Education in India follows a similar structure of schooling known as 10+2 system. This system is being followed by all the Indian states and union territories. But not all of them follow a different pattern according to the system.
The Indian education system is structured as follows:
|Compulsory education (India)|
|Foundational Stage||Preschool (Urban) / Anganwadi (Rural)||Pre-kindergarten||3-4|
This will cover children of ages 3–8 years.
The focus of studies will be in activity-based learning.
|Primary School||1st grade||6-7|
|Preparatory Stage||3rd grade||8-9||It will gradually introduce subjects like speaking, reading, writing, physical education, languages, art, science and mathematics.|
|Middle Stage||Middle School||6th grade||11-12||It will introduce students to the more abstract concepts in subjects of mathematics, sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities.|
|Secondary Stage||Junior High school||9th grade||14-15||These 4 years of study are intended to inculcate multidisciplinary study, coupled with depth and critical thinking. Multiple options of subjects will be provided.|
|Senior High school||11th grade||16-17|
|Higher education (India)|
|College (University)||Undergraduate school||First year||18-19||1-year Vocational Certificate|
|Second year||19-20||2-years Vocational Diploma|
|Third year||20-21||3-years Bachelor's degree (Optional and limited)|
|Fourth year||21-22||4-years multidisciplinary Bachelor's degree (Preferred)|
|Fifth year||22-23||5-years MBBS, a bachelor degree in medicine.|
|Graduate school||First year||21+||(with various degrees and curricular partitions thereof)|
|Vocational school||18 and up|