The pass rate of the HSC and equivalent exams has risen to 73.93 percent this year from 66.64 percent a year ago.
Compared with last year, the overall success rate has increased by 7.29 percentage points while the number of GPA-5 recipients rose by 18,024.A total of 47,286 students achieved a GPA of 5.0, compared to 29,262 in 2018.
In the eight general education boards, a total of 71.85 per cent passed the examination. The number of GPA 5 achievers from general education board is 41,807.
The passing rate of Bangladesh Madrasa Education Board is 88.56 per cent and the number of GPA 5 achievers from this board is 2,243.
In the Bangladesh Technical Education Board (BTEB), 82.62 per cent passed and 3,238 got GPA 5.