The Secondary School Leaving Certificate
(commonly referred to as SSLC
) is a certification obtained by a student on successful completion of an examination at the end of study at the secondary schooling
level in India.
Relevance of the SSLC
The Indian system of education
fundamentally consists of five years of primary schooling
, followed by five years of secondary schooling
. The SSLC must be obtained at the end of term of study at the secondary school, after which a student can study at a Entrance Examination, which is sometimes called a Pre-University Course
(PUC), for two years. After this twelve-year period of study a student may enter a university
for undergraduate studies. Alternatively, after obtaining the SSLC, a student may choose to attend an industrial training institute
where one can be trained in skills necessary for technical occupations. The other options include joining polytecnic for a three year course of diploma in engineering and then further pursing degree in engineering after the completion of diploma.
Importance of the SSLC
The SSLC is obtained by passing a public examination
, i.e., an examination that has been formulated by the regional board of education
that the school is affiliated with, and not by members of the faculty of the school. The performance of a student in the SSLC examination is the one of the factors in admission to Pre University Courses in India. Therefore, the SSLC is often... Read More