Today (Tuesday) is the 1st day of Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examination and equivalent examinations that started across the country.
Some 13,15,002 examinees from 26,297 educational institutions are taking part in the examination that began at 10:00am.
This year the number of examinees under 10 education boards including Madrasa Education Board and Technical Education Board is higher by around 1.08 lakh. Some 6,78,293 male and 6,36,709 female students are expected to sit the examinations at 2,181 centres.
A total of 3,00,898 examinees under Dhaka board, 1,30,688 under Rajshahi, 1,16,400 under Comilla, 1,30,638 under Jessore, 76,959 under Chittagong, 61,828 under Barisal, 48,527 under Sylhet, and 1,25,922 under Dinajpur boards are likely to sit the SSC exams.
Some 2,39,771 students under madrasa and 83,431 under technical education boards will also take the exams.
This year, 261 students are sitting the exams at seven overseas centres.
The examinees are sitting for Bangla first paper examination under creative question method on the first day.