Russian tradition of studying mathematics and physics features a high level of difficulty with a deep understanding of the subject throughout the entire course, from elementary school, regularity and quality of the learning material, the important role of the teacher in the learning process. The main feature of the Russian tradition of teaching mathematics has always been the development of a creative approach to studying mathematics from the very outset.

In recent years, the Russian education system has undergone significant changes. Almost ten years ago Russian Federation has introduced Unified State Exam EGE (or, in Russian: Единый государственный экзамен, ЕГЭ).  Every student must pass this exam  to enter a university or a professional college. Since 2009, EGE is the main exam for admission to any university of Russian Federation. A student can take EGE inRussian Language, Mathematics, foreign languages (English, German, French, Spanish), Physics, Chemestry, Biology, Geography, Literature, History, Computer Science, or Basic of Social Science.  EGE in Russian language and mathematics are obligatory; that means that every student needs to get the necessary results in these subjects to enter any Russian university.

Math tests include two parts: Part B (14 simple questions) with multiple choice answers and  part C1-C6 that contains 6 more complicate questions. In part C student must use his creativity to complete them. For example, he can be given a hard mathematical exercise to solve, a composition to write or a question to answer argumentatively. University admission depends on the results of the EGE. It is given 4:00 to perform the examination in math.

Below it is shown one of the  math EGE tests: