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Dec 27, 2018 07:47 PM
SOCIETY & CULTURE

Why Are China’s Graduate Admissions Tests So Badly Run?

Candidates for the 2019 graduate-school entrance exams wait for the test to begin on Saturday on the campus of Zhejiang University in the eastern city of Hangzhou. Photo: IC
Candidates for the 2019 graduate-school entrance exams wait for the test to begin on Saturday on the campus of Zhejiang University in the eastern city of Hangzhou. Photo: IC

Millions of people took graduate admissions exams in China this month — but some turned their question papers over only to find that the answers had already been printed on them.

Many others found that this year’s questions mirrored questions from past years’ exam papers — which were already publicly known — or that they were asked about topics unrelated to the exam they were supposed to be taking.

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