Primary School Certificate (PSC) and Ebtedayee Examinations-2017 began on Sunday across the country with the participation of 30,96,075 examinees.
As many as 28, 04, 509 examinees are appearing for PSC examinations while 2,91,566 students are participating in Ebtedayee examinations this year, officials of the Primary and Mass Education Ministry said.
Of the total PSC examinees, 12,99,985 are male and 15,04,524 female while among the Ebtedayee examinees 1,53,152 are male and 1,38,414 female.
The total number of this year's examinees are 1,34,213 less than the previous year as 32,30,288 students appeared in the examinations last year.
The examinations are taking placing at over 7,200 centres across the country and 12 overseas centres.
The examinations are scheduled to end on November 29.