Some 39 admission-seekers will have to fight for one seat in the upcoming admission test for honours programmes in the Dhaka University (DU) under 2019-2020 academic session.
This year, a total of 276,391 students have applied for 7,118 seats. The number of applicants increased by 3,879 compared to the previous year.According to the DU’s Admission Office, a total of 88,970 admission-seekers will contest for 1,795 seats under ‘Ka’ unit. There were 45,003 applicants for 2,378 seats under ‘Kha’ unit, 28, 958 for 1,250 seats under ‘Ga’ unit, 97, 464 for 1,615 seats under ‘Gha’ unit and 15,996 for 135 seats under ‘Cha’ unit.
The admission tests will begin on September 13 (Friday) with the entry test for ‘Ga’ unit under the Faculty of Business Studies (FBS). The admission test for ‘Ka’ unit will be held on September 20 (Friday) while that of ‘Kha’ unit on September 21 (Saturday) and ‘Gha’ unit (combined unit) on September 27 (Friday).
‘Cha’ unit entry test will be held on September 15 (general knowledge) and September 22 (drawing).
Students can download their admit card of ‘Ka’, ‘Kha’ and ‘Gha’ unit from the website www.admission.eis.du.ac.bd from 3:00 pm on September 3 to the 9:00 am on the exam day. Admit cards of ‘Ga’ and ‘Cha’ unit will be available on the website from 3:00 pm of August 30 to the 9:00 am of the exam day.
The deadline for online applications ended on Tuesday, August 27, after they had begun on August 5.
This year, the DU authorities introduced a written part in the entry test, the Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) test will be administered for 75 marks, and the written test will be held for 45 marks. The applicants will get 50 minutes for 60 MCQ questions, and 40 minutes for the written test. Each of the MCQ questions will have 1.25 marks. In the past, only MCQ tests were held for 120 marks.The pass mark is set to 30 for the MCQ portion. The aspirant’s written paper will not be evaluated if he or she fails to obtain pass marks in MCQ test. For the written test, a candidate has to get 12 marks or more to pass.
If a candidate scores less than 12 marks but passes the MCQ part, he or she will still be considered ineligible for admission. No questions related to general knowledge will be set in the written test.
Calculators, mobile phones and any kind of electronics devices are prohibited in the exam halls and mobile court would be on duty during the examinations.