73.93pc pass HSC, equivalent examinations

47,286 students secure GPA 5

Published: July 17, 2019 10:38:38 | Updated: July 17, 2019 19:51:46

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As many as 73.93 per cent students passed this year's Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and equivalent examinations.

Last year, the pass rate was 66.64 per cent.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina officially unveiled the results on Wednesday morning, which will be published in full at a press briefing at the Education Ministry around noon.

A total of 9,88,172 candidates among 13,36,629 students cleared the tests.

This year, 47,286 students achieved GPA 5, reports UNB.

The overall pass rate of the eight general education board is 71.85 per cent. For the madrasa board, the rate is 88.56 per cent. Meanwhile, 82.62 per cent vocational board candidates cleared the exams.

HSC and equivalent examinations began on April 1 and concluded on May 11.

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