EvAU/EBAU selectivity

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.

In 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.

Weightings 2024 - Luis Vives Study Center
📚WEIGHTS [Madrid 2024] | How do they work

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 UNEDasiss and for this it is very important that you understand what the weightings of the subjects are in the different public universities of Madrid by 2024, how they work and how they are calculated. 

Students who want to take the EvAU Selectivity | EBAU or at 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 2024?

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.

An example:

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 2024 admission in September 2023. 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?

Calculating your grade taking into account the weightings can be somewhat confusing, so it is best that you use our EvAU grade calculator | EBAU, or the PCE UNEDasiss grade calculator.

👉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!👇

Cut-off marks 2023 - Luis Vives Study Center
⭐CUT NOTES (Madrid 2024) | We tell you EVERYTHING

Hello, Vivers. What are cut-off marks and how are they calculated? How many times do we hear these questions every year! It's understandable. All students preparing for university entrance tests in 2024 (EvAU, EBAU, Specific Skills Tests PCE UNEDasiss or Over 25) need guidance in relation to the cut-off marks and the grade you need to obtain in the exams to be able to access that university degree that you like. And that's what today's article is about.

The cut-off grade for a university degree is the admission grade of the last student who entered that grade, in order of grade.

Calculate the 2023 cut-off mark - Luis Vives Study Center

We have a permanently updated document where you can find updated cut notes of the public universities of the Community of Madrid. And don't forget to visit our YouTube video about what cut-off marks are and how they are calculated, in which we explain very interesting things.

👉What are cutoff marks?

Before defining what cutoff marks are, we have to differentiate three concepts:

  • Selectivity Note: It is the grade you get in the general phase of the university entrance exams.
  • University Access Qualification (CAU): is the grade resulting from the weighting of your Baccalaureate and your Selectivity (60%-40%). 
  • Admission note: is the sum of your CAU with your grade from the specific phase of the Selectivity.

The cut-off marks are published annually by the university district of Madrid, and are reference grades that students must achieve in order to enter the degree they want. 

For example, if the cut-off grade in 2023 for Medicine at the Complutense University of Madrid is 13,5, this means that in 2024 you must achieve that admission grade at least to be able to enter that career, although this has some nuances that we will see later.

👉How are cut-off marks calculated?

As we have said, the cut-off grade for a degree is the admission grade of the last student who enters that university degree.

Let's give an example:

According to the latest data, the UCM offers 320 places in the Medicine degree. In the last year, 7120 people applied for a place in that grade. The admission method is to put those 7120 people in order of grade. The first candidate to enter is the one who has obtained the best admission grade. In this way, the first 320 candidates access Medicine, once they have been placed in that order. The last candidate who enters (number 320) is the one who makes the cut... that's why they are called CUT NOTES 😀

👉The million dollar question: will I be able to enter the career I want?

This depends on several factors. First of all, from your notes baccalaureate and the results you obtain in the Selectivity. The better they are, the more options you will have to get a place in that grade you like. 

A characteristic of the cutoff notes is that they are indicative. In 2023, the cut-off mark for Medicine was 13,50; But if students obtain better grades in 2024, or there are more candidates to enter that degree, or the UCM offers fewer places, the cut-off grade may rise. Remember that the maximum admission grade is 14,00. 

According to the trend of recent years, most of the cut-off marks have been increasing, so you should try to exceed the target cut-off score by several tenths.

In case you haven't seen it yet, we have two articles where we help you calculate your admission grade if you are going to take the Selectivity EvAU EBAU, or if you are preparing the Specific Skills Tests PCE UNEDasiss.

👉What to do if I don't get the grade? I got a 13,30, can I apply for a place in Medicine?

Surely you are wondering what happens if you don't reach the cut-off mark they ask for in your career. Of course you can apply for a place in the grade you want, although that does not guarantee you entry. But in case you stay close to the note they ask for, also You MUST ask for it. Although the official cut-off mark is 13,50, they may call you in case there is a vacancy to study that degree. Note that There are people who, once admitted to a degree, decide not to confirm their enrollment.. That is why Universities make several calls (first call, second call, etc.) until the places are filled.

