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Bangladesh police are appointed police personnel in various positions in two ways. One is promotion and another is direct recruitment. Among the total posts of ASPs, two-thirds are taken directly and the rest of the posts are filled up through the promotion of the inspectors. Normally, 50% of sub-inspectors post is filled up through promotion and the rest of the 50% of the post are filled up through direct recruitment. Sergeant and constable are directly joined in the department.  In Bangladesh, Bangladesh police directly recruit police personnel in four tires such as-

1. Assistant superintendent of police (ASP)
2. Sub-inspector (SI)
3. Sargent
4. Constable

Job Criteria:

Any male or female whose nationality is Bangladeshi can apply for any of those four ranks, after filling all requirement of the specific post. The whole recruitment process is separated into the following three steps.

First Step: Publish the circular of recruitment and take the application form of the competent applicant.
Second Step: Various tests of relevant skills.
Third Step: Select and appointing a suitable post.

Publish The Circular of Recruitment and Take Application Form of Competent Applicant (Step 1)

BP (Bangladesh police) department does not publish any circular for the highest entry-level (Assistant Superintendent of Police). The new employees of ASP post are also not selected by BP (Bangladesh police) department themselves. The recruitment circular for ASP is published by BPSC (Bangladesh Public Service Commission). BPSC publishes those circular in the national daily newspaper and also on their website.  BP only publishes circular for other posts include sub-inspector, Sargent, and constable. Those circular are publishing in also national newspaper and Bangladesh police website.

1.1 Requirement for Application

Bangladesh police require different types of requirements for each position. Following are the basic requirement of police recruitment.
1. Residential requirement
2. Educational qualification
3. Age limitation
4. Physical requirement (Height, weight)

1.1.1 Requirement for ASP:

The assistant superintendent of police is the highest level of entry in the Bangladesh police. This is a superior post that deals with the line officer and planning of the action of the police. Bangladesh police require post-graduation or 4-year length or equivalent degree for ASP recruitment.  Age and height are varying with gender and quota policy. Weight will be proportionate with the height (According to Body Mass Index). The following is the table of height and age requirement.

Male5 feet 4 inch21-30
Freedom fighter (male)5 feet 4 inch21-32
Freedom fighter (female)5feet21-32

1.1.2 Requirement of SI (Sub-Inspector):

The sub-inspector is the non-cadre mid-level entry position of Bangladesh police. They are vital for maintaining criminal law and order in the country. They are competent for the field level operation, combining both to uphold justice and server the public. The direct recruitment procedure of sub-inspector is conducted by police headquarter. Graduation or equivalent degree is the educational requirement of this position.  Age and height are varying with gender and quota policy as like as ASP post. Weight will be proportionate with height (According to Body Mass Index). Following is the table of height and age requirement.

Male5 feet 4 inch21-30
Female5feet 2 inch21-30
Freedom fighter (male)5 feet 4 inch21-32
Freedom fighter (female)5feet 2 inch21-32

There is another requirement for SI (sub-inspector) is marital status. Involved candidates will have to be unmarried (not Divorced) & unmarried till finish training time.

 1.1.3 Requirement for Sergeant:

The sergeant is also a mid-level entry position of Bangladesh police as sub-inspector. The sergeant is enforcers of traffic law and is cardinal to maintaining traffic order in the country. They are dedicated to serving the public by keeping the transportation system safe. Bangladesh police department is only requiring male for this position, the female has no opportunity to apply for this position. Graduation or equivalent degree is the educational requirement of this position. Age and height are varying with quota policy. Weight will be proportionate with height (According to Body Mass Index).

Male5 feet 8 inch19-27
Freedom fighter (male)5 feet 6 inch19-32

There is another requirement for a sergeant is marital status. Involved candidates will have to be unmarried (not Divorced) & unmarried till finish training time.

Various Test of Relevant Skill (Step 2):

The recruitment authority takes a series of test in the recruitment process. Those test can be divided into several parts, such as,

  1. Physical agility test
  2. Written test
  3. Oral Interview
  4. Police verification
  5. Medical test

1.2.1 Physical Agility Test:

ASP candidate has no physical agility test, they started testing the process with a written test. Physical agility test is mandatory for SI, sergeant, and constable post. This is the first test of the police recruitment process for that position. It is taken as an elimination process. Candidate of police is screening out by the physical agility test. The physical agility test includes the following pattern.

