Finally total 26 public university of Bangladesh has taken decision to take central admission from the year 2020-2021. University Grand Commission UGC arranged a meeting with of all the Vice Chancellor of public universities in 01 December 2020 and 19 universities has agreed to go cluster admission system.
The 7 agricultural universities has been taking cluster admission test from the session 2019-2020. Now 19 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 has been delayed for Covid-19 infection and the result could be published on December 2020. So, the cluster admission circular may be published on the last week of December 2020.
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 (Decision Processing)
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 (Decision Processing) 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 7.00 in SSC and HSC for Science group. But GPA less than 3.00 not acceptable any of both.
2. Minimum GPA 6.5 in SSC and HSC for Commerce group. But GPA less than 3.00 not acceptable any of both.
3. Minimum GPA 6.0 in SSC and HSC for Humanities group. But GPA less than 3.00 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-
|Language (Ban, Eng)||20 (10+10)||25 (13+12)||X|
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||20. Bangladesh Agricultural University|
|2. Islami University||12. Haji Danesh University of Science and Technology||21. Sheikh Mujib Agricultural University|
|3. Khulna University||13. Mawalana Bhashani University of Science and Technology||22.Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University|
|4. Comilla University||14. Noakhali University of Science and Technology||23. Sylhet Agricultural University|
|5. Kazi Nazrul University||15. Jessore University of Science and Technology||24. Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University|
|6. Begum Rokeya University||16. Pabna University of Science and Technology||25. Khulna Agricultural University|
|7. Barisal University||17. Bangabandhu University of Science and Technology||26. 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||** Patuakhali Science and Technology University||No Engineering university exist in the cluster admission method|
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. So both university may go under cluster method.
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 may be announced on the last week of December 2020. The application could be received till the mid of January 2021 and admission test can be taken in February. But everything is dependable on situation of pandemic covid-19 infection in the country.
The details circular and application instruction will be available here for the cluster admission method.