1 lakh 44 thousand candidates sat for the medical admission battle

Medical admission test in progress (file photo)

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) (2021-22 academic year) first year admission test today. The one-hour test will begin at 10 a.m. on Friday (April 1) and run until 11 p.m. In the history of medical college admission test, a record number of admissions have taken part this year. This year a total of one lakh 43 thousand 630 people have sat for the examination. The total number of seats in government medical colleges across the country is four thousand 350. As per this, more than 33 candidates are fighting for each seat.

The online application form was distributed from 10 am on February 26. Applications are accepted till 12 midnight on 15th March and fees for admission test till 16th March are deposited.

It is learned that this year admission test is being held in 56 venues of 19 centers across the country. Last year, MBBS first year admission test was held at 55 venues in 19 centers across the country, including the capital. One lakh 22 thousand 84 people applied to take part in this test last year. However, one lakh 17 thousand 758 people took part in the test.

On the other hand, a total of 61,006 candidates have taken part in the medical admission test in 16 centers in Dhaka metropolis. In the meantime, it has been banned to keep all kinds of electronic devices in the examination center to keep the medical admission test transparent and free from duplication. At the same time the bodies of the examinees were searched and admitted to the center. No one other than the center inspector can keep up with the mobile phone during the test. Each center has a mobile court.

Last Monday (March 26) at the DMP headquarters, DMP Commissioner Moha held a coordination meeting with those concerned to take the medical admission test. Shafiqul Islam. Several decisions were taken in the meeting along with the mentioned instructions.

Special instructions were given to the candidates participating in the medical admission test to enter the center wearing masks to prevent the spread of the epidemic coronavirus. If no one comes after the mask, there will be a system to supply the mask.

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It has been decided to take several measures in the coordination meeting to complete the medical admission test in a transparent and smooth manner. This includes – Medical admission test will be held in accordance with the appropriate hygiene rules. Adequate police will be deployed in each center. Candidates will not be allowed to take any paper other than the admission card for the admission test. The gate of the center will be opened at 8 in the morning. Every examinee has to enter the center by 9:30 am. The gate of the center will be closed after 9:30 am. The bodies of all the examinees will be searched and admitted while entering the examination center. No one other than the center inspector can keep a mobile phone with him during the test. Each center will have a mobile court.

Considering the situation, the participants in the medical examination must leave for the center with sufficient time in hand. So that they can be present in front of the center by 8 am on April 1.

According to the Department of Health Education, at present there are a total of 108 government and private medical colleges in the country. The total number of seats is 10,798. Of these, 37 government medical colleges have 4,350 seats and 60 private medical colleges have 6,346 seats.

According to the medical admission notification, the students will have to answer 100 MCQ questions with 100 marks like last year. The value of each question is one. MCQ test will be in one hour. There will be 20 marks in Physics, 25 marks in Chemistry, 30 marks in Biology, 15 marks in English and 10 marks in General Knowledge, History of Bangladesh and Liberation War (100 in total).

For every wrong answer in the written test, zero point 25 marks can be deducted. Must get minimum 40 out of 100 marks in written test. If you get less than this, you will be considered as unsuccessful. Only the successful candidates will be declared with the merit list.

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GPA obtained in SSC and HSC or equivalent examinations will be assessed by determining the total as 200 marks. Merit list will be prepared on the basis of written test.


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