❓ 5 frequently asked questions about the PCE-UNEDassis 2021 exams

PCE Exams - Unedasiss 2021. 5 Frequently Asked Questions. Luis Vives Study Center

❓ 5 frequently asked questions about the PCE-UNEDassis 2021 exams

Hello, #Vivers! The preparation of the PCE-UNEDasiss 2021 exams called by the UNED can leave many doubts that we will try to resolve.

1. How many PCE-UNEDasiss exams do I have to take?

You should know that depending on the autonomous community you want to take, the subjects you have to take in the test may vary.

As of today, the provinces that follow the same guidelines as Madrid are the following: Valencia, Burgos, Salamanca, Valladolid, Extremadura and León. In this blog post You can consult all the information related to the PCE-UNEDasiss exams that you must take if you want to be admitted to a university in the Community of Madrid. 

On the other hand, if you want to take the exam in communities such as Andalusia, Catalonia, the Basque Country, Cantabria, the Canary Islands, La Rioja, Asturias, Aragon, Castilla la Mancha or Navarra, you must take 6 subjects taking into account the type of baccalaureate that is required of you, PCE or EvAU-EBAU.

Finally, in Galicia, you will have to present only the 2 specific subjects.

In any case, we always advise you to consult the host university about the subjects you will have to take in the exam.

2. What is the UNEDasiss accreditation process based on the origin of my Baccalaureate?

Another question that you often ask us is how many subjects you should choose when taking the PCE-UNEDasiss 2021 exams. It will always depend on where you obtained your high school degree:

  1. Students with an International Baccalaureate degree: if you have studied your baccalaureate in an EU country that has a reciprocity agreement (see countries), or an International Baccalaureate (IB), it is recommended that you take two to three subjects. If three subjects are presented, the universities will take only the two best grades to calculate the access grade.
  2. Students in possession of the Baccalaureate degree who are not members of the EU and without international agreements for the recognition of the Baccalaureate degree: in this case, you must homologate your high school degree, and take the PCE-UNEDasiss, depending on the destination university. 

3. What happens if I fail any of the PCE-UNEDasiss 2021 exams or do not reach the cut-off mark for the degree I want to access?

This is the question you ask us most. If you do not reach the cut-off grade because you fail one of the PCE-UNEDasiss exams or because you have not achieved enough grade to enter the career you want, we give you different options to access that university degree:

  1. If in the ordinary call you have not obtained the results you needed, because you have failed all or any of the subjects, you will be able to take the exam again for the subjects you want in the extraordinary call of that same academic year. Your UNEDasiss file will be completed based on the best results obtained in both calls, combining the grades from the ordinary and extraordinary exams. You have to know that the grades you have obtained in an academic year will be valid for two years.
  2. In the event that you do not reach the cut-off mark with the grades of the ordinary and extraordinary call of the same academic year, you will be able to take the following academic year. If you do not reach the score to reach the cut-off grade required by the university, we recommend that you submit all the PCE again. On the other hand, if you have a tenth left to reach the cut-off mark, you will be able to take the exam only in the two (or three) subjects that count in the university admission phase.

As a last note, we remind you that, when calculating the subjects, subjects with a grade lower than 5 will never count for grading. If you want to know the grades you need to get to reach the cut-off grade you want, you can see it in our grade calculator.

4. Is the type of exam the same in all autonomous communities?

Short answer: no. The PCE-UNEDasiss exams, although they are the same in most communities, may vary. The autonomous communities in which the exam typology varies from the UNED standard exam are the communities where EBAU is required: Andalusia, Cantabria, the Basque Country and the Balearic Islands.

5. What level of Spanish is necessary to access university?

Students from a non-Spanish-speaking country must prove B1 knowledge of Spanish. We advise you to check the level of Spanish required at your destination university. For example, in the universities of Madrid, the required level is B2, but this may vary depending on the access requirements of each university.

From our Spanish department for foreign students, we will be able to advise you on everything necessary to prove your level of Spanish.

We hope we have answered all your questions regarding the PCE-UNEDasiss 2021 exams. Otherwise, you can contact us, by phone, Email o whatsApp and we will answer any other questions you may have.

