XIANNING - Today 15 155 examinees will take annual Gaokao (college entrance examination) in Xianning (13065 this year’s graduates, 2090 graduates of previous years), including 3983 arts students, 8588 science students, 1457 sports and art students, and 1124 vocational school students.
Six examination districts set 13 test centers and 526 examination rooms. This year, college entrance examination continues to implement random arrangement of examination rooms and mainly promotes Gaokao information management; continues to unify exam appliance and implement AB exam paper based on every municipality; implements security check for examinees who should accept security check once again when they return examination room to continue the examination after allowed to leave examination room in the examination. Examinees cannot bring timer, such as wrist watch, into examination room for every examination room is equipped with silent wall clock.
Such three subjects as Chinese language, mathematics, and English will use national version of college entrance examination paper made by the Test Center of Ministry of Education from this year after adopted Hubei version for 12 years, and all subjects will implement online marking.
This year it’s the first college entrance examination after the Ninth Amendment to Criminal Law went into effect, and those who cheat in college entrance examination can be sentenced to seven years in jail. Those who cheat in national examination fitted by law will be sentenced to fixed-term imprisonment of not more than three years or criminal detention, and be fined, additionally or exclusively; if the circumstances are serious, be sentenced to fixed-term imprisonment of three to seven years, and be fined. By Xiong Daping (www.xnnews.com.cn)