UNEDasiss specific competency tests (PCE)

PCE Exams - Unedasiss 2021. 5 Frequently Asked Questions. Luis Vives Study Center
❓ 5 frequently asked questions about the PCE UNEDasiss exams

Hello, #Vivers! The preparation of the exams for the PCE UNEDasiss Specific Skills Tests convened by the UNED can leave many doubts that we will try to resolve.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. Here You have explained, step by step, the requirements to validate the Baccalaureate degree in Spain.

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 UNEDasiss 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 UNEDasiss 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.  

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.

Study in Spain as a Colombian - Luis Vives Study Center
🇨🇴Study in Spain as a Colombian

Every year, hundreds of students from Colombia choose Spain as the place to pursue their higher education. Starting in 2023, after the new education agreement between Spain and Colombia, access to university in Spain will be easier for some of them. However, not everyone will be able to opt for this new fast track and will have to follow the existing route to study in Spain as a foreigner, which includes homologating their Colombian bachelor's degree. We know that it can be difficult to know which path to take; For this reason, at the Luis Vives Study Center we have prepared in this article a brief guide on how to study in Spain as a Colombian. 

How to study in Spain as a Colombian?

The first thing to do is study each case to know if it can benefit from the new agreement signed between Spain and Colombia. Thanks to this, in some cases it will not be necessary to homologate the Colombian bachelor's degree. However, there will be cases in which it is necessary to resort to the approval route:

  • The equivalent EBAU grade does not exceed the cut-off grade of the desired degree. If the score obtained in the Saber 11 test results in an EBAU grade lower than the cut-off grade, it will be necessary to homologate the bachelor's degree and take the specific PCE competency tests. 
  • The score obtained in the knowledge 11 test is less than 200 points. All Colombian students who are in this situation will not be able to benefit from the agreement. Therefore, they will have to homologate their high school diploma and take the specific PCE skills tests.
  • An online baccalaureate has been completed: This type of bachelor's degree is not contemplated in the agreement, so students must have their degree approved.

These are the cases in which a Colombian student trying to access university in Spain needs to homologate his high school degree. You can learn how to calculate the EBAU grade from the Saber 11 test, in addition to other aspects of the agreement in our article about the agreement between Spain and Colombia. In addition to the situations indicated above, we must point out that due to the short time that the agreement has been in force, particular situations may arise where homologation is also necessary.

What steps should students from Colombia follow to study in Spain?

Like the rest of foreign students, anyone who wants to study in Spain as a Colombian must provide a series of documents. The documentation needed varies depending on whether the homologation of the high school diploma is necessary. Below you can find the existing access paths, documentation and steps to follow. 

Steps to follow and documentation for students who take advantage of the agreement:

Students who take advantage of the agreement between both countries will not have to approve. On the other hand, a student who has a Colombian high school diploma and has a certificate of the results of the Saber 11 test must follow the following steps to study in Spain:

  1. Apostille the high school diploma and the certificate of the results of the Saber 11 test before the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Colombia.
  1. Present the documentation indicated in step 1 at the National University of Distance Education of Spain (UNED). In this way, university access credentials for foreign bachelor's degrees are obtained.
  1. Once the student has the accreditation issued by the UNED, they can continue their admission process at Spanish universities.

According to the study agreement, the maximum access grade that can be obtained through this route is 10. The accreditation issued by the Uned is available to universities through the UNEDassis platform. 

Steps to follow and documentation if the bachelor's degree must be approved:

If they cannot benefit from the study agreement between the two countries, students must follow the normal route of homologation of the bachelor's degree. In the next lines you can find the steps that must be followed by a Colombian student who already has his bachelor's degree. bachelor. 

  1. Apostille the Colombian bachelor's degree, in this case as Colombia is a country that has signed the Hague Convention, the Hague apostille can be used.
  2. Homologize the Colombian bachelor's degree. To do this, you must present a certified copy of the original degree, as well as the grades from the 11th year of high school courses. In addition, a certified copy of the passport or identity document and the completed form 079 will be required for university studies. Here You have explained, step by step, the requirements to validate the Baccalaureate degree in Spain.
  3. Sign up for the PCEUNEDasiss specific skills tests, where the student will take several exams on different subjects in order to obtain their university entrance grade.
  4. Once we have passed the PCE UNEDasiss tests, UNED will give us the accreditation we need to access the university. It must be taken into account that the calculation of the access grade takes into account both the average grade of the high school student and that of the PCE exams.

