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GST Admission Preparation: GST Admission System with circular 2024

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17/01/2024Chorcha
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GST Admission Test Preparation & GST Admission Circular 2024

According to the GST Admission Circular 2024, millions of students are competing for seats in only 55 public universities every year. (As of 2024, there are a total of 55 public universities, including 2 new public universities. Source: UGC) For this reason, up to 2020, students and guardians had to travel all over the country to participate in the admission test. Overlapping university test dates forced students to choose, hindering their ability to attend all.

In 2020, during the Corona pandemic, the UGC organized a system of combined admission tests. Where currently 3 engineering universities (RUET, KUET, CUET) together form the engineering cluster (Engineering GST), 8 agricultural universities together form the agriculture cluster (Agriculture Cluster) and 24 public universities together form the cluster admission test (GST Admission Test). for application, allocation and rules of results, and strategy for cluster admission preparation in a phased manner.



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GST Admission Circular 2024:

GST Admission Test University List 2024:

According to the GST Admission Circular 2024, the following 24 universities participate in the cluster admission test:

 

General University

Science & Technology University

1. Jagannath University (JnU), Dhaka

12. Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST), Sylhet

2. Islamic University (IU), Kushtia

13. Patuakhali Science and Technology University (PSTU), Patuakhali

3. Sheikh Hasina University (SHU), Netrokona

14. Bangamata Sheikh Fojilatunnesa Mujib Science and Technology University (BSFMSTU), Jamalpur

4. Khulna University (KU), Khulna

15. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Digital University

5. Comilla University (CoU), Comilla

16. Rangamati University of Science and Technology

6. Begum Rokeya University (BRUR), Rangpur

17. Bangabandhu University of Science and Technology, Gazipur

7. Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul University (JKKNIU), Trishal, Mymensingh

18. Pabna University of Science and Technology (PUST), Pabna

8. Barisal University (BU), Barisal

19. Jessore University of Science and Technology (JUST), Jessore

9. Rabindra University, Sirajganj

20. Noakhali University of Science and Technology (NSTU), Noakhali

10. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman University (BSMRU), Kishoreganj

21. Mawlana Bhashani University of Science and Technology (MBSTU)

11. Chandpur Science & Technology University (CSTU), Chandpur

22. Haji Danesh University of Science and Technology
23. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Science and Technology University, Pirojpur (Newly Affiliated)
24. Sunamganj Science and Technology University, Sunamganj (Newly Affiliated)


Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) Campus

Image Source: Official website of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST)



Eligibility for Application to the GST Admission System (GST A, B, and C Units)

GST A Unit (Science):

  • Science stream in HSC/Equivalent

  • Min GPA 3.50 in SSC/Equivalent & HSC/Equivalent (incl. 4th subject)

  • Total GPA min 8.00

GST B Unit (Humanities):

  • Humanities stream in HSC/Equivalent

  • Min GPA 3.00 in SSC/Equivalent & HSC/Equivalent (incl. 4th subject)

  • Total GPA min 6.00

GST C Unit (Commerce):

  • Business stream in HSC/Equivalent

  • Min GPA 3.00 in SSC/Equivalent & HSC/Equivalent (incl. 4th subject)

  • Total GPA min 6.50


GST Admission Mark Distribution:


IGCSE (O-Level):

  • Pass at least 5 subjects with 3+ B grades

  • Pass at least 3 subjects with 2+ B grades

IAL (A-Level):

  • Apply online after Equivalency Commission approval

  • Contact Jahangirnagar University Registrar 2 days before application deadline for equivalence determination

  • Refer to GST Joint Admission Test website for application process. (www.gstadmission.ac.bd)


mark distribution of GST Admission Test 2024

Image Source: GST Admission Test Official Website


GST Result System (All Units)

Test Results:

Find your score online at www.gstadmission.ac.bd. Pass by scoring at least 30 points, with 0.25 points deducted for each wrong answer. Only those who took the test can apply to universities, if eligible.

Merit List:

Universities choose top scorers based on their combined test scores and GPA. The higher your score, the better your chances.

Department Change:

No need to retake the test if you want to change departments within your unit. Apply for another department if there are open seats. Universities save some seats for this.

Second-timers:

Some universities allowed second-timers before, but it's unclear if this will continue.





GST University Admission Preparation:

Since a total of 24 public universities participate in the GST admission test, it can be a fantastic opportunity for current admission seekers. To succeed, applicants need to focus on mastering their respective subject areas. Let's break down how students can prepare for each unit:



GST Unit A Preparation (Science Department)



Physics

As most GST universities are science and technology focused, questions in the physics section often come from the mathematical part. Being proficient in applying quantities, units, and formulas to solve mathematical problems is crucial. Analyzing past question banks reveals that dynamics, Newtonian mechanics, work, power, energy, and ideal gas have dominated the first paper, while thermodynamics, static and moving electricity have been more prominent in the second paper. Remember, all chapters are equally important.

Chemistry

For chemistry, thoroughly practice the questions from all exercises in the main textbook (especially Hazari Sir's book). The first paper emphasizes qualitative chemistry, periodic properties of elements, and chemical changes. The second paper focuses on organic compounds (highly important for all admissions) and electrochemistry.

Mathematics

Over the past two years, the GST math section has been known for its challenging and tricky questions. However, if you diligently practice and develop hand calculation skills (calculators are not allowed!), you'll thrive. Recent test papers featured more questions on straight lines, circles, and integration-differentiation in the first paper and complex numbers and conics in the second. Master all chapters for optimal performance.

Biology

Since GST allows choosing any two of math, biology, and ICT, students aiming for engineering prep should opt for Math and those targeting medical should choose Biology. GST biology questions are not overly complex. Grasping the basic lines, diagrams, and key points of the textbook will suffice.

ICT

Recent GST ICT sections have seemed relatively straightforward. If you haven't chosen both Biology and Math, dedicating time to ICT can be a smart strategy.


GST Unit B Preparation (Humanities Department)

Bangla

The exam consistently features questions from both grammar and prose/poetry sections. Familiarity with the main themes of prose and poems, author introductions, and their crucial works is essential.

For grammar, focus on mastering language, Bengali language, general grammar, vocabulary, cases, compounds, sandhi, inflection, number, sentence contraction, idioms, prefixes, and suffixes.

English

The GST admission test throws several grammar questions your way. Mastering Parts of speech, Articles, Tense, Voice, Narration, Correction, verb forms, Translation, Synonyms, Antonyms, sentence transformation, and Comprehension is crucial. Ensure your English fundamentals are solid and practice past exam questions from all participating universities.


GST Unit C Preparation (Business Department)


Accounting

Develop a solid understanding of all topics in the main textbook. The more adept you are at the core material, the better your chances of excelling in the admission test. Use question banks to supplement your textbook study and familiarize yourself with past exam questions.

Business Organization and Management

Thoroughly study the core elements of business organization and management. Recent years have seen questions drawn from current domestic and international business trends, so pay close attention to these areas as well.


Conclusion - (but the most important)

Every year, 24 of the 55 public universities, or about 40%, are determined by a single-day test called the GST admission test. In this case, students need to give the cluster admission test the highest priority. Therefore, it is necessary to have the highest practice on the question bank of the previous year's cluster admission. In addition, the question banks of Rajshahi University, Chittagong University, Dhaka University, and Jahangirnagar University and the previous year's questions of SUST should be practiced. For this, Chorcha app can be one of the best mediums. I wish all the students who want to participate in the cluster admission test all the best.

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