Secondary School Certificate
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The Secondary School Certificate, also called SSC or Matriculation examination, is a public examination in Bangladesh, India and Pakistan conducted by educational boards as completion exam of secondary education in these countries. Students of 10th grade/class ten can appear in these examinations. It is equivalent to GCSE in England and first two years of high schools in United States.
The 10th class exam is conducted at the state level by the state boards of education and at the national level by the Central Board of Secondary Education. Class 10 exam is conducted annually. 10th board exam syllabus may differ for students from different education boards.
In India, 10th board exam is usually conducted in the months of March and April by most of the boards of education in India. An exam schedule is released by the boards at least one month before the exam. Class 10 board exam results are usually declared in the month of May/June.
Secondary School Certificate is a public exam for classes 9 and 10 separately. Class 9 exam is called SSC part-1 and class 10 exam is called SSC part-2. This exam is conducted by government boards called Boards of Intermediate and Secondary Education or simply BISE. Every province has its own boards stationed in main districts of the provinces. Exams are held usually in March & April. Groups include science group & arts/humanities group at SSC level.