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GCE examinations in India
The General Certificate of education (GCE) provides the basic qualification for entrance to higher and professional studies in the United Kingdom. The examinations are conducted at two main levels: Ordinary (O), and Advanced (A) levels.
The 0-level, available to overseas students only and is generally taken after ten years of study. Candidates may enter the examination at any age provided that they can meet the requirements of syllabuses. While it is not compulsory to do 0-levels for a candidate with secondary qualification, it is important to keep in mind that some universities ask for a specific number of 0-levels subjects. Normally 0-levels in five subjects qualifies one to go for A-level.
The A-level examinations normally taken two years after the 0-levels, pave the way for entrance into undergraduate studies in universities and colleges. To apply for entrance to an undergraduate degree, a minimum of three A-level subject is required. However, it is important to keep in mind that individual entrance requirements of universities or vocational institutions may vary.