Question About the IBCC Equivalence Certificate
Our Sponsors
Welcome to Med Studentz Medical Forums, a friendly and informative student community where you can join thousands of other medical students from all over the world discussing everything related to medical school admissions, studying for medical licensing exams, and the medical profession in general.

As a registered member you will be able to:

  • Post and participate in discussions throughout the board.
  • Communicate with other medical students around the world.
  • Find the latest valuable information regarding how to obtain research and clinical electives, internships and residencies.
  • Access special Members Only features not available to unregistered users.
All this and much more is available to you
absolutely free when you register for an account.
Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 12 of 12
Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By saeedanjum

Thread: Question About the IBCC Equivalence Certificate

  1. #1
    Med Studentz Beginner paddu's Avatar
    Member Since
    Aug 2008
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    76
    Liked
    7 times

    Question About the IBCC Equivalence Certificate

    As is mentioned in the sticky topic, one of the main requirements that makes one eligible to apply to med schools in Pak is having a high school diploma and having that diploma converted to the IBCC scale of 1100 (score should be greater than 660).

    How exactly do I get this certificate from the US? I am not familiar with any mailing address or anything. Any help? (Sorry if this has been mentioned in some thread before; I am a new to the forums).

    Now, here's the big problem... I am in the US, and I will be graduating next year in June. However, I wish to apply to AKU this year (their deadline is March). Obviously I need to get an IBCC Equivalence Certificate before I can apply, but how will that be possible before March since I wouldn't have completed my diploma till June? Is it possible to get in touch with the IBCC before I get my diploma, mail them my transcript, and get THAT converted to an equivalence certificate?
    Any suggestions?

    Thanks! #nerd

    Alright, I did some fishing after posting this thread and found the IBCC website... but I'm still very confused.
    I saw that they deduct 20% (10% if I take AP classes... I'm going to be taking AP Chemistry and AP Psych this year, wonder if that'd help?)... and I also read that the IBCC look at 10 subjects: 11th gr. Bio, Chem, Phy, Eng, and 12th gr. Bio, Chem, Phy, Eng and 2 electives.

    Now I'm very worried because I am also graduating from high school in 3 years which means I took Bio (with lab) in 9th grade, Chem over the summer, Physics in 10th grade, and now I'm gonna take AP Chem in 11th (technically 12th) grade... I will have taken both English 11 and 12 (so not worried about those). Do I even QUALIFY for an equivalence?
    :argh:

    Do you think the IBCC folks will take into consideration that I graduated in 3 years? #sad
    P.S. Sorry about the double post... it wouldn't let me edit.
    Last edited by MastahRiz; August 19th, 2008 at 03:07 PM. Reason: consolidation
  2. #2
    Moderator MedGrunt's Avatar
    Member Since
    Feb 2007
    Location
    London, UK
    Posts
    1,200
    Liked
    427 times
    Quote Originally Posted by paddu View Post
    How exactly do I get this certificate from the US? I am not familiar with any mailing address or anything. Any help? (Sorry if this has been mentioned in some thread before; I am a new to the forums).
    In order to get an IBCC certificate made you need to either hand deliver or mail in all of the required documents to one of the IBCC centers here in Pakistan. Hand delivering would be the better option as it decreases the chances of things getting lost or misplaced. If you have any family members or close friends ask them to help you out...if not go ahead and mail it, but just call and follow up to make sure that they received everything.

    Quote Originally Posted by paddu View Post
    Now, here's the big problem... I am in the US, and I will be graduating next year in June. However, I wish to apply to AKU this year (their deadline is March). Obviously I need to get an IBCC Equivalence Certificate before I can apply, but how will that be possible before March since I wouldn't have completed my diploma till June? Is it possible to get in touch with the IBCC before I get my diploma, mail them my transcript, and get THAT converted to an equivalence certificate?
    Any suggestions?
    There is no way to get an IBCC certificate made without a high school diploma, so you would have to wait until after graduation to start the IBCC process. Meaning that you would have to apply for the following year.

    Quote Originally Posted by paddu View Post
    Now I'm very worried because I am also graduating from high school in 3 years which means I took Bio (with lab) in 9th grade, Chem over the summer, Physics in 10th grade, and now I'm gonna take AP Chem in 11th (technically 12th) grade... I will have taken both English 11 and 12 (so not worried about those). Do I even QUALIFY for an equivalence?
    Yes, because you have taken english and 1 full year of every science (bio, chem and physics) you will meet the requirements for IBCC equivalence.

