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  1. Dear ravi
    I did not get the point that keep your indian option openas you require to dofirst degree here. Do u mean to say undergraduation here? I think when parents think of sending abroad for under graduation especially to u.s or canada its because of the flexibility, to choose the main course or major after a year. I am also given to understand that in u.s first year you need not declare any major simpky join and then weigh the pros and cons. I would love to see an article on this, as i follow your blog regularly.

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    1. The point is that a student in Year 10 when he is opting between IB and Indian Boards need to still keep the option of studying in India open. By choosing IB at that time he or she is almost closing the Indian University options for undergrad. I believe that Year 10 is too early to close the Indian options as in several disciplines it is better to do the first degree in India. Such as in Medicine, Law, Dentistry and to some extent even accountancy. The registration for such occupations depend on the first degree.

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      1. Thanks for the quick response. I also wsnt you to write the option of opting for undergraduation abroad, pros and cons. Advantage as i understand is the option of keeping majorvopen.major disadvntage is cost. Can you write a column in detail about it for we parents to understand.
        Thanks and regards

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  2. dear sir,
    first of all i want to thank you for providing such a wonderful platform .

    my son wants to do his degree and higher studies in pure physics and is thinking of going deep into this subject and later on move to research etc… and he is in 10 th now , reading many of your blogs and further research we decided to admit him to a IB school in mumbai , Dhirubhai international school, please let me know if this was a right choice and how does he prepare himself to join the Cambridge after his 12 th grade .
    thank you

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    1. Rakesh, The school and the board that you have chosen is both of good quality. I do believe that an IB curriculum is a very good option if you have decided that overseas education is the sole direction for your son. If he is 50/50 with an Indian option too, then I would recommend the ISC over the IB. However just on the basis of the quality of the curriculum, IB is a good choice.

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  3. Mr. Singh. This is an amazing blog, I got answers to all my queries, I’m a student of class 10th, I want to be an investment banker and I feel that the qualities that an investment banker needs are all taught in the International Baccalaureate program like (good communication skills, analytical mind, good presentations). I’m planning to go to London for higher studies after 12th, but still I’m not 100% sure. Now i’m on the peek to decide my career, can’t decide if to opt IB or commerce stream in CBSE?
    Thankyou.

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    1. I pretty much like International Baccalaureate! 2 languages, 1 science subject, 1 commerce subject, Maths and computer science! This is something that is not offered in Cbse, you’ve to choose a particular stream! Why is it that if foreign universities can accept students from Cbse or Icse then why can’t Indian universities accept students from IB, it is now even taught in India.

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        1. Thanks for the quick response! So are you saying that DU, IIT’s IIM’s will accpet students from IB. Btw, what’s your opinion, I should really opt for IB or not?

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          1. IIMs donot admit at the UG level but at PG level and so the IB is of no concern to them. IITs will not admit even if you are eligible because the entry tests for engineering often clashes with the timing of the IB exams and hence technicality comes in the way. DU colleges may accept but then you will have to miss out on one year as the results of IB will not be available at the time of admission into Delhi colleges… IB is a good curriculum but if you are looking at studying in India, I would rather suggest the ISC board. If not ISC, the CBSE or the state boards are also more tuned in.

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  4. I am now studying in 10 but am confused in choosing the next curriculum. I am studying in IGCSE curriculum at present but I am not sure what to choose after 10. I am thinking of choosing IB but I am not sure if it will help me with my under graduation. I don’t want to take decisions without thinking so I would like to have some help in choosing. Could you please help me?

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    1. It all depends on what you want to do later on. If your Undergrad is going to be in India then opt for an Indian board. If you are keeping the options open between India or overseas, then too opt for the Indian board. If you have decided that it will be in US or UK, then you can opt to IGCSE or IB.

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  5. Dear Sir,
    I loved your post as this article is perfect for those parents who are still in dilemma that they should opt IB or not ? But what you have written comment that one year wasted after pursuing IB as result will not be declared is not correct as i know a lot of students whom i have taught that they have taken admission with predicated grades in Delhi University. I am an Maths tutor from IB World Academy .

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    1. Yes there are certain institutions that accept students with predicted scores BUT not all. Also these days there is an observation that the actual scores often differ greatly with predicted scores… I wonder why and this may affect the acceptance of predicted scores for admission in future.

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