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HSC, equivalent exams’ pass rate dips to 66.64%

M Humayun Kabir: The average pass rate of this year’s HSC and equivalent exams has fallen to 66.64 percent from previous year’s 68.91 percent.
This year, the number of GPA-5 achievers also fell by 8,464, reports
The total number of GPA 5 achievers is 29,262 in 2018 while it was 37,969 in 2017.
The overall success rate was dropped by 2.27 percentage points.
This year, Barisal Board has secured the top position among eight general educational boards with 70.55 per cent pass rate while Dinajpur Board was on the bottom of the list with a pass rate of 60.21 percent, reports The Daily Star.
The pass rate of Rajshahi Board is 66.51 per cent, 66.13 per cent in Dhaka, 65.42 per cent in Comilla, 62.73 per cent in Chittagong, 62.11 per cent in Sylhet and 60.40 per cent in Jessore.
Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid handed over the summary of results to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Ganabhaban yesterday. The results are available at
The female examinees have outshined the candidates in this year’s Higher Secondary Certificate examinations.
The girl’s pass rate of all education boards is 69.72 percent while the pass rate of boys is 63.88 percent, according to an official copy of the result, adds The Daily Star. This year’s HSC and its equivalent examinations, a total of 400 educational institutions have achieved 100 percent pass while it was 532 in the last year.
Moreover, the number of institutions with zero percent pass rate is 55 this year which was 72 last year.
A total of 12, 88, 757 examinees from 8,864 educational institutions appeared in the examinations.
Students will also be able to apply for re-evaluation of their results, if needed, between Jul 20 and Jul 26.
They will have to send an SMS only from Teletalk numbers to 16222 with text ‘RSC’ followed by space, then first three letters of the respective education board, then another space then roll number followed by space again and then the subject code. If there are more than one subject, one will have to write the codes giving commas after each subject code in the same SMS. The sender will then get a PIN number. The amount of fee that will have to be paid will also be mentioned in the reply to the text message. If the terms are accepted, the student will then have to send another SMS to the same number with text ‘RSC’ followed by a space then ‘YES’ then another space then a mobile phone number to contact. The cost of re-evaluation of each subject is Tk 150.

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