Education Minister Dipu Moni confirmed the matter at a virtual meeting on Wednesday.
Dipu Moni said, this year, the catchment area will be 50% instead of 40%. In the case of cluster-based admission, the student can select five schools in a lottery.
The admission process will be completed between January 10 and 15. Admission details will be announced by December 7, she also said.
She added that next year’s SSC and HSC exams may not be held in time due to the prevailing situation.