Public Universities GST (general, science and technology university) cluster admission test application can be started from the last week of February 2023. The admission committee will declare the application time line after publishing the HSC result. The admission test would taken on April-May 2023.
GST application could be taken on February-March 2023. The Admit card can be download in the first part of April. The primary application result would be published in the mid week of April 2023.
In this year all of eligible applicants will be allowed to seat for admission test.
The admission test will be started from the last week of April. Only eligible candidates can attend in the admission test among the primary applicants.
Admission committee of 22 public universities of Bangladesh will publish the GST cluster admission circular in February 2023.
University Grand Commission UGC arranged a meeting with of all the Vice Chancellor of public universities in 04 February 2020 where 20 universities has agreed to go cluster admission system from the year 2020-2021. Later another two university- Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman University, Kishoreganj and Chandpur Science and Technology University has joined to them in 2021-2022.
The 7 agricultural universities has been taking cluster admission test from the session 2019-2020. Now 22 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 will be published in February 2023.
At a glance all about central cluster admission:
| Application starts
||-- February 2023|
| Application ends
||-- March 2023|
|Application fee||1,500 Taka|
|Admit card download||March-April|
|Admission test date||April-May|
Admission Test Routine
| Unit/ Group
|A Unit (Humanities)||-- April 2023||12:00pm - 01:00pm|
|B Unit (Business Studies)||-- April 2023||12:00pm - 01:00pm|
|C Unit (Science)||-- May 2023||12:00pm - 01:00pm|
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 2021 or 2022 they can apply for cluster admission test. But which universities will allow HSC in 2021 that will be dependable on their individual admission circular.
Required minimum GPA to apply:
1. Science Group: Minimum GPA 8.00 in SSC and HSC for Science group. But GPA less than 3.50 not acceptable any of both.
2. Business Studies Group: Minimum GPA 6.00 in SSC and HSC for Commerce group. But GPA less than 3.00 not acceptable any of both.
3. Humanities Group: Minimum GPA 6.00 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-
|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||12. Shahajalal University of Science and Technology||21. Bangladesh Agricultural University|
|2. Islami University||13. Haji Danesh University of Science and Technology||22. Sheikh Mujib Agricultural University|
|3. Khulna University||14. Mawalana Bhashani University of Science and Technology||23.Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University|
|4. Comilla University||15. Noakhali University of Science and Technology||24. Sylhet Agricultural University|
|5. Kazi Nazrul University||16. Jessore University of Science and Technology||25. Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University|
|6. Begum Rokeya University||17. Pabna University of Science and Technology||26. Khulna Agricultural University|
|7. Barisal University||18. Bangabandhu University of Science and Technology||27. Patuakhali Science and Technology University|
|8. Rabindra University||19. Rangamati University of Science and Technology|
|9. Bangabandhu Digital University||20. Fazilatunnessa Mujib University of Science and Technology|
|10. Sheikh Hasina University||21. Patuakhali Science and Technology University||3 Engineering universities has a separate cluster|
|11. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman University, Kishoreganj||22. Chandpur Science and Technology University||Source: UGC (14-06-2022)|
Note: Patuakhali Science and Technology University has taken admission under GST cluster and Agricultural universities both cluster. Habiganj Agricultural University did not starts academic activities till now it just established in 2019.
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 2022-23: Public university cluster admission circular 2022-2023 will be announced in Feburary 2023. The admission application will be received in February-March and admission test will be taken in April-May.
The details circular and application instructions are available here for the cluster admission method.
| GST Admission Test Circular 2022
| GST Admission Prospectus
| GST Admission Application Guideline