The website listed the following boards as being equivalent to an Indian +2 qualification (when accessed on September 18 2008)
12 years Baccalaureate Certificate of Afghanistan, France, Iraq and Tunisia.
12 years General Secondary Education Certificate of the Ministry of Education – Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and other Gulf countries.
GCE/IGCSE/GCSE examinations of the approved British Examining Bodies in UK, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Mauritius with passes in 5 subjects at ‘Ordinary Level’ and 2 subjects at ‘Advanced Level’. For admission to professional courses – medical/engineering Advanced level passes in Physics, Chemistry, Biology/ Mathematics and English are essential besides 5(Five) passes at GCE 'Ordinary Level'.
High School Diploma from accredited School of USA.
Intermediate/Senior Secondary/Higher Secondary of the approved Boards in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal.
12 years Secondary stage qualification of National Examination Board/Council of the Ministry of Education – Kenya,Nigeria, Ethiopia, Sudan, Uganda and Tanzania.
12-years Secondary Stage Examination conducted by various Provinces in Australia and Canada
GCE ‘Ordinary and Advanced’ level examination of the Department of Examination, Government of Sri Lanka
12-years STPM examination of Malaysia
12-years Secondary Stage qualification of Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Socialist Republic of Vietnam and Yemen Arab Republic,.
Abitur of Germany
12-year High School Diploma awarded by the accredited American School/International Schools in other countries following American pattern of education.
Could u also provide info on how difficult or easy each syllabus (esp CBSE, ICSE & IGSCE)is in comparison to others, assuming that a child needs to make a change from one syllabus to other due to a change of school or city of residence(in India). Are the curriculum of all syllabus at par with each other in terms of content?
The information about the Boards is very good. A comparative study of CBSE vs ICSE Vs IGSCE Vs IB Vs Cambridge O level and A level would be very useful with respect to a student's study in India and Abroad.It will enable the parents to decide about their children's school easily.
THE ICSE and ISC boards are also recognized internationally. They used to be called Senior Cambridge earlier but as a board the standards are very high for all subjects- arts and scinece - higher than CBSE and the testing is for creative expression and concept clarity. This is additional information if you want your little one to join a ICSE/ISC school! But as a former ICSE the ISC student and as a present ICSE student's mother I can vouch for the wonderful learning curriculum -the nice text books and the good teachers who are required to teach this!!!
I find that of late the number of ICSE/ ISC schools seem to be coming down. Any reason? I think it is a shame if we do away with this board like they have in Delhi. One of the most balanced boards, ICSE/ISC provides very concept based learning covering sciences, social sciences and languages