The PAU 2022 has started this Tuesday, June 7 in the Valencian Community with the History of Spain exam, a test in which different political issues have been cast such as the Second Republic, the Transition or the self-government of Catalonia, among other options.
Thus, the University Entrance Exams, also known as Selectivity, have kicked off with the test on knowledge of Spanish History, in which students could choose or combine several options related to the 19th and 20th centuries.
Regarding the first century, applicants to enter the university have faced different issues related to the Liberal Triennium, as well as the differences between absolutism and liberalism in the period between 1808 and 1837.
As for the 20th century, students have had to compare the legal and political process of democratization in 1931, during the Second Republic, with the years 1977 and 1978. Later, the second development question has focused on the Transition, while the texts provided were a speech by King Emeritus Juan Carlos I in the US Congress in 1976 and a fragment of the 1979 Statute of Catalonia.
After the History of Spain exam, applicants must face the Valencian Language and Literature test, as well as choose between Business Economics, Biology and Audiovisual Culture, belonging to the specific phase.
The PAU mobilize a total of 22,511 students and 1,485 teachers distributed in 55 courts. Specifically, the University of Valencia (UV) will constitute fifteen tribunals distributed among all its campuses, twelve tribunals will form the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV), eleven tribunals will constitute the University of Alicante (UA) and the Miguel Hernández University of Elche (UMH ) on its campuses, and six courts at the Universitat Jaume I (UJI) in Castellón.
Of the 22,511 students who apply to the PAU, a total of 20,989 come from studying Baccalaureate in any of its three modalities, while the rest of the student body accesses the PAU through training cycles, the Generalitat has indicated in a statement.