I am getting nostalgic to share this post with you. I was a cadet in Mirzapur Cadet College during 2001-07. Oh, the sweet memories!
I want to share cadet college admission system in Bangladesh with you.
Cadet Colleges are special educational institutions with a view to making students proficient enough for leading the country and also act as skilled Army Officers.
There are 12 Cadet Colleges in Bangladesh; nine for boys and three for girls. The plan to establish cadet colleges was to train the country’s youth and introduce in them high morale, sound mental capacity, width of vision, physical strength, power of leadership and the capacity to run the rapidly expanding government administrative machinery.
Cadet Colleges are different, isn’t it?
The cadet colleges are completely different from all existing types of secondary and higher secondary educational establishments and these colleges soon have became famous for their performance in terms of the brilliant results of their students in public examinations. Such brilliance is recognized mainly to rigorous scrutiny in intakes and the superior quality of learning.
Cadet college is a place where a student (a cadet) gets all type of facilities to build up their body and mind. He has to get up early in the morning for physical exercise and training, drill. Then breakfast and rush for academic classes. Games in the afternoon, preparation classes in the evening and TV shows in the night.
Thursday is for cultural and co-curricular competitions followed by delicious dinner. (Still I can feel the smell of that Kabab!). There are various games and other competitions which ends with annual sports meet and all over championship of the houses.
Admission procedure is same in all cadet colleges and exams are taken at the same time.
Seats: Every year only 50 – 55 new cadets are selected from all over the country for each college.
Admission process usually starts toward the end of every year to accept new cadets for class 7 only. Written admission exam for all 12 cadet colleges are held in the same day through out the country. Those who pass the written exam, are called for oral / viva test and medical test. Based on the results of all three tests, from the candidates for each college, the top 50 -55 cadets are given admission to that cadet college.
List of Cadet Colleges in Bangladesh with year of establishment:
- Faujdarhat Cadet College (1958)
- Jhenaidah Cadet College (1963)
- Mirzapur Cadet College (1965)
- Rajshahi Cadet College (1965)
- Sylhet Cadet College (1978)
- Rangpur Cadet College (1979)
- Barisal Cadet College (1981)
- Pabna Cadet College (1982)
- Mymensingh Girls Cadet College(1983)
- Comilla Cadet College(1983)
- Joypurhat Girls Cadet College (2006)
- Feni Girls Cadet College (2006)
Eligibility for Cadet College Admission:
To be eligible for admission :
- Applicant must be a citizen of Bangladesh by birth.
- Applicant’s age must be between 11 to 12 year 6 months, as of 1st January of the year of admission.
- Applicant’s height must be between 4 feet 7 inches to 5 feet 4 inches.
- Applicant must be a student of class 6 in the year of application, thus he/she can join in class 7 in the year of admission.
- Applicant must not have appeared in cadet college admission exam before.
- Applicant must be physically fit.
The admission process comprises of:
- Written Test
- Oral / Viva Test
- Medical Test
A detail admission circular is published in the national daily news papers from the Cadet College Governing Body every year. To get an application form and Prospectus, applicant should contact desired cadet college directly.
Details of Exams:
Written Test : ( all test materials are as per class 6 standard )
- Bengali (40 Marks)
- English ( 80 Marks)
- Mathematics (60 marks)
- General Knowledge and Current Affairs with Intelligence Quotient ( IQ ) (20 marks)
Total marks for admission test is 200.
Time: 2 hours.
Written exam usually taken in 3rd week of January.
Oral / Viva Test : ( only conducted for applicants who passed written exam )
- Questions in oral / viva test are not limited to any subject.
- The test board members can ask various questions to determine the smartness
and attitude of the candidate, which is usually not limited to Academics, General Knowledge or Current Affairs. Good co-curricular activities are considered as extra competency for a candidate and it certainly helps him get chance.
Medical Test : ( usually conducted in the same day of Oral / Viva test )
- Height and Weight
- Eye sight
- Skin diseases
- Hernia ( for male cadets only )
- Other general physical examinations
Over weight, height, ages are strictly regarded as disqualified.
No more today. It is time to say Good Bye!!
I will post more information when the admission circular is published for the year of 2013. Till then Allah Hafiz.
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