In Bangladesh, HSC is a Higher Secondary Certificate examination where students sit for the examination after 12years study. HSC is also the equivalent of 'A' level. Before, it was named as intermediate examination in Bangladesh. Now the exam called HSC examination.
So now there are four public examination students have to appear. After finishing five years study students appearing Prathomik Somapony (Primary Terminal) Examination, students are appearing JSC (Junior School Certificate) examination after completing eight years study. To cross the school level to college level, students are appearing SSC (Secondary School Certificate) examination. After passing SSC examinations students get admit to a college and finishing two years study they have to appear for HSC examination.