Exam season kicked off on Monday morning in Hungary, with students in their final year of school taking tests on Hungarian Grammar and Literature, as well as Hungarian as a Foreign Language exams.
According to the statistics of the Hungarian education authority, this year 73,400 baccalaureates are sitting down and putting pen to test-paper. The exam period started off with Hungarian Grammar and Literature tests at 8:00 a.m. Monday morning. Students had to fill out two tests in 240 minutes; in the first part they had 60 minutes for reading comprehension and 30 minutes for a short writing exercise; in the remaining 150 minutes, they continued with an analytical essay.
photo: Zsolt Czeglédi / MTI
The comprehension part contained a book review of the “sociology of friendship”, while in the analytical essay, students had to deal with a short story by 20th century film critic and writer Béla Balázs. In the opinion essay section, students had to either react to new, international and not traditionally Hungarian holidays such as Valentine’s Day or Halloween, or they could choose a practical writing exercise, which dealt with current issues: students had to write a letter to a local government representative about buildings and institutions that need development or renovation.
The final exam period will continue with written Mathematics exams on Tuesday, with history exams on Wednesday and with English and German language exams on Thursday and Friday respectively. Most of the oral exams will be held in June.
featured photo: Zsolt Czeglédi / MTI