HSC, equivalent exams begin
News Desk || risingbd.com
The Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSC) and equivalent examinations have begun today (December 2) across the country.
The examination will be held in two shifts—morning and afternoon, beginning at 10 am. The exams will continue till December 30.
Due to the pandemic, this year’s HSC tests are being held on group-wise elective subjects with shortened syllabuses which means there will be no tests on compulsory subjects such as Bangla and English as the examinees will sit for tests on six subjects. The assessment on compulsory subjects will be based on the previous public examinations.
The duration of each test will be one and a half hours. The exam has begun with Physics (Paper 1) examination today, Thursday (December 2) while the examination will end on December 30 with Social Science (Paper 2) and Social Work (Paper 2) tests in the morning and Sports (Paper 2) in the afternoon.
About 13,99,690 examinees are expected to sit for the exams under 11 educational boards. Of them, 7,29,738 are boys and 6,69,952 are girls.
Education ministry said, a total of 11, 38, 017 examinees from nine general boards while 1, 13,144 students from madrasa board and 1,48,529 students from HSC (BM) vocational under technical board are taking part in this year’s examination.
Earlier, all coaching centers were declared shut from November 25 to January 3 for conducting examinations in a fair environment.