Exame Nacional do Ensino Médio
Exame Nacional do Ensino Médio (Enem) (English: High School National Exam) is a non-mandatory Brazilian national exam, which evaluates high school students in Brazil. The test is used as a standard university entrance qualification test. ENEM is the most important exam of its kind in Brazil, with more than 4.5 million test takers in 1,698 different cities.
The test is also used by people desiring to gain points in the Programa Universidade para Todos (University for All Program, or ProUni). Since 2009, the exam has been used both as an admission test for enrollment in 23 federal universities and 26 educational institutes, as well as certification for a high school degree. Since 2009, its importance for students who want to attend college has increased.
Until 2008, the exam consisted of two parts: a 63 question multiple-choice test on various subjects (Portuguese, History, Geography, Math, Physics, Chemistry and Biology) and a composition.
Since 2009, the exam has been composed of 180 multiple-choice questions, equally divided into four areas of knowledge: languages, codes and related technologies (plus a written essay); human sciences and related technologies; natural sciences and related technologies; and mathematics and its technologies. Due to the length of the test, it is applied in two consecutive days, the first lasting 270 minutes, and the second lasting 330.
Even though its purpose is to be a national evaluation exam, students can use their scores to be admitted to a university, though not every university accepts it as the only admission exam. Usually private institutions, such as PUC-Rio, a major private Brazilian university, accept Enem as an admission exam. Others, such as University of São Paulo and Faculdade Cásper Líbero use the student's score as supplement to their admission credentials, depending on the student's performance.
Since 2009, most of Brazil's federal universities have used ENEM as part of their admission exams, either as the entirety of the exam, the first level, or as a way of selecting potential candidates.
On October 1, 2009, it was announced that the test, which was supposed to take place on October 3 and 4, would be cancelled and postponed to another date within a 45-day period. The decision was made by the Brazilian Ministry of Education after the original test was offered for sale bt a Brazilian newspaper O Estado de S. Paulo for R$ 500,000 (some US$ 278,000). After contacting the source, who stated that he obtained the test via a person from Inep (an institute of the Ministry of Education), the newspaper examined the exam. and the minister of education, Fernando Haddad, confirmed the leak was of the official exam. Recently, the Ministry of Education has decided to move the exam to the beginning of December, in accordance with exam periods in universities.
|1st||4h 30m||Natural Sciences (Biology, Physics and Chemistry)||45|
|Human Sciences (History, Geography, Philosophy and Sociology)||45|
|2nd||5h 30m||Languages and Codes (Portuguese Language, Literature, Foreign Language, Physical Education, Information technology and Communication)||45|
|Math (Math, Geometry)||45|
Top schools in Brazil (2010)
(Schools with a participation rate of 75% or above)
|Name||Location (city - state)||Type||Avg. grade|
|Colégio de São Bento||Rio de Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro||Private||761.7|
|Instituto Dom Barreto||Teresina - Piauí||Private||754.13|
|Objetivo Colégio Integrado||São Paulo - São Paulo||Private||753.92|
|Vértice Colégio Unid. II||São Paulo - São Paulo||Private||743.45|
|Colégio Bernoulli||Belo Horizonte - Minas Gerais||Private||741.97|
|Colégio Santo Antônio||Belo Horizonte - Minas Gerais||Private||740.06|
|Colégio Cruzeiro - Centro||Rio de Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro||Private||732.12|
|Educandário Santa Maria Goretti||Teresina - Piauí||Private||727.60|
|Coluni Colégio de Aplicação da UFV||Viçosa - Minas Gerais||Public||726.42|
|Colégio Santo Agostinho - Novo Leblon||Rio de Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro||Private||726.26|
|Coleguium - Ensino Fundamental e Médio||Belo Horizonte - Minas Gerais||Private||725.95|
|Colégio Magnum Agostiniano - Nova Floresta||Belo Horizonte - Minas Gerais||Private||725.54|
|Colégio Andrews||Rio de Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro||Private||723.81|
|Colégio Santo Agostinho||Rio de Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro||Private||722.86|
|Colégio PH||Rio de Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro||Private||719.92|
|Colégio Franco-Brasileiro||Rio de Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro||Private||719.19|
|Colégio Bionatus||Campo Grande - Mato Grosso do Sul||Private||718.25|
|Colégio Ipiranga||Petrópolis - Rio de Janeiro||Private||718.02|
|Colégio Alexander Fleming||Campo Grande - Mato Grosso do Sul||Private||717.77|
|Escola Modelar Cambauba||Rio de Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro||Private||716.23|
- "MEC propõe novo Enem com 200 questões para substituir vestibular das federais". Educacao.uol.com.br. 2009-03-31. Retrieved 2013-06-16.
- FAQ at ENEM's official website
- Cafardo, Renata; Sergio Pompeu (2009-10-01). "Enem vaza e ministério anuncia cancelamento do exame" (in Portuguese). São Paulo: O Estado de S. Paulo. Retrieved 2009-10-01.
- G1 > Vestibular e Educação - NOTÍCIAS - Veja notas no Enem 2010 por escola
- Official website (Portuguese)
- Website with a huge content that helps a million students that are doing the ENEM exam. Must visit it. (Portuguese)