The Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and equivalent examinations for 2017 will begin across the country from Sunday.
According to BSS, a total of 1,183,686 examinees from 8,864 educational institutions will take part in the examinations. Of the candidates, 635,697 are male and 547,989 female.
A total of 982,783 examinees will be from the eight general education boards while 99,320 candidates will appear under the madrasa board.
Students with disabilities will receive an additional 20 minutes in the examinations. Students with special needs, including those with autism, shall receive 30 additional minutes.
The theoretical examinations will continue till May 15, while practical examinations will be held from May 16-25, education ministry sources said.
Earlier, Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid said at a press briefing that 50 units across 26 subjects will be tested under the creative question method this year.
A total of 1,218,628 examinees appeared in the HSC and equivalent examinations last year.