The Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and its equivalent examinations will begin across the country on Monday.
Education minister Dr Dipu Moni came up with the information during a press briefing at her secretariat office Sunday afternoon.
The theoretical examinations will continue till May 6, while practical examinations will be held after theoretical examinations, education ministry sources said.
Like the SSC, the HSC candidates have been asked to enter the centres half an hour before the start of exams.
The sets of questions will be fixed through lottery 25 minutes before the exams.
Educational Minister said no one will be allowed to take electronic devices into the centres. The officials in charge of the centres can take mobile phones inside, but not any with camera.