Bangladesh HSC exam pass rate slips to 85.95%

The pass rate falls from a record 95.26 percent a year earlier

Published : 8 Feb 2023, 07:15 AM
Updated : 8 Feb 2023, 07:15 AM

The pass rate in the Higher Secondary Certificate and equivalent exams dropped to 85.95 percent in 2022 from a record 95.26 percent a year earlier.

The results of the exams, which students in Class 12 take ahead of starting university, were announced on Wednesday.

Over 1.2 million students took part in the exams, which were delayed by a combination of the coronavirus pandemic and deadly floods in the northeast.

Summaries of the results were handed over to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her office in the morning. Education Minister Dipu Moni later outlined the highlights of the results at a media briefing at the International Mother Language Institute.

Students can find the results on the website of the education boards and at their institutions.

Institutions, students and parents will be able to find the results in three ways, according to Dhaka Education Board, the inter-education board coordinator.

The institutions can download the results by entering the Educational Institute Identification Number or EIIN on the results corner of the Dhaka Education Board website (

The results can be downloaded by entering the roll and registration number on the website.

To get the results, a student will have to type “HSC<space>first three letters of board<space>roll number<space>2022” and send an SMS to 16222. They will get the result in a reply SMS.

Madrasa students will have to type “Alim<space>Mad<space>roll number<space>2019” and send the SMS to 16222.

The 2022 HSC and equivalent exams started on Nov 6 after a lengthy delay due to the coronavirus pandemic and floods.

Students from nine general education boards, the madrasa board and the technical education board sat for the exams based on an abridged syllabus. At the same time, the number of subjects was also reduced.