1.5 million Chinese take grad school entrance exam
January 15 is the start of a two-day graduate school entrance exam. This year 1.5 million students are taking the exam, which is a seven percent increase from 2010.
Although China’s economy is doing well, it has been more difficult for new college grads to land a job right after graduating from college. So, like their counterparts in America, continuing their studies seems to be the right thing to do.
About 20 percent of those taking the entrance exam plan to work on professional degree programs. Of such programs, management, economics, translation, and finance are quite popular.
And with an increased demand for teachers in China, many are looking at graduate degrees in education. In all there are 38 different graduate programs to choose from.
To maintain the integrity of the test process, thorough security checks and surveillance will take place to avoid any cheating.
Best wishes to these students! 加油！加油！