10+2 refers to the 2 years of schooling which was required post grade 10, adopted by high schools in India and Nepal till 2020. In India, in July 2020, the passage of the National Education Policy 2020 replaced the 10+2 system with the 5+3+3+4 system. The 10+2 system is a part of the K-12 education system, and equivalent to the International Baccalaureate and GCE Advanced Levels in the west. 10+2 refers to two years of schooling post grade 10 in India since autumn 2002.

10+2 is gradually replacing the conventional modes of intermediate education, being the Intermediate of Science (I. Sc.), Intermediate of Commerce (I. Comm.), Intermediate of Arts/Humanities (I. A.) normally taken by Students after having received their School Leaving Certificate (SLC) provided by Tribhuvan University. In India each state has State secondary education boards. Following are some Boards offering 10+2:

  • Board of High School and Intermediate Education Uttar Pradesh.
  • Goa Board of Secondary & Higher Secondary Education.
  • Board of Intermediate Education, Andhra Pradesh.
  • Telangana Board of Intermediate Education.

Students in Nepal either opt for a 10+2 course in the science, management, and humanities stream under the Higher Secondary Education Board (HSEB), or opt for other options like the British A-Levels curriculum under Cambridge University.