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Mandatory Masks, No Meals Together: Plans Unveiled for Safe Environment for University Entrance Exam

Mandatory Masks, No Meals Together: Plans Unveiled for Safe Environment for University Entrance Exam

SEOUL, Oct. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Students without face masks won’t be allowed to enter a testing site for the national university entrance exam slated for December, the education ministry said Friday, to prevent the spread of the coronavirus during the test. The Ministry of Education unveiled detailed guidelines to safely hold the College Scholastic [...]

COVID-19 Patients to be Allowed to Take College Entrance Exam at Separate Sites

COVID-19 Patients to be Allowed to Take College Entrance Exam at Separate Sites

SEOUL, Aug. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean students infected with the novel coronavirus or in self-quarantine can still take the national university entrance exam at separate sites in early December. The Ministry of Education unveiled Tuesday the plan for the College Scholastic Ability Test (CSAT), the country’s biggest academic event of the year, which [...]

Unprecedented Leak of College Entrance Exam Scores Causes Confusion

Unprecedented Leak of College Entrance Exam Scores Causes Confusion

SEOUL, Dec. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Scores of this year’s College Scholastic Aptitude Test (CSAT) have been leaked to some applicants days ahead of their official release, due to a loophole in the test administrator’s computer system, the Ministry of Education said Monday. The ministry admitted to the unprecedented incident, after an unidentified CSAT applicant [...]

Arabic an Unlikely Ticket to University for Some Korean Students

Arabic an Unlikely Ticket to University for Some Korean Students

SEOUL, Dec. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – This year’s college entrance exams once again saw a so-called “Arabic Lottery Effect”, which describes test takers of “Arabic I” obtaining higher relative scores than those of other foreign language subjects despite having unimpressive proficiency. According to findings by Haneul Education Corp, which runs educational academies nationwide, if students [...]

Born Under a Bad Sign? 18-Year Olds Ask “Why Us?”

Born Under a Bad Sign? 18-Year Olds Ask “Why Us?”

SEOUL, Nov. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – With the unprecedented postponement of the country-wide college entrance exams declared yesterday, the nation’s 18-year olds have seen their fair share of unexpected disruptions to their academic lives, occurrences that have left some to wonder whether being born in 1999 was a stroke of bad fortune. This sentiment was [...]

Life on Hold for Students After Pohang Earthquake

Life on Hold for Students After Pohang Earthquake

SEOUL, Nov. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — The 5.4-magnitude earthquake in Pohang on Wednesday has resulted in a series of unlikely effects, particularly for female high school students from their birth control pill schedule to plans for plastic surgery. The devastating earthquake which hit the southeastern city of Pohang saw the country’s critically important CSAT exam [...]

Earthquake Aftershocks: Unprecedented CSAT Postponement Catches Public Off-Guard

Earthquake Aftershocks: Unprecedented CSAT Postponement Catches Public Off-Guard

SEOUL, Nov. 16 (Korea Bizwire) – While the city of Pohang and its surrounding regions continue to deal with aftershocks from the 5.4-magnitude earthquake that struck the day before, the government delivered its own stunning blow by postponing the state-administered college entrance exam to November 23.  Originally scheduled to take place on November 16, the [...]