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Secondary School Certificate

The Secondary School Certificate (SSC) Examination, is a public examination in Bangladesh, India and Pakistan conducted as completion exam of secondary education. Students of 10th grade/class ten can appear in these examinations. It is an equivalent to GCSE in England and also equivalent to first two years of High Schools in the USA. HSC is equivalent to 3rd and 4th year of High School in the USA, which means they can start college with HSC certification in the USA.



In India it is also known as 10th Board Exam, a public examination that is conducted by various boards of education including CISCE,[1] CBSE and other state boards for students of class 10 (Senior class).

The SSC/SSLC examination is conducted in the states of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Gujarat, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka and Goa in India. In 2010, 1,626,342 students, including 901,417 boys, took this examination at 3,692 centres spread across the state of Maharashtra. More than 1.3 million students appeared in the CBSE class 10th Exam in 2014.


The 10th class exam is conducted at the state level by the state boards of education and at the National level by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations. 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 also called SSC or Matric is teaching classes for classes 9 and 10 each, for a year. Every stage has one exam.This exam is conducted by a government department called Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education or simply BISE. Every province has its own boards stationed in main districts of the provinces. It is headed by a Chairman and a Controller of Examination. Exams are held in March & April for SSC & HSSC respectively. Groups include Science, Humanities & Technical group at SSC level and Pre-Engineering, Pre-Medical, Commerce, ICS & Arts at HSSC level.

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