  • June 9, 2022 at 1:40 am

    Hello, if I fail one of the 4 pce exams but I still get the desired average grade, nothing happens?

    • June 9, 2022 at 8:08 am

      Hello, Cayetana!

      Nothing happens if you fail a subject as long as the average grade of the 4 subjects gives you a 5, or more than a 5. If you also obtain the access grade you will not find it difficult to access the university.


    • June 27, 2023 at 3:14 am

      My son, with a score of 9.5 or higher in the International Baccalaureate, has failed the 2 pce, one bad day, the question is, does he have to take the extraordinary call exams or will his bi grade be validated/recognised in the subjects he has failed in? pce, in some communities like Madrid and Valencia?????? Thank you very much in advance for his response.

    • June 27, 2023 at 8:57 am

      Hello Jorge:

      For this question, it is best to contact the universities to confirm whether or not they validate the grades.

      A greeting.

  • June 12, 2022 at 11:20 am

    Hello, I am a foreigner (Peru), I have approved my secondary studies with a grade of 6.50. I want to attend the University of La Coruña and its cut-off grade is 5 (Architecture). My question is: if I don't pass the 2 subjects, can I still apply for a place at the university?
    Thank you

    • June 13, 2022 at 9:01 am

      Hi Sebastian!

      In principle yes, but they will attend to the access notes of all applicants. In any case, we advise you to contact the destination university to confirm it.


  • June 21, 2022 at 6: 06 pm

    Hello, I don't understand much about the grades that Unedd gives, my high school degree is 8.33, Uned accredits me with 6.31... and in the four subjects that I took the exam I only passed 1 [6.5] grade, but I did my calculations and I should have passed 2 more subjects with a 5 or something more...I want to go into veterinary medicine...I don't know what to do?

  • June 21, 2022 at 7: 47 pm

    Hello, I received the results of the 6 exams that I took, I have passed two, but I am sure that I did pass the others, with two subjects passed I cannot enter, that's true. I have requested a review of my exams, I hope they grade it conscientiously.

    • June 22, 2022 at 9:31 am

      Hi Jossy!

      In this case, if you want to enter a university in Madrid, you must have an average of 5 or more to be able to accredit the Baccalaureate modality (an essential requirement in Madrid). You must calculate your final access grade (out of 14 points) to be able to check if you reach the cut-off grade required by the destination university.

      If you do not achieve the grade, you will be able to resubmit the PCE in the extraordinary call in September.


    • July 3, 2023 at 4:51 pm

      Hello, cordial greeting. I have a doubt if I have the UNDEasiss accreditation, then I have to take the admission exam at the university I want or is the grade I have at the university enough and from there it depends on whether or not I enter the university?

    • July 4, 2023 at 8:31 am

      Hello Maria:

      Once you have taken the PCE and obtained your UNEDasiss accreditation, you no longer have to take any exam at the university, at least in public universities. With the grades you have obtained in the PCE, the grade that determines whether you can access the different degrees is calculated.

      A greeting.

  • June 22, 2022 at 9:27 am

    Hi Kady!

    A 6,31 appears on your accreditation because the following grade calculation formula is applied:
    UNEDasiss qualification (up to 10 points) = 4 + Average Baccalaureate grade *0,2 + Subject1*0,1 + Subject2*0,1 + Subject3*0,1 + Subject4*0,1.

    If you think that your grade is not adequate, you can complain about it. The UNEDasiss page tells you how to do it. You have to know that, if you ask for an exam, the grade can go down, stay the same or go up.

    In the event that you do not achieve the grade for veterinary medicine, you will be able to retake the exams in the extraordinary session in September.

    Good luck!

    • June 23, 2022 at 12: 38 pm


    • June 24, 2022 at 8:36 am

      Hi Kady!

      In the extraordinary call you can take the subjects you want again, it does not matter if they are approved or failed.

      Greetings and good luck!

    • April 25, 2023 at 11:24 am

      Hello! I have a question, if I take the PCE in the extraordinary call this year and fail some, next year will I have to repeat only that subject or would I have to take all the tests?

