The EBAU begins: five days of tests and nerves for 38,220 students

The young people of the Community of Madrid who want to begin their stage as university students in September are called from today to take the, sometimes, so feared Baccalaureate Assessment for University Access (EBAU), tests that account for 40 percent cent of the cut-off note to access the careers – the other 60 are the qualifications of the institute.

The EBAU begins: five days of tests and nerves for 38,220 students

The young people of the Community of Madrid who want to begin their stage as university students in September are called from today to take the, sometimes, so feared Baccalaureate Assessment for University Access (EBAU), tests that account for 40 percent cent of the cut-off note to access the careers – the other 60 are the qualifications of the institute. The nerves are accentuated while the last checks are made at the doors of the six public universities in the region that until next Friday will turn on the lights to welcome 38,220 students who may be, after passing the exams, students of those centers.

This year, with the aim of avoiding crowds, the exams of the compulsory core subjects –Castilian Language and Literature, History of Spain, and the first foreign language– have been divided into two days.

Thus, today is the turn for Science students and, tomorrow, it will be the time for those who have chosen the modalities of Art, Humanities or Social Sciences. On Wednesday and Thursday, on the other hand, on the table they will have the tests of the optional subjects, such as Mathematics, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Economics, Physics, Chemistry or Biology. And on Friday, the last day, it will be the day in which only the tests of the incidents will be carried out, for example, on infected people.

The results will be announced on June 16 at 12 noon, and the claim period will be open on June 17 and 20, and until 2:00 p.m. on June 21.

This year, young people will again be able to choose questions between the two options of the exam. But one of the most important novelties is that the problems of those who suffer from dyslexia are contemplated, for which the teachers will pay more attention "in the substance than in the form" in relation to possible misspellings, according to the words of the Minister of Education and Universities, Enrique Ossorio. They will also be offered options with larger font for questions and more pages to answer.

To guarantee student access to universities, the Regional Transport Consortium has prepared a special mobility plan that includes reinforcement of the Metro, buses and passenger flow controls at interchanges. The objective is to increase the offer of all means of public transport, especially at the start and end times of the tests. Three Metro lines, one Light Metro, 13 EMT buses, 40 intercity buses and four Cercanías trains provide service around the university campuses.

Thus, Metro will reinforce lines 6 and 12 between 7:30 and 9:30 am and 5 and 6 pm, with an interval of between three and five minutes between trains. The intercity buses that go to the university campuses will equal the offer to that of the teaching days, and those of the EMT that arrive at the faculties will have a greater number of vehicles. Likewise, there will be inspectors on the street to resolve any incident.

The plan also benefits the Cercanías, with frequencies of six minutes (as in the C-4 that leads to the Carlos III and Autonomous campuses) at rush hour. The same will happen with line C-5, which provides service to Carlos III and Rey Juan Carlos.

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