Yes, very much. All Indian board/Universities accept IGCSE as A & AS level equivalent to 10th and 12th standard. All universities in India accept CIE Diploma as equivalent to 12th. Thus after passing these exams, students can enroll in any college in India for higher studies. Thus they are fully recognized in India I all respects. The children can appear for engineering entrance examinations conducted by various state boards and universities.
CIE is committed to its mission of extending access to the benefits of high-quality education around the globe. Our curricula and qualifications are designed to support high-quality educational performance, developing successful students and supporting the economic performance of countries where CIE works at national level.
CIE offer a broad range of internationally recognised qualifications, both academic and vocational, which we have designed to develop successful students worldwide. These include general qualifications including Cambridge IGCSE, Cambridge International A Level, Cambridge O Level and Cambridge Pre-U, a new post-16 qualification, plus a range of vocational Cambridge International Diplomas.
CIE qualifications are recognised throughout the world. At CIE we are committed to ensuring that university admission offices, colleges, employers and professional bodies around the world understand the value of CIE qualifications.
Checkpoint is taken in over 50 countries worldwide. It is not a formal qualification with a certificate (although a Statement of Achievement is produced), but a way in which CIE can help students make the most of their educational opportunities.
Checkpoint results provide an indication of how students will perform at IGCSE and O level.
Cambridge IGCSE is taken in over 100 countries worldwide and widely recognised by higher education institutions and employers around the world as evidence of academic ability. Cambridge IGCSE is equivalent to the GCSE in the United Kingdom. In some parts of the world, schools use Cambridge IGCSE as an international alternative to the local government's examination.
Each learner's performance is benchmarked using eight internationally recognised grades (A*-G). In some countries, IGCSE qualifications will satisfy the entry requirements for university. In others, they are widely used as a preparation for A Level, AS, International Baccalaureate and US Advanced Placement courses.
Cambridge International A and AS Levels have widespread international recognition as educational qualifications. This recognition is because:
- Cambridge International A and AS Level qualifications are recognised by universities as equivalent in value to UK A and AS Levels
- Good grades at A and AS Level can result in one full year of advanced standing or credit at universities in the USA and Canada
- Good A and AS Level grades are vital for admission to all the world's major English-speaking universities and many non-English-speaking universities
- A and AS Levels are rigorous programmes that encourage high academic standards
- A and AS Levels have a high profile amongst English-medium international schools around the world.
University courses for which there is not strong demand might accept students with grades between A*-E, but typical UK university entrance requirements are closer to three passes at grade C for academic courses in established universities. Minimum matriculation requirements are at least two pass grades. Very popular courses will often require higher grades. For example, medical schools in the UK often require grades of AAB and the highly selective universities of Cambridge and Oxford ask for at least AAB.