pursuing my further studies, I took the entrance examination in
the Overseas Chinese Senior Middle School last week. Now I am anxiously
awaiting the result to be published on the Straits Times of Ang.
still remember there were more than three hundred candidates taking
part in this examination. For the first day, we had Chinese in the
morning, and English and mathematics in the afternoon. Chinese was
easy. We were required to write a composition of 250 words on “My
Home Life”, and give definitions and illustrations to twenty phrases.
English and mathematics were the hardest subjects in this examination.
There were dictation, sentence formation, and analysis for English.
In mathematics, we had eight subjects, two from arithmetic, three
from algebra, and three from geometry.
the second day, we were examined on history and geography in the
morning and physics and chemistry in the afternoon. Geography consisted
of a map of the main rivers of Malaya and five questions to be answered
in three or four sentences each. For character sketches. In physics
and chemistry we were examined about the formulas and definitions
history and oral examination came on the third day. Of natural history,
we had to answer questions on hygiene, botany and zoology. In the
oral examination, I was questioned about my home life, my experience
in the junior middle school and my future prospects.