Dhaka, Apr 02: The Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and its equivalent examinations of 2018 under 10 education boards have begun across the country amid tough measures taken to check question paper leakage and other malpractices in the examinations.The examinations started at 10am on Monday and it will continue till 1pm.
A total of 13,11,457 examinees from 8,864 educational institutions appear in the examinations this year. Of them, 6, 35,697 are male and 5,47,989 female.
A total of 10,92,607 candidates sit for the examinations from eight general education boards while 1, 00,127 under the Madrasa Education Board and 1, 17,754 from the Technical Education Board.
A total of 1, 27,771 candidates have been increased this year comparing to the previous year.
The written examinations will continue until May 13 while the practical examinations will be held from May 14 to May 23.
A total of 11, 83,686 examinees appeared in the HSC and equivalent examinations last year.