June 26, 2022, 4:59 am

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2022-04-05 21:08:10 BdST

79,337 pass MBBS entrance exams, girls outperform boys

A total of 79,337 applicants have passed the medical college admission tests for the 2021-22 academic year, 55.13 per cent of whom were girls, Health Minister Zahid Maleque said on Tuesday.

A total of 139,742 sat for the exams this year, according to the minister.

Of the applicants, 34,833 boys and 44,504 girls passed the exam.

The pass rate among girls was 56.06 per cent, while the pass rate among boys was 43.13 per cent.

A student named Sumaiya Muslem Mim, who took the exam from the Khulna Medical College centre, scored the highest on the test, getting 92.5 marks.

Among the students, 4,350 can enrol at 37 public medical colleges in the country, while 6,489 can enrol at 72 private medical colleges, based on merit.

Girls also edged out boys when it came to positions in public medical colleges, with 1,885 positions going to boys and 2,345 going to girls.

The results of the admission exam will be sent to students on their TeleTalk number.

They can also be accessed from the Directorate General of Health Services or the Directorate General of Medical Education websites.

“This year’s exams went very smoothly and the results were released in a timely manner,” said Health Minister Maleque. “We have not received any allegations [of impropriety] regarding these tests so far.”

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