How You Can Prepare for the Science PDT

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Author avatarPatrick Rusell | Last edit 12/04/2021 by Ptarusell

The main recommendation for students is to understand how theories apply to practical life.
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If you have to take the Science PTD, you should know that it is one of the most complex , as it contains subjects from three different fields: Biology, Physics and Chemistry, which in the exam add up to 54 questions. In addition to the common part, there is an elective module with 26 questions from one of these three areas or a professional technical education module, for students of that modality

When preparing this exam, the main advice is that you visit Many of the questions aim to measure this ability on the part of applicants. " It is about adjusting a theory of a scientist that existed 100 years ago and bringing it to reality in a daily process, " says Víctor Muñoz, a chemistry professor dedicated to preparing students for the selection test.

For example, if we are talking about the three fundamental states of matter, we must first understand the theory and then how it is applied in the context of experimentation. Melt something, melt something, sublimate something ”, he adds.  

The recommended strategy when taking the Science PDT is that you start with the strongest area, that is, the specialty that you master best. Along these lines, he  advises that you answer the 26 elective questions first and then the common parts . For example, if your favorite area is Chemistry, the suggestion is that you first solve the 26 Chemistry questions, then the 18 common Chemistry questions, and then answer the remaining 36 Biology and Physics questions. " You always have to start with the one that creates the greatest facility, " suggests Professor Muñoz.

The teacher adds that in his specialty, students must reinforce Organic Chemistry, as it is one of the subjects that concentrates the most questions. Also, you should be calm because there are no big changes in the Science PDT. And there is still time to successfully prepare for this test, through doing exercises and delving into those problems that are not clear to you.  



Step 1 - We remind you of the subjects included in the Science test:

  • biology
    • Cell organization, structure and activity
    • Biological processes and functions
    • Heredity and evolution
    • Organism and environment
  • Physics
    • Waves
    • Mechanics
    • Energy
    • Electricity and magnetism
  • Chemistry
    • Structure
    • Organic Chemistry
    • Chemical reactions and stoichiometry