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SSC exams begin

Times National Desk - February 4th, 2013

Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and its equivalent examinations for this year began across the country on Sunday.
A total of 13,03,203 students — 6,68,268 male and 6,34,935 female — from 27,073 educational institutions is expected to take the exams at 2,758 centres.
Of them, over 9.89 lakh students will appear in the SSC exams. About 2.25 lakh students will take the Dakhil (secondary level of madrasa) exams while around 88,360 candidates will sit for the SSC vocational exams.
The exams started around 10:00am today with Bangla 1st paper for the SSC and SSC vocational students, while the Dakhil candidates will take their only Bangla exam.
This year, the number of examinees under 10 education boards including the madrasa and technical education boards has dropped by 1.16 lakh.