Applications for the Common Test for University Admissions, which will be held in January next year, began on the 1th.

The Common Test for University Admissions, which emphasizes the ability to think and make decisions, has replaced the National Center Test for University Entrance Examinations, and this fourth time, the main test will be held on January 4 and 1 next year, and it will be used for entrance examinations of 13 universities nationwide.

On the 14th, applications began to be accepted, and at the University Entrance Examination Center in Meguro-ku, Tokyo, staff immediately brought in the applications that had been mailed to them and checked them one by one to see if there were any omissions.

Currently, applications are made by documents, but the Center is aiming to switch from the examination to be held in 2026 to online application in principle.

This time, due to the shift of the position of the new corona to Class 5, it is not necessary to wear a mask during the test, which was required until the previous time, and it will be an individual decision.

The make-up exam is scheduled for January 2 and 1, two weeks after the main exam, in consideration of the inability to take the exam due to the new coronavirus and influenza, but the previous venue in 27 prefectures will be reduced to two locations in the east and west.

Keiichi Goto, chief of the University Entrance Examination Center, said, "I would like to ask all prospective students to apply as early as possible so that they do not miss any entries, and we will definitely proceed with the work for the examination in January."

Applications will be accepted until the 28th of next month.