HSC, equivalent exams begin today

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2 April, 2018 08:33 AM

HSC, equivalent exams begin today

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The Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and its equivalent examinations began across the country simultaneously today.

Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid, in a briefing, said a total 13, 11,457 students are going to participate in this year’s Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and it's equivalent examinations.

A total of 10, 92,607 examinees will sit for the examinations from the eight General Education Boards while 1, 00,127 under the Madrasha Board and 1, 17,754 from Technical Board from 8,943 educational institutions in 2,541 centres. Of the candidates, 6, 92,730 are male and 6, 18,727 female.

A total 1, 27,771 candidates have been increased this year compared to the previous year, according to the Ministry of Education.

According to a press release issued by the education ministry, the written test of HSC and vocational examinations will continue until May 15 while practical examinations will begin on May 16 and end on May 25.

The press release also said the written test of Madrasa Board will begin on the same day and will continue till May 5 while the viva voce and practical tests will end by May 11.