Education minister Nurul Islam Nahid on Saturday said there is not any kind of instruction to the teachers on giving extra marks while evaluating the answer scripts of the board examinees.
He was speaking at a press briefing at the education ministry on the upcoming secondary and equivalent examinations scheduled to start on 1 February.
This year a total of 16, 51,523 students will sit for the exams.
Regarding the question paper leakage, he said the potential suspects, photocopy shops and coaching centres are under scanner.
If any hoax of question paper leakage goes viral on Facebook, BTRC has been instructed to remove that content immediately, he added.
Nahid said seven autistic students will sit for the exam this year for the first time.
They will be given additional 20 minutes.
The minister said this year the MCQ (multiple choice question) part will be taken first and the creative part will be taken after a 10-minute break.
The theoretical examinations will end by 8 March and the practical examinations will begin on 9 March and end on 14 March.