The Secondary School Certificate (SSC), Dakhil and equivalent examinations-2016 under ten education boards across the country begins tomorrow, 1 February 2016.
This year, a total of 16,51,523 candidates register their name for exam. Of them 8,42,933 students are male and 8,08,590 female.
A total of 13,04,274 students will participate in the SSC examination under eight general education boards. Of the students, 6,42,507 candidates are male and 6,61,767 female.
Some 2,48,865 students will appear in the Dakhil examinations while 98,384 students will participate in the SSC (vocational) examination.
A total of 14,79,266 students appeared in the SSC and equivalent examinations in 2015. Of them, 7,63,339 students were male and 7,15,927 female.
Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid said this while addressing a press briefing in the conference room of the Education Ministry on 30 January 2016.
Education Secretary Md. Sohrab Hossain, senior officials of the education ministry and chairmen of the different education boards, among others, were present during the briefing.
An extra 20 minutes time will be given for students with disabilities in the SSC and the equivalent examinations while examinees with autism will be given 30 minutes, Nahid added.
For the first time, seven examinees with autism will appear in the SSC examination this year, Nahid said adding, establishment of an autism academy is underway to deal with the students, who suffer from neurodevelopment disorder aiming to help them continue their studies.
A total of 404 students from eight overseas centres will appear in the SSC examinations this year.