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The Gymi Entrance Examination 2022

Long and short term high school

In Switzerland, there are two different gymnasium paths, both of which lead to the same degree (the Matura).
The long-term grammar school follows on directly from the 6th grade of primary school (after passing the entrance examination). Accordingly, the entrance examination is taken during the 6th primary grade (in March each year). The long-term Gymnasium lasts a total of six years.
The exam for the short-term high school will be done by students in the second or third grade of lower secondary school, Level A or B, filed. Pupils who have entered the lower secondary level directly after the 6th grade of primary school can take the examination, as well as pupils who have made the leap to the long-term gymnasium but had to change to the lower secondary level during the probationary period. For them, the short-term Gymnasium thus also means a second chance on the way to the Matura. The short-term Gymnasium lasts four years.

Registration for the Gymi entrance examination

Registration for the exam takes place either online via Central Admission Test or via registration form by mail. If you would like to register by mail, you can obtain the corresponding forms directly from the secretary's office of the respective high school of your choice. For online registration you need a personal PIN. This can be purchased for CHF 20.00 from the secretary's office of the Gymnasium of your choice. All students from the 6th primary level can register for the long-term Gymnasium, and all students from the 2nd or 3rd secondary level A and B can register for the short-term Gymnasium.

It is crucial that the respective registration deadlines are observed:

Key dates of Registration deadline

Long and short term high school:

15. November 2022 - 10 February 2023

Art and Sports High School:

November 15, 2022 - January 15, 2023

Computer Science Middle School:

September 1 - 30, 2022 (school year 2023/2024).

Choice of high school

In principle, the grammar school can be freely chosen by the pupils or the parents (an overview of the grammar schools in the canton of Zurich can be found on the website of the Department of Education). Get informed! All grammar schools in the Canton of Zurich offer information events at the beginning of the school year. Take advantage of this opportunity. The current dates for the information events of the Zurich high schools can be found here. At the information events, you can also take registration forms directly with you or purchase a PIN for online registration.

 

When will the 2022 Gymi entrance exam be held?

Exams will be held on-site at the respective high schools. The expected examination dates are:

Long-term high school, K+S long-term high school

6. March 2022 from 8.00 a.m. onwards (written  
exam, no oral exams)  

Short-term high school, K + S - Short-term high school, HMS, FMS

6. March 2022 from 8.00 a.m. (written)
March 25, 2020 (oral)

Computer Science Middle School

26./27. October 2022 (written exam,
no oral exams)

How does the Gymi entrance exam work? What is tested?

For the long-term high school only written examinations take place. The subjects tested are Mathematics and German. The exam is structured as follows:

Mathematics (60 minutes)

Arithmetic, Algebra and Geometry

German (45 minutes)

Text comprehension and language observation (grammar)

German (60 minutes)

Essay writing

 

Oral examinations are not conducted for the long-term high school. Students who do not achieve the required grade point average have definitely not passed the entrance examination.
Detailed learning objectives for the long-term Gymnasium can be found at at Lern-Forum.ch oder auf www.central entrance exam.ch .
For the short-term high school, the subjects tested are Mathematics, German, and French. The written exams are structured as follows:

Mathematics (90 minutes)

Arithmetic, Algebra and Geometry

German (45 minutes)

Text comprehension and language observation

German (90 minutes)

Essay writing

French (60 minutes)

Text comprehension, language observation, writing

 

If the average grade of the entrance examination to the short-term high school is between 3.75 and 4.0 (slightly unsatisfactory), the student may take the oral examination. This is taken by the teaching staff of the respective high school and is individually designed; however, the same subjects are tested (Mathematics, German, French).
Detailed Learning objectives for short-term high school you will find at the learning forum.ch or on www.central entrance exam.ch .

How is the Gymi entrance exam scored?

In order to be admitted to the long-term Gymnasium, the average of the experience grades (mathematics and German grades from the last report card) and the examination grades must be at least 4.5. The subjects mathematics and German each count for 50%. If this grade average (overall grade) is not achieved, the student in question is definitely not admitted.

For admission to the short-term Gymnasium, the average of the examination grades must be at least 4.0 (the Mathematics and German grades each count for 40%, the French grade counts for 20%; the examination grade in German is composed of the grade of the essay and that of the language examination, which each count for 50%). If the overall grade (average of the examination grades) is between 3.75 and 4.0, the student in question may proceed to the oral examination. If an overall grade of at least 4.0 is achieved there, admission to the short-term Gymnasium is also successful. Students who have already achieved an overall grade of at least 4.0 in the written examination do not have to take the oral examination.

The examination results are usually available within two to three weeks after the examinations and are sent by mail as well as posted on the website.

www.zentraleaufnahmepruefung.ch is switch on. The exams are not sent home to the participants. Those who wish to view the correction must do so on the occasion of specific viewing appointments.


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