The education ministry has not taken any decision whether Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examinations would be held or not during hartal.
The examinations are scheduled to begin on February 2.
The BNP-led 20-party alliance on Friday announced 72-hour hartal across the country from Sunday.
Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid told a Bangla daily that his ministry did not take any decision to defer exams.
Earlier, the minister declared that SSC examinations would be held amid the nonstop blockade enforced the alliance. Nahid also urged BNP-led alliance to withdraw blockade considering the fate of around 15 lakh students.
An official of the ministry told The Daily Observer on Friday over phone that the decision to defer exams or not would be taken on Sunday.
According to the education ministry, the number of examinees of SSC and equivalent has increased by 46,539 this year. The total examinees are 14,79,266 this year.
There are 11,12,591 examinees in SSC under eight education boards while 2,56,380 examinees will appear from Madrasa and Dhakhil.
A total of 1,10,295 vocational examinees will appear under the Technical Education Board. The examinations will take place at 3,116 centres across the country.