From this year, the admission of colleges and madrasas for Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSC) will be held 100% on the basis of merit list.
The decision regarding the admission policy was taken at a meeting of the Education Ministry led by Secondary and Higher Secondary Division Secretary Sohrab Hossain on Monday.
After completing the merit list, additional students can get admission under quota facility.
The results of the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examinations will be published on May 6, while the admission for HSC will start on May 13 and continue till May 24.
Last year 89% was admitted under merit list and rest were admitted under quota facility in HSC examination.
Like previous years, an applicants can apply through on online and SMS at minimum five and maximum 10 colleges or madrasas, which will cost Tk150.
In each mobile SMS one application will be possible and it will cost Tk120.
Once the merit list is exhausted, additional students can get admission on the basis of following quotas: freedom fighter quota - 5%, divisional and district sadar quota - 3%, offices under Education Ministry - 2%, BKSP - 0.5%, and expatriate - 0.5%.
The admission fees of private educational institutes will be Tk5,000 in Dhaka city, Tk9,000 in Dhaka district for partial MPO-listed institutes (Bangla Version) and Tk10,000 for English version.
Government institutes cannot fix more than Tk3,000 as development fee.
For all monetary transactions related to admission money receipts have to be provided.
Besides, admission fee will be Tk1,000 in municipalities and rural areas, Tk2,000 in district municipality sadar, except Dhaka no other metropolitan areas can fix more than Tk3,000 for admission.