Final Report on Additional Placements of Higher Education Institutions Exam (YKS) for 2020
October 2, 2020
In the 2020 YKS Placement Results Report, previously shared with the public, we pointed out that the occupancy rate in the programs, which was 76.45% in 2017, increased to 84.69% in 2018 and that it continued to increase and reached 91.36% in 2019 and 93.19% in 2020 as a result of the rational planning made in the program quotas. We have also stated that there had been a decrease of 71,002 in unused quotas compared to the year in which YKS was held for the first time and that the occupancy rate in higher education for 2020 will increase even more with the additional placements.
Our assessment based on knowledge and experience stating that additional placement results would also have similar changes with the decrease in the unused quotas has now been actualized. YKS continued to give favorable results in its third year. The positive outlook was maintained during the period for “Additional Placements” and unused quotas are no longer a problem.
- The number of unused quotas in additional placements has decreased this year as well
The number of unused quotas, which was 322,014 in 2017 when YGS-LYS was held, was 177,103 in 2018, when YKS was held for the first time, 80,635 in 2019, and 53,163 as a result of additional placements in 2020. The positive development achieved in the general placements continued in line with the predictions of CoHE during the period of additional placements.
Table 1: YKS Additional Placement Results by Year
Universities in Other Countries
- Unused Quotas are no longer a problem with the new system
As seen in Table 1, the number of unused quotas in the 2017 YGS-LYS, which was 322,014 after additional placements, showed a significant decrease in 2018 with the transition to the new system. The number of unused quotas in additional placements, which was 177,103 in 2018, decreased to 53,163 in 2020. This table proves, once again, the success of the YKS system, which has been held without any changes for three years.
Table 2: YKS Additional Placement: Associate Degree and Undergraduate Programs
2020-YKS Additional Placement Results
Universities in Other Countries
- Candidates had the opportunity to be placed without any loss of time
48,351 candidates, including 14,924 candidates for undergraduate programs and 33,427 candidates for associate degree programs, were placed in higher education institutions during the additional placements made to higher education institutions in 2020. 17,314 candidates were placed in open education programs during the additional placement period.
While the number of unused quotas for open education programs was 48,673 last year, it has become 26,886 this year. In other words, as in the previous year, the number of unused quotas has decreased considerably in both formal and open education programs of state, foundation and TRNC universities.
- 65,665 candidates became university students
Among 87,310 candidates who applied for additional placements, 65,665 candidates, including 47,537 candidates for associate degree level and 18,128 candidates for undergraduate level, were placed in higher education programs. In other words, 75% of the candidates who applied for additional placements were placed in higher education programs.
The Higher Education Institutions Exam (YKS) ensures social justice and equality of opportunity in access to education, prioritizes success, seeks verbal and numerical literacy, and emphasizes the ability to reason and analysis. It is observed that the visible, significant and positive results of the year the YKS was held continue in the second and third year in a systematic way. As CoHE, we would like to express with great pleasure to the public that our plans have produced successful results in line with our public undertakings. As a result of the meticulous studies carried out with the results we have today, unused quotas in higher education is no longer a problem.
The new CoHE will continue to carry out all processes related to higher education on the basis of knowledge and experience, and by taking into account the concepts of equal opportunity in education and social justice in access to higher education and in improving the quality of higher education.