    **I'm moving these posts in to:
    This thread has tons of info about the IBCC process so take a look through it if you have any other questions related to IBCC equivalence. It has the addresses and contact info for all of the IBCC centers on the first page of the thread.
    MedGrunt signing out...
  3. #3
    Med Studentz Beginner paddu's Avatar
    Member Since
    Aug 2008
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    76
    Liked
    7 times
    Thank you so much for your reply, MedGrunt.
    Really appreciate it.
  4. #4
    Med Studentz Newbie
    Member Since
    May 2011
    Location
    Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
    Posts
    5
    Liked
    0 times
    some 1 plzz help me regarding IBCC ....i just gt ma IBCC equivalence from karachi branch & My original result is 4 C's in A level while 6 A's in IGCSE. As par IBCC rules my 5 olevels and 3 Alevels grades must b taken in account therefore my total percentage for Pre-medical becomes 77.45 and 852 marks. IBCC didnt not provide separate equivalence certificates/separate marks for each A and O level but It just provided me with 1 equivalence certificate with aggregated marks and total percentage for both A and O levels which is 77.45% but in order to apply in any University(NUST in ma case) I need separate marks for matriculation and FSC (Pre-medical).Do I have to calculate these marks on my own with some formula or there is some other procedure and how can I sort this out.Plz reply ASAP
  5. #5
    Med Studentz Newbie
    Member Since
    Dec 2011
    Location
    karachi
    Posts
    1
    Liked
    0 times

    want eqvilance worried

    i want to eqvilance certificate for o level pre- medical but i have haven't given maths subject and now i have to apply for secondary education without wasting my year and o level paper session is now in may June is there any possible way to get eqvilance
  6. #6
    Med Studentz Beginner iqrarocks's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Karachi
    Posts
    90
    Liked
    5 times
    Quote Originally Posted by hania View Post
    i want to eqvilance certificate for o level pre- medical but i have haven't given maths subject and now i have to apply for secondary education without wasting my year and o level paper session is now in may June is there any possible way to get eqvilance
    Hi hania!
    IBCC requires 8 subjects from O Levels (if you do O Levels from Pakistan).
    Quoting from their Criteria,
    " GRADES FOR British System

    A. GCE ?O? Level , GCSE, IGCSE and Equivalent:
    i) For conversion into SSC equivalent marks (grades of all the eight/ five subjects will be calculated for conversion into Pakistani marks.
    ii) To qualify for Science Group Physics, Chemistry Mathematics and Biology/Computer Science are pre-requisite."


    Are you doing Inter or A-levels? If you are doing A-levels, then don't worry because you can always have the equivalency of both O- and A-level combined.
    But if you are doing Inter then try to ask the college if submitting O-Level Equivalency is really a pre-requisite......maybe you can tell them about your problem?

    Hope this helps,
    Sincerely,
    Iqrarocks!
  7. #7
    Med Studentz Regular
    Member Since
    Jun 2011
    Location
    sialkot
    Posts
    183
    Liked
    13 times
    I got equivalence of Olevels ,got 83.11%,now what will they do for calculating A levels,means how they will combine both.? does it make any difference?
  8. #8
    Med Studentz Beginner iqrarocks's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Karachi
    Posts
    90
    Liked
    5 times
    Quote Originally Posted by amerhch View Post
    I got equivalence of Olevels ,got 83.11%,now what will they do for calculating A levels,means how they will combine both.? does it make any difference?
    ^What you have now is the General Science Equivalency.
    What you will have after A-levels insha Allah is the Pre-Med Equivalency #happy

    I really don't know about their formula.....but there is a medstudentz member saeedanjum (thanks!!!!) who has repeatedly mentioned the formula in the forum.

    Does it make a difference?
    Yes! You need at least 660/1100 Pre Med Equivalency in order to study in any medical college in Pakistan.

