PCE UNEDasiss selectivity exams 2023. Luis Vives Study Center
[Updated 2024]⭐Information about the PCE UNEDasiss Selectivity

Hello, #Vivers! Like every year, as a center specialized in the preparation of the PCE, we bring you updated information on the UNEDasiss accreditation process and the Specific Skills Tests, also known as the PCE UNEDasiss selectivity exams for students with a foreign baccalaureate.

All the Managing Entities of the UNED, this December we have been summoned to the annual meeting of the information days on access to the UNEDasiss university. As we do not want you to miss a single detail, we summarize the most important points about the accreditation process, and the Specific Competence Tests. 

Specific competency tests – PCE UNEDasiss Selectivity

Registration period for the PCE 2024

As in previous years, in this course, you will have two registration dates to take the Specific Skills Tests:

  • Ordinary call: from February 26 to May 2.
  • Extraordinary call: 1 22 of the July.

Registration will be done online. You can attach all the documentation required by UNEDasiss to take the test.

If you want to complete the PCE UNEDasiss selectivity through a UNED Managing Entity, you must register when the deadline opens. The places in the affiliated centers are limited and, if they are full, you will have to register in a center where there are free places. 

PCE UNEDasiss 2024 exam dates

In this course, tests will be called on the following dates:

  • Ordinary call: week of May 20 in Spain.
  • Extraordinary call: from the 2 to the 7 for September.

In the ordinary, the exams that are carried out in the headquarters that the UNED has abroad, will be held the week of June 3.

The UNEDasiss exams will be exclusively in person, except in exceptional cases duly justified.

Optability in the PCE selectivity exams

For the preparation of the PCE UNEDasiss selectivity, the same format as the previous course will be maintained (always depending on the subject). The exams will be made up of a series of multiple choice questions and development questions. Students will have greater optionality in the questions, so that they can have an easier time choosing the answer they give during the exam. If you want, you can take a look at the latest test exams.

Baccalaureate Modality

Students should consult the universities where they are going to apply for admission if it is necessary for their accreditation to include the baccalaureate modality. In the public universities of Madrid, it is required to prove a high school diploma to apply for admission. To do this, the old and new evaluation formula from the last year will be maintained, so you can choose between any of the two options that we show you below:

  • Old formula: students will be able to take the 3 PCE exam. You are required to score a minimum of 5 in all subjects to be able to consider the baccalaureate modality accredited. 
  • New formula: students will be able to take the 4 PCE exam. You will have to achieve an arithmetic average of more than 5 points among the four subjects to be able to consider the baccalaureate modality accredited. 

Language requirement

Students from a non-Spanish-speaking country must prove the knowledge Spanish B1. We advise you to check the level of Spanish required at the destination university itself, since currently some universities require a level B2 certified.

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

Finally, we remind you that if you have any questions, you can contact UNED through their web page

From Luis Vives Study Center, as a collaborating entity of the UNED and a specialist center in the preparation of the PCE UNEDasiss exams, we will be able to advise you on everything you need. If you have any questions click here and get in touch with us.

How to choose which subjects or PCE subjects to prepare. Luis Vives Study Center
✅[UPDATED 2024] Choose your subjects for the PCE UNEDasiss

Hello, #Vivers! In it Previous Article We told you how the LOMLOE educational reform affects the PCE UNEDasiss. In this article we answer the million dollar question. The question that all of you ask us when you find out about our UNED Selectivity preparation course: “What PCE subjects or subjects do I have to prepare for the exams?”

Offer of subjects

UNEDasiss allows you to take the following PCE exams:

  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Foreign language: English, French, Portuguese, German or Italian
  • History of Spain
  • History of Philosophy
  • Maths
  • Applied mathematics to social sciences.
  • Mathematics applied to Social Sciences (CCSS Pathway).
  • Latin (Humanities Pathway)
  • Non-repeated foreign language (Humanities Pathway)
  • Artistic drawing
  • History of art
  • General sciences
  • Physics
  • Technical drawing
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Geology
  • Mathematics (not repeated)
  • Mathematics Applied to Social Sciences (not repeated)
  • Company and Business Model Design
  • Geography
  • History of art
  • Latin or CCSS Mathematics (the one not chosen as a mandatory modality)
  • Design
  • Artistic foundations
  • Art History (not repeated)
  • Cultural and Artistic Movements
  • Other modality-specific subjects

Choose your subjects PCE UNEDasiss

Once we have seen all the subjects that we can examine ourselves, we would need to define what they would be.