This route is noticeably slower, since the approval process can take up to 9 months. It is possible to obtain an estimate of the approved high school grade by taking the Colombian high school grade and multiplying it by two. However, the approved grade is usually somewhat lower than this estimate. 

We show you what the Colombian Bachelor's degree and the Hague Apostille that certifies the validity of the document look like:

Colombian Bachelor's Degree
Colombian Bachelor's Degree
Hague Apostille

Other requirements to study in Spain as a Colombian

The above requirements allow access to universities in Spain. However, it must be taken into account that there are others necessary to remain within Spanish territory. These are necessary regardless of whether the student accepts the agreement or not:

  • Have a valid passport
  • Have a study visa (only for stays longer than 90 days)
  • Justify economic liquidity
  • Provide and indicate place of residence during the validity period of the visa
  • Not having a criminal record

During our long history, we have worked with a large number of students during their access to university in Spain. Now that you know how to study in Spain as a Colombian, it is important that you start your path to higher education in our country as soon as possible. Those students who must validate their degree must begin as soon as possible to prepare the subjects for the PCE UNEDassis test, and what better center than ours to do it. You can always count on our help during your journey and learning,Contact Us!

Study agreement between Colombia and Spain - Luis Vives Study Center
🇪🇸🇨🇴New agreement between Spain and Colombia for students

Hello, #Vivers! Today we bring good news. On May 4, 2023, the Vice Minister of National Education of Colombia and the Ministers of Universities and Education and Vocational Training of Spain signed a new study collaboration agreement. Thanks to this, studying in Spain as a Colombian is now a little easier; However, there are some points that should be clarified. In this article we tell you everything you need to know if you are a Colombian student and are thinking of entering a Spanish university.

What does the study agreement between Spain and Colombia detail?

As can be seen in the BOE 118 of May 18, 2023 or Icfes page (Colombian Institute for the Evaluation of Education), the agreement agrees on mutual recognition of high school diplomas and the state tests saber 11 (Colombia) and EBAU (Spain). This means that students who wish to study in Spain as Colombians will not necessarily have to homologate their bachelor's degree. A relationship is thus established between the EBAU grade and the knowledge test grade 11. In addition, the equivalence of high school degrees is also established.

This study agreement between Colombia and Spain not only focuses on the bachelor's degree, but also applies to all degrees that allow access to higher education in Colombia. Furthermore, Spanish students who wish to study in Colombia will be able to access university in that country with any degree that allows access to university in Spain.

How do I calculate the EBAU grade if I have taken the Saber 11 state test?

Following what is dictated in the agreement, the relationship established between the Saber 11 tests and the Spanish EBAU follows a series of formulas depending on the score obtained. The proposed formulas are the following:

For a grade 'n' in the test, know 11 greater than or equal to 200 points and less than 350 points:

Access grade Spain: (n-12,5)/37,5

For a grade 'n' of the test know 11 greater than or equal to 350 and less than 400 points:

Spain access note: (n+212,5)/62,5

For a grade 'n' of the test, know 11 greater than or equal to 400 and up to 500 points

Spain access note: (n+4500)/500

For example, a Colombian student who got a score of 375 points must use the formula 


So your entrance grade in Spain would be: (375+212,5)/62,5= 9,4

The table shown below shows some reference values ​​for the grade in the Saber 11 test and its equivalent grade in EBAU:

Note know 11 (from 0 to 500)EBAU equivalent grade (from 0 to 10)

In what cases would the student have to homologate their high school diploma?

The study agreement between Colombia and Spain makes it possible to avoid having to homologate the Colombian or Spanish high school diploma on a mandatory basis. However, there will be occasions when to study in Spain as a Colombian, it will be necessary to carry out the homologation and even take the specific skills test (PCE). This test provides an access grade to Spanish universities for students with a foreign baccalaureate. You can find more information about her at this link. Below we will mention some details to consider about the agreement:

  • The agreement only allows you to obtain a maximum EBAU grade of 10. In Spain, the university entrance grade follows a scale that goes from 0 to 14. Therefore, students who wish to access careers with high cut-off grades must necessarily homologate their degree. In addition, they must take the specific phase of the PCE test. For example, a Colombian student who wants to study medicine in Spain will have to homologate his degree and take one to four exams to be able to achieve the required grade.
  • Students with a score less than 200 points are excluded. If the grade obtained in the knowledge 11 test is less than 200 points, you will not be able to enjoy the benefits of the agreement. In this case, you must proceed through the homologation of the Colombian bachelor's degree and take the specific skills test (PCEUNEDassis). 

