This year's Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and its equivalent examinations will begin on Sunday across the country, says Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid.
At a press conference at the ministry yesterday, he said around 12.19 lakh examinees from 8,533 educational institutions would take part in the tests.
Of them, about 5.65 lakh are female students.
Nahid said theoretical exams would begin on April 3 and end on June 9, while practical tests would be held between June 11 and 20.
Exams in the day's first half would start at 10:00am and continue until 1:00pm, while tests in the day's second half would begin at 2:00pm and end at 5:00pm, said the minister.
Education Secretary Md Sohrab Hossain, Director General of Directorate of Secondary Education Prof Fahima Khatun and high officials of the ministry were present at the press conference.