Rain disrupts HSC examinees’ commute to exam centers


Heavy early morning rains under the influence of monsoon caused significant hardships for Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) examinees in Dhaka on Sunday (30 June) morning.

The downpour led to a thin presence of public transport on the streets, making it particularly difficult for examinees and their guardians to reach their destinations. The situation was exacerbated by widespread waterlogging in key areas, including Malibagh, Shantinagar, and Mogbazar.

The waterlogging not only created inconveniences but also fueled severe traffic gridlocks, heightening concerns among examinees and their guardians about timely arrival at examination centers.

According to the latest bulletin from the Bangladesh Meteorological Department, Dhaka experienced three millimeters of rainfall between 6 am and 12 pm.

The HSC and equivalent exams commenced with the Bangla-I paper (compulsory) across the country, except in the Sylhet division, at 10 am.

Authorities reported that a total of 1,450,790 students from nine general education boards, the Madrasa Board, and the Technical Board are expected to sit for the exams at 2,275 centers across the country.

However, exams in the Sylhet division have been deferred to July 9 due to flooding, as announced by the Ministry of Education.