DU 'Gha'unit qualifiers will sit for fresh test today

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16 November, 2018 09:42 AM

DU 'Gha'unit qualifiers will sit for fresh test today

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The admission seekers, who have successfully qualified the "Gha" unit intake test earlier, will sit the fresh examination today.

The one-hour examination will be held around 3 pm today at 19 centres inside the university.

A total of 18,463 students will appear in the retake test.

Earlier on  October 23, the authorities of Dhaka University has decided to retake the admission test of "Gha" unit for the qualifiers.

The decision came from a meeting of Deans' Committee.

Amid widespread allegations of question leak, the admission test results for the unit of the 2018-19 academic session was published on October 16 with 26.21% pass rate.

On October 21, a writ petition was filed with the High Court seeking a stay on the admission procedure of the unit.

Supreme Court lawyer Yunus Ali Akand filed the writ challenging the legitimacy of the process after it was alleged that the exam of the said unit was taken on a leaked question paper.

Fourteen images of handwritten question papers of Dhaka University's 'Gha' unit entry tests were circulated on social media platforms on Friday morning, about one hour prior to the beginning of the exam.

A total of 72 MCQ questions (19 in Bengali, 17 in English and 36 in the general knowledge section) of the handwritten question paper later matched with the original question paper.

According to DU sources, a total of 18,463 students passed the examination among the 70,440 admission seekers.