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Second timers to lose 5 points in Medical Admission Test

Second timers to lose 5 points in Medical Admission Test

To discourage second timers in the medical and dental admission tests, five points will cut from their total score before preparing the final merit list from 2017-18 academic session, according to a rules implemented by The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Those admitted in government medical colleges will lose 7.5 points for appearing second time.

Director General for Health Services Prof Abul Kalam Azad said that the decision was based on Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council’s proposal at a meeting headed by the health minister on Sunday.

BMDC Chairman Prof Mohammad Shahidullah said that they had planned it before, but did not implement. To encourage fresher and to prevent the practice of vacating medical seats, the ministry has implemented new policy from 2017-18 academic session. 

Second timers spend round the year for coaching, but first timers do not get enough time. BMDC Chairman said they also want to prevent the practice of vacating medical seats.

He said the health ministry conducts the 100 MCQ exams for medical and dental college admissions separately. With that, 200 marks, 75 for SSC and 125 for HSC, are added to prepare the final merit list.

50 percent foreign quota will remain in place for admission at private medical colleges and BDS course will be five years from the 2017-18 academic session according to new rules.