Primary Education Completion (PEC) and Ebtedayee Examinations-2017 begun across the country on Sunday as 30,96,075 students appeared it.
As many as 28, 04, 509 examinees have sat for PSC examinations while 2,91,566 students have appeared in Ebtedayee examinations this year.
Of the total PEC examinees, 12,99,985 are male and 15,04,524 female while among the Ebtedayee examinees 1,53,152 are male and 1,38,414 female.
The total number of this year’s examinees are 1,34,213 less than the previous year as 32,30,288 students appeared in the examinations last year.
The examination has took place at over 7,200 centres across the country and 12 centres abroad.
A total of 3,332 differently-abled students also appeared in the examinations this year while they will get additional 20 minutes for completing their exams.
The examinations are scheduled to end on November 29.