Cambridge IGCSE and Cambridge O Level are considered by IBCC to be the equivalent to Secondary School Certificate (SSC), as long as students meet the following requirements:
- Students undertaking Pakistan-based examinations (local exam) require eight subjects including English, Urdu, Islamiyat, Pakistan Studies, Mathematics and three electives.
- To qualify for the Science Group it is necessary to pass Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Computer Science/ Information and Communication Technology (ICT).
- Students who do not qualify for the Science Group will be placed in the Arts Group.
- Students with a qualification in Computer Science or ICT in place of Biology at the Cambridge O Level stage will be granted SSC Science Group equivalence.