Secondary education exams have more than 150,000 students enrolled and more than 90,000 take tests to access higher education, with Biology and Geology, Physics and Chemistry, Mathematics and Portuguese concentrating most of the tests.

According to statistical data released by the Ministry of Education this Thursday, there are 151,863 students registered for the 1st phase of the 2021 exams, which will take 246,499 tests, with each student taking more than one exam on average. .

Of the 66,977 boys and 84,886 girls enrolled, 90,141 take tests to apply for higher education, that is, 59% of the total.

Scientific and humanistic courses in regular education, as usual, represent the vast majority of enrollments (85%), with 9% of enrollments coming from professional courses.

Specialized artistic courses, recurrent education and exams for equivalencies represent, in each case, 1% of enrollments.

Science and Technology, Languages ​​and Humanities and Socio-Economic Sciences comprise the majority of the areas of study of students registered for the exam.

Biology and Geology (42,055), Portuguese (40,966), Mathematics A (39,398) and Physics and Chemistry A (38,372) are the tests with the highest number of entries.

Biology and Geology and Physics and Chemistry A are the ones with the highest number of students enrolled for grade improvement, with 7,681 and 5,755 enrollments, respectively. Portuguese and Mathematics A are the most used tests for applying to higher education, with 39,317 and 38,422 enrolled, respectively, with this objective.

Latin has only 12 students registered for the exam, as well as Portuguese as a non-native language. There are 10 subscribers to give evidence to Mandarin.

The 1st phase of the secondary education exams starts on the 2nd of July, with the Portuguese test, at 09:30.

The Physics and Chemistry A test takes place on July 8th, at 9:30 am; Mathematics A on July 13th, also at 9:30 am; and Biology and Geology on July 15th at the same time.

The 1st phase of secondary education exams ends on July 16, with the Geography A test.


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