A growing number of college students and even people from all walks of life take part in the National Graduate Entrance Examination nowadays. According to an official statistics, in the year 2011 alone, there were more than 1.4 million applicants sitting for the exam. It seems to be a craze for postgraduate study.
People have different purposes in trying to go to the graduate school. First, the majority of candidates try to get into graduate school due to the employment pressure, as a bachelor’s degree is no longer evaluated as a sufficient qualification to ensure a decent job nowadays. Second, some people, though employed for years, find their knowledge inadequate to meet the demand of this ever-developing society. Naturally, they turn to postgraduate study. Third, some people see postgraduate study as a fashion and follow suit.
In my opinion, it is advisable to pursue postgraduate study under the present condition of low Employment rate and high demands on talents. And I have every reason to believe that more people will struggle to study in the graduate school and the craze for graduate study will last for years.