The Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and equivalent exams for the academic session 2021-22 began today (November 06, 2022) across the country.
HSC exams began at 11 am with Bangla 1st Paper on the first day.
Some 12,03,407 examinees completed their registration to sit for the exams. Of them, 6,22,769 are boys and 5,80,611 are girls.
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Traffic jams have been reported from different parts of Dhaka ahead of the HSC examinations.
UNB correspondents found a long tailback from Kakrail to Viqarunnisa Noon School & College on Bailey Road in Dhaka, forcing many candidates to enter the examination centre at the last moment.
The HSC, equivalent exams are being held at 2,649 centers and 9,181 institutions across the country.
Mobile phone sets or others devices are prohibited in exam centres.
According to the Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education, written HSC exams will continue till December 13. Practical exams will be held from December 15 to 22.
HSC exam schedule 2022
Guardians of HSC examinees, waiting at the gate of an exam centre. Photo. UNB
All coaching centres across Bangladesh remained closed from November 3 to December 14 as per the directives of the government.
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Meanwhile, Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has imposed a ban on the movement of anyone except Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSC) students and exam officials, within 200 yards of exam centres in the capital.
The DMP announced the new step in a statement Thursday. General people will be completely barred from travelling within 200 yards of exam centres to ensure “proper and lawful” exams, according to DMP Commissioner Khandker Gulam Faruq.
Source: United News of Bangladesh