The exams began on July 4 with a three hour written mathematics test in the morning and a 90 minute multiple-choice physics test in the afternoon. The second day included 90 minute tests in chemistry for Group A and English for Group A1. The students taking the Group V exams will do the drawing test until July 11.
According to the Ministry of Education and Training (MoET), the July 4-5 exams were for places at 125 universities across the country. They were given in 29,916 exam rooms set up at 1,023 locations.
A total of 76,230 educational officers were mobilised during the exams, and nearly 76% of the year’s total registered candidates sat the exams during the first phase. For some universities in Hue, Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City it was more than 80% of the candidates.
The test questions were scientifically assessed as appropriate, corresponding to the high school curriculum and carefully graded.
According to MSc Truong Vinh An from Ho Chi Minh City’s University of Technical Education, the mathematics questions were not complicated but highly graded. About 70% of the exam questions required only basic knowledge and 30% were more difficult. An average student should be able to answer 50% of the questions correctly.
Le Ngoc Tien, a candidate from Hoa Lu district in Ninh Binh province, said he was satisfied with his answers on the physics paper, adding that the questions closely followed what they had learned in high school and well-prepared students will obtain good results.
The weather in the major cities was generally cool during the exams, and the heavy rains in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City did not seriously affect the organisation of the exams. There were also no major traffic jams reported.
University examination councils nationwide made great efforts to create favourable conditions for the students and provide them with suitable facilities for taking the exams. Many young people actively volunteered to assist the candidates and their relatives by guiding them to the exam venues, in addition to helping ease the flow of traffic and prevent traffic jams.
The MoET sent inspection teams to supervise the exams and detect any violations of the regulations.
After the exams finished this morning, it was revealed that 129 candidates had violated the rules and two examiners had been withdrawn. Nhan Dan