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Currently, admission into the college is made on the basis of grades obtained in the SSC examinations. On the other hand, in case of the same grade, relatively higher age is considered as criterion for admission instead of merit. This year the number of successful students with golden GPA-5 is very high compared to the previous years. The figure is about 10,000. Whereas, the number of seats in the renowned colleges of the capital is relatively much less. Moreover 10% seats in the capital colleges will remain reserved for the rural students. Thus it appears that many meritorious students having “Golden GPA-5' may not get chance of studying in their preferred renowned colleges, simply due to their relatively lower age.
It is observed that most meritorious students of the capital get admission in the primary classes at the first attempt. Those who fail to secure admission at the first attempt, try again. As a result, their age gets higher and higher.
It is a fact that students who obtain 'Golden GPA-5' securing 90-100% marks are much more meritorious than that of “Golden GPA-5” holders having 80% marks. But due to the criterion of higher age, many 'Golden GPA-5' students having relatively higher marks with lower age may be deprived of admission.
In view of the above, it is necessary that the age criterion among the same grade holders be abolished. Alternatively, in order to do justice education boards should provide mark sheets and admission may be offered to candidates who secured higher marks. The admission test may be the second option in this case.

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