School graduates in 2024 will not expect major changes in the Unified State Exam, said the head of the Federal Service for Supervision in Education and Science (Rosobrnadzor) Anzor Muzaev.
“There are no serious, cardinal, revolutionary changes for this year’s graduates. Teachers, graduates and parents can prepare with peace of mind. All the changes and fine adjustments that we are making have already been announced in principle for this year,” he said at the All-Russian meeting with parents, commenting on the Unified State Exam 2024 campaign.
Deputy head of Rosobrnadzor Igor Kruglinsky clarified that targeted changes include the ability to change the choice of taking specialized or basic mathematics after submitting documents for the Unified State Exam, submitting a remote application for the exam, reducing the processing time for results in computer science, and moving the date of the final essay from May to April.
At the end of September, the Ministry of Education and Science determined minimum Unified State Exam scores for admission to universities for the 2024/2025 academic year. According to the requirements, in Russian language and mathematics the threshold is set at 40 and 39 points, respectively, in physics – 39 points, social studies and history – 35 points, etc.
On October 4, the department announced the average score of those admitted to universities – it was 70.38. Deputy Minister of Science and Higher Education Dmitry Afanasyev said that in 2023, 136 applicants were enrolled who scored the maximum 300 points on the Unified State Exam in three exams. He noted that excluding postgraduate studies, more than 548,000 students were enrolled in universities this year, and over 443,000 were enrolled in paid places.
He also clarified that about 8,600 people took advantage of the quota for participants and veterans of the special operation and members of their families.