Prueba de Selección Universitaria

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The University Selection Test (Spanish: Prueba de Selección Universitaria or PSU) is a standardized university admission examination used in Chile since 2003. It replaced the Prueba de Aptitud Académica (PAA) which had been in use since 1966.

The PSU consists of four sections: math, language, science and history. It is applied every year between the months of November and December. It is mandatory to take the Math and Language tests, and a elective one, having the option to take both elective tests, the maximum score is 850 points, and the minimum, 150 points (Equal to not answering anything).

It is mandatory to take it if the postulant would like to go to a University ascribed to the Rector's Council, commonly referred to as Traditional Universities.

The only requirement to take this test is to have completed the Educación Media level and pay a fee (this fee is covered by the government if the student is just graduating Educación media and is taking this test for the first time).