The session, which began Dec. 30, will prepare the monks for the formal dissertation for Geshe Lharampa, the highest academic degree for the Gelugba School -- also known as the Yellow Sect -- of Tibetan Buddhism, in spring.
The date of the formal dissertation is undecided.
The dissertation and the pre-exam review session is nearly 1,000 years old. It was suspended for 16 years following a riot started by separatists in 1988.
Twenty-two monks have been awarded Geshe Lharampa since the exam was restored in 2004.