SSC, equivalent exams begin
The Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent examinations-2016 under ten education boards began on Monday.
The exams strated at 10:00am with Bangla first part and will end at 1:00pm.
A total of 16,51,523 students from 28,119 educational institutions are appearing in the exams this year. Of them 8,42,933 students are male and 8,08,590 female.
A total of 13,04,274 students are participating in the SSC examination under eight general education boards. Of the students, 6,42,507 candidates are male and 6,61,767 female. Some 2,48,865 students are appearing in the Dakhil examinations while 98,384 students will participate in the SSC (vocational) examination.
A total of 14, 79, 266 students appeared in the SSC and equivalent examinations in 2015. Of them, 7,63,339 students were male and 7,15,927 female. As many as 1,72,257 students have increased in the SSC and equivalent examinations compared to the last year’s examination.
A total of 404 students from eight overseas centres are appearing in the SSC examinations this year. Examinations of all subjects, except Bangla second paper, English first and second paper, will be held under creative question paper, the education ministry sources said.
An extra 20 minutes time will be given for students with disabilities in the SSC and the equivalent examinations while examinees with autism will be given 30 minutes.
For the first time, seven examinees with autism are appearing in the SSC examination this year.