Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– The Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent examinations-2016 under ten education boards are set to begin on February 1, 2016.
A total of 16,51,523 students will appear in the exams. Of them 8,42,933 students are male and 8,08,590 female.
“An extra 20 minutes time will be given for students with disabilities in the SSC and the equivalent examinations while examinees with autism will be given 30 minutes,” Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid said while addressing a press briefing in the conference room of the Education Ministry in the capital on Saturday.
Education Secretary Md. Sohrab Hossain, senior officials of the education ministry and chairmen of the different education boards, among others, were present on the occasion.
A total of 13,04,274 students will participate in the SSC examination under eight general education boards. Of the students, 6,42,507 candidates are male and 6,61,767 female.
Some 2,48,865 students will appear in the Dakhil examinations while 98,384 students will participate in the SSC (vocational) examination.
A total of 14,79,266 students appeared in the SSC and equivalent
examinations in 2015. Of them, 7,63,339 students were male and 7,15,927 female.
For the first time, seven examinees with autism will appear in the SSC examination this year, the minister said, adding establishment of an autism academy is underway to deal with the students, who suffer from neurodevelopment disorder aiming to help them continue their studies.

A total of 404 students from eight overseas centres will appear in the SSC examinations this year.