Find out more about the Transition Test (PDT) to Higher Education

19 •  jul •  2021

Students who want to study in higher education have until August 23 to register for the Transition Test 2022. This year the evaluation contemplates several changes in its syllabus with respect to the previous year, such as, for example, the reduction in the number of questions in the History and Social Sciences test, which will be reduced from 80 to 65.

Until 1:00 p.m. on Monday, August 23, and through the portal, students will have until 1:00 p.m. on Monday, August 23, to register for the Transition Test (PDT) 2022, as part of the admission process to Higher Education. In order to guarantee the physical distance due to the health context resulting from Covid-19, the evaluation will be divided into two groups: one that will take it on December 6 and 7, and the other on December 9 and 10 of the same month.

Regarding the mechanics of how these groups will be divided, the Undersecretary of Higher Education, Juan Eduardo Vargas, explained that the logic of the previous process will be maintained and the distribution of the days will be established randomly according to the student’s RUT number.

For those students who are part of a state-subsidized educational establishment, the Junaeb Transition Test scholarship will cover the cost of the evaluation in its entirety. If a graduated student wishes to take the PDT again, he/she has the possibility to apply for the aforementioned scholarship through the website

It is important to highlight that this year the PDT brings changes in its syllabus, since, unlike the previous version, it will prioritize the measurement of competencies rather than knowledge. In this sense, the “new type” questions will correspond to 50% in the Mathematics and Reading Comprehension tests. In addition, in the History and Social Sciences test, the number of questions was reduced from 80 to 65 and the time to develop the exam was reduced to 120 minutes. Finally, the Science test will emphasize questions related to scientific thinking.

The entire registration and application process, as well as the associated information for applying to higher technical-professional and university education, can be done through the portal, a website where you can also access support material, educational resources, and even a free pre-university course to best prepare for the evaluation.