5-step entry exam plan for universities

Students emerge from a university entrance exam. Next year, their high school counterparts will have to take five such exams 'to ensure equality'. (Bangkok Post file photo)

High school students will be given five rounds to compete for university places next year under new changes to the entrance system aimed to ensure more equality among those vying for university seats.

The new system, unveiled Monday by the Council of University Presidents of Thailand (CUPT), revamps the university admission process.

It will give each successful candidate only "one right at a time" to confirm whether they want admission in a department they have been accepted into, said CUPT chairman Suchatvee Suwansawat.

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