The pass rate in eight education boards stands at 76.50 percent, which is 4.14 percentage points higher than that of last year.
As many as 169 out of 179 students, who sat for the exam in five centres abroad under Dhaka board, came out successful.
This year, a total of 51,469 students secured GPA-5, the highest grade point average, from eight general boards. Of 558 students, who appeared in this year's HSC exams from cadet colleges, 539 scored GPA-5.
The number of GPA-5 achievers increased by 17,084 this year compared to that of the previous year.
Under 10 education boards, including Madrasa and Technical boards, 9,17,673 students from 7,465 institutions took this year's HSC and equivalent examinations. Of them, 61,162 students; 33,168 boys and 27,994 girls obtained GPA-5. The total of last year's GPA-5 achievers was 39,769.
This year students had done significantly well in English and other major subjects and this had contributed to higher success rate and more GPA-5 achievers, observed education board officials and teachers of renowned colleges.
The pass rate in English in six of the education boards is over 80 percent while in Barisal and Jessore boards over 70 percent. In Dhaka board, 87.38 percent students passed in English.
The results also show significant improvement in all other indicators including rise in numbers of the highest grade achievers and cent per cent pass institutions. Some 61,162 students scored GPA-5. The number is 21,393 more than that of the previous year (39,769). Of the total GPA-5 achievers, 25,104 are from Dhaka Board, 6,872 from Rajshahi Board, 2,150 from Comilla Board, 5,229 from Jessore Board, 3,145 from Chittagong Board, 1,895 from Barisal Board, 2,065 from Sylhet Board, 5,009 from Dinajpur Board, 7,073 from Madrasah Board and 2,211 from Technical Education Board.