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HSC exams rescheduled for Shab-e-Barat

  • Published at 06:31 pm April 8th, 2019
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File photo of students during a HSC exam in Dhaka Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

The authorities have also made some other changes to the schedule

The tests for the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and equivalent examinations set for April 22 has been rescheduled as the official holiday for Shab-e-Barat falls the same day.

The exams were scheduled considering the holiday to be on April 21. However, the National Moon-Sighting Committee on Saturday announced that it will be observed on the night of April 21, which means the next day is an official holiday.

The tests for physics second paper, accounting second paper, management second paper and logic second paper will now take place on May 12, said Dhaka Education Board Chairman Ziaul Haque, who is also the head of the inter-board coordination committee, on Monday.

He said that some other changes were also brought to the schedule.

The April 17 tests of Arabic, Sanskrit and Pali will now take place at 2pm on May 9.

The tests for second papers of the Arabic, Sanskrit and Pali have been shifted to 2pm on May 11. 

Home science first paper test for May 4 will take place at 2pm, instead of 10am.

The May 6 test for science second paper will take place at 2pm.

This year’s HSC exams began on April 1 with 1,351,505 students from 9,081 educational institutions across the country sitting for the tests.

Holy Shab-e-Barat, the night of fortune and forgiveness for the Muslims, is observed on the 15th night of Shaban month on the lunar Islamic calendar.