Indian entrance requirements

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Engineering, Natural Sciences, Computer Science, Chemical Engineering

Class XII examinations from the CBSE and ISC examination boards followed by the Indian Institutes of Technology Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE Advanced) are considered suitable preparation for Engineering, Natural Sciences, Computer Science and Chemical Engineering at Cambridge. We standardly require a rank of less than 2000 in the IIT-JEE (Advanced).

Mathematics

Class XII examinations from the CBSE and ISC examination boards followed by STEP examinations would be suitable preparation for Mathematics at Cambridge.

Economics

Class XII examinations from the CBSE and ISC examination boards followed by the Indian Institutes of Technology Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE Advanced) would be suitable preparation for Economics. We standardly require a rank of less than 2000 in the IIT-JEE.

Candidates who are not taking the Indian Institutes of Technology Joint Entrance Examination are also welcome to apply for Economics but in such cases, any offer from King’s may be conditional on performance in STEP examinations.

All other courses

Indian CBSE or ISC Class XII examinations would not be sufficient to make a competitive application to King’s for the following courses: Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic; Archaeology; Architecture; Asian and Middle Eastern Studies; Classics; English; Geography; History; History and Modern Languages; History and Politics; History of Art; Human, Social and Politcal Sciences; Law; Linguistics; Medicine; Modern and Medieval Languages; Music; Philosophy; Psychological and Behavioural Sciences; Theology, Religion & Philosophy of Religion.

Students wanting to apply for these courses are welcome to contact King’s Admissions Office for information about suitable qualifications they could take: .

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