Females rank first in Iran’s university entrance exam

TEHRAN, July 28 (MNA) -- Comprising 55% of Iranian University Entrance Exam top passers, females ranked first in the academic year of 1387-88 (2008-2009).

20 out of 36 top successful qualifiers in five fields of mathematics, natural sciences, humanities, arts, and foreign languages, were females.  


Three out of 10 top exam passers in mathematics were female and seven male.


In humanities, the success rate was completely vice versa, three males and seven females.


And all the three top passers in foreign languages were male, while in arts all were female. 


Females comprised seven out of ten top exam passers in natural sciences.


Males ranked first in mathematics and foreign languages while females in humanities, natural sciences and arts. 


In arts and humanities, females ranked second and males in three others.     


Results of the university entrance exam were released Sunday by the Education Measurement and Evaluation Organization (EMEO).


The nationwide exam was held on July 26-28, 2008. 



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