Shenzhen NCEE exams went smoothly
Around 32,000 students in Shenzhen sat down and took the annual National College Entrance Examinations yesterday, no reports of students caught cheating, missing or coming in late for the exams. Shenzhen police also received calls form students that were either trap in traffic or needed assistance.
The exams were held in 35 schools across the city, which includes four new schools in the Luohu, Longgang and Bao’an districts. Examiners came out of the exam room with smiles on their faces very satisfied that they didn’t find the tests to hard. In Guangding around 655,000 students took the exam, 40,000 more than last year and there were report of four students caught cheating. This brings the total number of applicants to almost 9 million mostly consisted of high schools students. The ministry of Education says that around 70 percent of the examiners will be accepted into colleges.
Crackdown on high tech cheating was also launched by the ministry of education that targeted students using devices that might be used in cheating. The NCEE is the largest standardized test taken by millions of Chinese students, but recently a decline in applicants was noticed mainly due to the shrinking number of high school students that resulted to China’s decreasing birth rate because of the one child policy. Results of the examinations will be released on June 27.