  1. Height and weight measurement
  2. Physical disability check
  3. Rope climbing
  4. Run
  5. Long-jump

1.2.2 Written Test: The Written test is the first testing stage of the APS recruitment process and second for SI, sergeant, and constable. And it is also held with different syllabus for a different position. Written Test for ASP: Candidate of ASP go through a series of written test. At first, a 200 marks preliminary test is taken. A preliminary test is a multiple-choice exam. This test includes Bangla, English, international affairs, Bangladesh affairs, general science, general knowledge, computer and technology, mental ability, and ethics. This test is taken as an elimination test. BPSC eliminate a major number of the candidate by this test. The rest of the candidates are chosen for the comprehensive written test. The following table is shown in the syllabus of this test.

Syllabus for ASP

Bangla (1+2)200
English (1+2)200
Bangladesh affairs (1+2)200
International affairs100
Mathematical reasoning and mental ability100
General science and technology100 Written Test for SI, Sergeant: After passing in the physical test, SI, sergeant, candidate participate in a written test. The following tables are the syllabus and marks of those written tests.

Syllabus for SI

English, Bangla essay, and composition100
Mental ability25
General knowledge and arithmetic100

Syllabus for sergeant post

English, Bangla essay, and composition100
Mental ability25
General knowledge and arithmetic100

1.2.3 Oral Interview: After passing in written test chosen candidates are called for an oral interview. It is taken by an interview board. The board composed of a university professor, a member of BPSC, a high official of the police department, and a psychologist. The oral interview helps to identify personal motivation to the police department, their ethical state, and general knowledge.

ASP viva-voce marks 200
SI viva marks 100
Sergeant marks 50

1.2.4 Police Verification: Police verification is the last resort to select new police personnel.  After all the physical, written, and oral interview a candidate is verified by police. A police officer verifies the candidate ‘s personal information such as an address, father name, mother name, and also verifies the character, relation with neighbor etc. after a police verification, a candidate finally selected as police personnel.

1.2.5 Medical Examination: A medical examination is done when a candidate successfully completed his or her police verification. Medical examination composed of the various medical test includes the blood test, HIV test, hepatitis B test, other physical tests.

Select and Appointing Suitable Post Step 3:

After completion of all those above procedures (from application to medical examination) police personnel are finally selected. Normally, ASP appointed by the people republic of Bangladesh. On the other hand, rest  3 posts appointed by the superintendent of police. The new police officer started their career with a training period. ASP started with a 1-year basic training and 6 months, field attachment. But, SI started with a 1-year basic training and 1-year field attachment and Sergeant started with 6 months of basic training and a 6-months field attachment.

Contributor: Anira Mohiuddin
From Mawlana Bhashani Science & Technology University

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Career In Defence Sector For BBA Students In Bangladesh

Defence sector is one of the best career paths for anyone. Here one person will get a high salary as well as respect from society. Bachelor of Business Administration or BBA is a special degree in business studies. This degree can be in accounting, management, marketing, finance etc. A student who has completed his/her education and obtained BBA, he/she has a great chance to work in the defence sector. 

Military forces of Bangladesh (Army, Navy and Air Force) recruit warrant officers who have completed minimum graduation. Police also recruit Sub-inspector who has at least graduated. 

Warrant Officers Of Three Military Forces

The Bangladesh Army, the Bangladesh Navy and the Bangladesh Air Force recruit warrant officers. These warrant officers are like the bridge between ranked officers and the normal army. A student who has obtained his/her BBA can join as the warrant officer. He/she needs to get a high CGPA from any good university in BBA then complete all the formalities. After the training of 1 year, he/she can work as a junior warrant officer. The demand for CGPA is more in the Bangladesh Army, then the Bangladesh Navy and then the Bangladesh Air Force. 

A warrant officer gets a good salary with all the advantages given by the Bangladesh Government. 

Army Education Corps

There are many universities in Bangladesh which are controlled by the army. These universities are for the army as well as the civilians to complete higher education. Like Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP), Military Institute of Science And Technology (MIST), National Defence College (NDC). Here a lot of BBA students are recruited by the Bangladesh army as a professor. They will get a higher salary than other universities/schools/colleges teachers. This is a great chance for the BBA students. He/she needs to grab a high CGPA and complete all the formalities. Then he/she will become a professor. 


