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Question about equivalence as an overseas pakistani

Mohab Ahmed

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Assalamualaikum, I'm an overseas pakistani trying to apply to university in pakistan.

I took 7 subjects in my O levels exams, so how will my equivalence be calculated?
 

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  • A) GCE ‘O’ Level, GCSE, IGCSE and Equivalent:
  • GCE ‘O’ Level is considered equivalent to Secondary School Certificate (SSC) subject to meeting the requirement of Scheme of Studies as under:
  • i) Pakistan Based Examinations: Eight subjects including Compulsory English, Mathematics, Urdu, Islamiyat, Pakistan Studies and three electives.
  • ii) Overseas Based Examinations: Five subjects including English, Mathematics and three electives.
  • To qualify for Science Group it is necessary to pass Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology/Computer Science. Rest will be placed in General/Arts/Humanities Group.
  • B) GCE ‘A’ Level and Equivalent:
  • GCE ‘O’ and ‘A’ level are considered equivalent to Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC/Intermediate) subject to meeting the specified requirement for various stream/groups as under:
  • i) Pre-Medical Group: Eight/five ‘O’ level subjects (including English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology) and three ‘A’ levels (Physics, Chemistry and Biology) with minimum E Grade.
  • ii) Pre-Engineering Group: Eight/five ‘O’ level subjects (including English, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics,Biology/Computer Studies) and three ‘A’ level subjects (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics) with minimum E Grade.
  • iii) General Science Group: Eight/five ‘O’ level subjects with three ‘A’ level subjects
  • iv) Humanities Group: Eight/five ‘O’ level subjects including English and Mathematics with three ‘A’ level subjects.
  • a- All Pakistani nationals appearing for examinations from Pakistan shall have to pass Urdu, Islamiyat, Pakistan Studies and Mathematics along with other required subjects to qualify for equivalence.
  • i. If a Pakistani/dual national candidate studies and appears for examination from abroad, Urdu, Islamiyat and Pakistan Studies will not be considered compulsory requirements.
 

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Hello @Mohab Ahmed

Normally Equivalence of o levels is done using above mentioned criteria, and 10% marks are deducted, means if you get 83 percent in o levels, your equivalent score would be 73 percent
 

Mohab Ahmed

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Hello @Mohab Ahmed

Normally Equivalence of o levels is done using above mentioned criteria, and 10% marks are deducted, means if you get 83 percent in o levels, your equivalent score would be 73 percent
Thank you, can you give me an example? That would help a lot.

Thanks again in advance.
 

Admin

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@Mohab Ahmed What kind of Example do you need? Its simple and straight forward thing, They calculate your O level marks and then deduct 10% to give you equivalent certificate
 
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