After months of intense exams, three busy days are still ahead for the National Assessment and Examinations Center. Vocational college entrance exams started today at 9AM in 53 exam centers throughout Georgia.
The Deputy Minister of Education and Science Valerian Gobronidze and the Director of the NAEC Sophia Gorgodze visited the examination center located at the Technical University of Georgia and observed the testing process on the spot.
This year the NAEC will be hosting 150 applicants with special needs, therefore all of the exam centers are fully equipped accordingly.
Vocational testing will continue until September 8.
On September 7, applicants will be tested in literacy and quantitative literacy, and the general abilities exam will be held on September 7-8.
The maximum score in literacy as well as in quantitative literacy is 30. The minimum competency threshold is 15% of the maximum score. The time for testing is 1 hour and 30 minutes.
As for general abilities or aptitude, the maximum test score is 50, and the time for working on test is 2 hours.
The NAEC has given an opportunity to applicants to take a pre-test online and familiarize themselves with the features of the program and sample items remotely.
In 2022, admission is announced for more than 600 vocational programs. About 24,500 applicants expressed their desire to participate in the exams.
The winners of the National School Olympiad of the 2021-2022 academic year were awarded by the Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Georgia Tamar Makharashvili and the Director of the National Assessment and Examinations Center Sophia Gorgodze.
The first, second and third place winners were awarded with gift cards and diplomas.
Special thanks went to the “Association for Support of Information Technology Training and Informatics Olympiads” and its head, Mr. Giorgi Mandaria, for holding the Informatics Training Olympiad for the 2021-2022 academic year.
The National School Olympiad was organized in three rounds in the following subjects: Georgian language and literature, Georgian language for students of non-Georgian language schools, mathematics, history, geography, physics, chemistry, biology, foreign language.
More than 31,900 students expressed their desire to participate in the first round. Students had an opportunity to participate remotely from any computer connected to the Internet due to pandemic.
The second and third rounds were held at the examination centers. The top ten contestants were identified in all subjects and age categories. The winning students will become members of the team that will participate in the International Olympiads on behalf of Georgia.
The National School Olympiad is held every year. The purpose of the Olympiad is to stimulate the learning process and encourage students.
The purpose of the Olympiad is to stimulate the learning process and increase the motivation of students. Also, to identify candidates for the teams that will participate in the International Olympiads on behalf of Georgia.
The finalists of the National School Olympiad 2021-2022 have shared views and pieces of advice to their peers and future participants.
“I made up my mind to participate in the Olympiad to demonstrate my mathematical abilities. The process went very smoothly, we took the tests in a peaceful and quiet environment which met all of the Covid-19 regulations. This is not my first time participating in the Olympiads, but this is my first time in the finals. This is very uplifting for me because even getting to the finals means a lot. I definitely urge my fellow students to try. “
“Winning the National School Olympiad gives us a “golden ticket” to the International Olympiads. The Georgian team is formed by the winners at the national level – this is an extraordinary opportunity that we should all use. This type of contests increase healthy competition among students, develop a desire to be better, to achieve better results both at a school level and across the country. This is my second time participating. If I get another chance, I will get involved in the future. I would like to say to those who are considering to participate in the next National School Olympiad: nothing is impossible or even difficult if you set your mind to it.”
“I took part in the National School Olympiad to test out my abilities. The testing process during all three rounds have been administered efficiently and I am personally very grateful to the NAEC’s team of professionals. I’d like to encourage other students to explore and review the resources carefully, try their best and believe in themselves.
“As you know, the winner of the German Language Olympiad will travel to Hamburg to participate in the International Olympiad. Of course, winning and going there is my great desire, however I am participating for the first time this year and the fact that I am in the third round is already a great success for me. Reviewing the last year’s sample tests published at naec.ge helped me a lot in preparation. I advise everyone to try, this experience will surely be useful for further development.”
“I am in the tenth grade; therefore, this is my first National School Olympiad. I am taking a German language test – today is the third round. My main motivation for participating was to gain new experience.
Participation in the Olympiads will be especially useful for those students who plan to continue their studies abroad. I think it improves the ability to learn, get used to exams and network with other children. There’s no need for special preparation for the Olympiad – it is not necessary at all. I followed the school curriculum. The main thing is to trust yourself and write with confidence. “
“I am satisfied with my results so far. I want to continue my studies abroad and it will be a kind of a preparation for future exams, both psychologically and practically. My advice to students is to take part in similar competitions, try and never be afraid to test themselves. “