69 of them represented the schools operating in Baku and 83 of them represented the schools operating in the regions. 135 of them received education in state schools, 17 of them in private schools. 75 of them were boys and 77 of them were girls.
The candidates for medals were determined in accordance with the "Rules of awarding gold and silver medals to graduates completed secondary education with special achievements".
During the awarding process, along with the special achievements of candidates in education within the study period in secondary schools, such factors as differing in exemplary behavior and winning a high-profile award in subject Olympiads, national and international knowledge competitions, contests and projects were taken into account.
Also, the graduates, who have shown good results in education, were awarded the Certificate of Merit by the Ministry of Education.