January 20, 2018, the AKB48 Group announced that it will hold "Ujian Center [セ ン タ ー 試 験]" which will be titled in 6 locations in Japan namely Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, Fukuoka, Niigata, Hiroshima and 3 locations outside Japan namely Indonesia, Thailand and Taiwan.
This was announced on the second day of the event 'AKB48 Group Request Hour Set List Best 100 2018 [Tokyo Motor Show] held at Tokyo Dome City Hall, January 20, 2018.
During an encore, a VTR announcement is played, "AKB48 Group Center Exam has been decided!". This exam will test the love of the members of AKB48 Group with questions such as group history, lyrics, choreography and other things that must be known by a member.
Staff have also held an early test for members this month with the highest test score of 67 points and the lowest score 19 points with an average rating of 36.2.
16 members with the highest score of "Exam Center" will become "Senbatsu Spesial" and are planned to release the song.
This "Exam Center" will be held simultaneously on March 10, 2018.