Public Universities GST (general, science and technology university) cluster admission online application has been begun from 01 April 2021 and the admission test will be started from 19 June 2021. Only short listed candidates can attend in the admission test among the primary applicants.
Admission committee of 20 public universities of Bangladesh was published the GST cluster admission circular in 14 march 2021. .
University Grand Commission UGC arranged a meeting with of all the Vice Chancellor of public universities in 04 February 2020 and 20 universities has agreed to go cluster admission system from the year 2021-2021.
The 7 agricultural universities has been taking cluster admission test from the session 2019-2020. Now 20 general and science and technology universities will be included in the cluster admission method.
But other universities has refused to take cluster admission for their internal issue.
HSC and equivalent result publishing had delayed for Covid-19 infection. So, the cluster admission circular may be published on the last week of February 2021.
At a glance all about central cluster admission:
| Application starts (primary)
||01 April 2021|
| Application ends (primary)
||15 April 2021|
|Application fee (primary)||No fee require|
|Primary selected candidates result||23 April 2021|
|Application starts (secondary)||24 April 2021|
|Application ends (secondary)||20 May 2021|
|Application fee (secondary)||500 Taka|
|Admit card download||01-10 April|
|Admission test date||19, 26 June and 3 July 2021|
Admission Test Routine
| Unit/ Group
|A Unit (Humanities)||19 June 2021||12:00pm - 1:30pm|
|B Unit (Business Studies)||26 June 221||12:00pm - 1:30pm|
|C Unit (Science)||03 July 2021||12:00pm - 1:30pm|
How the cluster admission test will be taken?
The admission test will be arranged under three cluster method.
1. General Public University, Science and Technology University
2. Engineering University (Separate cluster with engineering )
3. Agricultural University
Total 5 admission test will be taken under the cluster admission test method.
► Three for general Public Universities, Science and technology Universities (each for Science, Humanities and Business Studies)
► One for Engineering Universities (Separate cluster with engineering ) and
► One for Agricultural Universities.
How to you will be admitted desired university in cluster method?
Every students will get a merit score by cluster admission test. Each university in cluster admission method will published individual admission circular with mention their requirements and conditions. Then the students will be admitted according to their achived merit score in the desired university.
The students can change the subject/group (Science, Arts, Commerce) after passing the cluster admission test.
The students who have passed HSC exam in 2019 or 2020 they can apply for cluster admission test. But which universities will allow HSC in 2019 that will be dependable on their individual admission circular.
Required minimum GPA to apply:
1. Minimum GPA 8.00 in SSC and HSC for Science group. But GPA less than 3.50 not acceptable any of both.
2. Minimum GPA 7.50 in SSC and HSC for Commerce group. But GPA less than 3.50 not acceptable any of both.
3. Minimum GPA 7.00 in SSC and HSC for Humanities group. But GPA less than 3.50 not acceptable any of both.
Mark distribution in admission test:
The cluster admission test will be taken by 100 marks in MCQ method. The group wise mark distribution are as following-
|ICT/ Math/ Biology (any 2)||40 (optional)||25||25|
The students of science will make answer any two of three 'optional' subjects.
See the list of the Universities who are going to take cluster admission test:
|General Universities||Science and Technology Varsity||Agricultural Universities|
|1. Jagannath University||11. Shahajalal University of Science and Technology||21. Bangladesh Agricultural University|
|2. Islami University||12. Haji Danesh University of Science and Technology||22. Sheikh Mujib Agricultural University|
|3. Khulna University||13. Mawalana Bhashani University of Science and Technology||23.Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University|
|4. Comilla University||14. Noakhali University of Science and Technology||24. Sylhet Agricultural University|
|5. Kazi Nazrul University||15. Jessore University of Science and Technology||25. Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University|
|6. Begum Rokeya University||16. Pabna University of Science and Technology||26. Khulna Agricultural University|
|7. Barisal University||17. Bangabandhu University of Science and Technology||27. Habiganj Agricultural University|
|8. Rabindra University||18. Rangamati University of Science and Technology|
|9. Bangabandhu Digital University||19. Fazilatunnessa Mujib University of Science and Technology||Source: UGC (1-12-2020)|
|10. Sheikh Hasina University||20. Patuakhali Science and Technology University||3 Engineering universities has separate cluster|
Note: Patuakhali Science and Technology University was under cluster admission method with Agricultural universities in the last year (2019-2020) but Habiganj Agricultural University was not and it just established in 2019. PSTU has gone under cluster method.
Cluster GST (General, Science and technology) admission circular
The Universities who are not included in the Cluster admission method?
The six public university will take traditional individual admission instead of cluster admission method and they are-
1. Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology BUET
2. University of Dhaka DU
3. Jahangirnagar University JU
4. Rajshahi University RU
5. Chittagong University CU and other universities.
The students have to apply separately to attend admission test in this these six universities.
Cluster Admission Circular 2020-21: Public university cluster admission circular 2020-2021 has been announced in 14 March 2021. The primary application has been received 01 to 15 April and secondary application on 24 april to 20 May 2021 and admission test will be taken in 19, 26 June & 3 July.
The details circular and application instruction will be available here for the cluster admission method.