Men More Successful in 80 Pct of Medical Univ. Entrance Exams

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Tokyo, Sept. 4 (Jiji Press)--Male applicants were more successful than female ones in medical department entrance exams for the six years through fiscal 2018 at 63 Japanese universities, or about 80 pct the total, preliminary results of a survey by the education ministry showed Tuesday.

The emergency nationwide survey followed a scandal in which Tokyo Medical University manipulated entrance exam results to curb the share of successful female applicants.

No other universities reported similar wrongdoings, according to the survey.

The ministry will release the final results of the survey next month after additional surveys, including visits to universities.

The survey, conducted in August, covered 81 universities with medical departments. It asked about the number of exam takers over the six years and successful applicants, as well as possible point additions for particular applicants and a possible difference in the selection of passers by gender or age.

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