Remember that during the admission process to the university in Madrid (in June or July) You can indicate up to a total of 12 university degrees of interest, in order of priority. The unique university district of Madrid, made up of the six public universities, will assign you a place in the university degree that your admission grade allows.

👉I have not taken the “normal” Selectivity (EvAU, EBAU, PCE UNEDasiss), is my cut-off grade the same as that of those routes?

If you want to access university through the access route for over 25s, over 40s, over 45s or through your university degree, your cut-off marks are different. On some occasions, universities make them public through their websites, and on other occasions you must consult directly with them what grade you must achieve to obtain your place.

We hope we have helped you. We always tell you the same thing: don't think too much about the cut-off grade, dedicate yourself to doing your best, so that you can have a greater number of options to enter many different university degrees. 

What is the cut-off mark for the career you want to enter? Leave us a comment! Much encouragement.

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!

Solved exams EvAU July 2023 - Luis Vives Study Center
📑Solved exams EvAU July 2023

Hello, #Vivers! We continue with our series of articles with the solved exams from the different selectivity exams. In this case, the turn has come to solve the exams for the extraordinary call for the EvAU selectivity of July 2023.

Dates of the exams for the extraordinary EvAU selectivity call for July 2023

As those of you who are going to take these exams will already know, the exams of the extraordinary call for the EvAU 2023 selectivity are held on July 4, 5 and 6, 2023 in all public universities in the Community of Madrid.

  • Tuesday, July 4: Language and text commentary, History of Spain and English.
  • Wednesday, July 5: Mathematics II, History of Philosophy, Physics and Business Economics.
  • Thursday, July 6: CCSS Mathematics, Fundamentals of Art, Latin, Geography, Biology, Technical Drawing, Chemistry and Art History.

This calendar corresponds to the public universities of the Community of Madrid, and may vary in other Autonomous Communities both in dates and times.

As usual, the correction of the exams will be available both in a pdf document and in videos that we will upload to our YouTube channel. You can access all of them by clicking on the links that we will enable under the icon of each subject.

Solved EvAU selectivity exams for Tuesday, July 4, 2023

History of Spain

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English

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Language

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Exams for Wednesday, July 5, 2023

Mathematics II

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History of Philosophy

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Physics

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Business Economics

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Solved EvAU selectivity exams for Thursday, July 6, 2023

CCSS Mathematics

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Fundamentals of Art

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Latin

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Geography of Spain

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Biology

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Technical drawing

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Chemistry

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History of art

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Remember that once you have seen the corrections of the exams that interest you from the extraordinary EvAU selectivity call for July 2023 and you know more or less the grade you can obtain in the different subjects, in our EvAU grade calculator You will be able to see what the university access grade you would obtain will be.

We hope that in this extraordinary call you obtain the desired results. In case you do not get the necessary grade and cannot access the degree you want, we remind you that starting in September, we put at your disposal our extensive EvAU Selectivity course, so that in this way you can prepare in the best possible way to try again in the EvAU 2024 selectivity. If you want more information about it, you can request it through our form contact or, writing to us E-mail or by WhatsApp.

Solved exams EvAU 2023 - Luis Vives Study Center
📑Solved exams EvAU June 2023

Hello, #Vivers! Just as we have been doing in recent years and as we have done with this year's PCE UNEDasiss selectivity exams, starting today we will upload the solved EvAU 2023 selectivity exams.

Dates of the EvAU 2023 selectivity exams

As you already know, the EvAU 2023 selectivity exams in Madrid are held between June 5 and 8 in all public universities in the Community of Madrid.

