Result calculation under "GPA" system in Bangladesh was started in 2001 by the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) Exam Result. And in the 2003, GPA result system was started Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) Level. Before this time period the SSC and HSC level exam result was counted by Division system.
As example Average above 60% marks was awarded 1st division, 45% above mark 2nd Division and 33-44% was 3rd Division. Total upper 750 marks for all subjects was honoured as star marks and above 80% marks for each subjects was called latter marks. It was rare that any students ware achieved above 80% marks for all subjects.
There were some other dignity awarded for talent students like "Board Stand/Board Merit List" award. The top 20 students who achieved highest marks in their groups (Science, Arts, and Commerce) in each education board were placed in the special merit list for the year called. The radio, television highlighted them with honour.
In 2001, the government and the ministry of education took decision to published SSC result under GPA system following the western countries educational exam result system. In 2001, total 76 students only achieved GPA-5 (A+ grade) and 30 students were from Mymensingh Girls Cadet College from them and no students got A+ from technical or madrasah boards. Few years later it increased step by step. The GPA calculating system re-formed later too.
See the state GPA-5 or A+ grad achievement in the SSC exam result:
GPA-5 (A+) Achivement in the SSC Exam