Gaokao: National Higher Education Entrance Examination
Gaokao or National College Entrance Examination (NCEE) is also called National Higher Education Entrance Examination. The students completing final year of Senior High School in China writes Gaokao. This is standardized test to apply to college admission in China. There are no age restrictions to appear for the test. Generally Gaokao is administered in the first week of June every year over a period of two/three days. The exam duration is approximately 9 hours. Standard Chinese Language and Mathematics are part of all the Gaokao tests. Test takers can chose from of the following foreign languages English, French, Japanese, Russian, German and Spanish. However, majority of students take English Exam in foreign language category.
Further students can chose to appear for Social Sciences or Natural Sciences. In the Social Sciences Concentration students are tested in subject areas; History, Political Science and Geography. In the natural sciences concentration students are tested in the subject areas; Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
Gaokao is centrally design and delivered entrance examination. However, test is administered by provinces. The maximum marks may vary depending on provinces. Generally, the overall Gaokao marks received by students is average of marks obtained in all the test areas. However, numbers may vary depending on provinces. Often essay section of the examination is considered toughest part of Gaokao entrance test for University College Admission.
Gaokao General Requirements
- Abide by the Constitution and laws of the People's Republic of China.
- Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
- Be in good health.
- Have read carefully and are willing to abide by the rules of the Register and other regulations and policies of the Institutions of Higher Learning and the Office of Admissions Committee about the enrollment management.
- If foreign immigrants who settle down in China conform to the enlists condition of the National Higher Education Entrance Examination, they can then apply for the National Higher Education Entrance Examination with the foreign immigrants’ resident certificate, which are sent by the Provincial Public Security Department at the location that is assigned.
- If willing to apply for the Military Academy: students who are going to graduate this year and have studied in high school for the first time can not be older than 20 years of age and unmarried; willing to apply for the Police Academy, and students who are going to graduate this year and have studied in high school for the first time can not be older than 22 years of age and unmarried; willing to apply for the foreign language major in Police Academy, and students who are going to graduate this year and have studied in high school for the first time can not be older than 20 years of age and unmarried.
- If students from Juvenile Classes want to take the National Higher Education Entrance Examination, their schools need to pre-select, send certification of approval, inform the exact required courses, and clarify the offices of Admissions Committee where they will take the National Higher Education Entrance Examination. After doing so, the students can then give the application. After the Office of Admissions Committee reviews and approves, the students can apply for and attend the National Higher Education Entrance Examination at the right location. Students who apply for Shao Nian Ban must be part of the small percentage of the population. They must have very high IQ, their grades must be excellent, and they must study at a secondary or high school under the age of 15 (not including those who are going to graduate this year and has studied in high school for the first time).
Following category candidates can not write Gaokao
- Students who are currently studying higher education.
- Students whose files are incomplete, such as no school status.
- One who is serving a prison sentence or is being prosecuted for violating Criminal Law of the People's Republic of China.
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