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A complete guide to getting your Equivalence certificate

Discussion in 'General University Discussion' started by linkinpark, Sep 12, 2014.

  1. Ainah235

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    The university which I have been selected in, what if it decides to drop me seeing those horrific results????
     
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  3. linkinpark

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    I'll reply to you over PM because this might be a longer discussion, okay?
     
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    Hello,

    I'm also in need of some help here. I received A*A*AAA at GCSE in Bio, Eng, Maths, Chem and Phys respectively and I got an equivalence of 87% which is 783/900. What's confusing me is the method they used to calculate this percentage, as I want to get an idea of how to calculate the same for A levels. I used the formulae at the start of this thread but couldn't get the same percentage as above. I then looked around the IBCC website where I found some similar information and worked out they must have done something like this. If I received AAB for A levels what would be the method of working it out?

    (720-15/810)*900 = 783/900
    720 is the total possible mark for O level and I subtracted 15 because of my 3 As (85 per A)

    Not sure if this is the way they did it but I could really use a hand.

    Thank you and regards,

    Charade
     
  5. linkinpark

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    Well if we assume you got AAB in A Level and given your current O Level result, this is how your equivalence would be calculated:

    O Level: ((90*2 + 85*3)/total of 5 subs = 500) * 900 (scaled out of 900) = 783/900
    Exactly like you did.

    Now there's no such thing as A Level equivalence on the certificate. It's overall of O+A Level.
    Your individual A Level Eq: 85+85+75 = 245/300

    Your overall O+A Level equivalence which would be on your certificate:
    = ( A Level marks + O level marks )) / 1100 (300 of AL + 900 of OL)
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    ((245 + 783) /1100 ) *100
    = 93.5%

    I hope it clears your doubts.
     
  6. Emadthegreat

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    linkinpark salam
    I've few questions.
    1. Can I get my A levels equivalence without getting o levels one? Or should I go for both together?
    2. Is there an ibcc office in Karachi?
    3. Can you re explain the part where about challan?
    4. What is the mode of payment?
     
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    As far as I can help, equivalency for both A.L & O.L will be needed to get into a university.
    And yeah, there is a IBCC office in Karachi. Here you go: https://goo.gl/maps/wsPR32BGXaR2.
     
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    WSalam. I guess demon has already answered your questions.

    1) No you can't. There's no such thing as A Level equivalence officially. It's O level equivalence and then an O+A Level equivalence out of 1100. So you first need to get your O Level's and then A Level's. Although you can apply for both at the same time given you have all the certificates and the required documents.
    2) Yes, Demon shared the pinpoint.
    3&4) Challan part is basically they'll give you a receipt that you need to pay at the bank they require you. Once you do that, you come and show them the bank's receipt and they'll officially begin the procedure. Mode of payment is cash, as far as I know. If you're an overseas student then they accept online payment otherwise I guess it's usually cash. Nothing inconvenient though.
     
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    Thanks both of you
     
  10. Sumayyah

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    Hi
    i have a question regarding IBCC . If i give 2 A levels (Cambridge board) and 1 Alevel (Edexcel board) , would the IBCC accept it for the equivalency?
     
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    What do I write in the box of 'Title of of Certificate/Diploma in the language of the country where obtained'?
     
  12. linkinpark

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    Hello Sumayyah.
    Well I am not sure about A level but as far as I know, there's no problem in getting your Equivalence while having a combination of CIE + Edexcel.
    You still should confirm it once because I might be wrong. There's no as such information on their website either.
     
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    This thread is so helpful, thank you!
    I live in Saudi Arabia and am currently doing A2. I've decided to apply early for LUMS and an old senior told me they required IBCC equivalence.
    1) My question is, can I DHL the O level certificates to my cousin so he can get the equivalence certificates for me? Should I be worried about sending original certificates like this?
    2) I don't understand the part where you said 'get the photocopies attested'. Why would I need photocopies of my results? Do universities require those and not the original? '
    3) If I do get them photocopied. what do you mean by 'get them attested by a government worker'?
     
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    I asked from my friend and this is her reply. I hope it clarifies your queries. :)

    3) Attestation means you need to get them stamped from a government worker with a scale greater than 14. That has to be done by someone within Pakistan. You can ask your cousin to get it attested and now IBCC offers online attestation too although I don't have any idea of their efficiency cause IBCC system is really bad but you can check it out.
    http://ibcc.edu.pk/online_att/
    http://www.ibcc.edu.pk/attestation.php
     
  16. armeena

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    Thank you sooo much!! Just one last thing, your friend said that I should get the photocopies attested in KSA. Could you perhaps ask her if my school will do that or will I have to go to the British Council to get it done?
     
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    You're welcome, Armeena! :) She isn't from KSA so she wouldn't have any information about it.
    I did a simple google search and this what I found:
    http://lifeinsaudiarabia.net/blog/2015/09/14/procedure-to-attest-documents-from-mofa/
    http://www.saudi-expatriates.com/2014/12/how-to-get-saudi-embassy-attestation.html

    I hope this helps you. Otherwise you need to reach out to your school and see if they can assist you on this matter. :)
     

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