Dhaka – Nearly 75 per cent student passed the Higher Secondary Certificate examination as more than 1200,000 pupils sat for the exam this year, according to the exam result published on Thursday.
Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid announced the results for HSC and equivalent exams after handing over the copy of the results to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her Ganabhaban official residence in Dhaka.
A total of 12, 18,628 examinees from 8,533 educational institutions sat for the examinations this year, said the Education Minister.
The results of the HSC and equivalent get published with 74.70 per cent pass rate where as it was 69.60 per cent in 2015.
A total of 58,276 students achieved the highest Grade Point Average (GPA-5) this year, Prime Minister’s deputy press secretary Ashraful Alam Khakon said quoting the result.
Some 64.49 percent passed the exams under Comilla board, 70.64 percent under Dinajpur board, and 75.40 percent in Rajshahi board and 68.59 percent in Sylhet board.
Students under Madrasa Education Board did well this year with the pass rate of 88.19 percent while 84.57 percent students passed vocational exams in the HSC.
A total of 2,414 madrasa students secured GPA-5 while 6,587 in the HSC (vocational).
Examinees will get their results from respective examination centres or educational institutions, websites of respective centres, and through internet and mobile phones.
Except the educational institutions, the results will be available on www.educationboardresults.gov.bd.
Among the total examinees, 6, 54,114 are male and 5, 64,514 female. Students will be able to know their results after 2:00pm.
This year’s examinations were held between April 3 and June 12.
According to the ministry’s announcement the results is getting published within 60 days of the tests as it has been done every year.
Candidates can also get their result by sending SMS to 16222 with text ‘HSC’ followed by a space then first 3 letters of the respective education board another space then roll number followed by space again then ‘2016’.’
Madrasa students will have to text ‘Alim’ followed by a space then ‘Mad’ while students of the technical board will have to text ‘HSC’ followed by a space the ‘Tec’.