Around 157,000 primary school pupils on Tuesday begin three days of tests to determine the type of secondary school they will go to.
Around 85% of the country’s primary schools use the Cito test, designed to check spelling and arithmetic.
This year schools are allowed to add a section on ‘world orientation’, with 90 multi-choice questions on subjects such as history and geography.
The results will be published on February 28.
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