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Dates of the EBAU 2024 in Catalonia, Madrid and the rest of the communities

May 22, 2024

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The Baccalaureate students of Madrid and La Rioja will be the first to face the university entrance test this summer, on June 3, probably the last year in which the current exam will remain in force before turning towards its gradual transformation.

The bulk of 2nd year Baccalaureate students will take the exam between June 4 and 6: Andalusia, Aragon, Asturias, Castilla-La Mancha, Catalonia, Valencian Community, Galicia and Navarra, in total eight communities, which will be followed by On June 5 and 7, those of Cantabria, Castilla y León, the Canary Islands, Murcia and the Basque Country.

The last to face the old selectivity will be the high school graduates of the Balearic archipelago, between the 11th and 13th of that month, and the first, those of La Rioja —from June 3 to 5— and Madrid, from the 3rd to the 6th of that month.

Due to the mandatory application of the new educational reform (Celaá Law), whose full entry into force has occurred this year, small changes have been introduced to adapt it, fundamentally choosing to take the exam between History of Spain and History of Philosophy - which this year It has become core matter.

Coupled with this, for the first time students will be able to raise their grade in the elective or admission phase with one of these two history subjects, as long as it has been provided for by the university where the student wants to enter.

In this call, the single exam model with high optionality of 2020, 2021 and 2022 is basically maintained, derived from the need for no young person to be harmed as a result of the impact that the pandemic had on the educational environment.

Before summer, the Ministry plans to publish the new royal decree by which the new EBAU will be regulated - the nomenclature has small variations depending on each autonomous community - which was paralyzed by the electoral call on July 23, given that the The Government remained in office and its action was limited to dealing with ordinary matters.

The new selectivity has to be aligned with the Celaá Law (Lomloe), which implies a competency approach—which involves reducing or eliminating the memorization of knowledge through exercises that try to apply concepts to real problems—and increasing the duration of the test.

Previously, the Ministry modified its initial plans and postponed the inclusion of a major academic maturity test until 2028 to give teachers and students more time to work in the classrooms with a competency approach.

For the next call for the access test, in 2025, the PP has also proposed that in the communities where it governs it will launch a single EBAU, with the same contents, the same correction criteria and the same celebration dates.

The rectors believe that the formula is very complicated to apply, among other reasons, because what is studied in the high schools of each autonomous community is not the same, while the Government has warned that the  popular proposal  does not have legal requirements and threatens equal opportunities for students.

The dates of the ordinary and extraordinary exam calls in 2024
Andalusia: June 4, 5 and 6 July 2, 3 and 4

Aragon: June 4, 5 and 6 July 2, 3 and 4

Asturias: June 4, 5 and 6 July 8, 9 and 10

Cantabria: June 5, 6 and 7 July 3, 4 and 5

Castilla - La Mancha: June 4, 5 and 6 July 1, 2 and 3

Castilla y León: June 5, 6 and 7 July 8, 9 and 10

Catalonia: June 4, 5 and 6 September 3, 4 and 5

Community of Madrid: June 3, 4, 5 and 6 July 2, 3 and 4

Valencian Community: June 4, 5 and 6 July 2, 3 and 4

Extremadura: pending

Galicia: June 4, 5 and 6 July 2, 3 and 4

Balearic Islands: June 11, 12 and 13 July 9, 10 and 11

Canary Islands: June 5, 6, 7 and 8 July 3, 4 and 5

La Rioja: June 3, 4 and 5 July 3, 4 and 5

Murcia: June 5, 6 and 7 July 3, 4 and 5

Navarra: June 4, 5 and 6 June 26, 27 and 28

Basque Country: June 5, 6 and 7 July 3, 4 and 5.


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