What is the University Admissions Exam?
The University Admissions Exam measures the student´s ability to undertake university studies. Although based on some acquired knowledge, it is basically a test of reasoning.
How is the exam structured?
This test evaluates knowledge in different areas (Spanish Language, Mathematics, Social Sciences; Natural Sciences and Human Behavior) and the student´s ability to establish relationships, solve problems, understand concepts, and assimilate them.
The test questions are not answered in the booklet but instead on the answer sheet placed inside it. On this sheet each question is identified by a number, and to the right of the number are 4 letters representing the possible answers to each question.
The letter that represents the correct answer must be completely filled in with pencil. If none of the circles appears filled in, or if more than one circle on the same question is filled in, the answer will be considered incorrect.
What type of questions does the test include?
The university admissions exam is designed so as to learn the student´s ability to think, based on the skill he demonstrates in three sections:
1. 76 verbal items in this format: Complete phrases, analogies, synonyms, comprehension of texts
2. 60 mathematics items with the following content: Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and data sufficiency
3. Section of specific items of knowledge about: Literature, history, physics, chemistry, languages…
What documentation does the student need on the day of the exam?
When applying for admission to the university, the student will be issued an identification card for the admissions exam. The card indicates the date, time, building, and classroom where he will take the test. The card also contains his photograph stamped with the seal of the Registration Office.
On the exam day the student must report to the place at the time indicated, with his identification card duly stamped.
To take the admissions exam, it´s necessary to present the test identification card.
What additional material is required to take the test?
The university will provide the material necessary to take the test (booklet and pencils) and will distribute them when the exam begins, so it´s not necessary to bring any material to take the test. In addition, the use of rulers, dictionaries, calculators, and supplementary paper is prohibited. Calculations for the mathematics part can be done in the test booklet itself.