The average in Turkey's Higher Education Higher Education Entrance Exam (YKS) was extremely low in 2020, data from the Student Selection and Placement Center (ÖSYM) revealed.
Some 2,424,718 students took the Fundamental Sufficiency Test (TYT), and averaged below 50 percent in all subjects.
Dubbed a "net" point system, national examinations are scored by factoring in every three wrong answers as minus points.
Students gained net points of 14.2 out of 40 questions in Turkish, 7.7 points out of 20 in social sciences, a mere 5.5 points out of 40 in math and only 2.6 points out of 20 in science.Erdoğan orders removal of comments on live broadcast after pouring criticisms from students
An average 77.32 percent of students scored above 150 points, the minimum to be admitted by schools, while 81.12 percent of female students passed the baseline.
The students who took subject tests for math and science measured the lowest percentage of those who passed the minimum point requirement with 58.6 percent.
Some 83.02 students who took Turkish and social sciences subject tests passed the minimum requirement, while 73.26 percent of Turkish and math students scored higher than the minimum.