  • Monday, June 5: History of Spain, English and Language and Text Commentary. (Sciences)
  • Tuesday, June 6: History of Spain, English and Language and Text Commentary. (Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities)
  • Wednesday, June 7: Mathematics II, History of Philosophy, Physics and Business Economics.
  • Thursday, June 8: CCSS Mathematics, Fundamentals of Art, Latin, Geography of Spain, Biology, Technical Drawing, Chemistry, Art History.

This calendar is simply applicable to the public universities of the Community of Madrid, and may be different in the rest of the autonomous communities, both in the dates of celebration and in the order of the exams.

This year we are also going to prepare videos explaining the correction of the exam. As soon as we have them, we will upload them to our YouTube Channel. You will be able to access each video from the link that we will enable under the icon of each subject.

Solved EvAU exams for Monday, June 5, 2023.

Exams on Tuesday, June 6, 2023.

History of Spain

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English

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Language

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Exams on Wednesday, June 7, 2023.

Mathematics II

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History of Philosophy

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Physics

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Business Economics

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Exams on Thursday, June 8, 2023.

CCSS Mathematics

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Fundamentals of Art

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Latin

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Geography of Spain

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Biology

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Technical drawing

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Chemistry

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History of art

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Remember that once you have seen the correction of the EvAU 2023 selectivity exams that interest you and you know more or less the grade you can obtain in the different subjects, in our EvAU grade calculator You will be able to see what the university access grade you would obtain will be.

We wish you good luck. And for those of you who do not obtain the results you need, remember that you still have the option of the extraordinary call, which will be held at the beginning of July. And for those of you who do not obtain the necessary grade this year and want to try again next year, we remind you that starting in September, we put at your disposal our extensive EvAU Selectivity course, so that in this way you can prepare in the best possible way to try again in the EvAU 2024 selectivity. If you want more information about it, you can request it through our form contact or, writing to us E-mail or by WhatsApp.

Keys to improve in your EvAU / EBAU / PAU or PCE Selectivity English exams - Centro de Estudios Luis Vives
Keys to improve your English exams

Hello, #Vivers! Many students who take the Selectivity or the different access tests that we prepare take the English exams. The foreign language, in addition, is core throughout the entire secondary and high school educational section. Today, our English teacher, Sandra, will try to summarize, in 7 keys, some of the most important guidelines to be able to improve your grade in the English exams, whether you are a student in secondary school, baccalaureate, Selectivity EvAU, EBAU or PCE UNEDasiss, or access to Vocational Training cycles.

The 7 keys to improve in the EBAU or PCE UNEDasiss Selectivity English exams, access tests, secondary or baccalaureate

Tackling the study of the subject of English can be very easy if we use all the tools at our disposal. Luckily, we are very influenced by English thanks to music, cinema, or advertising; which will offer us many sources from which to acquire vocabulary and grammatical structures.

1. Grammatical structures

The first thing we must try to improve and acquire are precisely the gramatical structures. We will study them, and then we will try to fix them by performing exercises like the ones we propose in class and in the Virtual Classroom. There are also many pages where we can do exercises online and get the answers immediately.

2. Create sentences

It will also help us to try to create sentences using these new structures.

3. Increasing our vocabulary will help us a lot when preparing our Selectivity English exams

Another essential part of learning English is increasing our vocabulary. For this task it will be crucial that we try to stimulate our curiosity, and look in the dictionary for all the new words that appear in any area of ​​our life. This can happen by watching a series in its original version, reading an article on a social network, playing video games or talking to a foreigner while we are traveling.

4. Create a vocabulary notebook

A good method to retain them is to write them down in a vocabulary notebook. This must be an individual tool and, to be truly useful, we must be constant. As for dictionaries, nowadays it is no longer necessary to have huge dictionaries at home, we can search for words the moment they appear with our mobile phones, if we have an internet connection. There are many online dictionaries, such as the Collins English Dictionary, which is a good option. However, I advise against the use of translators such as Google Translator, since didactically they do not offer us many possibilities for improvement.

