The 2020 College Scholastic Ability Test or Sooneung was held simultaneously at 59 exam centers in Busan yesterday.
Out of 30,783 students signed up for the first subject, the Korean Language exam,7% or 2,155 did not show up, which was the highest number of absentees in five years.
There was also a delay to the 3rd subject, English listening, at a test center in Saha-gu due to noise interference.
Two students were caught cheating — one in Geumjeong-gu marking answers after the exam and a second in Nam-gu for keeping their practice exams in the desk drawer.
Another student was also allowed to take the exam in the emergency room of a hospital after being diagnosed with appendicitis the day before the exam.