HA NOI – Hundreds of thousands of university candidates throughout Viet Nam today sat for the second series of university entrance exams which ends tomorrow.
The exams, to select students for 121 universities, are divided into three groups. Those planning to study maths, chemistry and biology are in group B. Those planning literature, history and geography are in group C. While those sitting maths, literature and foreign languages are in group D.
Over 600,000 candidates sit for this morning's exam, an increase of 0.27 per cent compared to the same period last year. This is slightly lower than the number of candidates participating in the first series of university entrance exams held last week and estimated around 660,000.
This morning's exam saw no traffic congestion due to the proper preparation across the country. However, three candidates missed their exams, while two missed last week's morning exam.
Similar to the first exam last week, candidates are not allowed to take cameras, tape recorders, mobile phones or other electronic equipment into examination halls. Those who break the rules will be barred from sitting for the exam or having their papers marked.
65 candidates violated exam regulations and were subsequently suspended. The number was only 20 in the first series of exams.
According to ministry of education and training's deputy minister Bui Van Ga, the second exam would see many more difficulties due to the type of written examination. Exam proctors should carefully and strictly monitor every candidate. What's more, the advanced technology would bring new challenges to the area of cheating. – VNS