Definition of Common Entrance in English:

Common Entrance


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

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The first thing was the headline, which notes that the number of children taking Common Entrance now hovers around 20,000.’


Common Entrance