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Application will open on 1 March 2023.

Application Information

The Royal University of Bhutan (RUB) will be carrying out admissions to the Colleges of the University online as in the past. Admission to each of the programmes will be based on merit ranking as per the eligibility criteria and ability rating as detailed against each programme as well as the result from the Computation Thinking Test.

The online application for the programmes in Gyalposhing College of Information Technology (GCIT) will open from 1st March 2023 and will close on 15th March 2023 at 5pm.

Requirements for admission to RUB Programmes
All eligible students seeking admission will have to produce the following documents:

  • Citizenship Identity Card
  • Class 12 Mark Sheet and Pass Certificate
Programme : Bachelor of Computer Science
Bachelor of Interactive Design and Development
Eligibility Criteria : Class XII pass science students with a minimum of 50% in Mathematics
Ability rating points : 

Mathematics / Business Mathematics – 5

English – 2

3 other subjects – 1

Seats : 

80 for Bachelor of Computer Science

25 for Bachelor of Interactive Design and Development


  2. 1. Candidates applying for both GCIT ICM Bachelor of Computer Science and Bachelor of Interactive Design and Development programme must first send here their application using the above application link. If candidates wishes to apply for both programmes, they must state the order of their preference in the registration form.
  4. 2. After the first round of selection, successful candidates will be informed via email and SMS to sit for Computational Thinking Test at various RUB designated test centers. Applicants must indicate their preferred test center in the application form. 
  6. 3. Based on the result of the Computational Thinking Test, shortlisted candidates will be informed to attend an online interview. Notification of the interview date and time will be sent via email and SMS to the candidates.
  8. 4. Upon successful interview, applicants will be offered a place in the programme.
  10. 5. Applicants must confirm their acceptance via GCIT website by a stipulated date.

Computational Thinking Test

Applicants will be required to go through a Computational Thinking Test on the 1st April 2023 which will be conducted as part of the selection process to determine the aptitude and suitability of the applicants for both the Bachelor of Computer Science and Bachelor of Interactive Design and Development programmes.


Q: When is the application date?

A: Application starts on 1 March and closes on 15 March.

Q: When is the CTT Test?
A: The CTT Test is on 1st April 2023.

Q: What are the categories of questions?
A: There are five categories of questions

  • Algorithmic Thinking
  • Decomposition
  • Abstraction
  • Pattern Matching
  • Data Interpretation
Q: Can I change my test center?

A: Yes, you can. Please call 77113050.

Q: Is there a sample set of questions for me to try?
A: No. Computational Thinking Test is a form of aptitude test for computer science.

Q: How long is the test?

A: The duration of the test is 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Q: What is the format of the test?
A: There are two types of questions:
Multiple choice: Has one correct response and three incorrect responses
Multiple response: Has two or more correct responses out of five or more options
Select one or more responses that best complete the statement or answer the question.
Unanswered questions are scored as incorrect; there is no penalty for guessing. Partial credit is awarded for multiple-response questions.

Q: Where are the test centers?
A: Please refer to the following table for test centers information:


Western Region


Districts Coverage


Royal Thimphu College

Faculty of Nursing and Public Health (KGUMSB)




College of Natural Resources




Central Region


Districts Coverage


College of Language and Cultural Studies (CLCS)




Eastern Region


Districts Coverage


Sherubtse College




Jigme Namgyal Engineering College 




Gyalpozhing College of Information Technology (GCIT)




Southern Region


Districts Coverage


College of Science and Technology

Samtse College of Education




Gelephu Higher Secondary School



Q: How to check in to your test center?
A: Refer to your confirmation email for instructions regarding what to bring and expect on test day. We ask that you arrive at the test center 15–30 minutes the test time.

Q: When and how would I know if I have been shortlisted for an interview?
A: You will be notified via SMS and email by 4th April if you are shortlisted.

Interview session

You will be notified to participate in a ZOOM interview session if you manage to pass the test.

Q: What programme or app is required for an interview?
A: Please ensure you have a Zoom account.

Q: What mode will the interview be conducted in?
A: It will be conducted via Zoom.

Q: How do I prepare myself for the interview?
A: You will be asked about your interest in the course, involvement in course-related activities, career aspirations etc. in order for us to assess your aptitude for the course.

Q: When will I know my interview outcome?
A: Successful applicants will be notified by 19 April.

Q: Can I also apply for other courses at the same time?
A: You may also apply for other courses.

If you have any enquiries, please contact us at
or call us at 77 113 050


Application will open on 1 March 2023.