 Bangladesh police’s officer rank starts from SI (sub-inspector). If anyone wants to become an SI, he/she needs to complete graduation. After all the formalities get done, he/she will become an SI. A person who has completed BBA will get a chance here. An SI of police get a good salary with ration. He is respected by all the people of the society. 


 National security intelligence or NSI is the detective agency under the ministry of the Prime Minister of Bangladesh. The NSI is the leading organized agency of the Government of Bangladesh in the field of internal security, counter-terrorism, counterintelligence and foreign intelligence. NSI is the largest among all the intelligence agencies in Bangladesh, the others being the Directorate General of Forces Intelligence (DGFI), SB, CID, PBI and intelligence directorates of armed and paramilitary forces. In NSI minimum graduation is required. A person who has completed BBA has a high opportunity to work in NSI.    


An SP or Superintendent of Police controls a thana. An OC or Officer In charge also controls a thana. But OC is under SP. Both of them have to complete BCS (Bangladesh Civil Service). After completing BBA one can complete the BCS (Police) and become an OC or ASP and then promoted to SP.       


 Police bureau of investigation or PBI is the security agency of Bangladesh. This agency is for detecting the higher-ranked officials of Bangladesh. At least a person has to complete graduation. If anyone completed BBA then this will be very grateful. 


Criminal investigation department or CID the detective agency in Bangladesh. When police cannot solve any case then CID take over the case and try to solve that. CID recruits minimum graduated people for becoming a CID officer. So a person who has completed BBA has a high chance to work in this reputed defence sector.    

In the defence sector, these are the fields for a BBA student to work. They will get a high salary as well as respect for the people of Bangladesh through working here.

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Md. Istiak Ahmed
Faculty Of Business Studies 10th Batch
Department Of Management
Session: 2019-2020
Mawlana Bhashani Science And Technology University, Santosh, Tangail.

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Types of Part-Time Jobs for Students in Bangladesh

A part-time job is basically a job that requires fewer working hours per week than a normal or full-time job. Generally, these jobs are shift based which is rotational in most cases. In addition, someone is considered a part-time employee if they work less than 30 hours a week. Usually people work part-time when they couldn’t get a full-time job and while attending school, college or university, and simply by personal preference. Depending on the types, working hours and other job preferences, one thing is for sure that students are one of the most enthusiastic candidates for part-times jobs.

Unlike developed countries, part-time jobs for students in Bangladesh are limited to some extent. But there exist some good sectors in our country where students can work part time. Again, due to technological and economic development and expansion of trade and commerce, new job sectors are gradually emerging. At the same time, students are getting more part-time job opportunities day-by-day. Here in this article, we have picked some excellent types of part-time jobs in our country that will help you to become financially stable in student-life.

Best part-time job sectors for students in Bangladesh:

1. Tutoring Jobs

Tutoring is the most popular part-time job among the students in our country. Perhaps most students at the college or university level work as private tutors since it’s an easy way to earn money. Basically, tutoring jobs for students are of two types – home tutor and part-time tutor in coaching centers and schools. The flexibility of these jobs has made them so interesting. You can go for the tuition at your convenient time at an hourly rate. The salary of tutoring jobs varies depending on the subject and the class of teaching. Personal communication is the primary way to get tuition. In the early stages, you can be well acquainted as a private tutor by doing home tuitions. You can also contact any nearby coaching center or school directly. Your academic background will be very helpful in this case. Another great benefit of part-time tutoring is that you can get the opportunity to not just share your knowledge but to retain and strengthen your previously learned lessons.

2. NGO

There is a huge opportunity for part-time jobs in NGOs in Bangladesh. A large number of NGOs working on issues like children, women, environment, human rights etc countrywide. Through their various projects, poor and disabled children in the society are getting primary education and learn to do handicrafts, drawings, songs, and even technical works. And many such programs of NGOs provide a good opportunity for part-time jobs. In addition, NGOs employ part-time workers in different field works. These field works include conducting surveys, social development, adult education, sanitation, sex education, etc. Students can find the available part-time jobs in these NGOs through newspaper advertisement or direct contact. At first you may not get much money by working part time in these organizations. But in these cases, you will get training along with a certificate as the evidence of work experience. Both this certification and experience are useful in later job search.

