(National Assessment and Examinations Center.)

TBILISI, DFWatch–More than 40,000 candidates will try to pass the national exams this summer, in order to enter universities in Georgia.

According to the National Assessment and Examinations Center (NAEC), registration for exams in 2015 finished on Tuesday.

4,000 students are registered to try again to get government scholarships after failing to get it in last year’s exams. There are 12,000 candidates registered for entrance exams for Master’s degree.

Registration started on February 10 and lasted about a month.

This year the exams feature a new subject called civic education which entrants may choose. They must also pass a logic test, Georgian literature and grammar, foreign language and may choose math, history, geography, biology, chemistry and physics.

Last year, more than 36,000 entrants registered for national exams, 4,500 students who were trying to get a scholarship and about 12,000 registered for the entrance exam for Master’s degree. 8 percent fell short of the minimum requirement last year.

The national exams as usual take place in summer.