Pau Information


The University Access Test (PAU), known as Selectividad, is necessary to access the University and serves to confirm with equality guarantees (regardless of where and how it has been studied) that the necessary skills and knowledge have been achieved. To successfully undertake university studies.

The PAU or Selectividad consists of different exams on subjects of 2º of Bachillerato, and consists of a "general" (obligatory) phase and a "specific" (voluntary) phase.

General phase of PAU or Selectivity

The "general" phase of the PAU or Selectividad consists of four exams: Spanish language and literature, foreign language (at the student's choice: German, French, English, Italian, Portuguese), history or philosophy (student's choice) Subject of modality of Bachillerato (to the student's choice).

The duration of each exercise of the PAU or Selectivity will be one hour and a half and between examination and examination there will be at least 45 minutes of rest. Each exam will have two different options among which the student must choose one.

The PAU or Selectividad is approved when obtaining a grade equal to or higher than 5 as a result of the sum of 60% of the average grade of Bachillerato and 40% of the grade of the general phase, provided it has been obtained in this general phase At least 4.

The validity of the qualification of the specific phase of the PAU or Selectivity will be indefinite.

Specific phase of PAU or Selectivity

The "specific" phase of the PAU or Selectivity is voluntary and serves to raise grade (up to 4 points).

It is possible to examine a maximum of four subjects of modality, but will only count the notes of a maximum of two subjects (weighted with 10%) that are related to the branch of knowledge of the degree to which it is wanted to accede.

Each university can increase the weighting of the priority subjects by up to 20%.

The notes of the specific phase of the PAU or Selectividad lapse after two years.

The specific phase is only to improve the grade of admission, since the PAU or Selectividad is not considered approved by adding the notes of the general phase and the specific phase (for example, if a 3 is taken in the general and a 1 in the You do not get a 4, the minimum grade to pass).

First you have to pass the PAU or Selectividad in the general phase and with the average grade of the baccalaureate and then carry out the specific phase (if you want to upload note).

More information about the structure and the note of the PAU o Selectivity:



See previous exams (in Andalusia) of La Pau or Selectividad:



Once the grades of the PAU or Selectividad have been published, within three business days, each student may request either a complaint or a second correction.

The PAU claim or Selectivity is a review of the qualification and annotation process. The examination is not corrected again, only it is verified that it has been corrected in its totality, that the qualification of all the sections has been added and it has been transferred correctly to all the documents.

The second correction of the PAU or Selectivity will be made by a specialist teacher other than the one who corrected the exam the first time. If there is more than two points difference, it will be corrected by a third specialist.

The final grade will be the arithmetic mean of the two or three grades of the PAU or Selectivity exams.

The student will have the right to see the corrected examination after completing the correction and claim process in full within ten days.


The PAU or Selectivity is convened twice a year, an ordinary call (June) and an extraordinary call (September).

Students will be able to present themselves in successive calls of the PAU or Selectividad to improve the qualification of the general phase or of the specific phase.


Those students who have passed the PAU or Selectividad but want to increase the grade can return to the tests of both the general phase and the specific phase to improve their grade.

To calculate the grade will be used the best of tests (repeat the test does not lower the overall grade).

The universities will award the places in the first place to the students who have passed the ordinary call of the current year or the ordinary or extraordinary calls of previous years. In the second place will be awarded places to students who have passed the test of access to the university in the extraordinary call of the current year.