On the one hand, students of countries belonging to the EU and others on a reciprocal basisAs a general rule, only TWO SUBJECTS of modality should be examined (the last two rows of the table).

These countries are: Germany, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czechia, China, Cyprus, Colombia, Croatia, Denmark, Slovakia, Slovenia. Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, United Kingdom (only until 2023), Romania, Sweden and Switzerland, as well like any student with an International Baccalaureate or from European Schools.

Moreover, students from other countries that can homologate their studies to the Spanish Baccalaureate, such as South Korea, Iran, Mexico, Morocco, Colombia, Tunisia, Peru, India, Venezuela, Chile, Argentina, among many others, must complete the following structure of subjects according to the Community Autonomous wherever they want to study.

To enter a university in the Community of Madrid, Valencian Community, Extremadura and Castilla y León, the recommended structure would be to prepare FOUR SUBJECTS for PCEs:

  • A common one.
  • A mandatory modality.
  • Two modality specific.

If your option is to access a university in Catalonia, Andalusia, Castilla-La Mancha, Aragon, La Rioja, Navarra, the Basque Country, Cantabria, Asturias and the Canary Islands, the recommended structure would be SIX SUBJECTS:

  • The three common ones: Language, Foreign language and one to choose between History of Spain or History of Philosophy.
  • A mandatory modality.
  • Two modality specific.

If you want to study in Murcia or Galicia, the recommended structure would be TWO SUBJECTS:

  • One modality mandatory and one modality specific.
  • Two modality specific.

PCE Subjects for the Universities of MADRID

To choose subjects appropriately, you must check which BRANCH or MODALITY belongs to the degree or university career to which you want to access and prepare the corresponding PCE subjects. For example, if in the table of university degrees you look for the degree in Medicine, you will see that it belongs to the BRANCH of SCIENCES.

Let's see some examples. Based on the chosen university degree, we suggest you take the following FOUR PCE exams:

Hispanic Studies at the UAH. Humanities Branch

  • General trunk. Spanish Language and Literature.
  • Humanities modality core. Foreign language (English, for example).
  • PCE modality subjects. Geography and Art History (weight 0,2).

Medicine at the UCM. Branch of Health Sciences

  • General trunk. Spanish Language and Literature or a foreign language.
  • Science modality core. Mathematics II.
  • PCE modality subjects. Biology and Chemistry (weight 0,2).

Law at UC3M. Branch of Social and Legal Sciences

  • General trunk. Spanish Language and Literature or a foreign language.
  • Core modality of Social Sciences. Applied mathematics to social sciences.
  • PCE modality subjects. Company and Design of Business Models and Geography (weight 0,2).

Computer Engineering at UPM. Engineering and Architecture Branch

  • General trunk. Spanish Language and Literature or a foreign language.
  • Science modality core. Mathematics II.
  • PCE modality subjects. Physics and Technical Drawing (weight 0,2).

Fine Arts at UCM. Arts Branch

  • General trunk. Spanish Language and Literature or a foreign language.
  • Humanities modality core. Artistic drawing.
  • PCE modality subjects. History of Art and Technical Drawing (weight 0,2).

To accredit the baccalaureate modality, and for you to be admitted to the public university in Madrid and others in Spain, you must make sure to present 4 subjects. You will have to obtain an average score in all PCE exams greater than five

And you, what university degree do you want to access? Leave us your comments and we will help you choose your subjects! Or if you prefer, contact contact with us, write us a email or send us a Whatsapp.

PCE grade calculator for university access for foreigners. Luis Vives Study Center
💡 PCE UNEDasiss grade calculator

Hello, Vivers! Today we bring you magic. Students with a foreign baccalaureate who are preparing for university access through the UNEDasiss Specific Skills Tests always ask us how to calculate what grades you need to get in the PCE Selectivity exams to access the university degree you want.

To know what grade you must achieve to access the university degree you want, you can consult the cut-off marks of Madrid public universities. If you want to know what cut-off marks are and how they are calculated, take a look at this another article from our blog.

The cut-off marks that you must review in this table are those of Group 1, to which students with a high school diploma equivalent to Spanish belong. These scores are between a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 14.

How is the university entrance score calculated?