      A greeting.

    • April 25, 2023 at 5:28 pm

      Hi Stephanie,

      The grades of the PCE exams make up blocks combining the ordinary and extraordinary calls for each calendar year.

      In the event that you appear for the extraordinary call and do not obtain the grade you need, next year you will have to appear again for all subjects, since the grades of the extraordinary call of 2022 are not combined with those of the ordinary call of 2023.

      It would be totally different if you appeared in the ordinary call of 2023 and did not get the necessary grade. In that case, you could take the extraordinary call only for the exams in which you want to improve your grade, since those two calls would make up the 2023 block of grades.

      All the best.

  • July 7, 2022 at 1:49 am

    For Catalonia, I understand that there are 6 exams, but my question is what happens if I pass 5, I can normally take them or if I have to pass all of them.

    • July 7, 2022 at 8:11 am

      Hello, Yamilé!

      In principle you will be able to present if your grade reaches an average of 5 and you reach the cut-off grade. In any case, as it is a university that does not belong to Madrid, we advise you to contact the destination university.

      Good luck!

  • September 6, 2022 at 8:50 pm

    Hello! I paid for two exams this September because I was only able to pass two elective subjects and the other two because I did not pass them. I am not going to present one of the 2 subjects because I do not feel prepared, but I will present mathematics since it is mandatory. If I don't take that subject even though it is paid for and is optional, does it affect me in any way? It's just that I saw that I can pass high school with 3 subjects if one of them is mandatory

    • September 7, 2022 at 8: 01 am

      Hello Valeria!

      Nothing happens if you don't present an option subject. The only thing you should know is that if you take 3 subjects you must pass all 3 with a minimum grade of 5.

      Good luck!

  • October 14, 2022 at 8:37 pm

    A question... If you took three subjects and got good grades in them. (Example: English, Applied Mathematics and Business Economics). Could I opt for the high school modality? Do I have to present 4 subjects?

    • October 18, 2022 at 8:21 am

      Hi Ricardo:

      In the event that you only take three exams at the PCE, you can accredit the baccalaureate modality as long as you meet two conditions:

      – That the three subjects you present are a core, a modality core and a specific one.
      – That you pass the three exams.

      In the case that you are telling us about, you could accredit the modality as long as you pass the three exams, since the three subjects that you indicate meet the first of the conditions (English as a core, Mathematics applied to Social Sciences as a modality core and Business Economics as specific).

      Good luck!

  • April 25, 2023 at 10:51 pm

    Hello. Thank you very much for explaining to me about the exam grades. Finally, I would like to know if to study a degree in the community of Madrid I necessarily need Uneasiss accreditation.

    And if possible, find out how much the 4 tests required by Madrid universities cost. And the high school modality.

    Thank you very much.

    • April 26, 2023 at 10:54 am

      Hi Stephanie!

      Yes, to access any of the universities in the Community of Madrid, it is mandatory to obtain UNEDasiss accreditation.

      As for the price, including the modality, the price is around 240 euros.

      A greeting.

  • April 26, 2023 at 6:55 pm

    And I do obtain the baccalaureate modality in the extraordinary tests of this year 2023 but I do not study my degree until 2024. Will this modality continue to serve me? Or would I have to repeat the tests?

    • April 27, 2023 at 7:41 am

      Hi Stephanie!

      The results obtained in the tests are valid for two academic years. Therefore, the results obtained in the extraordinary tests of 2023 are valid for both the 2023-24 academic year and the 2024-25 academic year. This includes both the grade obtained and the type of baccalaureate.

      A greeting.

  • May 2, 2023 at 7:35 am

    I have a 10 on my cutoff grade. In how many subjects should I take the exam? And can you take the exam in German even if you are German?
    Thank you very much in advance !!

    • May 4, 2023 at 7:50 am

      Hello Emily!

      The number of subjects you must take will depend on the Autonomous Community in which the university you want to attend is located, as well as the country where you obtained your baccalaureate. Likewise, the subjects you have to take will depend on the specific degree you want to access. So in order to answer these questions, we need you to tell us which university and degree you want to attend, as well as where you obtained your Baccalaureate.

