Second round of Turkey’s national university entrance exams completed
ISTANBULThe second round of Turkey’s national university exam, or LYS, which is required in order for students to be admitted to undergraduate programs across the country, was completed as of June 18, with some 832,994 candidates taking the last LYS exam evaluating their Turkish literature and geography knowledge.
The LYS-3 exam started at 10 a.m. on June 18 in Turkey’s 81 provinces, as well as the Turkish Cypriot city of Nicosia, and lasted two hours.
There are five different LYS exams, corresponding to different educational branches. The LYS-2 exam on physical sciences and the LYS-5 exam on foreign languages were conducted on June 17 in two separate sessions. The LYS-1 exam evaluating mathematics knowledge and the LYS-4 exam on history were conducted last week.
A total of 1,072,396 candidates applied to take the LYS exams this year, conducted over a two-week period.
The first leg of the university entrance exam had taken place on March 12, with more than 2.2 million students across Turkey taking it to secure a place in universities. Only those who score more than 180 are able to apply to the second round.