Admission Criteria
BSS (Hons) in Economics

General Info

Eligibility for Admission 

  1. A candidate must pass SSC/equivalent and HSC/equivalent examination from any discipline/group.
  2. Candidates from Science Group must obtain a total GPA of 9.00 in SSC/equivalent and HSC/equivalent examination with minimum GPA 4.50 in each of the examinations.
  3. Candidates from Business Studies Group must obtain a total GPA of 8.50 in SSC/equivalent and HSC/equivalent examination with minimum GPA 4.00 in each of the examinations.
  4. Candidates from Humanities Group must obtain a total GPA of 8.00 in SSC/equivalent and HSC/equivalent examination with minimum GPA 4.00 in each of the examinations.
  5. Candidates from General Certificate of Education (GCE) O and A level background must pass in minimum 05 (five) and 02 (two) subjects respectively having minimum 26.5 points in total based on the following scale:

    Note:   Gradings lower than ‘D’ will not be considered for point calculation.
  6. Candidates from International Baccalaureate (IB) must pass in minimum 06 (six) subjects having minimum 30 points based on the rating scale used in their curriculum (7, 6, 5, 4). Rating of 1, 2 and 3 will not be considered in point calculation.
  7. Candidates applying for admission in the Department of Economics must have minimum ‘A-’ (A Minus) grade in Economics /Accounting/Statistics/Higher  Mathematics either in SSC/equivalent or HSC/equivalent examination. Candidates from ‘O’ Level or ‘A’ Level background must have minimum D grade in any of the above mentioned subjects.

Admission Test Syllabus

Candidates will have to sit for a written test (MCQ) of 100 marks. The marks distribution is as follows:

(a) General Knowledge - 30 
(b) Bangla - 30
(b) English - 40

Exam Type

Admission Test will be taken in MCQ System and 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.


(1) Written Test=65%, 

(2) Viva-voce=15%, 

(3) HSC/Equivalent Result=05% and

(4) SSC/Equivalent Result=15%


Detailed Time Plan and Center for Admission Test

  1. Publication of the List of eligible candidates for Written Exam: 20 February 2021 on BUP Website
  2. Admit Cards can be downloaded and printed by the individual applicants from from 15 August 2021 onward. But to avoid technical complication, applicants are requested to download the admit card as soon as possible.
  3. Written Tests will be held as per the following schedule: 

    FacultyDate & Day of Written TestTime of Written Test
    Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

    20 August 2021


    1500 hours–1600 hours

a. Dhaka

b. Chattogram

c. Bogura

d. Khulna

Schedule of other Events



List of selected candidates for appearing at Viva-voce will be published on BUP website

After 1800 hours on 26 August 2021


31 August - 12 September 2021

Publication of the final list of selected candidates including waiting list for admission on BUP website

After 1400 hours on 16 September 2021

Admission from the list of selected candidates (Main List + Waiting List)

19-27 September 2021

Opening Convocation

29-30 September 2021

Classes commence on

03 October 2021