigeria are expected to obtain at least two principal Passes. Subsidiary pass is NOT treated by W.A.E.C. as a sufficient requirement for ‘A’ level    completion. 2 G.C.E. ‘A’ level passes followed by 5 ‘O’ Level of W.A.E.C., Nigeria be equated with +2 stage/ Intermediate Examination.

(EC dt. 17.4.83).

Nigerian Certificate in Education (Technical) (course offered at the National Technical Teachers College, Yaba, Lagos) for purpose of admission to B.Ed. course Federal Ministry of Education As there was no course comparable in content to Nigerian Certificate in Education (Technical), each case of holders of such a qualification be considered on merits.

(EC dt. 23.7.81).

Interim Joint Matriculation Board Examination (13-Years course)/ ‘A’ Level Institute of Education, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (Nigeria) +2 stage examination of 10+2 pattern.

(EC dt. 28.7.82).

2-Years Pre-degree programme University of Sokoto, Sokoto +2 stage exam. of 10+2 pattern.

(EC dt. 13.3.86).

12-Years High School Graduation Diploma Hillcrest High School, Jos, Nigeria +2 stage exam of 10+2 pattern.

(EC dt. 13.3.86).

B.A., B.Sc. degree (Humanities & Social Science) Ahmadu Bello Univ. Nigeria Corresponding first degree of an Indian Univ.

(EC dt. 13.3.86).

Philippines    
Higher School (Secondary Collegiate Preparatory Examination)   Higher Secondary Exam

(Sc dt. 17.9.61)

High School Graduate Diploma International School Manila +2 stage /Intermediate Examination

( EC dt. 17.4.83).

Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce (Courses offered at the College of Science and Administration) University of Santo Tomas, Philippines B.A. (Commerce) degree of an Indian University.

( EC dt. 13.3.86)

Master of Science in Soils University of Philippines Corresponding degree in  India.

( EC dt. 9.8.76)

Qatar  

 

General Secondary Education Certificate Examination Ministry of Education & Youth Welfare, Govt. of the state of Qatar 12th Class under 10+2.

(EC/SC dt. 28/29.8.80).

Saudi Arabia
12 Yrs. General Secondary Education Certificate (with English as one of the subjects) Ministry of education, Jeddah +2  stage qualification.

( EC/SC  dt. 2/3.3.84)

Sri Lanka    
GCE (O & A Level) Exams Department of Examination, Government of Sri Lanka G.C.E. (O&A Level) exams conducted by Govt. of Sri Lanka be recognized in the same terms as the recognition accorded to the G.C.E. ‘O’ Level and the G.C.E. ‘A’ Level exams, conducted by the Examining Bodies in UK. G.C.E. of Examination Bodies in UK with passes In (a) five subjects at Ordinary Level and two subjects at Advanced Level or (b) four subjects at Ordinary Level and three subjects at Advanced Level has been recognized as equivalent to a pass in the 12 year Pre-University/Higher Secondary Exam. conducted in India under the new pattern of 10+2 .

( EC dt. 23.7.81)

Senior School Certificate   Candidates who pass in six subjects and obtain credit in four of them be admitted to the Intermediate class.

(SC dt. 24.1.55)

 

Bachelor of Development Studies (B. DEV.S.) Univ. of Colombo, Colombo An eligible qualification for joining Indian Univs. in Master degree programme in appropriate branch.

( EC dt. 23.7.81)

South Africa  

 

Transvaal Secondary School Certificate Examination Transvaal Education Department, Transvaal (South Africa) Since holders of Transvaal Secondary School Certificate are not eligible to join a course at a university in that country it cannot be treated as equivalent to Higher Secondary/Pre-University of an Indian University. In the case of Students of Indian origin holding such qualifications each case be judged on merits.

(SC dt. 12.3.72).

B.Sc. (Hons.) Biochemistry Degree University of Cape Town, South Africa First degree programme of an Indian university. for purpose of admission of candidates of Indian origin.

(EC dt. 13.3.86).

Sudan  

 

Higher Secondary School Certificate Examination(12-Year course) Sudan Examinations Committee +2 stage of 10+2 pattern

(EC dt. 21.10.80).

Secondary School Certificate Examination(12-Years course) Sudan Examinations Committee, Ministry of Education 12-Years Higher Secondary School Certificate Examination of Sudan has now been designated as Secondary School Certificate.