To calculate what would be your university entrance note, you should know that the UNEDasiss accreditation will give you a score of 5 to 10, and it will be the destination university that will raise you up to four additional points, multiplying by 0,2 the two PCE subjects in which you have obtained the best grades, as long as when these weight 0,2 for the degree you want to study. For its part, the UNEDasiss grade is calculated with the high school grade and the results of the PCE. We explain it to you with the following formulas:

UNEDasiss score (up to 10 points) = 4 + NMB*0,2 + M1*0,1 + M2*0,1 + M3*0,1 + M4*0,1

  • NMB = Average high school grade – It is the grade of your high school approved by the Spanish Ministry of Education, or calculated by UNED itself.
  • M1: Subject 1.
  • M2: Subject 2.
  • M3: Subject 3.
  • M4: Subject 4.

*In the calculation of the final UNEDasiss grade, only PCE grades in which at least a 5 has been obtained are taken into account.

Access grade (up to 14 points) = UNEDasiss Qualification + 0,2*M + 0,2*M

  • M are the two subjects in which you obtain the best grade in the Specific Skills Tests, as long as they weight 0,2 for the career you want and you have obtained at least a 5 in the PCE exam.

Baccalaureate modality

In the public universities of Madrid, as an essential requirement for access to the university for foreigners, having the baccalaureate modality is accredited. This is marked by the subject that you chose as the core of the itinerary. To accredit it, in the PCE exams you take, you must have a minimum grade of 5 in the general core subject, the itinerary core subject and one of the two specific subjects or have an average grade of 5 in the 4 subjects.

If you don't know which subjects you should choose for the PCE exams, remember that you can always consult this article.

PCE UNEDasiss grade calculator and Access Note

To calculate your UNEDasiss grade, and your University Access Grade, you can use our calculator:

Calculation of the UNEDasiss grade

high school grade

What is your approved high school grade?

* If you do not know your high school grade, you can enter a guide value.

Specific Skills Test Notes



Itinerary trunk


*For the foreign language, the options contemplated by UNED are English, French, Italian, Portuguese and German.

Your results in the UNEDasiss accreditation

Keep in mind that when calculating your final UNEDasiss grade, only PCEs in which you have obtained at least a 5 will be taken into account.

Final note UNEDasiss

Baccalaureate modality

Does it accredit the high school modality?

Calculation of university access qualification (CAU)

In the following drop-down menus, you must indicate which of the subjects in which you have taken the exam you want to be weighted 0.2 for the calculation of your university access score. Keep in mind that for a subject to give you a weight of 0.2, you will have to have gotten at least a 5 on that exam.

Subjects chosen to be weighted 0,2

University entrance qualification


*This calculator is in the testing phase. If you detect any errors, you can contact web@luis-vives.es. Remember that this tool has no official validity, and that your admission to the university will depend on the official admission process in Spanish public universities. Luis Vives Study Center is not responsible for errors produced by the use of the calculator.

Remember that to get a place at a Madrid public university:

  1. You must obtain a high school diploma.
  2. The access grade must be higher than the cut-off grade for the degree.

Remember that the calculator is valid for university access for foreigners in public universities in Madrid. If you want information about access to other universities, leave us a comment, write us an email o send us a WhatsApp.

And for you, does it give you the grade to enter the career you want?

EvAU/EBAU grade calculator for university access for foreigners. Luis Vives Study Center
💻 EvAU/EBAU grade calculator

Hello, #Vivers! Most of you review your cut-off marks many times, and do many calculations to know if you will be able to gain access to university in the degree you want. We want to help you with our grade calculator for the EvAU EBAU Selectivity. Also, if you want to know what cut-off marks are and how they are calculated, you can take a look at this article from our blog.

Calculation of the grade for students from high school

To calculate your EvAU/EBAU university entrance score, several grades are taken into account. On the one hand, your average high school grade. On the other hand, the results obtained in the university entrance test. In the event that you want to access the university from a higher degree training cycle, your FP transcript grade will be taken into account.

Remember that the EvAU or EBAU has two phases: general and specific. Students who come from high school will have to complete the general phase on a mandatory basis and the specific phase on a voluntary basis. For their part, students who come from FP will only have to complete the specific phase.

La general phase It is composed of:

  • Spanish Language and Literature.
  • Foreign language: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese.
  • Contemporary History of Spain or History of Philosophy.
  • Modality Trunk. 

