DU admission tests: 2,90,348 candidates vie for 6,035 seats

DU Correspondent :
A total of 2,90,348 admission seekers applied for the admission tests under five different units of Dhaka University (DU) against 6,035 seats this year.
Among them, 1,15,712 admission seekers applied for ‘Ka’ unit under the supervision of Sciences Faculty, against 1,851 seats. At least 62 admission seekers will compete for a seat in this unit.
In the case of ‘Kha’ unit under the supervision of Arts Faculty, a total of 58,553 candidates submitted their applications for the test against 1,788 seats. In that case, 32 admission seekers will vie for a seat in this unit.
In ‘Ga’ unit 30,693 admission seekers applied under the Business Studies Faculty against 930 seats. In that case, 33 admission seekers will vie for a seat in this test.
In the ‘Gha’ unit under Social Sciences Faculty, 78,032 candidates submitted their application for the test against 1,336 seats. At least 58 admission seekers will fight for a seat in this unit.
In cases of ‘Cha’ unit under the supervision of Fine Arts Faculty, 7,358 candidates will fight for 130 seats.
At the end of the deposit of application fee, Prof Mustafizur, convener of DU online admission committee informed the development to The New Nation on Tuesday.
The students will be able to download their admit cards from university website on 16 May, which will be open for students for one hour before the starting of adjacent unit test.
This year, the authorities have reduced 1,098 seats compared with the previous year to increase student’s facilities of the university. Last year, there were a total of 7,133 seats whereas the number is 6,035 this year.
Following the practise of previous years, the admission test will be held at eight districts to reduce sufferings of both students and guardians. The admission test fees have increased from 650 to 1,000 Tk this year.
The admission test will begin on June 3 by holding ‘Ga’ unit admission test under business faculty. The ‘Kha’ unit admission test will held
under arts faculty on June 4, Unit-Ka and Unit Gha under science faculty on June 10 and 11. Besides, the MCQ test of ‘Cha’ unit will held under fine arts faculty on June 17.
All the exams will be taken on a total of 120 marks of which 20(10+10) marks will be counted from SSC and HSC GPA, 60 marks from the MCQ exam and 40 marks from the written exam.
The tests will be held from 11 am to 12.30 pm on the scheduled dates, of which 45 minutes for MCQ exam and 45 minutes for written exam. In cases of ‘Cha’ unit, the test will be held from 11.00 am to 11.30 am.