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MOSCOW, August 19 (Itar-Tass) —— The Federal Education and Science Supervisory Agency has posted a draft schedule of unified state exams in 2013.
The early examination period is planned from April 20 to May 6 for athletes, students planning to continue their education or to receive medical treatment abroad, and prospective soldiers.
The main examination period will take place from May 27 to June 19. The mandatory Russian language exam is scheduled for 27, while the mandatory math exam will be held on June 3. The optional exams have the following schedule: May 30 – IT, biology and history; June 6 – foreign languages and physics, June 10 – social sciences and chemistry, June 13 – geography and literature. Reserve dates are from June 15 to 19.
The extra examination period for graduates who are unable to take exams in time with a valid excuse is planned from July 8 to 15. These include graduates of secondary schools at Russian embassies and vocational schools. This is also the second chance for school graduates of the past and current year who fail exams earlier.
About 850,000 school graduates took unified state exams in 2012, about 800,000 of them graduates of this year. About 25,000 students were denied graduation certificates due to their failure to pass mandatory exams. Besides, 172 students were ousted from exams in 45 regions for posting exam tasks online.