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HSC combined pass rate soars to 73.93pc

Female students do better than their male counterparts

Published : Thursday, 18 July, 2019 at 12:00 AM  Count : 841

The combined pass rate and number of GPA-5 achievers have increased in this year's Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and equivalent examinations under ten education boards.
About 73.93 per cent students have passed this year's HSC and its equivalent examinations which was 66.64 per cent last year.
The number of GPA-5 achievers has also jumped to 47,286 which was 29,262 per cent last year.
Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni disclosed the results at a press conference in the conference room of the Education Ministry around 1:00 pm on Wednesday.
Earlier the Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni handed over a summary of the results to the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her official Ganabhaban residence at around 10:00am.  
Deputy Minister for Education Barrister Mohibul Hassan Chowdhoury Nowfel and the Chairmen of all 10 education boards were present on the occasion.
At the press conference Dipu Moni said female students did better than their male counterparts in this year's HSC and its equivalent examination results.
She informed that the combined pass rate of all the 10 education boards is 73.93 per cent. The pass rate in eight education boards is 71.85 per cent while 88.56 per cent came out successful in Madrasa Education Board and it is 82.62 per cent in Technical Education Board.
In the eight general education boards, the number of GPA-5 achievers is 41,807 while from Madrasa Education Board it is 2,243 and 3,236 under the Technical Education Board. Among the GPA-5 holders, 24,576 are male students and 22,710 are female.
According to the published result the Cumilla Board has secured the top position among eight general educational boards with 77.74 per cent pass rate in the HSC examinations this year.
A total of 94,360 students appeared in the examination under Cumilla Board. Of them, 73,358 have come out successful. The pass rate of Rajshahi Board is 76.38 per cent while it is 71.09 per cent in Dhaka Board, 75.65 per cent in Jashore Board, 62.19 per cent in Chattogram Board, 70.65 per cent in Barishal Board, 67.05 per cent in Sylhet and 71.78 per cent in Dinajpur Board. Students under Chattogram Education Board performed poor in terms of pass rate compared to other education boards with 62.19 per cent pass rate.
A total of 11, 26,126 students appeared in the examinations while 8, 09,149 came out successful under eight general education boards.
A total of 9,88,172 students passed the exams out of 13, 36, 629 appeared from 10 education boards, including Madrasa Education Board and Technical Education Board. Of them, 6, 64,496 are male and 6, 87,009 female students, according to the examination schedule.
As many as 254 students of seven overseas centres came out successful in the HSC examinations this year with 94.07 percent pass rate.
A total of 270 students appeared in the examinations from the overseas centres. Of the successful students, 26 got GPA-5. Students of Science Group secured top position with 33192 GPA-5 in the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) examinations this year.
A total of 3990 students got GPA-5 from Business Studies Group and 4625 from Humanities group.
As many as 2,62,952 examinees from science group appeared in the HSC examinations this year, 5,98,294 from humanities group and 2,64,880 from Business Studies Group.
Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC), Alim, HSC Vocational, HSC (Business Management) and Diploma in Business Studies (DIBS) examinations were held under eight general education boards, madrasa and technical education boards from Apr 1 to May 23.

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