The results of Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and equivalent examinations were published on Sunday.
A total of 1,89,169 students got GPA-5 and 95.26 percent students passed the HSC and equivalent examinations across the country.
The total number of candidates in the exams was 1,371,681. Of them, 1,306,718 students passed.
The results were announced from the International Mother Language Institute at Segunbagicha in the capital on Sunday afternoon. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina announced the results, joining the programme virtually from Ganabhaban.
Later, the Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni held a press conference and highlighted the overall results to the media.
A total of 1,78,522 students got GPA-5 in HSC examinations under Nine general education boards. 4,872 students got GPA-5 under Madrasa Education board and 5,775 scored GPA-5 under the Technical Education Board.
Among them, 59,233 got GPA-5 in Dhaka Board, 13,720 in Chattogram, 14,153 in Comilla, 9,971 in Barishal, 4,731 in Sylhet, 15,349 in Dinajpur, 20,878 in Jashore, 32,800 in Rajshahi and 7,687 in Mymensingh Board.
The pass rate in HSC stands at 95.57 percent, madrasa 95.49 percent and vocational 92.85 percent.
Jashore Board scored the highest pass rate. 98.11 percent students passed the HSc exmas from Jashore Board.
96.20 percent students passed the HSC exams under Dhaka Board, 89.39 percent under Chattogram, 97.49 percent in Cumilla, 95.76 percent in Barishal, 94.80 percent in Sylhet, 92.43 percent in Dinajpur, 95.71 percent in Mymensingh, and 97.29 percent in Rajshahi Board.
Girls outshine boys in the HSC and equivalent examinations.
After reviewing the results of the students, it could be observed that this time the pass rate of female students in the HSC examinations under nine general education boards is 96.67 percent, which is higher than the average pass rate. On the other hand, the pass rate of male students is 94.44 percent, which is lower than the average pass rate.
A total of 1,934 educational institutions under all the education boards in the country achieved 100 percent pass rate while five institutions saw zero pass rate in the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and equivalent examinations of 2021.
The HSC exams of 2021 were held eight months later than the usual schedule due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The exams were held on a shortened syllabus.