      Regarding taking the German exam as a German, you can do it without a problem.

      A greeting.

  • May 8, 2023 at 12:04 pm

    Hello, I am going to take the pce exams this month and I have signed up for history, as I understand it in certain communities like the one I am in (Valencian community) it should not be taken, since I am signed up, if I lose it it would affect my grade. ?

    • May 9, 2023 at 9:04 am

      Hello Karen!

      In the Community of Madrid, which is where we are from and where we have information, students must choose one of the three core subjects: Language and Text Commentary, English or History of Spain. However, as the question you raise concerns the Valencian Community, we recommend that you consult the UNED directly, since we are unaware of the criteria that apply in other Autonomous Communities.

      A greeting.

  • May 11, 2023 at 12:32 pm

    Hello, if I paid 280 euros for the presentation of the PCE that interests me, but I am no longer going to present them because it is not a requirement, how can I recover that money? you have idea? It would help me a lot.

    • May 12, 2023 at 8:14 am

      Hello Sergio:

      We do not know what the UNED policy is regarding refunds of fees already paid, so we recommend that you contact them directly and tell them about your case.

      A greeting.

  • May 17, 2023 at 10:14 pm


    One question, next week I'm taking the exam, however I have a doubt that doesn't let me concentrate.
    I have chosen 6 subjects, the first 4 are language, HDE, English and ACS applied mathematics and the other 2 are philosophy and French.
    In all these subjects I am more or less good but mathematics doesn't work out because I can't, the question I have is if I get less than 5 in math and in the others well will this affect me? Since my cut-off grade is 5.
    Thank you.

    • May 18, 2023 at 10:18 am

      Hello, Oumaima!

      Failing Mathematics would harm you in the sense that the grade you would obtain would be lower than possible, but since the cut-off grade you need is very low, you should not worry about it. As long as you pass the rest of the subjects, you should get the 5 you need without a problem.

      Good luck on the exams!

  • May 22, 2023 at 6:31 pm

    I just took the math exam here in Madrid this morning, but it was terrible, I don't think I'll pass it...
    So I wanted to know what would happen if I failed in that subject (if I had less than 5)
    Assuming I pass the 3 other subjects I have left, is it necessary to pass the math exam again? Do you want to present myself again in the extraordinary phase?
    My approved high school grade is 9,5, I am also good at other subjects (chemistry, biology and English) better than math...
    Well I don't want to lose hope, but I'm nervous and I can't concentrate... ¨:( I hope you answer my question ¨

    • May 23, 2023 at 9:25 am

      Hi Ines:

      It is not essential to pass Mathematics to qualify for high school in Madrid, as long as everything goes well in the other subjects. But it is advisable to pass it if you need a high access grade.

      A greeting.

  • May 22, 2023 at 9:48 pm

    One question: If I get a 4.7 in math and it's weighted as specified, can I add it up? Or don't they tell me about it? And do I have to repeat it?
    because if I can add it up I get the cut-off mark

    • May 23, 2023 at 9:27 am

      Hi Carla:

      Unfortunately, since the Mathematics subject is failed, it does not weight 0.2 for the universities and will not be used for the score out of 10 that the UNED calculates. It will only serve you for calculating the modality.

      A greeting.

  • May 23, 2023 at 6:47 pm

    I took the maths II exam this Monday in Madrid but it didn't go very well (I think I won't pass). I did English today and I will do chemistry and biology on Thursday (I do very well in these subjects); My high school grade is 9,5.
    If I get a 10 on all 3 exams, will I have a high grade?
    Will the math grade count or not?

    • May 24, 2023 at 8:11 am

      Hello isbael:

      If you fail the mathematics exam, it will not be taken into account for the calculation of the grade, so, even if you get a 10 in the rest of the exams, the maximum grade you can aspire to is a 13 instead of a 14.

      A greeting.

  • May 24, 2023 at 2:21 am

    how are you!

