Of the 119,932 students, 65,429 are girls and 54,503 males. The number of candidates has grown from 99,898 of the previous year.
Meanwhile, 51,291 are sitting for Advanced Level candidates including 29,079 females and 22,212 males up from 46,024 of 2018.
Last week over 280,000 thousand children sat for primary leaving examinations.
The Ministry of Education has launched exams in Huye district at Groupe Scolaire Officiel de Butare at national level.
Dr. Isaac Munyakazi, the Minister of State in Charge of Primary and Secondary Education at the Ministry of Education who officiated the launch urged students to be composed during the exams, avoid absenteeism or tardiness, demonstrate good performance and stand against cheating.