2nd-Stage Exams for Public Universities Begin in Japan

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Tokyo, Feb. 25 (Jiji Press)-The second-stage examinations for enrollments to national and other public universities in Japan in fiscal 2019 from April started across the country on Monday.

The total number of people who applied for the first round of the university-specific second-stage exams stood at 258,535, up by 673 from the year-before level. The overall proportion of applicants to admission capacity came to 3.2 times, unchanged from a year earlier.

Applicants to national universities totaled 194,525 and those to other public universities, including prefectural institutions, came to 64,010, with the competitive ratios standing at 3.0 times and 4.0 times, respectively, both unchanged from a year before.

The results of the first-round tests will be announced between Friday and March 13.

Some universities, including Tokyo Medical and Dental University, delayed the start of Monday's exams, because train services were disrupted on the day, mainly on the Chuo Line of East Japan Railway Co. <9020>, or JR East, in Tokyo due to a power failure.

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