The modality core will depend on the branch of careers you want to access. You have the following options:

  • Science and Engineering: Mathematics II.
  • Social and Legal Sciences: Applied mathematics to social sciences.
  • Humanities: Latin.
  • Fine Arts: Artistic drawing.
  • General Baccalaureate: General sciences.

At the specific phase You will be able to choose those subjects related to the career you want to do at the university. You must choose those subjects that weight 0,2 (green column) in this table. You can choose between 0 and 4 subjects. But you should keep in mind that at most, the university will take the two best grades for the calculation of the admission grade.

Calculation of the grade for students from high school

For students coming from high school, the formula to calculate your EvAU/EBAU admission grade (from 5 to 14 points) is as follows:

Admission grade = 0,6*CFB + 0,4*EvAU + 0,2*M1 + 0,2*M2

  • CFB: final high school grade.
  • EvAU: the average grade of the four subjects of the general phase.
  • M1: the best of the marks of the specific phase.
  • M2: the second best grade of the specific phase.

You can also use the modality core subject as M1 or M2. Of course, you will only be able to use subjects in which you have obtained at least a 5 on the exam.

Calculation of the grade for students from higher degree FP

For their part, for students who come from higher-level vocational training, the following formula is used:

Admission grade = NFP + 0,2*M1 + 0,2*M2

  • NFP: FP file note
  • M1: the best of the marks of the specific phase.
  • M2: the second best grade of the specific phase.

For M1 and M2, only subjects in which at least a 5 has been obtained in the exam will be taken into account.

EvAU/EBAU grade calculator

To calculate your admission grade you can use our calculator:

Select your access route

*This calculator is in the testing phase. If you detect any errors, you can contact web@luis-vives.es. Remember that this tool has no official validity, and that your admission to the university will depend on the official admission process in Spanish public universities. Luis Vives Study Center is not responsible for errors produced by the use of the calculator.

To know what grade you must achieve to access the grade you want, you can consult the cut-off grades of the Madrid public universities. The only thing you must achieve is that your admission grade is higher than the cut-off grade for the degree.

Our calculator is valid for access to public universities in Madrid. If you want to access another university and are not sure what the requirements are, contact us. You can leave us a comment, write us an email o send us a WhatsApp.

Are you already clear about what career you want to pursue? Well then you just need to study hard to achieve your goal.

Preparation academy for access to university PCE - Unedasiss - Luis Vives Study Center
📑10 steps to access university in Spain

Hello, #Vivers! At the Luis Vives Study Center, as an academy specialized in the preparation of the PCE UNEDasiss Specific Competence Tests for access to university, we know first-hand the process that international students must follow to access a Spanish university. In this blog post we want to make it easier for you to follow so that you can achieve your goal of entering university. If you are a student with a foreign or international baccalaureate and want to know the registration process for the university entrance exams of PCE- UNEDasiss Keep reading 👀, we summarize them in 10 easy steps. 

1. Finish high school 🤓

The first thing you have to ask yourself is where you studied high school.
If the answer is “outside Spain”, this article is for you.
And, which countries is this test aimed at? Here You will be able to identify which educational system corresponds to your high school degree. You already have it?
The second step will be to start processing the translation and apostille your baccalaureate with the Hague Apostille. You can start this process in your country of origin if necessary.
Remember that if you have not completed your high school studies, you will not be able to take the selectivity exam. 

2. Homologation of your high school diploma 📝

The homologation of your bachelor's degree is one of the most important procedures that you must complete as soon as possible. Go to Ministry of Education in Spain or to the consulate of your country to begin the homologation process if your type of high school requires it. It may take a while for your degree to be approved, but don't worry, the important thing is that you have started the process.

3. What to study and where 🏫

This is the key point to start your studies. A large part of the students are clear about what they want to study. If you are one of those who are not sure, we can give you a hand. Here You will be able to see the entire educational offer of the university degrees proposed in Madrid. It is important that, if you cannot decide between two or more careers, they are from the same path of study. Have you found your ideal degree? Okay, now let's go choose the subjects What should you study?

It is vitally important that you are clear At which university do you want to study?, since this will determine the number of subjects you must present in the exam. 

4. We start studying 📚

The time has come to focus on your studies. Look for a course that you really believe will be able to meet what you need. Try to have enough time to complete the syllabus before the exam date. 

