College Entrance Exams in China, or the "gaokao", have kicked off today.
As many cities see their Covid outbreak cease, nearly 12 million students are sitting for the make or break tests.
Shanghai has postponed its exam next month as it comes out of its strictest restrictions yet.
Elsewhere, the tests are being held with virus prevention and control measures in place.
For example, in the northern ShanDong Province, temporary ID card points have been set up at school gates for those who forget their original ID cards.
In several cities, taxi and bus services have volunteered to shuttle students between their places of residence and examination centers.
In the capital Beijing, over 54,000 candidates are registered for the gaokao this year.
Students living in closed-off or quarantined areas sit for the exams at designated hotels, with one room assigned per student.