Some Important FAQs
1. Is IB Diploma and course recognized by the Indian universities?
Please refer to the FAQ published by the IBO
2. What document does the school show as evidence for non-regular diploma?
FAQ published by IBO names non-regular diploma which allows students to register with 3 sciences
3. What’s the difference between the Diploma Program and Diploma courses (certificate)?
The IB Diploma Program requires that students take six different IB course sequences: English, World Language, History, an Experimental Science, Math, and an IB elective as well as two semesters of Theory of Knowledge. Diploma candidates also write an Extended Essay of about 4000 words with a guided research class to support the process. Diploma candidates will also complete Creativity/Action/Service (CAS) activities and a project between the beginning of junior year and March of senior year. Certificate Program students (or what the International Baccalaureate calls “diploma courses” students) pick one or several courses from the six course sequences, but don’t take Theory of Knowledge, don’t write an Extended Essay, and don’t complete CAS activities or the project. Within an IB class – IB English, for example, certificate and diploma students do the same work.
4. Who will opt for the IB course and how does it help?
CHIREC International recognizes that preparation for medical study by Indian students requires the study of Chemistry, Biology, and Physics in Grades 11-12 and the NEET exam. This presents a significant burden above and beyond International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) requirements. Encouraging students to complete the full IBDP while also meeting Indian medical pathway requirements would not be in keeping with the IBDP philosophy of student welfare and well-being. Indian students preparing for medical study within India or students who are preparing for IIT JEE may choose the following pathway:
- Study of selected IB subjects in Grades 11-12 as an IB certificate student (5 or 6 subjects as required)
- Appearing for all internal exams during 11 and 12 same as the diploma students so that the high school credit completion (study the subjects for the number of hours as specified by IB) certificate can be prepared. HL subjects need 240 teaching hours and SL subjects need 150 teaching hours.
The IB course can also be opted by students who would want to exclude the DP core elements and only focus on completing the subject requirements. For example: students pursuing music, fine arts and performing arts may have other requirements of exams to be completed like Trinity College music exams till grade 8 or Intermediate art exams etc.
5. How do I find out details about IB grade conversion to Indian percentage and university recognition?
Please refer to the India Recognition Guide published by IBO