Secondary School Certificate

The Secondary School Certificate, also called SSC or Matriculation examination, in madrasah education Dakhil is a public examination in India, Bangladesh and Pakistan conducted by educational boards for the successful completion of the secondary education exam in these countries. Students of 10th grade/class ten can appear in these. It is equivalent to GCSE in England and first two years of high schools in United States.


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

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..The Maharashtra government is planning to hold the current academic year(2020-2021) HSC and SSC examinations in mid-April and early May, Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad said on Monday "We are considering holding HSC exams after April 15 and SSC exams after May 1," it was tweeted by Gaikwad .


Secondary School Certificate is a public examination in Bangladesh conducted by the Boards of Intermediate and Secondary Education under the Ministry of Education. One has to pass the JSC Examination in order to participate. SSC is held based on the books of classes 9 and 10, which are usually the same. To pass, a student has to undergo both a written and a practical exam.

Students of religious and English medium streams also sit for their respective public examinations, Dakhil and O-Level, conducted by the Madrasah Education Board and Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) under the board of British Council respectively to qualify for further education.

SSC or equivalent is mandatory in order to get admitted into colleges and later, universities. Usually, it is held between the months of February and March every year.[2]


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, officially known as Boards of Intermediate and Secondary Education, or simply BISE. Provincial boards conduct the exams at provincial level and Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education conducts the exams at federal level. 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. In the early 2000s, Computer Science was added as an option in place of Biology, and that is the only option Science students can opt from. Upon clearing both the SSC Part-1 and SSC Part-2 examinations, students are awarded with the official secondary school certification (SSC) qualification.

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  1. ^ "ICSE examinations".
  2. ^ "SSC, HSC examinations likely to be delayed in 2021". Retrieved 26 April 2021.