Primary School Certificate (PSC) and Ebtedayee Examinations-2017 began on Sunday across the country with the participation of 3,096,075 students.
As many as 28,04,509 examinees sat for PSC examinations while 2,91,566 students are appearing in the Ebtedayee examinations this year at over 7,200 centres across the country and 12 centres abroad.
Of the total PSC examinees, 12,99,985 are male and 15,04,524 female while among the Ebtedayee examinees 1,53,152 are male and 1,38,414 female students.
Some 32,30,288 students took part in the examinations last year.
A total of 3,332 differently-abled students are also appearing in the examinations this year with giving an additional 20 minutes for completing their exams.
The examinations are scheduled to end on November 29.