Education: Draft Test

Across the nation, some 175,000 college students took time out from their preparations for final exams to take another kind of test. In more than 1,000 classrooms they shuffled nervously to their seats, placed their thumbprints on their answer sheets (to prove that they were not being represented by ringers), and settled down to answer 150 multiple-choice questions* in three hours. Their scores, along with their college grades, will help to determine how they can best be used in their country's service.

In June and July, about 300,000 more students will take the test. Then it will be up to local draft...

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