Application process for DU admission begins March 8

DU Correspondent | Published: 16:27, Feb 18,2021 | Updated: 02:10, Feb 19,2021


The online application process for honours first-year admission test of the Dhaka University under 2020-21 academic session will begin on March 8 while the tests are scheduled to begin on May 21 in eight divisional headquarters.

The online application process will begin from 4:00 pm on the day and will continue till midnight March 31, said a press release of the university. 

The entrance tests will begin on May 21 with the admission test of ‘Ka’ unit, which will be held in eight divisional cities for the first time considering the pandemic situation.

This time, 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 decisions were finalised on Thursday at a meeting of DU admission committee held at the Nabab Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Building, with the university vice-chancellor Professor Akhtaruzzaman in the chair.

Pro-VC (Academic) Professor ASM Maksud Kamal, Pro-VC (Administration) Professor Mohammad Samad, chairman of various departments, directors of various institutes, the acting registrar, and the proctor were present at the meeting among others.

The admission test for ‘Kha’ unit will be held on May 22, ‘Ga’ unit on May 27, ‘Gha’ unit on May 28’ and ‘Cha’ unit (General Knowledge) on June 5.

The examinations for four units (Ka, Kha, Ga and Gha) will be held for a total of 120 marks, of which MCQs will carry 60 marks and written part will carry 40 marks.  Another 20 marks will be added to it from the results of SSC and HSC.

For the ‘Cha’ unit, there will be 40 marks for MCQs and 60 for a written test besides 20 marks for SSC and HSC results. 

The entrance test will begin at 11:00 am each day and will end at 12:30 am. The MCQ section will have a duration of 45 minutes while the written part will have 45 minutes.

For the ‘Cha’ unit, the MCQ section will have a duration of 30 minutes while the written part will have 45 minutes.

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