Memories of taking the gaokao-China’s national college entrance exam

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The gaokao is China’s national college entrance exam and likely the most grueling test many Chinese people will take in their lifetime.

If you want to know what it’s like, just ask someone who went to high school in China and wait for the wave of anxiety to wash over their face.

Or, you could watch this video, where we interview CGTN staff about their gaokao experiences.

If you took the gaokao and had a memorable experience, we want to hear it too. Share it with us on Facebook or Twitter @CGTNAmerica.


We took some questions from last year’s exam and asked our colleagues: Could you pass the gaokao?