SSC results at noon today
It is a big day for candidates of SSC and equivalent exams as results of this year's tests will be available at schools, online and through text messages around noon today.
Prof Tapan Kumar Sarker, chief of the Inter-Education Board Coordination Committee, said chairpersons of all boards will hand over the results to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at 11:00am.
Education Minister Dipu Moni will then hold a press conference at International Mother Language Institute in the capital, said Tapan, also Dhaka education chairman.
Students will be able to see their results from 12:00pm on the education board website and through SMS, he said.
To get the results under general boards through SMS, candidates have to type SSC, the first three letters of the board name, followed by the candidate's roll number and the year, and send it to 16222.
For example, a candidate who sat for the exams under the Dhaka board and having a roll number of '123456' will have to send: SSC Dha 123456 2022 and send the SMS to 16222.
Alternatively, the candidates can also get results from http://www.educationboardresults.gov.bd. They can download individual result sheets by entering roll and registration number.
Any educational institution can also download results in a sheet from https://dhakaeducationboard.gov.bd/ by putting in the EIIN number of the institution.
Some 20,21,868 students took the SSC and equivalent examinations this year. Of them, 15.99 lakh were from nine general education boards, 2.68 under the madrassa education board, and 1.53 lakh under technical education board.
SSC and its equivalent examinations for 2022 started on September 15 this year. Generally, the examinations take place in February. But this year it was delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic and floods.
This year's SSC took place on more subjects than last year's exams, and was held on a truncated syllabus for fewer marks than usual. The duration of the exams was also curtailed to two hours.
In 2021, SSC and HSC candidates sat for tests on only three optional subjects with a shortened syllabus and fewer marks, due to the pandemic.
This year, candidates sat for Bangla, English, Mathematics and a fourth subject, besides the three optional subjects.
They did not need to take exams on religion, ICT, Bangladesh and Global Studies and science.
Board officials said candidates' grades in previous public exams will determine results of subjects for which no exam had taken place.
In pre-Covid times, a student had to sit for three-hour exams marked out of 100.
In 2021, 93.58 percent candidates passed SSC and equivalent examinations.
The pass rate of SSC was 94.08 percent, for madrasa it was 93.22 percent and for vocational it was 88.49 percent.