Primary School Certificate (PSC) and Ebtedayee Examinations-2018 began Sunday across the country with the participation of 30,95,123 examinees.
The examinations started around 10:30am.
As many as 27,77,270 examinees are appearing for PSC examinations while 3,17,853 students are participating in Ebtedayee examinations this year, Primary and Mass Education Minister Md Mostafizur Rahman said at a press conference earlier.
Among the PSC examinees, 12,78,742 are male and 14,98,528 female while 3,17,853 students including 1,66,814 male candidates will appear in the Ebtedayee examinees examination.
PSC and Ebtedayee examinations is being held in 7,410 centers this year across the country. The examinations will continue till November 26.
A total of 3,294 examinees with differently able including 231 ebtedayee students would appear in the examinations.
The authorities concerned have taken adequate security measures with taking maximum privacy to check question paper leakage.
Special initiatives have also been taken to send question papers at 204 examination centres for smooth distribution in remote areas.