No untoward incidents were reported during the exams
Thousands of students on Friday sat for tests seeking admission to Dhaka University, as the exams were held for the first time in Dhaka and seven other divisional cities to avoid hassles and possible Covid-19 infections.
The 90-minute test starting from 11am was held for the "Ka" unit for the 2020-21 academic session.
"The exams were held in a peaceful manner and no untoward incident was reported," Dhaka University Proctor AKM Golam Rabbani told UNB.
"We have contacted the vice chancellors of universities in different divisions. They told us that the tests were going on smoothly. The students are following health rules," DU Vice Chancellor Prof Akhtaruzzaman told a press briefing.
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Sultana Mishu, a housewife from the Jatrabari area, accompanied her daughter who appeared in the test.
"We are happy as the authorities decided to hold simultaneous admission tests in all eight divisions this year. The traffic was light on the streets and we faced no hassles,” she said.
Talking to UNB, Rajshahi University Vice Chancellor Golam Shabbir Sattar said: "There is no complaint about the admission test and we are working in coordination with law enforcers."
A total of 14,000 students appeared in the admission test in 12 academic buildings of Rajshahi University, he said.
The universities outside Dhaka where exams took place are Chittagong University, Rajshahi University, Khulna University, Bangladesh Agricultural University in Mymensingh, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology in Sylhet, Barisal University, and Begum Rokeya University in Rangpur.
The exams for the "Kha" unit will be held on Saturday, "Ga" unit on October 22, and "Gha" unit on October 23. The exams for "Cha" unit will take place on October 9.
A total of 324,340 students have applied seeking admission to the country’s premier university vying for 7,148 seats offered under five units.
Of them, the highest 164,606 students will take the entry tests in Dhaka while the lowest 7,091 will sit for the tests in Sylhet.