SSC, equivalent exams begin
Published: 08:49 AM, 14 November 2021 Updated: 11:36 AM, 14 November 2021
The much-awaited Secondary School Certificate and equivalent examinations-2021 began on Sunday. The exams will end on November 23.
A total of 22,27,113 students took part in the exams this year while the number was 2,046,779 last year. The number of examinees has increased by 179,334 with a growth rate of 8.76%.
Usually, the tests are held in February. However, this year's exams have been held over nine months after the scheduled time due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
This year, the examinees will have to take the tests only in three optional subjects with a shortened syllabus and the exams will carry fewer marks.
Exams for science, humanities and business groups will be held on separate days. They will not have to sit for tests in compulsory subjects like Bangla, English and Mathematics.
As per the previous announcement, the results will be published within 30 days after the exams.
About 1,800,998 candidates will sit for the SSC examinations under nine general education boards, 301,887 for Dakhil exams under Madrasa Education Board and 124,228 for vocational exams under Bangladesh Technical Education Board this year.
Besides, 429 students will take part in the examination from abroad. Some 3,679 centres are set to sit for the SSC exam across the country.