5 Read

As we mentioned at the beginning, we can expand vocabulary through numerous ways such as watching series and movies in English, or by listening to music in English, but we must not forget that the most effective way is by reading. We can read readings graded by levels, newspaper articles or magazines on the Internet, without forgetting the exam models that will help us become familiar with argumentative texts. The last step to strengthen the learning of a new word is to try to use it, so it will be important to create your own texts whenever possible.

6. Improving our written expression is very important in our English Selectivity exams

In fact, another essential part of learning English is improving our written expression. We must try to ensure that our written text is separated by paragraphs of introduction, development and conclusion (we emphasize it because it is the most important of all). When we are asked to write, the first thing we must do is organize our ideas in a diagram, relating them to each other and ordering them hierarchically. By this we mean distinguishing whether an idea is primary, secondary or tertiary and whether these ideas give rise to others.

For example, the statement mobile phones are very useful It would be a primary idea that would need an explanation, some arguments that support it, that is, the secondary ideas. To find these arguments we must ask ourselves the reason for our statement. Thus, a possible secondary idea would be: They allow us to access large amounts of information in a matter of seconds and communicate with our peers immediately.. Tertiary ideas are usually examples that help us in our explanation: Numerous applications such as WhatsApp or Google Maps make our work and personal lives easier on a daily basis..

Position Why?

  • Statement –> Explanation –> Example

7. The 4 c's

Let's make sure that the text maintains the 4 c's: coherence, cohesion, clarity and concision. Coherence means that it makes sense and is related to the topic at hand. By cohesion we mean that the text is united, that the ideas are well linked to each other thanks to the use of connectors and linking phrases, in short, that we have a feeling of unity when reading it even though we can distinguish different parts. It is also important that our text conveys clarity, that it is understood and that it does not go around the bush or be repetitive, that is, that it is concise. It will be very helpful for us to read texts similar to those we will have to create to familiarize ourselves with the structure that we must emulate.

We hope that this article has been useful to you and that it helps you so that your EvAU / EBAU / PAU or PCE Selectivity English exams, FP, secondary or baccalaureate access tests become increasingly successful.

If you want to put all these tips into practice, visit our page exam models. In it you will find EvAU / EBAU / PAU or PCE English selectivity exams from recent years with which you can practice and test your knowledge. And if you want to be up to date with the latest news about our school and the activities we carry out, visit our the profile of Instagram. See you at the Academy!

Selectivity Exams EvAU/EBAU/PAU and PCE of Madrid Language - Luis Vives Study Center
Keys to taking a good Language exam

Hello, #Vivers! Most of the entrance tests for which the students of our Academy in Madrid prepare, such as the Selectivity of both EvAU and PCE UNEDasiss, include Language and Text Commentary in their core or general phase exams. This subject is a general core subject in ESO and Baccalaureate. In general, it is a difficult subject for students.

Today, our Language teacher, Ana, will try to summarize, in 7 keys, some of the most important guidelines to improve your grade in the Language and Text Commentary exams, whether you are a secondary school student, high school student, EvAU/EBAU/PAU selectivity or PCE, or access to vocational training cycles, in Madrid or any other Autonomous Community.

The 7 keys to doing a good Selectivity Language exam EvAU EBAU PCE UNEDasiss, access tests to FP, secondary or baccalaureate

Taking a good Language exam is easy, if you know how. Let's see some guidelines that will help you prepare and solve a language exam correctly:

1. Invest time in reading the text as many times as necessary until you understand it.

It is important to read the questions first and then read the text. Read each of the questions that you are going to have to solve. Take a general look at the entire exam to keep in mind what they are going to ask you. Spend a few minutes on this activity.

When approaching the text, keep in mind that reading the given fragment several times is not wasting time, but rather investing it. It is better to spend a few minutes to understand it correctly than to start answering hastily. In this regard, a good first comprehensive reading will save you time. After it, you will have been left with the general idea of ​​the proposed text. In a second reading you can underline the main ideas and, as you have already done that initial reading of the exam questions, you can underline those things that you already know will be useful to you. The third reading will be a check.

