Hello, Vivers! Do you already know the note what you need to enter the career you want? If you are studying to access university, you also have to know how to choose the subjects that you must prepare for Selectivity, both EvAU and PCE and for this it is very important that you understand what the weightings of the subjects are in the different public universities of Madrid for 2023, how they work and how they are calculated.
Students who want to take the EvAU / EBAU Selectivity or the UNEDasiss Specific Competence Tests They must take exams in subjects that are related to the university degree they want to access.
In this way, the public universities of Madrid assign, for each degree, a value (weighting) to each subject that you can take the Selectivity exam, depending on its relationship with the degree. For example, to enter engineering, Mathematics and Physics have the highest possible weighting, because they are closely related to that career.
At Luis Vives we have a permanently updated document with the 2023 weighting table of the universities of Madrid. We explain how to understand this table in our video about weightings of selectivity in Madrid.
If you review it, you will see that this value can be of three types:
- Black color: the subject does NOT weight.
- Value 0,1: the subject has a certain relationship with the university degree.
- Value 0,2: the subject is totally linked to the university degree and has the highest weighting value.
What does this mean? That in your Selectivity subject structure, you must include subjects that weight 0,2 for the grade or grades you want to access.
How do the weightings work in the EvAU or PCE in Madrid in 2023?
Once you have received your CAU university admission score (I think you should read our article on the court notes in Madrid), which is calculated up to a total of 10 points, you can increase up to 4 additional points using the Selectivity subjects that are weighted for the career you want. This calculation is carried out by the destination universities, and they do it by multiplying your grade in those subjects by the value of your weighting.
Let's imagine that you want to enter a career such as Psychology at the Complutense University, whose cut-off grade is approximately 10,5. After taking the Selectivity, your CAU is 8,6.
As the branch that you have prepared is Health, it is normal that in Selectivity you have taken subjects such as Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry. Let's say your notes are:
- Math: 6
- Biology: 9
- Chemistry: 7
These three subjects weight 0,2 (the maximum) for Psychology. The calculation that is carried out is to take the two best grades of those subjects and multiply it by 0,2 (multiply by two and put a comma).
So according to this calculation:
- Biology → Grade: 9 → After applying weighting: 1,8
- Chemistry → Grade: 7 → After applying weighting: 1,4
Thus, your Admission Grade will be the sum of your CAU and the increase due to the weightings:
NA = CAU + Subjects that weigh → Admission grade = 8,6 + 1,8 + 1,4 = 11,8
With this, given that the admission grade is higher than the cut-off grade they ask for for Psychology, you will have many options to be assigned a place for that degree.
Important questions to consider about weightings
Now that you are clear about how the weightings work, we will clarify other very common questions that our students from both EvAU and PCE usually ask us.
👉When do the weightings come out?
Universities usually publish the weights for the new year in the month of September from the previous year. Specifically, the universities of Madrid published the weighting table for 2023 admission in September 2022. In any case, these weightings do not change much from one year to the next, so to choose your subjects you can always review the document from the previous year .
👉Do I need a minimum score to apply the weighting?
Yes! You need to approve. If you do not get a minimum of 5 out of 10 in the subject, the weighting calculation will not be applied.
👉How do I know if I am going to achieve the grade they ask for?
👉What subjects are most important for the degree I want?
It is best that you look at the weighting document for the universities of Madrid for 2023, which is valid for both EvAU and PCE but we give you some examples:
- For engineering: Mathematics, Physics and Technical Drawing. Also Chemistry for some of them, and even Biology.
- For Health or Health Sciences majors: Biology, Chemistry, but also Mathematics and Physics.
- For Social Sciences majors: Business Economics, Mathematics applied to Social Sciences, Geography, but also Philosophy and Art, on some occasions.
- For Arts and Humanities majors: Philosophy, Art, and sometimes also Geography.
We hope we have helped you. If you don't know what subjects are important for your career, leave us a comment below!👇