🤯EvAU Madrid Philosophy | How will the exam be and 5 tips

Tips for the History of Philosophy exam EvAU 2023 - Luis Vives Study Center

🤯EvAU Madrid Philosophy | How will the exam be and 5 tips

From 2024, History of Philosophy will once again be a general core subject in Baccalaureate and Selectivity. It is very likely that you are preparing for the EvAU 2024. We will tell you what the exam is like and give you some tips to prepare for it.

How will the EvAU 2024 Philosophy exam be?

As has been customary for many years, the EvAU Philosophy exam in Madrid in 2024 will have two options (A and B), and in each option a text by one of the philosophers on the syllabus will appear: 

  • Plato.
  • Aristotle.
  • San Agustín.
  • St Thomas.
  • Discards.
  • Hume.
  • Kant.
  • Rousseau.
  • Marx.
  • Nietzsche.
  • Ortega y Gasset.
  • Hanna Arendt.

In each option they will ask us a total of four questions from the text:

  • A1, A2, A3, A4.
  • B1, B2, B3, B4.

Each question is worth 2,5 points.

You must answer a total of four questions. You must choose to answer question A1 or B1 (one of the two), and you will freely choose the other three questions among the remaining six (A2, A3, A4, B2, B3, B4). 

5 tips to obtain the best results in the Philosophy exam

If you want to go for the 10th in the 2024 EvAU Philosophy exam, don't miss our tips:

  1. Read a lot exam models so that you become familiar with the type of exercises that they can give us. 
  2. Create your own notes. Divide them by eras, and in each era summarize the most important authors. For these notes, use all the sources you have available: class notes, books, PowerPoint presentations, external resources. Remember that the essential thing is that you completely understand the author and, for this, all help is little.
  3. When you summarize each author, divide their theory into problems to make it easier to study: human being, god, knowledge, ethics, politics (world or society).
  4. One of the most difficult points of the exam is the text commentary. So that you go with confidence, make sure you read and analyze enough texts by each author. It is recommended that you can read solved models of comments too.
  5. Don't forget to check all the exam models solved by our teachers that you can find in our YouTube channel. It will help you a lot to try to do it yourself by measuring the time it takes and then compare your answers with those of the teachers. What grade would you give yourself?

In addition to following these tips, it is also important that you avoid making the most common mistakes in philosophy exams. You can see them in the article they have written on our collaborator's page, Bravosol Academy, in which they tell you the 4 most common mistakes to avoid in the selectivity exams, both EvAU and PCE UNEDasiss.

We hope we have helped you, good luck!

  • June 7, 2023 at 9:29 am

    I think it's a good study system. Thank you so much.

  • November 18, 2023 at 5:03 pm

    I understand that the authors are grouped by era: ancient, medieval, modern and contemporary. Which authors belong to each era? Thank you so much

    • November 20, 2023 at 9:30 am

      Hello, Juana Mariana:

      En this link You have all the information related to how the contents of the test are structured, updated to the latest changes that will be applied starting this year according to the reform of the Educational Law.

      A greeting.

    • April 18, 2024 at 11:23 am

      Saint Augustine-Saint Thomas

  • January 8, 2024 at 2:17 pm

    EN Habermas? He understood that they had changed it for Hanna Arendt. I mean in the texts

    • January 9, 2024 at 9:43 am

      Hello, Nieves:

      Indeed, for 2024, they have changed Habermas for Hanna Arendt, in addition to adding some other authors. However, the information you have in this article is relative to the 2023 EvAU.

      A greeting.

  • April 21, 2024 at 9:35 am

    I have a question, even though philosophy is mandatory this year, can it still be taken as an elective?

    • April 22, 2024 at 8:27 am

      Hello, Ainara:

      As far as we know, and after having consulted official websites, History of Philosophy can only be selected as a general trunk, not as a specific one. This year, exceptionally, it will be considered for some races.

      In any case, we recommend that you consult with the institute where you graduated your Baccalaureate or Higher Degree.

      A greeting.

  • April 24, 2024 at 8:28 am

    Hello, I am going to appear this year in Guadalajara, do you know if there is any difference with the Madrid model as there is in other subjects such as the history of Spain?
    A greeting and thank you very much.

    • April 24, 2024 at 8:52 am

      Hello, Olmo:

      We do not know what the History of Philosophy exam model is like in Guadalajara, we only work with the models of the Community of Madrid. We recommend that you consult directly with the Ministry of Education of Castilla la Mancha as to their model.

      A greeting.

  • April 29, 2024 at 11:22 am

    Hello, thanks for your article.
    I have a question. Since there is a choice in the exam, can I choose only the ancient and contemporary eras? Thank you!

    • April 29, 2024 at 1:53 pm

      Hi Lucia:

      In the exam you will be able to choose the questions that interest you most from among those proposed to you.

      A greeting.

  • April 29, 2024 at 12:53 pm

    Hello, I have a question, currently with the 2024 model I don't quite understand how much syllabus I can leave without studying, since they let me choose a problem from each era (between the two options for each era), so I can't quite figure it out. understand if I can simply study one per season or if not, which ones I can study to ensure I can answer all the questions. Greetings and thank you. 🙂

    • April 29, 2024 at 1:57 pm

      Hello John:

      To be best prepared for the exam, the ideal is to prepare the entire syllabus equally.

      A greeting.

  • May 11, 2024 at 9:33 am

    Hello! I would like to know if you know the texts that are released this year by each author in the community of Madrid. I'm not really sure if Hanna Arendt falls for Rise of Totalitarianism or The Human Condition. Thank you!

    • May 13, 2024 at 8:30 am

      Hi Val,

      Thanks for write. We regret to inform you that we have not been able to access official information regarding this. We can't help you.

      Good luck with the preparation!

    • May 21, 2024 at 7:37 am

      human condition

  • May 17, 2024 at 6:37 pm

    Hannah Arendt only enters as text? or also as an author and can I destroy it in some contemporary problem?

    • May 20, 2024 at 9:03 am

      Hello, Nerea:

      We are sorry but we have not been able to access official information regarding this matter, so we cannot help you.

      A greeting.

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