The Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and its equivalent examinations will begin across the country on Sunday.Over 12.18 lakh students under eight general education boards, Madrasah Education Board and Bangladesh Technical Education Board will sit for the examinations.
The examinations will end on June 9 while the practical tests would be held form June 11 to June 20.
This year, some 12, 18, 628 students from 8,533 educational institutions will sit for the examinations.
Of them, 10,20, 109 students will sit for the HSC exams under eight general education boards, while 91, 591 students will appear in Alim (Higher secondary level of madrasa) examinations, 1, 02, 132 in Bangladesh Technical Education exams and some 4796 students in Diploma in Business Studies (DIBS) exam.
Some 6, 54, 114 boys and 5, 64, 514 girls will appear in the HSC and equivalent examinations at 2,452 centres.
Apart from 2,452 centres in Bangladesh, the exams will also be held in seven overseas centres where 262 students will take part.
This year, 11 more papers under six subjects have been included in the newly introduced Creative Question System for the examinations.
Physically challenged students will be given 20 minutes extra time while autistic ones will get 30 minutes.
There will have no scope of leaking question papers as all coaching centres will be kept under watch.