Students taking the university entrance exam. Photo: Fredrik Persson/TT

University entrance exams to become tougher

Students will soon have to do better in the university entrance exam in order to pass the test, newspaper Dagens Nyheter reports.

The government is expected to decide in Thursday's cabinet meeting that students will have to score a grade of at least 0.5 in the two-point scale to pass the test. The current pass level is 0.1. Anyone simply answering the same option to all the multiple choice questions would automatically score 0.4.

The university entrance exam was introduced in Sweden in 1977 to help students who may not have received good grades in senior high school to get a second chance to get into university. The exam is held twice a year at the same time and on the same day across the country.

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