The entrance examination for universities in mainland China includes a Chinese section. I'm looking for three things about this.

1) A source for questions that have been asked in previous years. For my purposes, the older the questions the better.

2) An official source describing the structure of the exam, including number and types of questions, and scoring methodologies, (machine scoring, hand scoring, who does scoring, under what conditions). I'm especially interested in guidelines for scoring composition questions.

3) results on the Chinese section, including scoring percentiles, and minimum for acceptance at various schools; especially interested in seeing these broken down by province.

Hope this doesn't get shot down as overly broad! Thanks for any help you can give.

  • googled:"高考试题" (gaokao examination questions)?
    – user6065
    Commented Jul 14, 2015 at 13:17
  • Yes, but there are a gazillion websites, most of them commercial, not official, and all with densely packed pages plastered with ads. Would still appreciate guidance from people who know their way around the labyrinth.
    – wpt
    Commented Jul 14, 2015 at 14:16
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    Every province have different standard and there are no very official information about this on the Internet by now. Maybe you can search for a series of guide books called 五年高考·三年模拟 to study this.
    – biubiubiu
    Commented Jul 16, 2015 at 7:55
  • Ah, I see you're right. There are different versions of the exam for different provinces. Wow, that's much more complex for me. How can they do that if its a national entrance exam??
    – wpt
    Commented Jul 16, 2015 at 15:01

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2015年高考真题:http://wenku.baidu.com/topic/2015gaokao_zhenti 不过需要下载分。
2015年高考真题、答案和其它资源:http://www.eol.cn/html/g/gkst/ 可以直接下载,但是需要在论坛里多找找。

附部分题目: 2015 Essay Prompt Guangdong: 2015年广东卷作文题









2014 Essay Prompt Guangdong: 2014年广东卷作文题









2015 Math Hubei 2015年湖北数学卷 出自《九章算术·卷第五 商功》第(一五)题


Discussion: http://www.guokr.com/question/605347/

  • Excellent. But what is eol.cn ? do you know anything about this site? How about gaokao.com ? If they are not official sites, I'm concerned about how reliable they might be.
    – wpt
    Commented Jul 18, 2015 at 6:35
  • Gaokao Exam questions are mostly released by test takers, so sometimes it is very hard to find the first-hand/official version, but in most cases its reliability is not a problem. You can find difference sources of the same exam paper. They are consistent. Test questions taken from official sources can be found in 《五年高考三年模拟》
    – user10952
    Commented Jul 18, 2015 at 8:10

1) As @biubiubiu mentioned, the 五年高考·三年模拟 series (in the student community known as “五·三”) is an excellent and authoritative source for past gaokao exams. I don't think there are official resources including complete gaokao exams, and the typical source for students in China are non-official publications like 五·三.

2) The structure and guidelines can be found in the 高考考试说明 published annually by every provincial education bureau. They vary from province to province, but are similar to a large extent. To my knowledge these publications are usually distributed to gaokao test-takers every year and not often found in commercial bookstores.

3) When I was in high school in Beijing, I vaguely remember being given a book containing the gaokao and admission results from the previous year, in the year I was preparing for gaokao. Many local Beijing newspapers have extensive reports on such information in the weeks following gaokao as well.


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