The Junior School Certificate (JSC) and Junior Dakhil Certificate (JDC) examinations began on Thursday with the participation of a total of 26,70,333 examinees, reports UNB.
Students from 29,677 educational institutions appeared for the examinations at 2,903 centres across the country.
A total of 22,67,343 students --10,43,752 boys and 12,23,591 girls - sat for the JSC examination while 4,02,990 examinees -- 179,980 boys and 2,23,010 girls -- for the JDC examination.
Some 2,46,353 irregular students also took part in the JSC examination while 34,251 in the JDC.
The number of special students in JSC is 1,30,785 while in JDC 30,548.
Besides, 578 students sat for the JSC and JDC examinations in nine overseas centres.
The JSC examinations will end on 15 November while JDC on 14 November.
In 2017, a total of 24,68,820 examinees appeared at the JSC and JDC examinations.