The Secondary School Certificate, is a public examination taken by students in Bangladesh, Pakistan and parts of Karachi. SSC is an equivalent to GCSE in England.
In India, the SSC exam is conducted in the states of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Goa. In 2010, 1,626,342 students, including 901,417 boys, took this examination at 3,692 centres spread across the state of Maharashtra in India.
In Pakistan, the students aged 13–14 years old in grade 9 and 10 take the Matriculation examination and receive the Secondary School Certificate issued by Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education.