20 University Admission Circular Published
Initial Application Begins April 1 & will Continue Till April 15
Twenty university first year (honors) admission circular 2021 for academic session 2020-2021 has been published with primary application process beginning April 1. The last date for initial application is April 15.
As per the circular, final tests will begin with Unit-A (Science Students) on June 19, Unit-B (Humanities students) June 26 and Unit-C Test (Business students) on July 3, 2021.
Who Can Apply Initially :
The circular adds that students who passed SSC or its equivalent exams in 2017 or 2018 and HSC or its equivalent exams in 2019 or 2020 will be eligible to apply initially leading to possible scope for final test appearance.
Admission Method :
As per the circular or earlier announcement, the admission process this year will have two steps. Initially, all aspiring students meeting basic requirements will be able to apply initially.
Of all the applications, a specified number of students will be selected based on their SSC and HSC or equivalent exam results to sit for final test.
Unit-wise Application Requirements :
As per the circular, students will be admitted into 20 public universities, united under a single cluster for student admission, through 3 separate tests under 3 Units given the background of students.
For Unit-A (Science students), aspirants must have min GPA 3.5 including optional subject in both SSC or equivalent and HSC or its equivalent exams in Science Group with combined GPA min 8.0.
To note, students from Madrasa Board (Science) and Vocational (HSC) alongside Science Group under General Education Board will be regarded as Science Group in general.
For Unit-B (Humanities Group), combined GPA must be min 7.0 with min GPA 3.5 including optional subject in both SSC or its equivalent and HSC or equivalent exams in Humanities Group.
For Unit-C (Business Group), combined GPA must be 7.5 but min 3.5 with optional subject in both SSC or its equivalent and HSC or its equivalent exams in Business Group.
To note, students from Diploma in Business Studies, Business Management (HSC) and Diploma in Commerce along with Business Group under General Education Board will be regarded as Business Group.
In other words, students from those backgrounds along with those from general education board will be able to apply for this unit.
Application Period :
Primary application process begins from 12 p.m. April 1 and remain open till 11: 59 p.m. April 15. On April 23, the selected candidates out of initial applications will receive messages of confirmation that they have been shortlisted to sit for final admission test.
Final application process by selected candidates will begin from April 24 and go on till May 20.
To note, one student can choose or mention at least 5 centers while applying according to their choices. But the students applying for second time (second timers) will not be allowed to pick their present institutions as exam center of their choice.
20 Universities Cluster Admission Process In Brief :
Primary Application Time : April 1-15.
Final Application Time : April 24 to May 20.
Final Application Fee : Tk.500. No fee for primary application.
Required GPA : For Science Group Students, SSC & HSC combined GPA Min 8.0; For Business Group min 7.5 and for Humanities Group, min 7.0. But for all groups, min GPA must be 3.5 in both SSC and HSC.
Test Dates : Starting with Unit-A (Science) on June 19, Unit-B June 26 (Humanities) and Unit-C (Business) on July 3.
Test Time : 12 pm to 1 p.m. on all specified dates.
Admit Card Download : June 1-10.
Application Fee :
There will be no fee for primary stage application. But for final application, candidates have to pay Tk.500 as application fee.
Admit Card Download :
Students will be able to download their admit Cards from the following two relevant sites from June 1 to 10.
Application Link : Aspiring students will need to surf the below links to make applications :
The 20 Public Universities Under Single Cluster :
1. Jagannath University, Dhaka 2. Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Sylhet 3. Khulna University, Khulna 4. Begum Rokeya University, Rangpur 5. Islamic University, Kustia 6. Haji Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University, Dinajpur 7. Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University, Tangail 8. Noakhali Science and Technology University, Noakhali 9. Comilla University, Comilla 10. Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University, Trishal, Mymensingh 11. Jessore University of Science and Technology, Jessore 12. Pabna University of Science and Technology, Pabna 13. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Science and Technology University, Gopalganj 14. University of Barishal, Barishal 15. Rangamati Science and Technology University, Rangamati 16. Rabindra University, Bangladesh, Sirajganj 17. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Digital University, Bangladesh, Gazipur 18. Sheikh Hasina University, Netrokona 19. Bangamata Sheikh Fojilatunnesa Mujib Science and Technology University, Jamalpur and 20. Patuakhali University of Science and Technology, Patuakhali.