Students sit for national high school exams

Friday, 2016-07-01 11:44:46
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Students in Hanoi sit for the exams. (Photo: VNA)
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NDO - Nearly 900,000 students nationwide on July 1 sat for the first day of the national high school exams, which are the most important tests after 12 years of study.

On the first day of the exams, students were tested on two compulsory subjects: mathematics and foreign language.

This is the second year students are to take part in only one national exam instead of the previous separate high school graduation and university entrance exams.

The results of the national exams will be considered for both the high school graduation and university admissions.

The Ministry of Education and Training (MoET) organised a rollout of the exam over four days, from July 1 to 4 including eight subjects: mathematics, literature, foreign language, physics, chemistry, biology, history and geography.

According to the MoET, the test structure this year is no different from last year with content focusing on the 12th grade curriculum. The questions will not be over-complicated and will not require students to learn knowledge off by heart.

The ministry will also set up 14 inspection teams to conduct both scheduled and unexpected inspections at exam venues. There will be also other 120 inspection teams set up by exam councils, localities and other ministries.