Definition of Common Entrance in English:

Common Entrance

noun

British
  • An examination taken, usually at the age of 13, by pupils wishing to enter public schools.

    • ‘The first thing was the headline, which notes that the number of children taking Common Entrance now hovers around 20,000.’
    • ‘That was the year I sat my Common Entrance.’
    • ‘But my mother toiled hard to provide for me and I was lucky enough to get into a good high school after I passed the Common Entrance, so I have a decent education and I'm no fool.’

Pronunciation:

Common Entrance

/kɒmənˈɛntrəns/