According to the Ministry of Education, 441,065 candidates will sit for the exam, which will take place from June 11 to 14 this year.
The exam will take place from June 11-14.
The Ministryadded that of the 442,065 candidates, 108,767 are free candidates (25%), while 48% of the candidates are female.
“The number of candidates in the scientific and technical category reached 244,776 candidates compared to 187,383 candidates in the literary field,” stated the Ministry.
The number of candidates in the international field (French and English) increased to 24,979, compared to 18,326 in 2018, an increase of 36%.
The number of candidates for the professional Baccalaureate has risen significantly this year compared to 2018 from 2,115 to 8,178 candidates.
The candidates for the professional Baccalaureate are split into 19 divisions. The professional business saw an increase of 3,542 compared to last year’s 574. The industrial category increased by 282% from 1,394 to 3,927. The candidates for the professional services went from 147 in 2018 to 709 this year.
Four-hundred candidates with special needs will sit for the exam this year compared to 242 in 2018.
This year’s exam will see the Ministry of Education adopting the Baccalaureate exam specially designed for candidates with different kind of disabilities who will receive extra time and assistance if needed.
The results of the Baccalaureate exam will be announced on June 29, 2019.
Make-up exams will be held on the July 4-8, and the results will be announced on July 13, 2019.