The City of Busan is making every effort to support the 34,177 students who will be taking the College Scholastic Ability Test (CSAT) on November 23. Students are scheduled to take the exam from 8:40 a.m. to 5:40 p.m. in 59 high schools across Busan. All those taking the test must enter their appointed classrooms by 8:10 a.m. on the day of the exam.
On the day of the exam, the city will increase the operation of buses and village/neighborhood buses between 6 a.m. and 8:00 a.m., especially for bus routes on the 59 test sites.
The bus-only lane system will be suspended from 7 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. except the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system and the self car-free day program will be temporarily stopped on the day of the test. The Busan Metropolitan Fire & Safety Headquarters will offer rides to handicapped students requiring assistance getting to their test locations.
Workers at government offices, public agencies, financial firms, schools and companies with more than 50 employees will be allowed to arrive at work by 10 a.m., an hour later than usual. The city hopes to curb early morning traffic congestion to allow students to get to their exams on time.
Construction work near test sites will also be restricted to reduce noise and interference for students taking their foreign language listening and speaking tests, which will start at 1:10 p.m. and last until 1:35 p.m.
*The national college entrance exam was originally scheduled for November 16, but it was postponed for one week to November 23 due to safety concerns following a five-point-four magnitude earthquake that hit the Pohang area on Nov. 15.