How is the revision of the Selectividad 2023 exams?

06 May 2024 | University life

Every year, students in the second year of the Bachillerato sit the EBAU exam, which is mandatory for university admission. That’s why micampus wants to inform you because this way you’ll be well prepared and want to share your university experience with us.

How many exams are there in Selectividad?

The EBAU exam consists of four exams: Spanish Language and Literature, Foreign Language, specific compulsory subject of the 2nd Baccalaureate, and a choice between History of Philosophy or History of Spain. In addition, a fifth exam may be taken in communities with their co-official language.

This exam is initially marked by secondary school and university teachers chosen by the presidents of the examining boards and, although they must follow certain criteria, they have the final say in the final mark.

If, when reviewing the results of the exam, students are not satisfied with any of their marks, they may request a claim for some exercises or a second review of the EBAU.

What do the EBAU corrections consist of?

These reviews consist of re-marking the exams of the subjects requested by the student, verifying that all the questions have been assessed and that the sum of the marks of the questions is correct.

Who marks the Selectividad exams?

If a second marking is requested, the exams will be marked by a different specialist teacher than the one who did the first marking. If the difference in these marks exceeds two points, or if the student would like a third marking, this marking will be carried out by a third examining board.

In both the second and third verification, the maximum period for resolution will be five working days from the date of the end of the deadline for submission of applications.

The final grade of the EBAU will be the average of the grades obtained in the two corrections, or in the case of a third correction, it will be the average of the grades obtained in the three corrections.

In this article, we will explain everything you need to know about the second and third revisions you can request.

When can I ask for a review of my university entrance exam?

Once the results of the exam have been published, students who consider it necessary to correct the marks obtained in one or more of the tests that make up the entrance examination may request a second revision or a complaint to the chair of the examining board for the exercises that they consider having been incorrectly assessed within three working days of the publication of the results.

Students should bear in mind that when submitting a request for a complaint about an exercise, they will not be able to request a second correction. If, on the other hand, they ask the chair of the examining board for a second revision, the exams will be corrected by a specialist teacher other than the one who made the first correction.

Deadlines to apply for the revision of the Selectividad exam in 2023

The deadline for submitting a request for review of the mark obtained in one or more of the tests that make up the assessment shall be from the day after the results are published and during the following three working days.

Steps of the revision of the Selectividad exam:

Once the student has received their test results and is sure they want to submit a review, they should complete the following steps:

Step 1: Request for review

Go to the Access, Admission, and Permanence Service website where the marks are published and, through the “reviews” menu, submit the request for review.

Step 2: Resolution of the review

The resolution of the revision can be consulted on the web page of the Access, Admission, and Permanence Service, this will be the arithmetic mean of the grades obtained in the two corrections. However, if the difference between the two corrections is more than two points, a third correction will be made by a third examining board (it is not necessary to request it). Therefore, the final mark will be the average of the three marks.

Step 3: 3rd revision of the exams

If students are not satisfied with the first two corrections, they may request a third revision of the exams. In this way, their mark will be the average of the three marks.

Step 4: Final marks

Once the review process has been completed, the body determined by each education authority will notify claimants of their final marks.

Step 5: Review the decision

Within a maximum period of ten days from the notification of the review decision, students will be able to see their revised tests.

What happens after checking the university entrance exams?

After the reviews and after knowing the average of the different marks after corrections by different professors, the final mark may go up or down.

If the student is still not satisfied with his/her mark, a fourth review cannot be requested because the administrative process is exhausted. The next step would be to file an appeal for reconsideration so that the examining board reconsiders the mark or to go to the administrative court.

Tips before requesting the revision of the exam.

From micampus, we recommend that before requesting the revision of the exam, students should be aware of the specific correction criteria for each of the subjects.

We also recommend that students are convinced of their decision and the reasons for it, as their new grade will be the average of the marks obtained in both corrections. Therefore, there is always a high risk, because, just as the grade can go up, it can also go down.

We hope this post has been of great help to you! We look forward to meeting you all next year.

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