Other aspects to take into account about the study agreement between Colombia and Spain

In addition to the cases in which the high school diploma must be homologated, it must be taken into account that students who take advantage of the agreement may not be guaranteed access to the university for other reasons:

  • Having an EBAU grade higher than the cut-off grade for the desired degree does not guarantee access to a Spanish university. We have commented on this point on several occasions, such as in our post on what is cut-off mark. If there are many students with the same grade or higher applying for a degree, obtaining a place is not guaranteed. That is why you should always try to obtain the highest grade possible.
  • It is possible that some university may request its own admission requirements.. The education agreement signed between Colombia and Spain does not prevent the universities of both countries from imposing any test or requirement necessary for admission. This is not very common in public Spanish universities, although it is important to find out about the degree you want to study and the universities that offer it. 

This study agreement between Colombia and Spain is very interesting for all Colombian students who wish to study a degree in Spain with a cut-off grade equal to or less than 10 points. However, for careers with a high cut-off mark such as medicine or engineering, it will still be necessary to validate the bachelor's degree and take the PCEUNEDassis tests. If you want to know more about how to study in Spain as a Colombian in this article you will find all the information. If you are thinking of studying at a Spanish university, at the Luis Vives Study Center we are always willing to advise and guide our students with our preparation courses for the PCEUNEDassis tests. Our experience preparing future university students supports us, contact us!

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!

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📑Solved exams PCE UNEDasiss 2023

Hello, #Vivers! The day has come. Starting today, the PCE UNEDasiss 2023 exams are being held. After many months of hard work and effort, it is time to demonstrate in the exams everything we have learned to get the grade we need to access university. As we have done in previous years, this year we are once again the fastest and we are going to offer you the different solved exams of the PCE UNEDasiss 2023 selectivity exam as soon as our teaching team can correct them.

PCE UNEDasiss 2023 exam dates

As you all know, the PCE UNEDasiss 2023 selectivity exams are held between May 22 and 26 at the different locations that the UNED has enabled throughout the Spanish territory. The exam schedule is as follows:

  • Monday, May 22: Mathematics II, Physics and Art History.
  • Tuesday, May 23: English and Latin.
  • Wednesday, May 24: Business Economics, Spanish Language and Literature, Geography of Spain, History of Philosophy, Technical Drawing and Fundamentals of Art.
  • Thursday, May 25: Chemistry, Biology, History of Spain and CCSS Mathematics.

This calendar is the one corresponding to the center where our students take the exams in Madrid. The usual thing is that it does not change in the different UNED headquarters, although in some of the examination centers it could suffer specific variations.

Given the good reception it had last year, this year we are going to prepare videos again explaining the correction of each exam. As soon as we record them, you will be able to see them in our channel of YouTube, which you can access from the links that we will enable under the icon corresponding to each subject.

The resolution of these exams is provisional, we are still reviewing them.

Solved PCE UNEDasiss exams for Monday, May 22, 2023.

Mathematics II

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History of art

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Solved PCE UNEDasiss exams for Tuesday, May 23, 2023.


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Exams on Wednesday, May 24, 2023.

Business Economics

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Language and
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History of Philosophy

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Geography of Spain

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Of art

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Exams on Thursday, May 25, 2023.


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History of Spain

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CCSS Mathematics

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Remember that once you have seen the correction of all the solved 2023 selectivity exams that interest you and you have an estimate of the grade that you can obtain in each of them, you can use our PCE-UNEDasiss grade calculator to get an idea of ​​the university entrance grade you can obtain.

We hope that you all obtain the best results possible and that you get the grade you need to be able to access the career that interests you. But in case you do not succeed, we remind you that you will be able to appear again in the extraordinary call in the month of September. And to prepare you for it, at the Luis Vives Study Center, we have prepared a super intensive course in summer. If you are interested in this course, you can contact contact with us, send us a e-mail or write to us WhatsApp.

Good luck!