(EC dt. 17.4.83).

Commercial Technical Secondary School Certificate Exam. Sudan Examinations Committee, Ministry of Education & Guidance Sudan +2 stage exam. of 10+2 pattern.

(EC/SC dt. 25.2.85).

B.Sc. (Economic and Social Studies) Khartoum University Bachelor’s degree of an Indian University.

(EC dt. 2.12.70).

Syria    
General Certificate of Secondary Education Ministry of Education Syrian Arab Republic 12the class exam under 10+2

EC Dt. 28/29.4.80

Tanzania  

 

National Form IV Examination Ministry of National Education of Tanzania Matriculation Examination or 10th Class.

(EC dt. 21.10.80).

National Form VI Examination Ministry of National Education, United Republic of Tanzania Dar-es-Salaam Recognized in the following terms:

a) II year of the Intermediate wherever pattern is 2+2;

b) Pre-University /New Intermediate course of any university wherever degree course is of three years’ duration.

(EC dt. 11.3.75).

 

East African Cert. of Education a) East African Exams Council and Univ. of Cambridge Local Exams. Syndicate

b) East African Exams. Council

Matriculation/ 10th Class Exam.
East African Advanced Cert. of Education Univ. of Cambridge Local Exams. Syndicate in collaboration with East African Exams. Council with any of the combination: four principal subjects; three principal subjects and one subsidiary subject; three principal subjects; two principal subjects and two subsidiary subjects 12th standard exam conducted under 10+2.
Certificate of Secondary Education and Advance Cert. of Secondary Education National Exam. Council of Tanzania Recorded the new scheme of Certificate/ Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education as +2 stage.

(EC dt. 13.3.86).

Thailand
12 Year High School Graduation Diploma International School Bangkok Pre-University (2-year course)/New Intermediate.

( EC. dt. 22.8.77)

Higher Cert. of Education Ministry of Education Thailand i) Intermediate or first year of the 3-Year degree course where the structure of education is 11+3;

ii) Pre-University /Pre-degree /New Intermediate where the duration is 10+2+3.

( EC dt. 29.9.75)

Grad 12 exam Ruam Rudee International School , Bangkok. +2 stage of 10+2 pattern.

( EC dt. 21.10.80)

12 -Year High School Diploma Adventist English School Bangkok 12 th class exam. conducted under 10+2 .

( EC dt. 23.7.81)

Turkey    
12 Years Graduation Diploma. Ankara American High School +2 stage exam. of 10+2 pattern.

( EC dt. 13.3.86)

B.S. (Economics & Statistics) Middle East Technical University , Ankara Bachelor of Arts degree of an Indian University.

(SC dt. 7.10.69)

United Arab Emirates    
Ministry of Education, United Arab Emirates General Secondary Education Certificate

(12 year course)

Higher Secondary
Uganda  

 

East African Cert. of Edn. Exam. Uganda National Exams Board, Uganda Matriculation/ 10th Class examination.

(EC/ SC dt. 28/ 29.8.80).

East African Advanced Cert. of Education Exam. -do- 12th class examination under 10+2

(EC/ SC dt. 28/ 29.8.80).

East African Cert. of Education East African Exams Council and Univ. of Cambridge Local Exams Syndicate Matriculation/ 10th Class exam.
East African Advanced Certificate of Education University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate in collaboration with the East African Examinations  Council. Students who have East African Advanced Certificate of Education

Examination with any of following combinations be treated as equivalent to the successful completion of 12-Year school education course in India.

i) Four Principal subjects.

ii) Three Principal subjects and one subsidiary subject.

iii) Three Principal Subjects.

iv) Two Principal subjects and two subsidiary subjects.

(EC/ SC dt. 20/22.4.80).

Vietnam (Socialist Republic)
High School Final Examination (12 years Programme) Ministry of Education , Socialist Republic Vietnam,Hanoi

 

+ 2 stage examination under 10+2 pattern.

( EC dt. 28.7.82)

Yemen (People’s Democratic Republic)
General Secondary Certificate Examination Ministry of Education 12 th Class examination under 10+2.

( EC dt. 23.7.81)

Zimbabwe

 

  BA (General) / BA (Hons) degree Faculty of Arts, University of Zimbabwe, Harare First degree of an Indian University.

(EC dt. 13.3.86)