The first-year admission test for the academic session of 2019-20 at Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) began on Monday.
The three-hour test began at 9am at different centres on the campus.
A total of 12,161 candidates are vying for 1,060 seats this year.
The applicants were advised not to bring mobile phones, smart watches or any other electronic devices.
They were allowed to take admit card, pen/pencil and calculators of approved models with them, said a press release.
Admission Test Committee Chief and Electrical & Electronic Engineering Faculty Dean Pran Kanai Saha said 16,288 students applied for taking part in the admission test, UNB reported.
Student protest, triggered by the death of second-year EEE student Abrar Fahad last week, threatened to disrupt the entry test this year.
The students decided to ease their protest to facilitate the admission test after BUET authorities issued notices accepting some of their demands.