Selected candidates were informed through mobile phone messages; results will also be available on DGHS website
The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) has published the results of the MBBS admission test held on Friday.
A total of 48,975 applicants passed the entrance test, of whom the first 4,350 candidates on the merit list have been selected for the 2020-2021 academic session. The pass rate was 39.86% among the test takers.
Confirming the matter to Dhaka Tribune on Sunday, DGHS Director (Medical Education), Dr AKM Ahsan Habib said the selected candidates have already received their results through mobile phone SMS.
The results will be also available on the DGHS website after 9pm on Sunday.
According to the DGHS, a student named Missouri Munmun has secured the first position on the merit list, and received 87.25 out of 100 marks in the admission test. Her total score was 287.25.
Dr AKM Ahsan Habib further said there were 29 candidates per seat for government medical colleges and 12 candidates per seat for private colleges.
A total 6,085 out of 122,874 students did not participate in the MBBS admission for the 2020-21 session.
According to the DGHS, there were 10,697 seats in total, including 4,350 seats at the 37 public medical colleges, and 6,347 at 70 private medical colleges of the country.
Under the supervision of DGHS, the MBBS admission tests were held at 19 centers across the country amid a surge of Covid-19 infection on Friday.
The entrance test for dental colleges are set to be held on April 30.
The admission process for medical and dental students usually starts from October to November every year, after the HSC results are published. However, due to the coronavirus crisis, HSC and equivalent exams were canceled in 2020.
The government later evaluated the 2020 HSC candidates based on their JSC/JDC and SSC results and published the integrated results on January 30 this year.