Azerbaijan, Baku / Тrend corr S. Aghayeva / For the very first time in the history of the testing system applied in Azerbaijan at an institute entrance exam, three applicants have achieved the maximum of 700 marks and one applicant achieved 695 marks.
Up to now the average mark was 600, the Chairman of the Azerbaijan State Commission on Students Admission (SCSA), Malayka Abbaszadeh, reported to journalists on 7 August. The highest results were achieved by the graduates of Baku Secondary Schools and gymnasiums.
The number of applicants who achieved over 600 marks has increased this year. The statistics is as following: 1st group of specialties - 179 applicants, 2nd group of specialties - 288 applicants, 3rd group of specialties - 348 applicants, and 4th group of specialties - 285 applicants.
The applicants with the highest results mainly entered the State Medical University, Baku State University, Caucasus University, and Khazar University. The highest results were showed by the applicants from Baku, Ali-Bayramly, and Sumgayit secondary schools and gymnasiums.
This year 24,345 Azerbaijani boys and girls have entered institutes. The SCSA publicized the results of the examinations on the following internet site: http://www.tqdk.gov.az . Results can be found on 'Results of Entrance Examinations for 2007/2008 Academic Year' after entering the application form number in a special column. The results can also be received through the mobile network.
All questions, complaints, applications regarding admission to higher institutes will be considered by the appeal commission at the SCSA. The commission will begin its work on 15 August 2007.
This year 3,119 places in the institutes remain vacant. Admission of documents for these vacancies for the first time will be held via the internet from 10 to 20 August.