Bangladesh to open HSC exams on Nov 6; tests to run for 2 hours

Bangla first paper test will be held on the opening day

Published : 12 Sept 2022, 12:45 PM
Updated : 12 Sept 2022, 12:45 PM

Higher Secondary Certificate and equivalent exams under shortened syllabi amid the pandemic will begin on Nov 6 with the Bangla first paper test to be held on the first day.

The tests will run for two hours, according to the schedule published by the inter-board exam controller committee on Monday.

The written tests will continue until Dec 13, while the practical tests will be held from Dec 15 to Dec 22.

HSC exams were usually held in April before the pandemic. Amid the closure forced by the coronavirus crisis, the tests were cancelled in 2020 and the students were evaluated on the results of their Junior School Certificate and Secondary School Certificate tests.

After the restart in 2021, the tests were delayed by several months. The government planned to take the exams forward this year but floods in northeastern Sylhet region forced it to defer the tests again. The SSC tests are now scheduled to begin on Sept 15.

Like the SSC tests, the HSC exams will begin at 11am. The students have been asked to arrive 30 minutes before the tests.

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