3. Shopping Center, Stores & Restaurants

Usually in shopping centers or in various retail stores, fashion houses, chain shops, brand showrooms there are very good opportunities for part-time jobs as a sales executive and in customer services. Again, many people work part-time as waiters in restaurants. In these cases, often the main task is to increase the sales of the product or service of the outlet. As a result, there are commissions on sales along with salary and the opportunity to work overtime. Thus, students can earn a good amount of money per month by working 4-5 hours a day in such markets. The biggest advantage is that these jobs also have the opportunity to choose the convenient times. Apart from this, different month-long fairs such as – trade fair, book fair, tree fair etc. also facilitate part-time job opportunities. In these functions, college and university students can get part-time or contract jobs as a sales assistant on a priority basis.

4. Call Center Operator

Mobile phone operator companies of the country and other foreign outsourcing firms are offering many part-time job opportunities in their call centers for university students. These call centers provide a variety of customer support. Students are more likely to be employed in the call centers as a large manpower is needed there. Actually, students with good communication skills and patience, who speak fluently through standard pronunciation, can easily get a part-time job in call centers. In general, there are 3 working shifts in call centers and each shift lasts for 8 hours. Thus, students can work part-time here at their convenience.

5. Ride Sharing & Delivery Services

Nowadays ride sharing services like Uber and Pathao have become very popular in Bangladesh. As you can ride through these platforms, you can earn money by becoming a rider yourself. There are also many parcel and food delivery services that employ freelance delivery personnel. And with the increasing number of e-commerce services in the country, the demand for deliverymen is also increasing. Thanks to all these growing services, working as a part-time driver has become easier than ever. Thus, one of these part-time jobs is very easy to find for students with driving skills and a motorbike. Part-time ride sharing and food delivery jobs are now more popular among students because of their flexibility.

6. Event & Campaign Management

Many companies now organize various campaigns and events to promote their products or services. Especially, different products selling companies conduct multiple campaigns throughout the year. Usually each of these events and campaigns lasts for days, weeks or months. And all these events and campaigns create a great opportunity for part-time jobs. Actually, the companies contractually hire smart and young people for managing any particular campaigns. Thus, in most cases, college and university students get priority for these part-time or contract jobs.

7. Photography

Yes, your passion can turn into your profession. At present, photography is a very fascinating and demanding profession. If you have a camera and are good at photography, you can become a freelance photographer. Nowadays many students work part-time as photographers at various events and functions. Many studios and event management firms also hire part-time and contract photographers. Students can work as part time photographers in these firms and studios if they want. Again, there are a large number of news agencies in our country and they often offer part-time jobs as photographers. Students with potential photographic skills can definitely grab these opportunities.

8. Research Assistant

Government and non-government research institutes and development agencies of the country conduct various researches throughout the year as part of different projects. These researches and studies require a good number of data collectors or research assistants. Generally, the research conducting institutes hire university students as research assistants for these one-time jobs. As a result, students can get excellent part-time job opportunities through their projects. Under these research projects, institutions will provide training and certification to the recruits. Therefore, working part-time as a research assistant can be a valuable experience in strengthening your future resume.

9. Online Part-Time Jobs

Due to the advancement of technology, the number of online based jobs is increasing rapidly. At present, outsourcing is a popular choice among the youth worldwide. The numbers of freelancers in our country as well as the opportunities for various online based jobs have now increased tremendously. As a result, students can find a huge number of part-time jobs in different online marketplaces. Freelancing jobs include software development, website development and design, mobile apps & games building, data entry, graphic designing, digital designing, support services, etc. Apart from these, some other demanding online jobs include digital marketing & social-media marketing, search engine optimization, content writing, blogging and video editing. If you are skilled in any of these fields, you can work part time online. Many students first start working online after receiving training in their preferred field and gradually become experienced freelancers. Then it becomes an excellent part-time job for them to earn money.


Anaet Ullah Biswas

Student | Business Administration,

Mawlana Bhashani Science & Technology University.

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