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9.33 million students take college entrance exams

2011-06-07 05:19:34 GMT2011-06-07 13:19:34(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Students wait for sitting National College Entrance Examination (NCEE) outside an examination center in Beijing, capital of China, June 7, 2011. (Xinhua/Yang Le)

A wounded student is ready to enter a National College Entrance Examination (NCEE) center with the help of his relatives in Beijing, capital of China, June 7, 2011. (Xinhua/Yang Le)

A teacher hugs her student before the National College Entrance Examination (NCEE) in east China's Shanghai, June 7, 2011. (Xinhua/Yang Le)

A student hugs her relative before the National College Entrance Examination (NCEE) in Beijing, capital of China, June 7, 2011. (Xinhua/Yang Le)

Students wait for sitting National College Entrance Examination (NCEE) outside an examination center in east China's Shanghai, June 7, 2011. (Xinhua/Yang Le)

A mother (R) accompanies her son to a National College Entrance Examination (NCEE) center in Xi'an, capital of northwest China's Shaanxi Province, June 7, 2011. (Xinhua/Yang Le)

A father (R) encourages his son before the National College Entrance Examination (NCEE) outside an examination center in Beijing, capital of China, June 7, 2011.

About 9.33 million students are sitting annual National College Entrance Examination (NCEE) or "Gaokao" on June 7 and 8 this year.

This number is 240,000 less than last year's figure and represents the third straight year of decreased registration.

More than 72.3 percent of this year's applications will be accepted to the college of their choice, an increase of 4 percentage points over last year.

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