Graduate exams to be abolished in Georgian schools

Graduate exams to be abolished in Georgian schools

Graduate exams will be abolished in Georgia starting form 2020,  director of the National Assessment and Examination Centre (NAEC) Sophia Gorgodze said at the presentation of new reforms regarding the Unified National Examinations.

In particular, in 2019, 11th graders will be exempt from graduation exams, but these exams will be retained for twelfth graders.

Exams will be conducted in three compulsory subjects instead of four from 2020. Georgian language and literature and foreign language exams will be mandatory for all entrants.

The third compulsory subject will be determined according to the programmes of higher educational institutions.

Students studying Science will take maths, while humanities students will take history. Entrants will still be able to choose both technical and humanitarian programmes, reported.

Passing the general skills exam will no longer be compulsory. Universities have the right to add a selective examination relevant to the program, including a general skills exam.

Moreover, from 2020 universities have the privilege to determine the minimum passing grades themselves.