Selectivity-EBAU 2020: exam fees vary by more than 120 euros depending on the community

Starting this Tuesday, more than 200,000 thousand students from all over Spain will face the dreaded University Access Baccalaureate Assessment (EBAU) that starts today in Navarra, and in which, after the coronavirus pandemic, masks and gloves will be mandatory.

Selectivity-EBAU 2020: exam fees vary by more than 120 euros depending on the community

Starting this Tuesday, more than 200,000 thousand students from all over Spain will face the dreaded University Access Baccalaureate Assessment (EBAU) that starts today in Navarra, and in which, after the coronavirus pandemic, masks and gloves will be mandatory. safety distances.

Surely the nerves and pressure to pass the test will be very similar in all young people regardless of where they are tested, however, what will not be comparable will be the amount that the pupils have paid to face it.

Thus, as can be seen in the graph above, the regions with the highest prices are Aragon (124.12 euros) and Catalonia (95 euros). At the opposite extreme are the Canary Islands or La Rioja, which due to the health alert, approved their free use.

On these prices, to which must be added the fees for the subjects that are examined by subject on a voluntary basis, there are discounts in all communities for large families or for victims of terrorism and people with disabilities.

The coronavirus pandemic forced to postpone the selectivity that usually took place in the first weeks of June. Despite this, the first to face it will be the Navarrese, who begin this Tuesday and will end on June 26. They will be replaced by the Asturians and Extremadurans who will face the first exam on June 30. The last will be the people from La Rioja and the Cantabrians who are not called to take the first exam until July 8.

Those who do not achieve the expected results have a second chance to pass the PAU in September, except in Navarra, the Basque Country and Asturias, which will do so between July 20 and 23.

The following table shows the dates for each Autonomous Community:

The fourth generation of high school graduates who have followed studies with the Lomce are examined in a test that is necessary only for those who want to follow official university studies for a degree.

The PAU, which is necessary only for those who want to follow official undergraduate studies, has four compulsory tests: History, Spanish Language and Literature, Foreign Language and the core subject of the chosen modality, which varies according to the branch of Baccalaureate studied.

The grade for access to the University is calculated by weighting between 40% of the test (must be equal to or greater than 4) and 60% of the final grade of the stage.

Passing the EBAU is valid indefinitely and the grades to improve the grade are valid for the following two academic years.


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