The essays for each of the tests can be downloaded from the website of the Single Admission System of the Council of Rectors and the Department of Educational Evaluation, Measurement and Registration, DEMRE.
The test models for each of the tests that make up the PSU are available on the website of the Single Admission System of the Council of Rectors (http://sistemadeadmision.consejoderectores.cl/index.php) and the DEMRE (www. demre.cl).
The models for the Language and Communication tests; Mathematics; History, Geography and Social Sciences; and Sciences, incorporate the curricular adjustments of the 2009 Curriculum Update (MINEDUC), according to the syllabi published on the web pages of the Single Admission System of the Council of Rectors and DEMRE.
Each facsimile contains the instructions on how to answer the test, the 80 essay questions, the keys with the correct answers for each item, an explanation of how to calculate the scores and a reference table of score transformation.
Discount elimination for wrong questions
As announced last year by the Executive Vice President of the Council of Rectors, Juan Manuel Zolezzi, from the PSU that will be held on December 1 and 2 of this year, there will be no discount for wrong questions.
This means that for the calculation of the corrected score, only the correct questions will be considered, regardless of the number of wrong questions. This measure allows students to face the test without the pressure of having to decide whether or not to skip a question. In this sense, it is intended to measure the level of knowledge and skills of the applicant without other factors interfering.
This modification to the PSU® is an agreement of the Council of Rectors that accepts one of the recommendations of the evaluation carried out in 2013 by the international consulting firm Pearson.
It should be noted that this measure is in accordance with the scoring mechanisms used by other standardized tests worldwide. In the United States, for example, the ACT does not consider the discount by chance and the SAT will eliminate it as of the 2016 application.