CBSE (UGC) NET Paper 1 Higher Education: Indian Education System

Indian Education System

Institution Types & Credentials-

Types of higher education institutions

  • University
  • Institute of Technology
  • College
  • Open University

School leaving adult higher education Credentials

  • Higher Secondary School Certificate
  • Secondary School Certificate
  • Diploma
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Postgraduate Diploma
  • Master's Degree
  • Master of Philosophy
  • Post-Master Degree
  • Doctorate
  • Doctor of Laws
  • Doctor of Literature
  • Doctor of Science

Structure of education system

  • Pre-higher education:
  • Duration of compulsory education:
  • Age of entry: 6
  • Age of exit: 14
  • Structure of school system:
  • Primary
  • Type of school providing this education:
  • Lower Primary School (Standards I To V)
  • Length of program in years: 5
  • Age level from: 6 to 11
  • Middle

Type of school providing this education

  • Middle School (Standards VI To VII)
  • Length of program in years: 3
  • Age level from: 11 to 14
  • Secondary

Type of school providing this education

  • Secondary School (Standards IX To X)
  • Length of program in years: 2
  • Age level from: 14 to 16
  • Certificate/diploma awarded: Secondary
  • School Certificate
  • Senior Secondary

Type of school providing this education

  • Higher Secondary School (Standards Xl To XlI)
  • Length of program in years: 2
  • Age level from: 16 to 18
  • Certificate/diploma awarded: Higher
  • Secondary School Certificate
  • Vocational Secondary

Type of school providing this education

  • Secondary schools
  • Length of program in years: 3
  • Age level from: 16 to 18
  • Certificate/diploma awarded: Higher
  • Secondary School Certificate