The re-test for admission into "Gha" unit of Dhaka University has been slated for Nov 16. The university authorities published the date on Friday (Oct 26), on its official admission website http://admission.eis.du.ac.bd
Authorities decided to hold the test afresh after a question leak scam, but did not scrap the entire test. Only those who passed the first time will have to sit for the re-test.
The exam will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on DU campus.
Allegations of question paper leak surfaced midway through the test on Oct 12. The authorities brushed off the allegation, terming it a “digital forgery”, and not a leak.
On that day around 10:30 a.m., journalists got the leaked questions and instantly informed an assistant proctor of the university about it, asking him to take immediate steps.
The university authorities formed a three-member probe body after the exams, while a lawsuit was filed with Shahbagh Police Station. Evidence was found that question was indeed leaked.
Six people, including an admission seeker and his father, were arrested over the incident.
On Oct 16, the DU authorities published the results in which over 18,500 students passed. Officials admitted that the question paper was leaked via “digital forgery” before the exam.
Hundreds of students from the university protested it, including one who staged a hunger strike, demanding that the test be held again.