The UB hosts the university entrance examinations

News | Academic
(30/05/2024)
From 4 to 6 June, more than eleven thousand students will sit the University Entrance Exams (PAU) at the University of Barcelona. In total, there will be fifty-seven examining boards, located in the following centres: Law (9); Economics and Business, building 690 (8); Economics and Business, building 696 (6); Physics (3); Chemistry (4); Earth Sciences (1); Biology (6); Pharmacy and Food Sciences (5); Philosophy and Geography and History (4); Psychology (4), and Philology and Communication (4). Three tribunals have also been set up at the University of Vic - Central University of Catalonia.
News | Academic
30/05/2024
From 4 to 6 June, more than eleven thousand students will sit the University Entrance Exams (PAU) at the University of Barcelona. In total, there will be fifty-seven examining boards, located in the following centres: Law (9); Economics and Business, building 690 (8); Economics and Business, building 696 (6); Physics (3); Chemistry (4); Earth Sciences (1); Biology (6); Pharmacy and Food Sciences (5); Philosophy and Geography and History (4); Psychology (4), and Philology and Communication (4). Three tribunals have also been set up at the University of Vic - Central University of Catalonia.
The university entrance examinations (PAU) system is divided into two phases: the general phase, which is compulsory and consists of a total of five exams, and the specific phase, which is voluntary for all student profiles and serves to raise marks. In the first phase, students sit four common subjects (Catalan Language and Literature, Spanish Language and Literature, Foreign Language, and History or History of Philosophy) and one subject to choose from the common baccalaureate option subjects (Musical Analysis, Performing Arts, General Sciences, Artistic Drawing, Latin Language and Culture, Mathematics and Mathematics Applied to Social Sciences).

Students who obtain an average of 5 between their baccalaureate and the general phase of the exams will have passed the PAU and, therefore, will have a university entrance mark. In this calculation, the mark obtained in the baccalaureate is worth 60%, and the mark obtained in the general phase is worth 40%, provided that the student obtains an average of 4 in the five exams that make up the general phase.
 
In the specific section, which can be taken by students from both upper secondary school and higher vocational training courses, students can take up to three subjects of the modality of their choice from among twenty-three subjects. The two best marks, once weighted, are used to calculate the admission mark, which can be as high as 14 points.

The date for the publication of the results of the PAU exams is 19 June, when they will be available on the University Access Portal.