    I have two questions: 1. Are the PCE and Selectivity exams the same in terms of the content of the exam? 2. Do the PCE regarding the content of the exam vary by country or are they the same for each UNED headquarters? That is, for example, is the CCSS math exam for the ordinary call in Spain the same as the one they would give at the Bogotá headquarters?

    thank you!

    • May 24, 2023 at 8:15 am

      Hello John:

      Yes, the contents of the different subjects are the same for PCE and EvAU selectivity. However, the exams are not the same for the different locations and calls.

      A greeting.

  • May 31, 2023 at 12:36 pm

    With my high school grade that gives me 5,4 (4 + 7 x 0,2) and they ask me for 5 to enter a private university, is it mandatory to do PCE or is it just to raise my grade?

    • June 1, 2023 at 11:51 am

      Hello Monica:

      Each private university decides the access requirements for its future students. We recommend that you check with the university you want to attend if it is an essential requirement for them to take the PCE tests, even if they do not require you to get a specific grade.

      A greeting.

  • June 4, 2023 at 8:22 am

    Good Morning.
    I have not had time to prepare for the philosophy exam and I wanted to know if I can not take it or is it mandatory to take it and hand it in? I do the rest of the subjects well.
    Thank you

    • June 5, 2023 at 8:56 am

      Hello Monica:

      For this question, it is best to contact UNED directly.

      A greeting.

  • June 21, 2023 at 6: 52 pm

    Hello! I have received my grades from the four PCE exams that I took in New York, I have failed two of them but the average grade of the exams gives me higher than 5. I want to study in Madrid, do I have to repeat the failed exams in September? Or is it okay if you give me the approved average?
    Thank you very much.

    • June 22, 2023 at 11:33 am

      Hello Teresa:

      If your average of the 4 exams is greater than 5, you accredit the baccalaureate modality, so if the final grade obtained allows you to access the degree you want, it would not be necessary for you to repeat any of the exams.

      A greeting.

  • June 21, 2023 at 10: 11 pm

    Hello. I want to apply to the universities of the community of Murcia and Valencia, I have taken the exams and I have only been able to pass 1, passing only 1 does it mean that I have to go to the extraordinary call? Or can I still apply for the ordinary one? And how can I calculate my new grade if I have passed only 1 subject?

    • June 22, 2023 at 11:45 am

      Hi Ricardo:

      It all depends on the cut-off mark of the university degree you want to access. If, even having passed only one subject, the final grade obtained is higher than the cut-off grade, it is not necessary for you to go to the extraordinary call. If the grade obtained is lower than the cut-off grade for the degree you want to enroll in, you will have to appear again.

      A greeting.

  • June 21, 2023 at 10: 32 pm

    In the Ordinary call I applied to be able to enter the universities of the communities of Murcia and Valencia, unfortunately I did not pass enough and now in the extraordinary call is there any possibility of being able to apply to universities where they ask me for 6 exams?

    • June 22, 2023 at 11:50 am

      Hello John:

      In the extraordinary call, you could register to take 6 exams and in this way be able to try to access the university in one of the Autonomous Communities in which it is an essential requirement.

      However, in the month of September, after the extraordinary call exams are held, there is usually no official registration process for universities, so our recommendation is that you ask directly at the university you are interested in if that possibility would be possible.

      All the best

  • June 22, 2023 at 9:53 am

    I have a grade of less than 5 in mathematics and drawing but greater than 5 in English and physics and in total the average of four grades is more than 5.
    In this case can I enter computer engineering in Madrid?

    Thank you very much in advance.

    A greeting.

    • June 22, 2023 at 11:56 am

      Hi Hadi,

      According to the grades you give us, by having an average higher than 5 in the 4 exams, you would be accredited for the baccalaureate modality, which is one of the requirements to be able to access university in Madrid. Therefore, if your final grade is higher than the cut-off grade for Computer Engineering, you will be able to access without problem.

      A greeting.

