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Language and reasoning skills assessment test

Within the UVT, admission to undergraduate university studies, regardless of the form of education in which they are organized, is done through competition, based on admission tests established by each faculty separately, according to its own regulations regarding the organization and development of the admission process, in order to test the knowledge and cognitive, artistic or sports abilities of the candidates.

In the case of undergraduate degree programs within the UVT for which a compulsory written test for admission is not organized for testing knowledge related to the field of study for which candidates also apply cognitive abilities, other than interview or motivational essay / letter of motivation / intention, and which do not belong vocational fields (arts, music, performing arts, physical and sports education, pedagogy of primary and pre-school education), for which it takes place tests to test artistic or sports skills, an admission test of type one is organized test of assessment of language skills and reasoning.

UVT test to assess language skills and reasoning it will contain 80 items, each worth 0,1 points, structured as follows: vocabulary items, analog reasoning items and inductive reasoning items. It is added to the final score 2 points ex officio. The working time for solving the UVT test for assessing language skills and reasoning will be 70 minutes. The minimum pass mark for the UVT test for assessing language skills and reasoning will be 5,00.

The faculties may stipulate through their own regulations regarding the organization and development of the admission process if in the calculation of the final admission average the marks from the baccalaureate exams or the general average from the baccalaureate exam will be taken into account. For undergraduate study programs for which the admission test will be the UVT test of assessment of language skills and reasoning, the overall admission average will be calculated taking into account at least 30% of the mark on this test

Language and Rationale Assessment Test (EALR) has a number of advantages that make this type of assessment very widespread internationally. In its various variants, this form of verification is found in the admission process to many prestigious universities abroad.

The main advantages of the EALR test are the following:

- The test focuses on the way the candidate thinks (analyzes the information), so the test does not benefit ordinary people just to memorize a material without understanding it.

- Test it can be successfully sustained without any prior training. There are no contents and topics to learn or reference bibliographies, so the meditation industry does not make sense. Through this measure we offer equal chances of success to all candidates, regardless of their background (urban or rural) and their socio-economic status.

- Unlike other types of competition tests, in which the subjectivity of the evaluators or the uncertainty of the authenticity of the answers may make their mark, such as interviews or motivational essays, on this test the evaluation is an objective one (specific to grid type tests).

- Unlike other forms of written examination, based on the reproduction of knowledge, therefore liable to fraud, this form of assessment eliminates the potential for fraud, because it is based exclusively on the candidate's ability to think, demonstrated during the test.

- This type of evaluation is a good predictor of subsequent academic performance, because language skills and reasoning located at a higher level facilitate school success. Thus, candidates will have the certainty of a correct process of hierarchy, because the test manages to effectively classify candidates, highlighting those with high intellectual potential.

Instruction to take the UVT test to assess language skills and reasoning is available HERE.

More details about the organization and performance The UVT test for the assessment of language and reasoning skills are available in THIS PROCEDURE.

Below are a few examples of typical items for each of those three types of possible tasks (vocabulary, analogical reasoning and inductive reasoning), to help form a clear picture of the content of this admission test:

Illustration of task type A (Vocabulary task)

Instructions: Identify the answer that is closest in meaning to the given word, from the list of four given words and mark with an X the letter corresponding to it on the answer sheet, next to the number of the question to which it refers.

A.1. paternalist

a) liberal; b) guardianship; c) creative; d) flexible.

A.2. depreciator

a) authoritarian; b) supus; c) slander; d) innocent.

A.3. Attempt

a) test; b) success; c) failure; d) mistake.

A.4. Autonomy

a) anarchy; b) self-determination; c) control; d) power.

A.5. To forge

a) to claim; b) the invention; c) to assimilate; d) the counterface.

Illustration of task type B (Analog reasoning task)

Instructions: Which of the terms/phrases below best fits the sentence to make sense? Mark with an X the corresponding letter on the answer sheet, next to the number of the question to which it refers.

B.1. The coat is for man what _ _ _ _ _ is for the book

a) the pen; b) page; c) the notebook; d) blanket.

B.2. The doctor is for treatment what the lawyer is for _ _ _ _ _

a) judge; b) customer; c) defense; d) prosecutor.

B.3. STVXH is for HXVTS what TRWQS is for _ _ _ _ _

a) SQWRT; b) SQRTW; c) SQRWT; d) QSTRW.

B.4. The teacher is for education what the judge is for _ _ _ _ _

a) public opinion; b) local administration; c) television; d) justice.

B.5. The match is for fire what the weapon is for _ _ _ _ _

a) ammunition; b) soldier; c) murder; d) criminal.

Illustration of task type C (Inductive reasoning task)

Instructions: What would be the most appropriate character/string (letters and/or digits/numbers) to continue the logic from the given string? Write the appropriate continuation on the answer sheet next to the question number to which it refers.

C.1. 1 4 7 10 13 __

C.2. AC CE EG GI IK __

C.3. 3 11 13 21 23 __

C.4. 2 3 5 8 13 __

C.5. 72 71 61 60 50 __

The correct answers for the illustrative items presented are the following:

Item number

The correct answer

A.1.

b

A.2.

c

A.3.

a

A.4.

b

A.5.

d

B.1.

d

B.2.

c

B.3.

a

B.4.

d

B.5.

c

C.1.

16

C.2.

KM

C.3.

31

C.4.

21

C.5.

49

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