HSC, equivalent exams begin today

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MNA Education Desk: About 1.2 million candidates are sitting for this year’s Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and its equivalent examinations that began across the country on Sunday.

A total of 11,83,686 candidates — 6,35,697 boys and 5,47,989 girls — from 8,864 institutions under eight general education boards, Madrasah Education Board, Bangladesh Technical Education Board and Diploma in Business Studies (DIBS) Board will appear at the HSC and its equivalent examinations this year at 2,497 examination centres across the country.

Of them, 9,82,783 examinees will sit for HSC examination, while 99,320 for Alim examination, 96,914 for HSC (BM/Vocational) examination and 4,669 examinees for DIBS examination.

A total of 271 examinees are appearing at the HSC examination through seven oversees examination centres—two each in Saudi Arabia and the UAE, and one each in Qatar, Libya and Bahrain.

The written examinations will end on 1 May while the practical tests will be held from 16 May to 25 May, reported news agency.