As part of a new approach to preparing for final exams, for the first time, metropolitan schoolchildren will be able to write city-wide tests that are close to the USE format. Testing will take place today, December 8, in three subjects at once: biology, history and literature.


As conceived by the organizers, a trial exam in core subjects will help students test their knowledge in real time, identify weaknesses and further vector of preparation for the exam. Participation in the trial exam will not affect the grade in the subject.

When conducting city-wide tests, control measuring materials from the open bank of FIPI tasks are used, similar to the procedure for the graduation exam.

It is noted that three hours and 55 minutes will be allotted for completing assignments in biology and literature, and exactly three hours in history. Only those graduates who have applied for the USE in these areas will be able to take part in the exams in the listed profiles.

Graduates of previous years could pass the exam in Russian, mathematics and subjects with a complex organization, for example, the presence of an oral part and computer technology to complete assignments, in a trial format. The disadvantage of the previous years’ experience was the closeness to the dates of the real exams, as a result of which the students were not always able to fully work out the weaknesses and prepare well for the final test.

This academic year, trial exams will be held in all subjects. More than 66,000 students have already written papers in the Russian language and over 35,000 in specialized mathematics. The schedule and more detailed information on city tests in the USE format can be found on the website of the Regional Information Processing Center (RTsOI) of the city of Moscow.

Test results, overall performance and independent diagnostics will allow schools to make recommendations on choosing a basic or profile group for preparing for the Unified State Examination. This will help eleventh graders to choose a group and study with peers at a similar level of knowledge. Profile workshops, according to the new format of training in the capital’s schools, will begin in the second academic semester.

Formerly online edition “Teacher’s newspaper” reported on the introduction of a flexible format for teaching graduates of the capital’s schools. From the second half of the year, young men and women completing their studies will attend workshops only in those subjects that they will need when passing exams in higher educational institutions.