Nowadays, many of the PCE selectivity preparation academies can offer you different study methods: face-to-face courses, online courses, inverted classroom or flipped classroom, etc.

In our academy we offer you exclusive preparation focused on the PCE UNEDasiss university entrance tests, both in person and online, you decide what best suits you. 

5. Registration for the PCE university access tests ✍🏽

Between the months of February and March, the UNED – examining university – opens the registration periods for the PCE university entrance exams. We recommend that you do not leave it until the last day, since places in the UNED affiliated centers are limited in each autonomous community. Make sure you have all the necessary documentation for registration in order: passport, NIE or DNI, as well as the certificate of approval of the high school diploma or the language certificate in the case of belonging to a non-Spanish-speaking country. 

The UNED offers two exam sessions; ordinary call and extraordinary call. We recommend that you try to access the university in the ordinary session, since there may not be space left in the extraordinary session to be able to access the degree you want.

6. Carrying out the PCE university entrance exams🧾

You can take the PCE UNEDasiss university entrance exam at any center affiliated with the UNED, whether in Spain or another country. The tests are usually held at the end of May and beginning of June for the ordinary session and at the beginning of September for the extraordinary session. At the time of registration you will have the possibility to choose the center where you want to present yourself.

7. Posting notes 🔢

Once the week of the PCE university entrance exams has concluded, the grades usually take about 3 weeks to be published from the date of the last exam. You will be able to see your published notes in your UNEDasiss control panel. Once you have received your transcript, you will be able to apply for a place at different universities if your grade reaches the cut-off grade required by the university. 

8. Pre-registration to the university ✒️

You are one step away from entering the university world. In mid-July you will be able to Pre-register for the 12 degrees that interest you most (always in order of preference) in the universities that offer them. 

9. Confirmation of your access to the university ✅

If the university accepts your application, congratulations! You will receive a confirmation email notifying you of the university where your place is reserved. 

 10. We welcome you to the university! 👩🏻‍🎓👨🏾‍🎓

University degrees in Spain usually begin in the months of September and October. Get ready, begin a new stage full of new challenges and experiences. Learn and, above all, enjoy this new beginning. 

What did you think of the article? Has it helped you? Now all you have left is the funniest part: DESIGN A PLAN. Review all the steps you must take, analyze your personal situation and define goals and objectives that you can achieve step by step. And if you need an academy to help you prepare for the PCE, at the Luis Vives Study Center we have courses adapted for all needs.  

Tips for studying - Luis Vives Study Center
How should I study?

Hello, #Vivers! If you have already reviewed our article on how to plan your study, this one may also interest you. Sometimes, the success of our academic life does not depend so much on the hours we dedicate to studying, but rather on the use of them. Any good study advice you are given will be based on this maxim.

Tips for studying - Luis Vives Study CenterWe tend to be used to organizing ourselves in a certain way and are quite reticent about any proposal for change. José Pascual, pioneer in the use of Study Techniques and Personal Development and Human Relations tools, states that “one of the most common errors is to think that we already know how to study.” If until now we have not obtained the desired results, why not change?

Let's start by making a schedule with the aim of arriving at the exams with all the material assimilated. Try to always start your study session at the same time and stick to it every day of the week (yes, Saturdays and Sundays included). Start with the subjects of medium difficulty, continue with the difficult ones and end with the easy ones; Dedicate the time you deem necessary to each one (you'll see if it's enough or not). Every time you finish studying a subject, give yourself a few minutes of rest.

Don't forget to include leisure in your schedule. Think that making better use of your study hours means having more time to do those activities that you most want.

Tips for studying: the importance of reading quickly

Are you already seated and with all the necessary material on the table? Well let's start. Your goal is to read quickly and understand what you read. Pronouncing the words will hinder this task. Guide yourself with your finger or a pencil, too. There is a formula that will allow you to know if your speed is adequate or not:

Number of words in the text x 60 / Seconds spent reading

LevelWords per minute
Excellent260 or more
Very poor169 or less

It is estimated that around 50% of what is read is forgotten as soon as it is finished. This should not worry us because, if we manage to repeat what we have studied with our words, the retention is much greater. Memorizing “like a parrot” is meaningless, it is proven that we remember more easily what we have assimilated or understood. The most important advice for studying that we can give you in this sense is that you do not try to retain everything in your memory (because, in addition to being impossible, it is useless): summarize and extract the essentials. To move away from traditional rote learning, there are methods of synthesizing and assimilating content that will be truly useful, such as underlining, diagrams, summaries or concept maps. Also use them for your revisions, they will be of great help in the days before the exams.

