82,300 Saigon students took the public 10th grade exam

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Male students take advantage of studying while listening to exam regulations at Luong The Vinh High School exam site (District 1) on the morning of July 16.

On the morning of July 16, the weather was sunny, the students showed up quite early at the 135 test site to enter the first subject – Literature.

At 7:00 a.m., even though they had completed the procedures yesterday, 840 candidates from 74 secondary schools gathered at the Luong The Vinh High School exam site (District 1), listening to the exam regulations again before entering the exam room.

Many candidates’ faces showed tension, many of them took the opportunity to get books to review.

Hung prepared for this exam from the beginning of 9th grade with a plan to study in class and review exam subjects every night at home.

82,300 Saigon students took the public 10th grade exam

The proctor called candidates into the exam room at 7:15 a.m. on July 16 at Luong The Vinh High School exam site.

With the same nervous mood, Phan Quynh Anh (Tan Binh district) said that although she scored 8.5 in the 9th grade Literature subject, there were many good students from all over the city gathered at the specialized exam site.

`I registered my wish to go to Nguyen Thuong Hien High School. This is the school with the highest acceptance rate and standard scores every year, so I’m quite worried,` the female student said.

Luong The Vinh High School exam site has 35 exam rooms, each room has 24 students.

Outside the school gate, parents stood closed.

82,300 Saigon students took the public 10th grade exam

Candidates at Luong The Vinh High School write their name and registration number on the exam paper before taking the Literature test.

This year, Ho Chi Minh City has 96,000 students graduating from high school, of which 82,300 registered to take the public 10th grade exam.

Some high schools have high odds because the number of candidates registering for 1 is many times higher than the target such as: Nguyen Thuong Hien High School (1 vs 4.4), Gia Dinh High School (1 vs 3.18);

Meanwhile, more than 30 high schools have candidates registering their 1st choice lower than the target: Thu Thiem, Le Thi Hong Gam, Ngo Gia Tu, Suong Nguyet Anh, Han Thuyen, Vinh Loc B… These schools are mostly

At this exam, the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Education and Training arranged 135 secondary schools as exam sites, so candidates did not have to travel far from their place of residence.

Test day



Time to do homework

Now it’s time to start working

July 16



120 minutes

8 hours


Foreign Language

60 minutes


July 17



120 minutes

8 hours





Due to the impact of Covid-19, secondary school students were absent from school for about three months, so the program was shortened according to the policy of the Ministry of Education and Training.

`The exam content will have questions to test candidates’ ability to apply knowledge and solve real-life situations,` Mr. Hieu said.

Math and Literature scores are multiplied by a factor of 2, Foreign Language scores by a factor of 1. The entrance exam score is the total score of the three tests calculated according to the coefficient, plus priority and encouragement points.

Manh Tung

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