The exam sheet is yours. Writing down what you need in it will save you multiple “walks” from the questions to the text and back to the questions.

2. Pay special attention to literature.

Get organized beforehand, schedule your study. Studying the topics “at once” will prevent you from getting a clear idea of ​​what happens in each period and who the most important names are. Make your own chronological axes and diagrams to help you retain and remember the content at a glance.

Do not worry about telling those data that do not condition the literary production of the moment, as you will take up space and waste time. Focus on the great historical or social events that have an impact on a literary level, they are the only ones that give notice.

3. Practice argumentative texts, they are the most frequent.

If you take a look at the latest calls, the exams they propose are journalistic texts, opinion articles. Becoming familiar with them will help you improve your reading comprehension and synthesis skills, expand your vocabulary, and grasp the structure of the text more quickly...

Furthermore, frequently reading argumentative texts will be especially useful to prepare the question in which you yourself must write your opinion in a cohesive and coherent manner on the proposed topic.

4. Take care of both spelling and handwriting.

As you well know, spelling errors are penalized. Pay special attention to the accent marks and put them as you write the word, not in the final review of the text.

5. Control time and space.

One of the biggest problems with this test is the time available. Get ahead of the issues as much as possible (as explained in the first tip). Write down the answers to the development questions schematically so that when you go to write them you don't go on longer than you should.

6. Answer all the questions.

A blank space never scores points. Even if you are not 100% sure, try to answer all the questions on the exam. Reason, relate what they are asking you with what you know well, be logical and brief.

7. Final review.

There are probably some spelling errors due to the speed with which we respond. Setting aside a few minutes for a brief final review will be tremendously useful. Maybe some of those ideas that you knew but couldn't remember (name or work of a certain author) come to you at this moment.

We hope that you put these simple tips into practice so that the results in your EvAU, EBAU or PCE UNEDasiss Selectivity Language exams, FP access tests, secondary or baccalaureate exams, in Madrid or any other Autonomous Community are every day top. If you want to practice before the exams, you can visit our section exam models, where you will find models from the different tests of recent years. And if you want to stay up to date with the latest news about our school and the activities we do, visit our the profile of Instagram. See you in the classroom!

Keys to improve in your EvAU / EBAU / PAU or PCE Selectivity Mathematics exams - Luis Vives Study Center
Keys for your Mathematics exam

Hello, #Vivers! Mathematics is one of the most important subjects in any educational system. So much so that most of the entrance exams to higher education have this subject as their core subject, which appears in ESO and Baccalaureate. Today, our Mathematics teacher, Charo, explains to us the 7 keys to adequately prepare Mathematics exams in a video that can be useful for secondary school, high school, EvAU EBAU or PCE UNED selectivity students, or access to vocational training cycles. .

For many people, the word mathematics causes dizziness and nausea, but we know an infallible remedy against this discomfort. With a spoonful of 'The Good Professor' syrup and the following tips you will make the symptoms disappear.

The 7 keys to passing the Selectivity Mathematics exams EVAU EBAU or PCE UNEDasiss, access tests to FP, secondary or baccalaureate

1. Practice every day for 30 minutes

To get a 10 body you have to exercise throughout the year. In the same way, to have your brain in shape you have to study regularly. An essential requirement to master the subject of Mathematics is practice. Training daily is essential to achieve operating fluency and to consolidate the acquired content. Doing a couple of exercises every day related to the content seen in class or writing down your notes are very useful strategies to ensure passing. I recommend that you start by doing problems that you have already solved. Face a problem only when you know how to do all the exercises solved. For this advice to be effective, before starting to practice, try to have a good understanding of the content that has been explained in class. Ask your teacher any questions. It is possible that while you are reviewing new questions arise, if so, write them down and tell the teacher in the next class.