It is essential that you observe everything that does not work and change it. Keep in mind that you probably won't find your “ideal plan” the first time, but you will have to refine your method until you find the study mode that best suits your conditions. You should also know that the work plan is personal: what is very useful to one person may not be of any use to another. Everyone has to find their formula.

Improving our academic results is within everyone's reach, we just have to set our minds to it, establish a plan and be consistent with its execution.

We hope that this article has been useful to you and that these tips help you improve the way you study and, with it, your results.

Academy for preparing the exams for access to higher degree exams in Madrid - Luis Vives Study Center
🤓Explanation of the higher grade access test

Hello, #Vivers! One of the most popular courses in our Madrid academy is the preparation of the entrance exams to higher-level training cycles.

Throughout its development, students are trained to acquire a set of knowledge and skills that allow them to later access higher vocational training, a training cycle that prepares them for entry into the world of work or for subsequent studies.

Year after year, we can see that the demand for this type of training has been experiencing a boom, given that it is a bridge that, although longer in time, allows the student to reach university without going through Baccalaureate and Selectivity. 

In the video that we bring you today, our coordinator of the preparation courses for access to training cycles, Lara, explains all the details you need to know about the access test to higher degree training cycles.

Requirements to present to the higher grade entrance exams

Be 19 years of age, or turn XNUMX in the year in which the test is performed.

Generally, the exams for access to higher-level training cycles present a single call throughout the year, which in the Community of Madrid is usually in the middle of May.

Professional families and options

To prepare access to higher-level training cycles, we can choose several professional families:

Humanities and Social Sciences Option:

It includes cycles related to Administration and Finance, Early Childhood Education, Hospitality and Tourism or Social Integration, among others.

Science Option:

It is related to Physical and Sports Activities, Personal Image, Safety and Environment or Health, among others.

Technology Option:

It refers to cycles related to Image and Sound, Telecommunications and Computer Systems, 3D Animation and Game Design, and Automotive, among others.

You can consult the complete list of professional families to which each option gives access here.

Structure of the exams for admission tests to higher grades

The higher grade access test is divided into two phases:

A common part, which all students take, and which consists of an exam in each of the following three subjects:

  • Spanish Language and Literature.
  • Mathematics or History (depends on the itinerary).
  • English.

A specific part, which students must prepare according to the professional branch of the higher degree they wish to access, and which consists of two subjects.

  • Humanities and Social Sciences: Business Economics and Geography of Spain.
  • Sciences: Biology and Chemistry.
  • Technology: Physics and Technical Drawing.

Exemptions from the specific part due to professional experience

Normally, a student can avoid taking the mandatory subjects specific to their option if they present a certificate of working life, which certifies at least the equivalent of one year full-time, in activities related to the option to which they are enrolled. belongs to the professional family of the higher degree to which you want to access.


The final grade for the higher grade entrance exams will be obtained by finding the arithmetic mean of the grades obtained in each of the phases, when at least 4 points have been obtained in each one.

The exam is considered passed when the final grade is equal to or greater than 5 points.

Remember that it is essential that the preparation and study programming focus on passing all the subjects in both phases, with the best possible grade.

We hope we have clarified some concepts for you. If you need more information, you can consult the official page of the Community of Madrid. In it you will find all the information about the exams for access to higher grades. Good luck with your study!

EvAU/EBAU and PCE UNEDasiss Selectivity exam review - Centro de Estudios Luis Vives
Everything you need to know about the Selectivity exam review

Hello, #Vivers! Many of our Selectivity students are going to receive, in the coming days, the scores for the university entrance exams that you have recently taken. From the academy, we want to explain to you what you should know if you decide to request a review of the Selectivity exam, both EvAU EBAU and PCE UNEDasiss, in any of the subjects.

On some occasions, it happens that the grade you have obtained is considerably lower than what you expected. We must keep in mind that for an answer to obtain maximum score, it must comply with all the official content required in the question. In addition to complying with correct spelling, calligraphy and presentation.

Review dates for the EvAU/EBAU and PCE UNEDasiss Selectivity exams

Exam review dates EvAU/EBAU Selectivity in Madrid they are usually the days after the grades are published (check the admission calendar to the university of the Community of Madrid).

