Centralized testing, the most active part of university admission process, kicks off today in Belarus. The first exam which the applicants will pass is the Belarusian language. On Thursday a test of Russian will be held. In total, more than 82,000 applicants registered for the centralized testing, which is almost 10,000 less than in 2017. Specialists attribute this to the fact that now graduates have the right to present last year certificates for admission to higher education establishments. The tests of the university admission campaign will last more than two weeks.