Junior School Certificate (JSC) and Junior Dakhil Certificate (JDC) examinations-2017 began iacross across the country.
As many as 24, 68,820 students from 28,621 educational institutions are appearing in this year's examination. Of them, 11, 44,778 are male and 13, 24,042 are female, Education Ministry sources said.
The number of JSC examinees is 20, 90,277 while 3, 78,543 examinees are taking part in the JDC examination.
A total of 659 students from nine overseas centres are appearing in the JSC examinations.
A total of 56,045 examinees have increased in the examinations this year compared to the last year's 24,12,775 candidates.
According to the examination schedule, the JSC and JDC exams will end on November 18.