Students vie for admission to Dhaka University after a pandemic year
The race to grab a place in one of the top public universities began at 11 am on Friday with students sitting for the test under Ka unit of the science faculty. The exam with 60 marks for multiple-choice questions and 40 marks for the written test ended at 12.30 pm.
The authorities have spread out the exam centres across eight university campuses in as many divisional cities to ease the trouble of travelling to Dhaka for the students in the pandemiç.
As many as 117,957 students are vying for the 1,815 seats under the Ka unit. That means, on average, 65 students are competing for a single seat in the category.
The DU campus came alive on Friday morning with the presence of examinees, as they had to reach the centre an hour earlier than the scheduled start of the test. Some were accompanied by their parents, who waited outside the entrance.
Many of the students were found revising lessons for the last time, sitting under the trees or on the sidewalks. A combination of nervousness and enthusiasm defined the atmosphere.