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Over 10 million students to sit China’s college entrance exam

Candidates come to get familiar with their college entrance exam (the Gaokao) site in Jiangbei District, southwest China's Chongqing on July 6, 2020. (TANG YI / XINHUA)

BEIJING – A total of 10.78 million Chinese students will sit the country's annual college entrance exam starting Monday.

Students were reminded to abide by the exam rules and follow COVID-19 containment regulations while sitting the test

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The Ministry of Education called for local authorities to offer convenience to exam takers, particularly those with disabilities, and make preparations for potential emergencies, including extreme weather and natural disasters.

Students were reminded to abide by the exam rules and follow COVID-19 containment regulations while sitting the test.

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The exam, also known as the Gaokao, is deemed the most important event for Chinese students and hailed as a fair system to select talents.