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Big relief! Gaokao is over

06-08-2012 21:43 BJT

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For most students in China, Friday is the final day for the Gaokao - the National Higher Education Entrance Exam.

This is a big relief for high school students across the country who have devoted years of effort to one common goal: admission to college. Some 9 million students are taking this year’s test. Although the Ministry of Education says the over-all college admission rate will rise to 75% this year, competition for spots at China’s elite universities is no less fierce than before.

An examinee walks out of a national college entrance examination site in Tianjin, north China, June 8, 2012. China's national college entrance examination was concluded in some regions on Friday. A total of 9.15 million students took the exam this year. (Xinhua/Yue Yuewei)

An examinee gestures victory after finishing the exam at a national college entrance examination site in Hefei, capital of east China's Anhui Province, June 8, 2012. China's national college entrance examination was concluded in some regions on Friday. A total of 9.15 million students took the exam this year. (Xinhua/Xu Zijian)

Examinees who wear their dormitory T-shirts celebrate after the exam at a national college entrance examination site in Hefei, capital of east China's Anhui Province, June 8, 2012. China's national college entrance examination was concluded in some regions on Friday. A total of 9.15 million students took the exam this year. (Xinhua/Xu Zijian)

An examinee receives flower bouquet from her parent when she walks out of the national college entrance examination site in Tianjin, north China, June 8, 2012. China's national college entrance examination was concluded in some regions on Friday. A total of 9.15 million students took the exam this year. (Xinhua/Yue Yuewei)

An examinee receives flower bouquet from her parent when she walks out of the national college entrance examination site in Tianjin, north China, June 8, 2012. China's national college entrance examination was concluded in some regions on Friday. A total of 9.15 million students took the exam this year. (Xinhua/Yue Yuewei)

 

Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CNTV.CN

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