Following the publication of the results, education board sources said the combined pass rate in SSC and equivalent examinations is 93.58 per cent. The number of total candidate this year was 22,40,395. Among them, 20,96,546 have passed.

On the other hand, the pass rate of only SSC examination in nine education boards is 94.08 per cent.

Earlier, a media release issued by a coordination committee of Bangladesh education boards said SSC and equivalent exams held under the education boards of Dhaka, Rajshahi, Cumilla, Jashore, Chattogram, Barishal, Sylhet, Dinajpur, Mymensingh, Bangladesh Madarasah education board, and vocational education board will be published at 12:00pm simultaneously on the websites of education boards, concerned exam centres/educational institutions and SMS.

Candidates can know their results by writing roll number, registration number, name of the exam, year and education board on the website, www.educationboardresults.gov.bd.

Besides, the results could be learned through SMS. They have to write SSC<>first three letters of the name of the board<>roll number<>year of passing and send that to 16222.

The madrasah education board students will have to write DAKHIL<> first three letters of the name of the board<>roll number<>year of passing and send that to 16222.

News agency UNB said: The SSC and its equivalent examinations started on 14 November and completed on 23 November.

The examinations were held with short syllabuses on three elective subjects on a group basis.

Last year’s HSC examinees were evaluated on the basis of their results of JSC and SSC exams, a decision which received a mixed reaction.

Educational institutions across the country were closed for around 18 months since March last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.