In order to take part in the admission test of 20 general and science and technology universities of the country held on a cluster basis, the final merit order will be prepared by using 8 criteria from the initial application of the candidates. In this case, students first have to prepare GPA and number obtained in SSC and HSC, GPA and number in Physics and Chemistry in Science HSC respectively and GPA and number in SSC and HSC in Humanities and Commerce, GPA and number in Bengali and English in HSC.
This information is given in a guideline published on the official website of the admission test of the grouped universities ( gstadmission.org ).
According to the guidelines, science students must first score 60 percent from the GPA in the HSC exam and 40 percent from the GPA in the SSC exam. After that, a 60 percent score will be taken in the HSC exam number and a 40 percent score will be taken in the SSC exam number. Grade points and numbers in Physics in SSC and grade points and numbers in Chemistry in HSC will be published in sequence. Similarly, in the case of Commerce and Humanities, the GPA of the HSC examination will be 60 percent and the GPA of the SSC examination will be 40 percent. After that, a 60 percent score will be taken from the HSC exam number and a 40 percent score from the SSC exam number. Then the final list will be prepared using grade points and numbers in Bengali in SSC and grade points and numbers in HSC English.
The guidelines further said that a maximum of one and a half lakh students in each unit will be able to participate in the admission test. Application fee of Rs.500 / – per unit has to be paid through mobile banking (bKash, Rocket, Cash). The final application must be completed within the stipulated time. Otherwise, the required number of students from the next merit order will be given the opportunity to make the final application. At the time of the final application, students have to list at least 5 out of 31 test centers. You will not get any opportunity to change the scheduled test center.
Students will be examined in Humanities (A Unit) on June 19, Commerce (B Unit) on June 26, and Science (C Unit) on July 3. Each student will have the opportunity to be admitted to the respective department of any of the cluster universities based on the results obtained by participating in a single admission test in his / her HSC or equivalent examination department (Science, Humanities, Commerce). Students must apply in two stages. You can apply from April 1 to April 15. The results of the initial application will be published on April 23. The final application must be submitted from April 24 to May 25 and tickets can be downloaded from June 1 to June 10.
Preliminary application and qualifications
Only students who have passed SSC or equivalent from 2016 to 2018 and HSC or equivalent from 2019 and 2020, Diploma-in-Commerce, HSC (Vocational), A-Level, and other equivalent examinations under Bangladesh Technical Education Board (subject to approval by Equality Determination Committee) are admitted. You can apply for the test. Students who have passed HSC or equivalent examination from Humanities, Commerce, and Science can apply for Units A, B and C respectively subject to the required qualifications.
Applicants who have passed HSC or equivalent examination from Humanities (Unit A) must have a total GPA of 8 with a minimum GPA of 3.5 in both SSC or equivalent and HSC or equivalent examinations (including the fourth subject). Applicants who have passed HSC or equivalent examination from Commerce Branch (Unit B) should have a total GPA of 7.5 with a minimum GPA of 3.5 in both SSC or equivalent and HSC or equivalent examinations (including the fourth subject). Applicants who have passed HSC or equivalent examination from Science Branch (C Unit) should have a total GPA of 8 with a minimum GPA of 3.5 in both SSC or equivalent and HSC or equivalent examinations (including the fourth subject).
Must have passed five subjects in O level examination and at least two subjects in A level examination and have at least B grade in four subjects and at least C grade in three subjects out of total seven subjects in both the levels. However, it has to be approved by the Equality and Eligibility Determination Committee through direct application. Applicants who have passed O Level, A-Level, and English Version (National Curriculum) examinations will have their question papers translated into English where applicable. Candidates wishing to appear for the examination in English Question Paper must mention it at the time of final application.
Admission test Marks and Results
100 marks will be held in 1 hour 30 minutes in each unit at the designated center. Candidates of any unit (A, B, C) will be considered for admission in other unit-related subjects subject to the conditions given by the University.
Bengali 40, English 35, and ICT 25 marks in the humanities branch in the admission test; Accounting 25 in Commerce, 25 in Business Organization and Management, 13 in Bengali, 12 in English, and 25 in ICT. In the science department, you have to answer 20 marks in Physics, 20 marks in Chemistry, 10 marks in Bengali, 10 marks in English, and 40 marks in Mathematics, Biology, or ICT as optional.
If you answer mathematics and biology subjects as optional in the science department, you will be considered for admission in all subjects related to the science branch. Only biological sciences (such as botany, zoology, etc.), agriculture, biochemical sciences (such as pharmacy, biochemistry, etc.) will be considered for admission. Answering in Mathematics and ICT subjects will be considered for admission in other subjects related to Science besides the mentioned subjects. Detailed information on this can be found on the website of the respective university.
The merit list will be prepared on the basis of the marks obtained by the candidates of each unit and will be published on the website ( gstadmission.org ). Each of the cluster universities will invite applications through separate admission notices stating their own conditions. Universities will complete the admission process under their own management according to the unit-wise merit order.