Eligible candidates for Dhaka University's admission tests for the 2021-22 sessions will be able to apply online for the entry test from Apr 20 to May 10. The decision came from the meeting of the university's general admission committee on Thursday (Apr 7) at Nabab Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Bhaban, with DU Vice-Chancellor Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman in the chair, said a press release.
The entry test of 'Ga' unit for the Business Studies Faculty will be held on Jun 3, 'Kha' unit tests for the Arts Faculty on Jun 4, 'Ka' Unit tests for the Science Faculty on Jun 10, 'Gha' unit tests for the Social Sciences Faculty on Jun 11 and 'Cha' unit tests for the Fine Arts Faculty on Jun 17.
To apply for the test, students from a science background must have a combined GPA of 8 in the SSC and HSC exams, down from the requirement of 8.5 last year, with a mandatory GPA of 3.5 in the SSC or HSC examination.
Business and humanities students must have a combined GPA of 7.5 in HSC and SSC tests to apply, lower than the GPA of 8 last year, with a mandatory GPA of 3.00 in the SSC or HSC examination.
The 1.5 hours-long admission tests under the 'Ka', Kha', 'Ga,' and 'Gha' units are scheduled to begin at 11 am. The General Knowledge MCQ test under the 'Cha' unit will last for half an hour after starting at 11 a.m.
The admission tests under the 'Ka', Kha', 'Ga,' and 'Gha' units will consist of Multiple Choice Questions, or MCQ, of 60 marks and a written exam of 40 marks while the marks distribution for the Fine Arts Faculty candidates will consist of MCQ, of 40 marks and a written exam of 60 marks.
Fine Arts Faculty candidates will get 30 minutes for their MCQ test and an hour for the written test while candidates from the other faculties will get 45 minutes each for both types of tests.
The application fee has soared to Tk 1,000 this year, from Tk 650 last time. After paying the designated fee, a candidate can download the admit card for the admission tests from May 16 until an hour before the beginning of the scheduled exams.
Admission tests will be held in Dhaka, and at university campuses in divisional cities to ease the difficulty of travelling to the capital for applicants.