    Hope this helps.#happy
  9. #9
    Med Studentz Regular
    Member Since
    Jun 2011
    Location
    sialkot
    Posts
    183
    Liked
    13 times
    @ iqrarocks....but in their form i think by mistake i tick marked pre med column instead of general science,as i was confused,do you think it still works the same?thanks a lot for sparing time.
    Last edited by amerhch; December 9th, 2011 at 07:38 AM.
  10. #10
    Med Studentz Newbie
    Member Since
    May 2012
    Location
    Chengdu, China
    Posts
    1
    Liked
    0 times

    Post IBCC EQUIVALENCE CERTIFICATE PAYMENT PROCEDURE

    I am here to ask if anyone can tell me the procedure of paying for the IBCC Equivalence Certificate fees. I also want to ask that if I want a separate mark for each (Matriculation, 11th grade and 12th) NUST, for instance. What action should be taken in this regard? Please reply as soon as possible! I desperately need help. Thanks.
  11. #11
    Med Studentz Regular
    Member Since
    Sep 2010
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    146
    Liked
    58 times
    Quote Originally Posted by iqrarocks View Post
    ^I really don't know about their formula.....but there is a medstudentz member saeedanjum (thanks!!!!) who has repeatedly mentioned the formula in the forum.
    Thanks Iqraroks,

    amerhch, IBCC use 8 O-Level subjects and 3 A-Level subjects to calculate FSc marks. Let us assume that you have 7 A and a B in your O-Levels. If you get 2 A and a B in your A-Level then your IBCC will calculate the marks as below:

    O-Level Equivalency: (7*85 + 1*75 ) = 670 out of 800 and your percentage is 83.75%
    So your marks out of 900 will be 753

    A-Level Equivalency: (7*85 + 1*75) + (2*85 + 1*75) = 915 out of 1100

    For students who have passed their GCSE, IBCC only use 5 O-Levels. Foreign students dont need to have Pak St, Islamiat and Urdu at their GCSE Level.



    Here is a detailed example from IBCC:




    IGCSE/GCE ‘O’ level


    Grades
    Pak. Marks
    A*
    90
    A 85
    B 75
    C 65
    D 55
    E 45
    F (before June 2010) 40
    G (before June 2010) 35



    (For Medical/Pre-Engineering Group) Subject of GCE ‘O’ level Grade Pak Marks
    English Language A* 90
    Urdu A* 90
    Islamiyat A* 90
    Pakistan Studies A* 90
    Physics A* 90
    Chemistry A* 90
    Biology A* 90
    Mathematics/Computer Studies/I.T/ICT
    A* 90
    TOTAL 720




    Total =
    720 ? 900 = 810/900
    800





    (For Medical/Pre-Engineering Group) Subject of GCE ‘O’ level Grade Pak Marks
    English Language A* 90
    Urdu A* 90
    Islamiyat A* 90
    Pakistan Studies A* 90
    Physics A* 90
    Chemistry A* 90
    Biology A* 90
    Mathematics A* 90
    TOTAL 720
    Subject of GCE ‘A’ level
    Physics A* 90
    Chemistry A* 90
    Biology or Mathematics A* 90
    TOTAL 270























    Total

    990 ? 1100 = 990/1100 (Pre-Medical / Pre-Engineering group)
    1100
    Last edited by saeedanjum; June 4th, 2012 at 07:28 AM.
    Rehan likes this.
  12. #12
    Med Studentz Newbie
    Member Since
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Lahore, Pakistan
    Posts
    1
    Liked
    0 times

    Regarding O-Level Equvilance!!

    I just wanted to know that is it possible to get an equvilance certificate for 7 O-level subjects?? Please someone help me on that!!
    currently i am student of media communication in University of lahore and they are asking for the equvilance.
    So please kindly guide me on that.

    Regards,
    Saad

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. IBCC equivalent certificate for A & O levels
    By haby7 in forum Pakistan Medical Schools
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: September 22nd, 2011, 01:27 AM
  2. IBCC equivalent certificate for A & O levels
    By haby7 in forum Pakistan Medical Schools
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: June 27th, 2011, 02:16 AM
  3. Obtaining the IBCC Certificate when Overseas
    By stoodyus in forum Pakistan Medical Schools
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: November 19th, 2010, 08:42 AM
  4. IBCC - Which type of Certificate
    By veena89g in forum Pakistan Medical Schools
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: June 9th, 2010, 02:44 PM
  5. equivalence certificate
    By nidakram in forum Pakistan Medical Schools
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: January 9th, 2010, 11:43 PM