2. Read the statement carefully and, if you can, draw a drawing

If you want to face a problem and not die trying, try:

  • Read the exercise carefully, as many times as necessary, to find out what they are asking of you. Many times we know how to solve the problem, but since they speak to us in 'Aramaic' and we don't understand it, we don't solve it. Conclusion: translate the statement into your language.
  • Once we have understood the problem we proceed to collect the information it contains. A good trick is to analyze each sentence separately, since each phrase will provide a series of different data.
  • Even if you are not Picasso, it is recommended that you make a diagram or a drawing that reflects the problem (in analysis and geometry it is an almost mandatory requirement). Generally, representing the data, in addition to helping us understand the exercise in greater depth, allows us to find the solution or solutions for it. In fact, in many cases graphical representation is supported as an answer.
  • Finally, take out your arsenal of formulas and get to work. We only have to connect the information obtained to respond to what they ask of us.

This point is especially important when facing Mathematics exams, whether they are Selectivity EvAU EBAU or PCE UNED, an access test to training cycles or a secondary or baccalaureate exam, since in the exams it is the most We get nervous and make more mistakes by not reading carefully what they ask of us.

3. Check the calculations

A maxim of the Mathematics exams, whether EBAU or PCE, is to review the calculations. Between the nerves and the tiny keys of the calculator, the difficult thing is not to make mistakes. It is advisable to do a review at the end of each exercise and not at the end of the exam. If the review is not done progressively, it is easier to get lost and not realize the mistakes we have made. Personally, I think it is preferable to do two problems well than to do five wrong. Another important detail is to try to be clean and orderly. The teachers value it very much.

4. Be careful with the calculator mode (DEG or RAD)

Imagine how horrible it would be to have taken a flawless exam and have all your calculations wrong due to poor programming on your calculator. To prevent this from happening, make sure your most precious tool is in the correct mode. Remember that your calculator must have the 'DEG' mode activated if the angles you are going to perform in the operations are in degrees, and have the 'RAD' mode activated if the angles are in radians.

5. Matrices and determinants

As you already know, there are certain strategies that must be handled with ease, since we will surely need to apply them at some point during the exam. In relation to the block of matrices and determinants, calculating inverse matrices and solving determinants are two things that you have to know how to do with your eyes closed. There are several ways to find the inverse matrix of a matrix, but it is usually calculated using a formula that involves the adjoint matrix of the transposed matrix and the determinant. I suppose that after reading this paragraph you have gotten chills, so that this does not happen again, review these concepts. Another essential tool is the famous 'Sarrus Rule' which is used to calculate determinants of dimension 3×3 (order 3). You have to know how to solve determinants of any dimension, but order 3 determinants are the ones that appear the most in the exercises.

6. Geometry

Geometry is one of the oldest sciences. The Babylonians and Egyptians were the first to use this branch of Mathematics to solve problems in everyday life.
Knowing and using certain geometric strategies can be very useful, not only to pass our exam, but also to solve real-life problems. Handling the scalar product, the vector product and the mixed product is important, since it will help you, among other things, to be able to calculate areas and volumes. Likewise, knowing how to construct the different geometric elements (points, lines and planes) and calculating their relative positions and distances is also relevant. I advise you to make a summary of all the formulas so you can consult them at any time.

7 Analysis

Like geometry, the analysis of functions is one of the most appreciated parts of Mathematics since we can visualize the possible solutions to the exercises through their graphic representation. Possibly what is most difficult is deriving and integrating, but with a good teacher and a good table we will not have any problems. You just have to follow the rules and practice. You also have to know how to calculate limits, among other things to be able to represent functions (calculation of asymptotes, study of continuity and differentiability...). This implies knowing the types of indeterminacies that exist and the different strategies that exist to resolve them. If you manage to manage yourself in these two areas, you have most of the work done.

I hope that this is the beginning of a great friendship with Mathematics and that these tips will help you pass your EvAU EBAU or PCE UNEDasiss Selectivity Mathematics exams, FP or secondary or baccalaureate access tests. If you want to practice with real exams, visit our page exam models, where you will find exams from previous calls for all the subjects of the different tests. And if you want to be up to date with the latest news about our school and the activities we carry out, follow us on Insta.