  • June 22, 2023 at 6: 02 pm

    Hello! I took 4 and failed 3..., I didn't expect it because I had a very good high school diploma. I'm going for the Science branch. I am considering, since I am in Spain, taking the EBAU, I have seen that the passing percentages are much higher. What do you advise me? Is PCE really more difficult? Thank you

    • June 26, 2023 at 8:25 am

      Hello, Eva María:

      The EBAU is the university entrance test exclusively for students with a Spanish baccalaureate, but if you have already taken the PCE, I understand that it is because your baccalaureate is from another country, so you could not take the EBAU. Your option is to present yourself again to the PCE in the extraordinary call.

      A greeting.

  • June 26, 2023 at 7:52 am

    I have a question about PCE
    I passed 3 (English, ccss mate and Geography) of the 4 courses but my average is greater than 5 and it works for me, but I would like to raise my grade so I would have to take the extraordinary phase, and my doubt is that if I pass the exam that I failed in September, will I be less likely to enter? since I have heard that entering in September is more complicated since there are only the leftover places from the ordinary phase

    • June 26, 2023 at 8:33 am

      Hello Mercedes:

      Most of the degrees fill their quota of places in the month of July, so in the month of September you can no longer access and the grade you obtained in the extraordinary call would only serve to try to access next year.

      A greeting.

  • July 6, 2023 at 5:04 pm

    Good afternoon,

    I took the Physics and Mathematics II exam, but I failed Mathematics. The career I have chosen requires quite a cut-off mark and with my average of 10,501 I am afraid I will not be able to enter. My question is that I am thinking that instead of taking the mathematics II exam again in September at the Uned, taking the mathematics applied to the social sciences exam, can I take the unedassis exam for that subject so that I can raise my grade in September?
    Thank you very much

    • July 7, 2023 at 9:10 am

      Hello Maria:

      As long as the career you want to enter accepts Applied Mathematics to the Social Sciences as a core modality, yes, you can do it.

      However, we recommend that you confirm this with the university you want to attend first.

      A greeting.

  • July 20, 2023 at 8:03 pm

    If I have not been able to take the ordinary call, but I will take the 4 subjects in the extraordinary one, in case I do not manage to pass one of the four, I must take all of them again next year or I can simply take the one that Was it bad for me to raise my grade?

    • July 21, 2023 at 7:45 am

      Hello Sofia:

      In the event that you do not obtain the necessary grade with the September grades, you have to re-sit all subjects again in 2024, since UNED saves the grades by blocks of calendar years.

      A greeting.

  • September 14, 2023 at 11: 20 am

    Good afternoon, I had a question, my cousin who is from Morocco intends to study Graphic Design at a university in Spain, however, she is undecided about the location of the institution, considering options such as Barcelona, ​​Granada….
    Furthermore, he wishes to settle in La Coruña to prepare for the PCE exams and subsequently take these exams.
    I would like to ask for your guidance on the feasibility of this option, that is, whether it is possible to prepare for the aforementioned exams in a place other than your future university.
    Or for example, if you decide to go to Barcelona, ​​then find an academy there and prepare it.

    Thank you

    • September 14, 2023 at 11: 41 am

      Hello Maina:

      The PCE exams can be taken at any of the locations that UNED establishes, both in Spain and abroad, regardless of where the university you want to access is located. What must be taken into account is that the number of exams to be taken, as well as the specific subjects examined, must be appropriate according to the criteria of the university to which one wishes to enter. Therefore, there would be no problem for your cousin to take the PCE exams in La Coruña, but she will have to make sure that she takes the number of subjects required by the universities of Barcelona, ​​which are 6, as well as that these subjects are appropriate for her. the university and the degree you want to access.

      A greeting.

  • September 19, 2023 at 12:08 pm

    Hello! Please clarify a doubt for me.

    If in the notes for this September 2023 call they deny me the baccalaureate modality, should I take the exams again next year to obtain it?

    And if so, does it have to be for ALL exams? Can't I exclude those in which I have passed?

    • September 20, 2023 at 3:23 pm

      Hi Stephanie,

      Indeed, in the event that in this call you are denied the baccalaureate modality, in order to obtain it, you will have to take the exams again next year. In addition, you will have to take all the exams again, since the grades obtained in the PCE exams are saved in blocks for each calendar year.

      A greeting.

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