12 Million Students Take China's Hardest Exam, Fancy Gaokao Exam Cheer-ups, Pay Employers to Work

12 Million Students Take China's Hardest Exam, Fancy Gaokao Exam Cheer-ups, Pay Employers to Work

12 Million Students Take China's Hardest Exam, Fancy Gaokao Exam Cheer-ups, Pay Employers to Work

Have you ever heard of employees paying their employers to work for them? The annual Chinese college entrance examination, also referred to as Gaokao, started on June 7. The number of applicants for this year's Gaokao is 11.93 million, a jump of 1.15 million compared to 10.78 million last year, a new record high.

The college entrance examination is one of the most important things for the students and their families. The exam results determines the fates of the students, and Gaokao is an important turning point in students’ lives. If a student gets high scores, he or she will smoothly enter a good university, the future of one’s life is likely to be bright; but if one gets low scores, it may affect one’s development for a lifetime. No university diploma basically means not qualified to apply for a good job, and no opportunity to take civil service examination. In short, students, parents, teachers, all hope that candidates get good results. Parents and teachers have thought of many ways in order to help candidates get into their desired university. In recent years, a variety of strange activities have been prevalent to cheer up for the college entrance exams.

Now that China's zero-epidemic measures are still being implemented, and the economy has taken a sharp down-turn, the employment situation will only get tougher. For these students who take the college entrance exam this year, it is hard to say what kind of employment situation they will face a few years from now when they graduate.