SSC, HSC exams likely in February, April next year
Education Minister Dipu Moni yesterday said next year's Secondary School Certificate and equivalent examinations are likely to be held in February while the Higher Secondary Certificate and equivalent exams in April.
The minister made the remark while visiting an HSC exam centre at Tejgaon College on the first day of the exams for this year.
She said the authorities had to defer the examination dates due to the pandemic and other natural disasters in recent years, but they are now planning to hold the exams in their usual time from next year.
While the HSC exams under eight general boards in Bangladesh began yesterday, the exams under the Chattogram, Madrasah, and Technical Education boards will begin on August 27, after being postponed for 10 days due to the recent floods.
On the first day, 941,322 students appeared for the Bangla first paper exam, while 5,522 students were absent, according to the inter-education board coordination committee sources.
The results of the exams will be published within 60 days after the examinations are over, Dipu Moni said.
"Our target is to publish the results for all nine general boards, the madrasa and technical boards together within 60 days," Dipu Moni added.
The exams are being conducted for full marks but with a curtailed syllabus for all subjects except Information and Communications Technology, which will be assessed for 75 instead of the usual 100 marks.
This year, 1,108,594 students are expected to take the HSC exams, 98,031 for Dakhil, and 152,717 for vocational tests under the technical education board.
Among them, 688,887 are boys and 670,455 girls.