For my part, it has been a pleasure to be able to offer you my help. Remember that studying Mathematics is like studying a language, at first we don't learn anything, but as we progress we end up understanding. And believe me, it is very useful to know math.

Keys to improve in your EvAU / EBAU / PAU or PCE Selectivity Geography exams - Luis Vives Study Center
Keys for your Geography exam

Hello, #Vivers! Most of the entrance exams to higher education, in the social sciences and humanities itinerary, have Geography as a specific subject. This subject is specific to the ESO and Baccalaureate itinerary. In general, it is a subject that requires the student to master a series of specific techniques. Today, our Geography teacher, Elena, explains the 7 keys to properly preparing the Geography exam, a video that can be very useful for secondary school, high school, EvAU, EBAU or PCE UNEDasiss selectivity students, or access to training cycles of superior grade.

The 7 keys to doing a good EvAU EBAU or PCE UNEDasiss Geography Selectivity exam

1. Learn to solve practical exercises:

The Geography subject is theoretical and practical. Its exercises are fundamentally based on theory, but it is preferable to follow a script when approaching them.

There is a great variety of practical ones, we could say almost infinite, but nevertheless there is a series of them that are the ones that are repeated the most in exams and are the most characteristic of each topic.

The exercises that you should look at performing whenever you study geography are the following, and we can divide them into: graphs (climograms, population pyramids, river regimes, cliseries and sectorials) and maps (hatched or choropleths and weather maps). .

If you take these practices into account and study how they are carried out, you will have a lot to gain in Geography.

2. Know the definitions:

We have commented that Geography is theoretical and practical. In the theory section you can obtain endless definitions.

The definitions always appear in the exams of this subject, but we must study them or even extract them from the syllabus since they can clarify the content of what we are talking about a lot. A good geographer has to know how to define anything. So that we don't have to memorize them all, it is best that we understand what it means and define them in our own words.

3. Learn the political map of Spain and Europe:

Maps in Geography are basic. We can remember what we have studied throughout our lives and if not, let's take the opportunity to get to know Spain and Europe.

You have to learn the Spanish Autonomous Communities and provinces and the countries and capitals of Europe, so that we can even see the positive side and see the useful side for future trips, etc.

Geography students for PCE UNEDasiss normally have special problems memorizing these maps. To study them, atlases can be used, but if we want to use new technologies, there are interactive maps on the Internet that would make our study easier.

4. Learn the Spanish physical map:

As we have said before, maps are something basic and important. Just as you have to learn the political map, you have to recognize the relief of Spain. For example, the most important rivers, the highest peaks, mountain systems...

We can use both the atlas and interactive games on the Internet.

5. Correct management of geographical vocabulary:

Even if we are not geographers, we must know how to explain ourselves adequately, using a rich vocabulary adapted to the subject. I give an example so that it is clear: “the provinces at the top of the map”, this form is not correct, it should be said “the provinces of the north of the peninsula or the provinces of the north of the peninsula”. This is achieved by reading the topics and listening to the teacher so that we can see how he expresses himself.

6. Take care of order and cleanliness:

If you have to answer long questions referring to certain sections of a topic, you must try to take care of the wording; It has to have an order and take care of coherence between the parts. In addition to submitting the exam clean, without any blemishes. To do this, think before answering, organize your ideas or even use a blank sheet of paper to clarify yourself.

7. Check for spelling mistakes:

Geography has many words in capital letters such as rivers, mountain systems, provinces,... (Ebro River, Central System, Cáceres,...) so review the exam before handing it in to rectify any errors you find, we do not want to lose points in this way.

We hope that it has been useful to you and that you can get the most out of it when preparing your EvAU/EBAU/PAU or PCE UNED Selectivity Geography exams, or FP access tests. If you want to practice with real exams, visit our page exam models, and if you want to be aware of the latest news about our school and the activities we carry out, visit our Insta profile. I'll see you in class!