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Female students have triumphed over this year’s eighth grade Junior School Certificate and Junior Dakhil Certificate examinations among the 85.83 per cent passed students. Last year’s combined pass rate was 83.65 per cent - A home for your website

A total of 68,095 students have obtained GPA 5 which is a sharp drop from that of 1,91,628 in 2017, due to evaluating the examinations without counting the scores of fourth or optional subjects this year, said education minister Nurul Islam Nahid in a press briefing on Monday.

The initiative was taken to improve the quality of the students and education, he said in the briefing which was held at the conference room of Ministry of Education in the Secretariat.

A total of 25,99,169 students sat for the examinations from November 1 to November 15, 2018 where 12,15,442 female students have passed the examinations. Among them, 39, 905 have secured GPA 5 while the number of male students is 28,190.

In combined result this year the highest pass rate is recorded in Barishal division at 97.05 per cent while the lowest is 79.82 per cent in Sylhet division.

This year, JSC examinations pass rate is 85.28 per cent which is 2.18 per cent higher than that of last year.

Some 89.04 per cent JDC examinees have passed this year which has been increased 2.24 per cent than last year.

Examinees sat for exams from a total of 29,078 educational institutes countrywide, 254 more than last year, while the number of exam centres was 2,903 which is 69 more than last year.

100 per cent JSC and JDC examinees from 4,769 institutes have passed- which has decreased 510 from last year.

None from 43 institutions could pass the exam- the number has decreased 16 this year.

On Monday morning, education minister Nurul Islam Nahid handed over a summary of the results to prime minister Sheikh Hasina at Ganabhaban in Dhaka.

A student can type DPE<space>Thana/Upazila code<space>roll number<space>2018 and send the message to 16222 to get the results in a return SMS.

Ebtedayee students will have to type EBT in place of DPE .

The codes are available on the DPE website, and at the schools and local education department offices.

JSC and JDC students will also be able to check their results on the website of the corresponding education boards (

To get the result through SMS, a JSC or JDC student will have to type JSC or JDC<space>first three letters of board<space>roll number<space>2018 and send text message to 16222.