The private and public dental admission test under the session 2017-2018 will be held today.
In the one-hour exam beginning at 10:00 am, there will be 100 multiple-choice questions, each worth 1 mark, while the pass mark is 40%.
There are 30 marks for biology, 25 for chemistry, 20 for physics, 15 for English, 6 for Bangladeshi history and culture and 4 for international affairs.
A total of 22,509 candidates have applied to different public and private dental colleges.
Of them, 6,000 students have applied to Dhaka Dental College, 6,000 to Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College and 4,411 to Sir Salimullah Medical College while the rest to private dental colleges.
Director of Medical Education and Human Development of Directorate of Health Services Dr Abdur Rashid said that strong measures have been taken to hold the examination fairly.