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results of the college scholastic ability test taken last month have been released.

The Korean language has become easier and the ability to discriminate in mathematics has increased that much, and it seems that the number of science students who are good at mathematics cross-applying to the humanities will increase significantly.

Reporter Lim Tae-woo reports.


The Korean language, which was the most difficult in last year's CSAT, has greatly decreased this year.

At the peak of the standard score, which rises as the test becomes more difficult, Korean language fell by a whopping 15 points from last year, and it was evaluated as very flat.

The number of perfect Korean language students has increased by more than 10 times.

[Moon Young-joo/Korea Institute of Curriculum and Evaluation, Head of SAT Headquarters: The questions that were set at high difficulty did not function properly, and the results came out plain...


Mathematics, on the other hand, was just as tricky as last year.

The highest math score was two points lower than last year, but the number of perfect scorers decreased by a third, making it difficult for the top students.

As a result, the difference in the highest score between Korean and mathematics widened from 2 points last year to 11 points this year, which means that the range of increase in scores is much greater when one more math problem is correct than Korean language.

In the end, it depends on the math score, and it seems that the choice of cross-application for high-ranking science students who are good at math will increase significantly.

[Woo Yeon-cheol/Chief of an entrance examination institution: (When cross-applying) I think it would be better if you try to apply to a humanities department or university that is one group above the natural sciences department.

] The variable is that the distribution of scores between social studies and scientific inquiry became similar as the questions were asked.

The cross-application advantage that science students enjoyed last year with their relatively advanced Gwatam score is expected to diminish.

The score report for the college entrance exam will be distributed tomorrow (9th), and the successful applicants will be confirmed a week later.

(Video coverage: Kim Min-cheol, Video editing: Park Ji-in, VJ: Shin So-young)