The review dates of the exams of the Selectivity PCE UNEDasiss It will be three days after the publication of the grades. The review request will be made from the UNEDasiss user panel, for the subjects that the student desires.

If you request a review, you should know that your answers will be corrected by a second specialist, different from the one who evaluated your test in the first correction. The final result of your exam will be the arithmetic average of the two grades obtained in each correction.

However, if there is a difference of two or more points between both corrections, the test will be corrected by a third specialist. The final grade will be the arithmetic mean of the three values.

In the Selectivity exam review, it is also verified that your answers meet all the general and specific correction criteria, and that there are no calculation errors in the assignment of the final grade. It is very important that you keep in mind that an exam review in Selectivity can raise or lower your grade.

object lesson

Let's imagine that you get a 4 on your Mathematics II exam, and you ask for an exam review.

First assumption:

A second teacher corrects your exam, and assigns you a grade of 5. Your final grade will be the arithmetic mean of both grades: (4+5)/2 = 4,5.

Second assumption:

A second teacher corrects your exam, and assigns you a score of 7. Since the difference is two points or more compared to the first correction, a third specialist corrects your test and assigns you a score of 4. The arithmetic mean of the three grades will be (4+7+4)/3 = 5. That will be your final grade.

We hope we have helped you understand the review process for the EvAU, EBAU and PCE UNEDasiss Selectivity exams. If you still have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us. You can do so by writing us an email to academia@luis-vives.es, using our form contact or sending us a Whatsapp. Also, we hope that it is not necessary for you to ask for it. In any case, good luck to all of you!

Methods to study. The importance of studying from day one - Luis Vives Study Center
The importance of studying from day one

Hello, #Vivers! There are many methods to study, but not all are equally effective. If you are one of those who start studying when there are days or hours left for the exams, we have something to tell you: you are not alone. Many students have made this mistake, and for this reason, we want to explain the reasons not to do it again. The Selectivity exams They are of a moderate level that will require a great effort from us. We must think about whether it is worth throwing away a year of study (or more) if we do not have determination and perseverance.

Methods to study. Why is it not good to study only at the end of the course?

For many reasons:

  1. Lack of time to complete the entire syllabus. There is a risk of not being able to study 100% of what is on the exam, so luck may not be on our side and they will ask us about what we have not studied.
  2. We work on short-term memory and very little on compression. Knowing the mechanisms of what an agenda is about and putting it into practice takes time. When we study or read something it requires assimilation and practice. When we practice with exercises we are placing them in our long-term memory and, most importantly, we can scale the level of difficulty and we will be prepared for the next topic. If we reduce the study time we will be in the hands of remembering that answer by trying our luck again and for inspiration to come to us and we remember it.

When to start studying?

Many students ask us about the weekly teaching load they should have. The first thing we tell them is that it depends on what the starting level is, how much time is left for the exams and how difficult the syllabus to study is. Starting from the normal case that the content is unknown or you have a basic idea and it is preparation for the selectivity or access to a higher degree, we recommend an average of 80 hours of study per subject. This number of hours depends on what was mentioned above about the type of subject, but it can give us an idea of ​​the distribution we should make.

Methods to study. Weekly schedule

The best thing is that, from the first moment, we have a planning of the study. In this way we will organize time to use it more efficiently. In this way we can have time for leisure, work, travel, etc.

Let's see the calculations if we want to prepare from September for the May/June exams:

8 months is 32 weeks. Assuming the number of hours we have described, 80 hours, gives us 2,5 hours per week.

This small amount of teaching load can assure us an excellent result if we comply with it from the first day.

If we wanted to start studying with only 2 months left, this weekly amount increases to 10 hours a week. It may seem affordable, but we must add that, as we have mentioned before, the compression can be altered, making it difficult for us to assimilate a higher level topic.

We must also not forget that we must have enough time to, at least, review what has been studied. One of the best ways there is is to plan everything to do 3 laps of the agenda. The first quick one to see which points we need to focus more attention on and have a map of what we should study. Another intense lap, memorizing and understanding the contents. A quick third to clarify concepts and refine those contents that cost us the most.


Studying with a plan will save us time, effort and trouble. They are all advantages. If you have never done it, we invite you to do it. Furthermore, if we want to study at university, we must know and understand the theory. Create the foundation from preparation to Selectivity It will ensure us a good university start. 

