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SSC exam begins across country

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 30th April, 2023 08:57:17 AM
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SSC exam begins across country

The Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and its equivalent examinations under 11 education boards has begun today.

Starting at 10:00am the exam will continue for three hours. Unlike the last couple of years, SSC examinations are covering all subjects though the question papers are set on a revised syllabus.

As many as 20,72,163 candidates are sitting for this year’s SSC and equivalent exams, said the education ministry.

Earlier, the ministry called upon the examinees to reach exam centres half an hour before the scheduled time.

The decision to shorten the syllabuses was made considering the fact that the candidates of these public exams have fewer in-person classes compared to the pre-Covid period.

Some 16,49,275 students from 17,786 schools are expected to appear in the examinations under nine general education boards in 2,244 centres, while 2,95,121 candidates from 9,085 madrasas under Madrasha Board in 716 test centres and 1,27,767 students from 2,927 technical educational institutions under the Technical Education Board attend the exam in 850 test centres.

In order to ensure a fair and peaceful environment none except the candidates is allowed within 200 yards of the examination halls during the examinations.

Earlier, Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni announced that all coaching centres across the country will remain closed from April 26 to May 23 for holding the examinations smoothly.