Health Desk-8 October, 2019: The admission test for MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) under the academic session 2019-20 will be held on October 11.
The decision was announced by the Health and Family Welfare Ministry at a press conference at the conference room of its secretariat office on Monday. Health Services Division secretary of the ministry Ashadul Islam chaired the programme.
Reading out a written statement at the press conference, additional secretary of the ministry Supriyo Kumar Kundu, also the in-charge of medical education secretary, said the entry test for the MBBS will be held at 32 venues of 19 examination centers across the country at a time on the day.
A total of 72,928 admission seekers will vie for 10,404 seats (4,068 seats in government medical colleges and 6,336 in private medical colleges). The number of admission seekers increased by 7,009 this year.
Some 35,985 students will take the entry test in 11 venues of five examination centers in the capital while 36,943 students in 15 districts outside the capital.
He said the health ministry has formed center and venue based teams with 107 officials to supervise the admission test centers for holding the exam fairly.
“The teachers, officials, employees, inspection team who are related to the admission test, and the admission seekers are not allowed to bring, carry or use of mobile phone, electronic device, calculator, watch, headphone and other electronic devices, including Bluetooth, in the examination centers,” Supriyo Kumar said.
He said the admission seekers have been asked to enter the examination center by 9:00am on the examination day.
At the press conference, Prof Abul Kalam Azad, Director General of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), described the rules of the examination.
Dr Mustafa Jalal Mohiuddin, president of Bangladesh Medical Association (BMA) and Prof Mohammad Shahidullah, President of Bangladesh Medical & Dental Council (BMDC), also spoke at the programme.