Some 7,240 people took this year’s College Scholastic Aptitude Test (CSAT) in Jeju. Fourteen testing sites, 10 in Jeju City and four in Seogwipo, were open yesterday for the 8-hour multiple choice exam.

Police and other organizations helped with traffic and transportation logistics. Students who were running late could call emergency service numbers to be hurried to their exam site. Four students reportedly used this option.

A further 473 test takers were absent on the day, a rate comparable to last year’s test.

Jeju students tend to do very well in the CSAT relative to those on the mainland. According to the Provincial Office of Education, last year Jeju students were top in the subjects Korean A, Korean B, and Mathematics A.

According to reports after the exam, this year’s CSAT’s Korean section was very difficult, but the English and Math sections were said to be less so.


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