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University admission changes for 2016

New entrance test on common subjects planned

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Council of University Presidents of Thailand (Cupt) have agreed to apply a new university central admission system for the education year of 2016. 

About 35,000 students sit for an exam hoping to gain direct admission to Srinakharinwirot University in September 2012. (Bangkok Post file photo)

Under the current central admission system, consideration of university candidates is based on four criteria -- test results from the Ordinary National Education Test (O-Net) organised by the National Institute of Educational Testing Service (Niets); an accumulated grade point average during three year of high school; the General Aptitude Test (GAT); and the  Professional and Academic Aptitude Test (PAT).

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