SSC exams to start Nov 14, HSC on Dec 2
This year's SSC and its equivalent examinations will begin on November 14 while HSC and equivalent exams on December 2.
The examinees will have to take the tests only in three optional subjects with a shortened syllabus and the exams will carry fewer marks.
They will not have to sit for tests in compulsory subjects like Bangla, English and Mathematics.
Usually the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and its equivalent examinations take place in February while the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and its equivalent tests in April.
But the Covid-19 pandemic has delayed the exams this year, severely disrupting the academic life of students.
The routines published yesterday show the SSC exams will conclude on November 23 and HSC on December 30.
The exam duration for each paper will be one and a half hours and there will be no break between MCQ and written tests. Covid-19 health guidelines will be strictly followed during these examinations, the authorities said.
The results of the three optional subjects and the Grade Point Average (GPA) of the students' previous public examinations, including Junior School Certificate (JSC) tests, will be taken into consideration while preparing the final results.
On July 15, Education Minister Dipu Moni said SSC examinations would be held in November and HSC in December if the Covid situation improved.
Around 22 lakh students are expected to take the SSC and its equivalent exams and 15 lakh the HSC and its equivalent tests this year.
Last year, the education ministry held the SSC tests in February, but the HSC exams had to be postponed. The HSC results were prepared by averaging the grades in Junior School Certificate (JSC) and SSC tests.