Exam Day

November 7, 2013
Images of exam day (Yonhap / Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul)

Images from exam day. (Yonhap / Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul)


On a chilly Thursday morning, high school seniors taking the 2013 College Scholastic Aptitude Test (CSAT) hurried to examination rooms urged on by their juniors’ cheers.

Police motorcycles carried some latecomers to get them to the test venues on time. Parents stayed on even after children were out of sight, offering prayers for a successful result.

Some 650,000 examinees took the CSATs. The “small pictures” above were repeated many thousands of times nationwide.

Some students cried after feeling they performed poorly on the test, some smiled anticipating good results and others just sighed with relief knowing that their odyssey had ended at least for now.


One Comment

  1. David

    November 7, 2013 at 11:44 AM

    I remember the day. Every exam day was very cold as if by magic. How was the exam this year? Anyway students!! good luck!!