In Nepal, our education system uses ‘board exams,’ where students take the same set
of exams administered by an educational or university board. In Nepal, we have the
SLC board exam which is taken at the end of grade ten. Known as the ‘iron gate’, a lot
of importance is given to the SLC. After SLC, students typically join a Plus Two, A-
Levels, PCL or Intermediate Level program.
By contrast, high school in the U.S. is grades nine through twelve. Furthermore, each
school is autonomous and students do not take board exams in the U.S. In general, a
student who has successfully completed Plus Two, A-Levels, PCL, Intermediate Level,
or a similar program, can be compared with a high school graduate from the U.S. system.