Islamic University (IU) in Kushtia is going to be introduced negative marking for wrong answer in its admission test breaking current system in the university's 31st year's history.
The negative marking system will be launched in the forthcoming admission tests for the first year honors courses under 2017-18 academic sessions.
IU acting registrar SM Abdul Latif disclosed the information to the newsmen on Tuesday.
Quoting the registrar BSS said the decision was taken at a meeting of the university central admission committee held recently with Vice Chancellor (VC) Professor Dr M Harun-Ur-Rashid Askari in the chair.
The admission test will start from November 25 to 29. In the tests, the aspirants will face negative marking while 0.25 (point two-five) numbers will be cut for every wrong answer, he added.
Meanwhile, the tests of thirty three departments will be held under eight units. 2,275 students instead of 1,695 will be able to be enrolled into the university from this academic year due to increasing eight new departments.
Aspirants have been asked to apply for the admission tests in time while the registration process was started from midnight of October 15. It will continue till November 10. To confirm the registration, admission seekers will have to pay taka 500 through Dutch Bangla Mobile Banking (Rocket), said IU registrar office sources.
Successfully registered applicants will be able to download their own admit card from November 16 to 24. The system will be closed after being passed the scheduled time, they added.
Mentionable, the details information regarding the admission tests is available on the university website: www.iu.ac.bd.