About 80.35 percent students passed Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent exams this year, which is lower compared to previous years.
Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid has attributed the “low pass rate” to recently introduced standardised evaluation method of the examination papers.
Apart from it, the total number of GPA 5 achievers cumulated to 1,04,761, which is also lower compared to last year.
The pass rate in SSC exams under the eight general education board is 81.21 percent. In eight general boards, the number of GPA 5 achievers stood at 97,964.
In vocational exams, the overall pass rate was 78.69 percent. In madrassa, the pass rate is 76.20 percent.
To receive the results through SMS, one needs to type the word SSC, then the first three letters of the respective board (for example DHA for the Dhaka Board), leave a space and type the roll number, another space and year in 4 digits (e.g. 2017) and then send the message to 16222.
Around 17.86 lakh students under 10 education boards appeared for this year’s SSC and equivalent exams which began on February 2. Theoretical exams ended on March 2 while practical exams were held from March 4 to 11.
The results will be available on the website http:// www.educationboardresults.gov.bd.