HSC and equivalent exams begin Monday

01 Apr 2018, 19:42 | updated: 02 Apr 2018, 08:31

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Dhaka: The Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and its equivalent examinations will begin across the country on Monday with the participation of 13, 11,457 students.

A total of 10, 92,607 examinees will sit for the examinations from eight General Education Boards while 1, 00,127 under the Madrasha Board and 1, 17,754 from the Technical Board from 8,943 educational institutions in 2,541 centres.

Of the candidates, 6, 92,730 are male and 6, 18,727 female.

Besides, a total 299 students will appear in the examinations from seven overseas centres.

All the examinees have to take seat in the examination centres 30 minutes before the examinations begin.

Only the in-charge of each centre will be allowed to carry mobile phone and electronic device and he will be allowed to open question packets after getting a SMS with the directive of selecting set.

The written examinations will continue until May 13 while the practical examinations will be held from May 14 to May 23.

Students with physical disabilities will receive an additional 20 minutes in the examinations.

Besides, students with special needs, including those with autism, will get 30 additional minutes.