Dhaka – The Junior School Certificate and Junior Dakhil Certificate examinations for 2016 have begun on Tuesday, said officials.
The public exam at the junior level will be ended on November 17 this year. The results will come out within 30 days the examinations.
As many as 2,410,015 examinees, of whom 1,288,402 are female students, from 28,844 educational institutions are participating in the examinations at 2,734 centers across Bangladesh.
The number of male students stood at 1,124,373 this year.
Of the examinees, 2,035,543 appear under eight Boards of Intermediate and Secondary Education while 374,472 were taking part in the exam under the Madrasah Education Board.
681 examinees will took part in the examinations from eight overseas countries, according to the education ministry.
Earlier, according to the national education policy, the government decided to extend the primary education level up to class VIII from V while the secondary education level to range between class IX and Class XII.
The Primary and Mass Education Ministry sent a proposal to the Cabinet Division and sought cancellation of the Primary Education Completion (PEC) examinations of class V, according to the policy.
But, the cabinet division dismissed the proposal and directed that the PEC and JSC examinations will be held this year as per the schedule.
On October,23, Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid said although it will be difficult to arrange the public examinations with a preparation within eight days, they will try their level best to complete the task in the stipulated time.