To enter high school in Romania, you need to pass an exam at the end of VIIIth grade.

It consists of a mathematics exam, a Romanian language exam (grammar and writing),

and for some high schools with certain profiles, an additional aptitude test. There are two

types of schools: regular high schools and "professional " (or "vocational") schools that

concentrate on giving you skills for a particular type of job. If you get more than 50% on all

exams, depending on your grade, you can go to your choice of high school or a professional

school (you go to your choice of school in descending order, according to your grade). You

do not need to pass the exam to get into a professional school, but you do need if you want

your choice of such a school. After the first exam session, for those who failed or did not show,

there is a second session when you have again a chance to get onto the remaining available

places in high school or professional schools. If you fail again, you are placed in the remaining

spots in professional schools.

Would you get into a romanian high school? A note on statistics: In 2003 (the only year I could

find the relevant official statistics on the internet), about 70% of students passed the exam in the

first session, and about half of those remaining passed in the second session (for a total of about

85% passing in both tries). The percentages have small fluctuations over different years.

Practice math exam 2001 (in english)

In order to be
able to register for college, you have to have passed a nationwide
comprehensive

examination at the end of high school, on several subjects (the
particular subjects depend partly

on the focus of your high school). The minimum passing grade is 50 %
for each subject.

For science oriented high schools
(as opposed to humanities oriented) both math

and physics are part of the exam (math is always
present, maybe at an easier level, but

physics might not be). The math exam covers all the subject
matter taught, but the

Physics exam covers only the subject matter up to the
middle of 11th grade. In the

second half of 11th grade and in 12th grade one is taught Special
Relativity, Elements of

Atomic and Nuclear Physics, but it is not required for the
baccalaureate.

Here are some physics and math exams (for the science orientation) from
the last years:

Bac Math exam 2000

Bac Math exam 2001

Bac Math exam 2002

Bac Math exam 2003

Practice Bac Math exam 2004

Bac Math exam 2005

Bac Math exam 2001

Bac Math exam 2002

Bac Math exam 2003

Practice Bac Math exam 2004

Bac Math exam 2005

Bac math exam 2000 (in english)

Bac math exam 2001 (in english)

Bac math exam 2002 (in english)

Bac math exam 2003 (in english)

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