Here you will find all the information and links concerning the two annual exams for the assessment exams for University Entrance (EBAU) both in June and September.
Your guide for the EBAU University Entry Exam.
Academia Guiu, the guarantee of success to prepare the University Entry Exam, provides all the useful information related to the University Entry Exam in Catalonia.
Each year there are two calls for university entry exams.
The ordinary call is in the month of June and the extraordinary one takes place in September. The duration of the exams is one hour and a half per subject.
The PAU 2020 takes place on June 9, 10 and 11.
An hour and a half per subject
The university pre-enrollment must be done on the Internet in the website that the Generalitat de Catalunya has created for this purpose
There you will find all the information and instructions necessary to formalize the pre-enrollment.
In order to carry out any paperwork, you will need the accesnet code that any student who is in the last year of High School in Catalonia already has from the moment he/she enrolled in the EBAU.Access to pre-enrollment
For the calculation of the admission grade, the two highest grades in those subjects in the specific phase according to their weight are chosen.
Here you will find the weighting grid for the High School subjects that apply to enter a university degree in 2020.See grid
Download the June cut-off grades in pdf format for later reference.Cutting-off grades comparative chart 2019
Here you will find a table of subjects from the years 2017 to 2019.
You can access both the explanation of the structure of the examination of each subject and a sample of exams from previous calls.See the table with exam models
If you want more information about the university entry exams in Catalonia, we offer you this Guide.
Access the Universities and Research page of the Generalitat de Catalunya and check a complete guide with all the information you may need.Go to Universities
Use Accesnet of the Generalitat de Catalunya to check your grade.Check University Entrance Exam grade
Use this search engine to find courses that may interest you in the database of the University Department of the Generalitat de Catalunya.
The results will be shown in a new tab on the universities page of the Generalitat.
The objective of the EBAU (University Entry Exams), for students who have studied in Spain or in its educative system, is to assess their academic maturity, knowledge, and skills acquired in the High School.
The contents of these tests are determined by the curriculum of the second Spanish High School year.
In our classes, these contents will be worked on thoroughly, orienting the learning to a perfect performance during the exams.
Our teachers, university graduates, are specialists in each of the subjects and have the experience and empathy necessary to provide a high-quality training.
That is why we guarantee a passing degree on these tests to all students who prepare it with us.
The EBAU exams take place over a period of three consecutive days.
The entry exam to the university (EBAU) 2019 is structured in two phases:
It has five subjects:
The student is examined for a maximum of 3 subjects, which must be related to the university degree they wish to study. Our specialists will inform you and guide you on the subjects that best suit you, taking into account the subsequent studies you want to carry out. For this, we use the weighting grid.
Since 2017, the common subject of the general phase can also be counted as a subject of the specific phase..
The general phase grade (GPG) is the arithmetic mean of the five exercises. Each of the exercises is scored from 0 to 10.
It is essential to have a GPG equal to or greater than 4 points to obtain an acceptance grade.
The acceptance grade for High School students, comes from 60% of the average grade of the High School (HSA) and 40% of the grade of the general phase, that is:
Admission grade = 0.6 * HSA + 0.4 * GPG
It is considered that a student has passed the EBAU if this grade is higher than 5 points. Once obtained, it has indefinite validity, IT DOES NOT EXPIRE.
The acceptance grade for students with a Higher Education Degree is the average grade obtained in the degree.
The admission grade is the result of adding the points obtained by completing the Specific Phase to the acceptance grade.
This grade can be different according to the University Degree want to access and the subjects of the Specific Phase that we have done.
The grades of the subjects are multiplied by a coefficient (0, 0.1 or 0.2) according to the connection that this subject has with the studies that we want to carry out.
For each University Degree, the calculation of the admission grade follows this formula:
Admission Grade = Acceptance Grade + a x E1 + b x E2
E1-2 = Mark obtained in each of the subjects of the specific phase, provided that it has a score of, at least, 5 out of 10. a-b = weight values 0 - 0.1 - 0.2, depending on the chosen degree.
This admission grade is between 5 and 14 points and is with which you will "compete" with the rest of the candidates to get the university place you want.
The grades obtained in the specific phase are valid for two years.
In Spain, the system of assigning university places is based on the law of supply and demand. If there are more candidates than university places for certain studies, the system chooses those students who have a better admission grade.
In June the UNIVERSITY PRE-ENROLLMENT is carried out, through which the students choose which degree/s they want and in which university they want to study them.
In Catalonia, applicants can apply to a maximum of 8 degrees.
From our office, we will advise and accompany you in this process of university pre-enrollment so that, following the procedure, you have the maximum opportunities to get the desired place.
These requests can be sent different autonomous communities. If you are assigned places in more than one of them, you decide which one you enroll in. Once the term for the presentation of applications is over, the system, taking into account exclusively the admission grades, will assign the university places and the cut-off grade for each of the degrees/university studies will be published. This grade indicates the minimum mark to obtain the place during the current year, in the June call, and may vary every year.
As a guide, here you can see the grades in Catalonia after the June call in previous years.
Once you have been assigned a university place, if you like it, you only have to register at the academy or faculty assigned to you.
If you are not assigned your first option, you can still wait for the different reassignments, to improve the assigned place.
In the academy, we will give you all the details and tips so you can make the most of your options to get the place you really want. And we will keep you informed of the enrollment deadlines and start of your university classes.
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