Students in Hubei sit national college entrance exam
Students check the venue one day ahead of the National College Entrance Exam on June 6, 2021. (Photo:Huang Shifeng/Chutian Metropolis Daily)
A total of 405,000 students in Hubei are expected to take China's college entrance exam from June 7 to 9.
Hubei adopts a "3+1+2" program this year: three compulsory tests－Chinese, math and a foreign language; one quasi-elective test, a choice between physics and history; and two elective tests picked from four subjects－politics, geography, chemistry and biology.
The reform allows students to have more exam choices－up to 12 combinations of subjects, instead of the two choices between liberal arts and science subjects before－in accordance with their hobbies, interests and specialty subjects.
Students were reminded to abide by the exam rules and follow COVID-19 containment regulations while sitting the test.
The exam, also known as the Gaokao, is deemed the most important event for Chinese students and hailed as a fair system to select talent.（en.hubei.gov.cn by Zhang Yawei）