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Police hold vendor, teacher for exam papers sale

A VENDOR who sold Fudan University's pre-admission exam paper for 150 yuan (US$22.8) each online has been caught by local police, -university officials told Shanghai Daily yesterday.

The vendor got the paper from a secondary school teacher, who was an invigilator at one of the 10 testing centers in the city.

Police tracked the IP address of the vendor's store on, China's largest online shopping platform, and caught the vendor along with the teacher.

University officials declined to disclose the name of the test center, which is thought to be at a famous secondary school.

Meanwhile,, which published the test paper only five minutes after the test ended, has taken the paper off its website and made a public apology to the university for its behavior.

The website said in a public statement on its front page that it "didn't realize the social impact it had caused."

The pre-admission test, which was held last month, is of great importance to many high school students as they can earn extra -credits when -applying for a place at the -prestigious university.

The national college entrance exam used to be the only way for high school students to enter university. Now the Ministry of Education allows some top universities to hold pre-admission exams as part of a pilot program. The university's pre-admission test is designated as an official national-level test and anyone found to be cheating will receive severe punishment.

Candidates must hand in the test paper once they have completed the exam and no past papers are available to the public.

Therefore, the sales of past papers and services helping students to prepare for the test have mushroomed as applicants chase a university place.

Some educators have asked the university to release its past papers as a way of defeating the sales on illegal markets.

But the university insisted that it needed to keep them a secret in an effort to test the real ability of candidates, instead of helping those who are just well prepared.


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