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[Updated 2024]🔢Calculators allowed in the PCE UNEDasiss

If you show up to Selectivity PCE UNEDasiss, you will have doubts about what type of calculator you can take to the exam if you take some of these subjects:

  • Math.
  • Applied mathematics to social sciences.
  • Physical.
  • Chemical.
  • Technical drawing.
  • Business Economics.

Calculators allowed in the PCE UNEDasiss

The UNED, through the teaching guides for each subject, allows the following calculators:

  • Math:  the use of a calculator is not allowed. This is because the format of the test questions is now more theoretical and the calculations in progress are simple enough to not allow it.
  • Applied mathematics to social sciences: unscientific and unprogrammable
  • Chemistry: non-programmable scientific
  • Physical: non-programmable scientific.
  • Technical drawing: non-programmable scientific.
  • Company and Business Model Design (formerly Business Economics): non-programmable scientific.

What is a non-scientific, non-programmable calculator like?

They are the simplest ones, which can perform basic operations such as addition, subtraction, product or division. We recommend that for this type of calculator you choose those that can do square roots. We give you some examples: 

Calculator models NOT scientific NOT programmable:

  • Casio SL 310-UC
  • Casio MS-20UC
  • Office box LT-D1044
  • Liderpapel XF21
PCE UNEDasiss Calculators 2023 - Casio SL310 - Luis Vives Study Center
Casio SL 310-UC  
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 Liderpapel XF21

How is a NON-programmable scientific calculator allowed in the UNEDasiss PCEs?

Non-programmable scientific calculators are those with which we can perform calculations beyond the usual addition, subtraction, multiplication or division. They are able to make calculations of powers, logarithms, trigonometric values, or express them in scientific notation.

Calculator models scientific NOT programmable:

  • CASIO FX-82 SPXII iberia
  • CASIO FX-82 ms
  • CASIO FX-85 ES plus
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The best: CASIO FX-82 SPXII iberia  
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The most used: CASIO FX-82 ms

What is a programmable scientific calculator like?

It will be the calculator that, in addition to allowing scientific calculations, can be programmed for things as useful as representing functions, operating with matrices or calculating confidence intervals.

Calculator models programmable scientific:

  • CASIO FX-5800P
  • Texas instruments TI-NSPIRE XII
  • Texas instruments TI-83 Premium CE python
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HP Prime G2

Eye! There are some calculators that are not programmable but still cannot be used in the UNEDasiss PCE Selectivity: the most common are any CASIO FX 991 model and any CASIO 570 model. Many students buy them thinking that they will work for them and not It's like that.

What type is my calculator?

If the model of the calculator you have at home is not listed, you can tell us the model in the comments, and we will tell you what type it is. Cheer up!

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📆Dates and times of the PCE UNEDasiss 2024 exams in Spain

Tic, Toc... the time is approaching😱 Are you taking the PCE UNEDasiss 2024 selectivity exams in Madrid or at any location in Spain? Below you can see the calendar and time table for all PCE UNEDasiss exams in 2024. This information is indicative. If you have any questions, remember that the official schedules of your exams are available in your user profile of the UNEDasiss website.

PCE UNEDasiss 2024 exam schedules for Monday, May 20

  • 11:30 – History of Philosophy
  • 16:00 – Company and Business Model Design
  • 18:30 – Geography

PCE UNEDasiss 2024 exam schedules for Tuesday, May 21

  • 9:00 – Physics
  • 11:30 – English
  • 16:00 – History of Spain
  • 18:30 – Technical Drawing

PCE UNEDasiss 2024 exam schedules for Wednesday, May 22

  • 9:00 – Applied Mathematics to Social Sciences
  • 11:30 – Mathematics
  • 18:30 – Art History
  • 18:30 – Other foreign languages ​​(French, German, Italian, Portuguese)

PCE UNEDasiss 2024 exam schedules for Thursday, May 23

  • 9:00 – Spanish Language and Literature
  • 11:30 – Chemistry
  • 16:00 – Biology

We remind you that these dates and times are those of the PCE UNEDasiss exams that are held in the different venues that UNED enables throughout the Spanish territory for this year's ordinary call. The exams that are carried out at the venues enabled by UNED in the rest of the countries of the world will take place between June 3 and 7, 2024.

And for those of you who are not going to appear in this call, but will do so in the extraordinary call, we remind you that in this article You have all the information about the dates for registering for the tests and holding the September exams.

Good luck to everyone with your exams!