Selectivity 2025: controversy with the new developments with which the Government toughens the EvAU

El Government has announced a hardening in the Selectivity starting June 2025, eliminating the clause that allowed students to choose the questions they knew best. This measure is taken after five years of examinations more accessible that raised the cut-off marks for public universities. He Ministry of Educationdirected by Pilar Alegríahas established a “unique exercise model” per subject, ensuring that optionality does not imply studying less syllabus.

The Council of Ministers has approved the draft royal decree that will regulate the university entrance test starting with the course 2024/2025. The main change is the elimination of the number of optative subjects which was introduced in 2020 due to Covid-19. Although there will still be some options between questions or tasks, these will not reduce the competencies assessed. This means that students will not be able to focus solely on specific parts of the syllabus to obtain high grades.

Current problems and analysis

Currently, in some autonomous communities such as Cantabria, Aragon, Andalusia, Murcia y Navarra, students can obtain higher grades by studying less than half of the syllabus. For example, in the History of Spain, students can focus only on certain topics to get a 10. This situation has generated competition between autonomies to lower the demands on the tests and give clues to the students, resulting in an increase in grades. cutting.

Evaluation news

In addition to the change in the optional subjects, the new Selectivity will introduce other new features:

  1. Spelling discount: At least 10% of the grade for each question will be deducted for spelling mistakes, poor presentation, lack of coherence or argument cohesion, and grammar or lexical problems.

  2. Classic name: The test recovers the name of PAU (University Access Test).

  3. Options for FP and arts: VET and artistic education students will be able to choose new specific subjects.

  4. easy math: Scientific-Technological Baccalaureate students will be able to choose between Mathematics II or Mathematics Applied to Social Sciences II.

  5. Reduction of short questions: Open and semi-constructed questions must achieve at least 70% of the total score.

Criticisms and expectations

The Government assures that the exam will be “more competent” y “less memoristic“However, many teachers consider that the current exam is already sufficiently competent. Although the university access qualification will maintain the current percentages, the differences in the difficulty of the tests between autonomous communities will continue to be a point of controversy.


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