The celebration of the Baccalaureate Assessment for University Access (EBAU), the old Selectividad, has already begun, and this year is again marked by restrictions due to the pandemic of coronavirus. The Public Health Commission, in which all the autonomous communities and the Ministry of Health are represented Health, approved at the end of April the update of the ‘Prevention and hygiene measures versus COVID-19 to carry out the Baccalaureate assessment for access to the college (EBAU) 2021 and other tests of similar characteristics convened in the field of non-university education ‘.
In this document, which includes general transmission prevention measuresAs well as specific measures for the organization of the test and the protection of the health of the students, teachers and workers, it is recommended to ensure a distance of 1.5 meters and ventilate 15 minutes before classes.
But he also emphasizes that women will not be able to access the exam center. people with compatible symptoms with COVID, those who have been diagnosed with the disease (even if they do not present symptoms) and those who have not completed the required period of home isolation or are in the quarantine period due to having had close contact with someone diagnosed of COVID.
A face-to-face selectivity
According to the order by which they are determined the characteristics, design and content of the EBAU, as well as the maximum dates of completion and resolution of the procedures for reviewing the qualifications obtained, in the 2020-2021 academic year, the EBAU will finally be held this year in person, despite the extraordinary measures that may be taken in the context of the pandemic.
In fact, the order, published in the BOE in January, states that “taking into account the public health emergency situation caused by COVID-19”, the educational administrations, in collaboration with the universities, “They will ensure that the necessary procedures are arbitrated to guarantee its normal celebration on the scheduled dates., regardless of the exceptional measures that may be implemented at that time in their respective territories. ”
The order also establishes the celebration of the EBAU before June 18 in ordinary call. This means taking the exams on the usual dates and not as late as last year, since the tests were delayed until the summer by the State of Alarm, which decreed the closure of all educational centers on March 16. Thus, the Selectivity of 2020 began on June 23, extending in most autonomous communities until the first two weeks of July.
Selectivity Calendar by Autonomous Communities
The The first community that will invite its students to the tests will be Murcia, while the students from Andalusia, Ceuta and Melilla will be the ones to do so later. The students from Navarra and La Rioja will also be examined quite soon (June 2, 3 and 4). On the contrary, Andalusian, Ceuta and Melilla students will be the ones who will later take these exams, specifically, on June 15, 16 and 17.
All communities (except those already mentioned: Murcia, Navarra, La Rioja, Andalusia, Ceuta and Melilla) will celebrate the EBAU in the week of June 7 to 13.
In Castilla-La Mancha, the EBAU will be held between June 7 and 9, the same dates as in Cantabria and Madrid, although in the latter region, the tests will be extended to four days (until the 10th).
Between On June 8 and 10, students from the Valencian Community, Aragon, Extremadura, Galicia, Asturias, the Basque Country and the Balearic Islands are called to take the exam.. In Catalonia they will also undergo these tests during these days, including the 11th.
In Castilla y León, the old Selectividad will take place on June 9, 10 and 11, while Canarian students will have four days: 9, 10, 11 and 12.
Thus, in all regions the EBAU will last for three days, except Catalonia, Madrid and the Canary Islands, where the tests will last up to four days.