The Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent examinations of 2023 under 11 educational boards will begin across the country on Apr 30. Education Minister Dipu Moni said this at a press conference held at the International Mother Language Institute in the city on Tuesday (Apr 25), local media reported.
A total of 20,72,153 students under the 11 educational boards – nine general, one madrasa and one technical – will appear in this year's examinations.
She said all coaching centres of the country will remain closed from Apr 26 to May 23 on the occasion of the exams.
This year the exams will also be held in all subjects with full 100 marks but on curtailed syllabuses. 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.
Dipu Moni said examinees must reach the examination centre 30 minutes earlier of beginning of the examinations. Center secretary will be informed about the question code just 25 minutes before beginning of the examinations.