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DU admission tests likely from May 21

  • Published at 11:07 am February 16th, 2021
Dhaka University DU- Syed Zakir Hossain/DT

Deans' committee recommends allowing applications for admission from March 8

The Deans' Committee of Dhaka University (DU) has recommended to hold the undergraduate admission tests for 2020-21 academic session from May 21, DU Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Prof ASM Maksud Kamal said on Tuesday.

The decision will be finalized after approval from the General Admission Committee of the university on February 18, according to DU Vice Chancellor Prof Akhtaruzzaman.

The recommendations were made during a meeting of the deans of all faculties, with the VC in chair, at the university’s Nabab Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate building. The first test is likely to be for the Ka (A) unit under the science faculty on May 21. 

If the recommendations are accepted, the Kha (B) unit test under the arts faculty will likely be held on May 22, followed by the Ga (C) unit test under business faculty on May 27 and the Gha (D) unit test under the social sciences faculty on May 28.

The preliminary test for the Cha (E) unit test under the fine arts faculty will likely to be held on June 5, said members of the deans' committee.

The university will likely allow admission applications from March 8 till March 31, said Pro VC Prof Maksud.

In the 2019-20 academic session, there were 7,118 honours seats for 276,392 applicants. Applicants had to pay a fee of Tk450 for each unit that they applied to.

Mark distribution

The test for each unit will be marked out of 120. The Multiple-Choice Question (MCQ) section will carry 60 marks and the written section 40 marks.

The remaining 20 marks will be awarded based on the applicants SSC and HSC grade point average (GPA).

Minimum requirements

Students applying from the science group are required to have a minimum SSC and HSC combined GPA of 8.5. 

Applicants from the arts and business studies groups require a combined GPA of 8, while those applying for fine arts will need 7.

The tests will be held at the main universities in Dhaka, Chittagong, Rajshahi, Khulna, Barishal, Sylhet, Mymensingh and Rangpur divisions.

Usually, the DU intake tests are held sometime between September and November, a few months after the HSC exam results are published. 

Exam dates

Ka (A) unit: May 21

Kha (B) unit: May 22

Ga (C) unit: May 27

Gha (D) unit: May 28

Cha (E) unit: June 5

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