We hope that this article is useful to you and that you get used to studying the different subjects from day one. You will surely notice it in the results.

Study in Spain as a foreigner - Luis Vives Study Center
Study in 🇪🇸Spain: we solve all your doubts

Have you already decided? Do you want to come to study in Spain? Good! Spain is a very popular destination among international students. It has a great history, cultural wealth and a warm climate. That is why many young people decide to come to study in Spain and they do so from very diverse backgrounds: Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, the United States, Morocco or Iran. In this article you will discover important questions that you should know, and what steps you should follow depending on your age and your level of education. And if instead of reading you prefer to be told, you have to see the video we have prepared about all the steps to follow to study in Spain as a foreigner.

What do I need to know to come to study in Spain as a foreigner?

To start planning to come to study in Spain as a foreigner, there are certain things that we consider important for you to be clear about.

  • The language: if you don't speak Spanish, you will have to start studying it before arriving in Spain. And what better place to start learning Spanish than in our Spanish school.
  • Visa: if you are from outside the EU you will need a visa to come to Spain. You can apply for a tourist visa (90 days) or a long-term study visa. 
  • Accommodation: sometimes students come to Spain to live in the house of a friend or family member. If this is not the case, we recommend that you look for accommodation before coming.
  • Cost of living: you must bear in mind that large cities are more expensive, you must include issues such as accommodation, food, transportation, courses or study materials in your budget.
  • Culture: Spain has a culture that may be different from that of your country of origin. It will help you a lot to know what we Spaniards are like.
  • Transportation: Public transportation in Spain is quite good and can be a cheaper option than having your own car. Most cities have subway and bus systems that are easy to use.

If you already have all this more or less under control, we explain the steps to follow depending on your age and level of education.

I am under 18 and have not completed my secondary or high school studies

In this case, it will be recommended that you continue your studies in Spain, completing Compulsory Secondary Education (up to 16 years of age) or the Spanish Baccalaureate (up to 18 years of age). Generally, these procedures are carried out by the parents or guardians of the minor, for which it is necessary:

  • That the minor is registered in the city of residence.
  • If one of the parents is in the country of origin, they must send a power of attorney to the other parent, so that they can carry out the necessary procedures to enroll the minor in the school.

With the above already prepared, parents can go to a formal education center to be guided on the course that the student can join based on their age.

If you are of legal age and have not finished your secondary or high school studies, you can prepare the free tests to obtain the secondary school graduate degree in Spain, access tests to vocational training cycles (official technical teachings to learn a trade) or the University entrance exam for over 25s. These tests are prepared for students of different ages depending on their academic objectives.

I have finished my secondary or high school studies in my country, I can homologate them to the Spanish high school, and I want to pursue higher education in Spain

In this case you can prepare to access these higher studies through the homologation of the qualification from your country. This approval is a procedure that is carried out in the Ministry of Education of Spain, and you can do it from your country of origin or once you have arrived in our country. 

In Spain, two types of higher education are offered: vocational training and university degrees. 

👉Higher vocational training titles are technical studies, they last two years, and are offered so that the student learns a trade and can enter the labor market. In fact, in the last weeks of this degree you will do internships in a company. You can apply for a place in a higher level training cycle if you have your qualification approved to the Spanish Baccalaureate.

👉University degrees normally last four years. In addition to starting your process of homologation to the Spanish baccalaureate, to access the university you must check the admission conditions of the university you want to enter. These universities may require you to take an exam similar to that of students with a Spanish Baccalaureate, called EBAU or EvAU. However, other universities may require you to appear at UNEDasiss Specific Competence Tests. These exams are held in May-June in their ordinary session (July-September in the extraordinary one), and you already know that you can prepare them in Luis Vives.

I have started a university degree in my country, but I have not finished it

If you want to study at university in Spain as a foreigner and in your country you have started a university degree but have NOT finished it, what you must do is approve your high school diploma and carry out the admission process at the university you want. Once you have achieved access, you can request validation of subjects approved at the university in your country. You should know that the decision to validate the subjects will be reserved for the Spanish university to which you enter.

I have a university degree in my country and I want to validate it to study a master's degree or work in Spain as a foreigner

In this case you can request the recognition of your university degree at the Ministry of Education. You should know that this process takes a long time, as of the date this article is written. We recommend that you attend an interview with the Ministry of Education. They will inform you of the time and options you would have to homologate your university degree.