An examination for students in South Korea and Hong Kong hoping to study at US colleges has been cancelled after “credible evidence” emerged that it had been leaked in advance.

Managers of the ACT test took the choice hours before nearly 5,500 understudies were because of sit it.

The ACT is one of two placement tests accessible to global and household understudies needing to go to a US school.

This is not the primary deceiving outrage to hit the tests in East Asia.

The other selection test – the SAT – was crossed out in South Korea in 2013 in light of the fact that a portion of the inquiries were spilled.

The ACT test was because of be held at 56 test focuses in both South Korea and Hong Kong on Saturday morning.

The Associated Press said educators at some of Seoul’s private “pack schools” said they were not advised until around a hour prior to the understudies were because of sit the test.

ACT Inc, an Iowa-based non-benefit association that was working the test, said it took the choice in the wake of getting “dependable confirmation that test materials proposed for organization in these districts have been traded off”.

The association said in an announcement that all understudies would get a discount however would just have the capacity to resit when the tests are held again in September.