Junior School Certificate

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The Junior School Certificate (JSC) was a public examination taken by students in Bangladesh after successful completion of eight years of schooling. It was introduced in 2010. It is followed by the Secondary School Certificate (SSC).[1]

Before the SSC was introduced, an exam was taken in its place (then known as Madhyamik Britti or Junior Scholarship). This was a voluntary vocational exam and not mandatory, which were later made mandatory and renamed as junior school certificate.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the exams could not be held in 2020 and 2021. The government also decided not to hold the Junior School Certificate (JSC) and Junior Dakhil Certificate (JDC) examinations in 2022.[2] In 2023, The ministry of education of Bangladesh stated that there will be no JSC-JDC examination in the new curriculum. From 2024, class VIII and class IX exams will be held under the new syllabus.[3]

Mark distribution system[edit]

The Education Boards of Bangladesh have provided the result based on GPA (grade point average), which depends on each subject average grade point (GP). Marks above 80 will count as GP 5.00 or A+, while marks above 70 will count as GP 4.00 or A. However, prior to 2018, there was a 4th-subject system that could cover up to 3 A+ grades if a student achieved an A+ in the 4th subject. For better understanding, the marks distribution chart is provided below.

Marks range Grade point (GP) Letter grade (LG)
0 to 32 0.00 F
33 to 39 1.00 D
40 to 49 2.00 C
50 to 59 3.00 B
60 to 69 3.50 A-
70 to 79 4.00 A
80 to 100 5.00 A+

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Central Data Catalog". unesco.org. Retrieved 14 July 2015.
  2. ^ Nafiu, Rummana Foisal (2023-01-17). "No JSC, JDC exams thisyear". Dhaka Tribune. Retrieved 2023-12-13.
  3. ^ Staff Correspondent (2023-01-17). "Govt scraps JSC, JDC exams". The Daily Star. Retrieved 2023-08-10.