The Centrale Commissies Voortentamen - CCVX

The Central Committees for Entrance Exams are national cooperative associations of Dutch Universities. The objective of these committees is to examine the knowledge of candidates who wish to gain access to the university on the basis of articles 7.24 to 7.29 of the Dutch Higher Education and Research Act. These are usually students who want to enrol in a particular programme but first have to meet other entrance requirements. The testimonies of the CCVX are recognised by nearly all departments of all Dutch universities.

There are four committees:      the Centrale Commissie Voortentamen Biologie (CCVB) for biology
 the Centrale Commissie Voortentamen Natuurkunde (CCVN) for physics
 the Centrale Commissie Voortentamen Scheikunde (CCVS) for chemistry
 the Centrale Commissie Voortentamen Wiskunde (CCVW) for mathematics


These committees are collectively referred to as CCVX. The CCVX tests the candidates' knowledge by means of a written exam they have to pass before they can be admitted to the university. That is why we call this exam an entrance exam. If you take part in the decentralised selection procedure, the university you applied at may demand that you take the entrance exam before registering for decentralised selection. The entrance exam can be taken three times a year for each subject. The entrance exam covers all subject matter taught at vwo level (Dutch pre-university education), both the subjects of the school exam and those of the national exam. Unlike the normal vwo exam, however, the entrance exam does not contain a practical exam and no subjects or learning groups are excluded from the vwo programme. Dates, subject matter and sample exams can be found at the bottom of this page.

Under the Higher Education and Research Act, the universities collaborating in the CCVX are responsible for the entrance exams.
The fee to take an entrance exam is 91,-.
The registration deadline is 10 working days before the exam.
The entrance exams take place in Utrecht only.



The results of the entrance exams of November and December will be available on time to meet the deadline of 15 January.
The results of the entrance exams of April will be available on time to meet the deadline of 15 May.
The results of the entrance exams of July will be available on time to meet the deadline of 15 August (or earlier if required by your university. Some universities require results before 15 July, in that case you can ask for postponement until 1 August in most cases.

Centrale Commissie Voortentamen Biologie (for biology)

Tentamendata 2018/2019
  • Thursday 6 December 2018
    • in Utrecht : 13.30 - 16.30 uur
      Educatorium: zaal Beta


  • about Tuesday 23 April 2019


  • about Monday 15 July 2019
syllabus preliminay exam biology 2017/2018


example

entrance exam Biology (front page)
entrance exam Biology (questions)
       entrance exam Biology (answers)




Centrale Commissie Voortentamen Natuurkunde (for physics)

Tentamendata 2018/2019
  • Thursday 29 November2018
    • in Utrecht : 13.30 - 16.30 uur
      Educatorium: room Alfa and room Beta


  • about Thursday 25 April 2019


  • about Wednesday 17 July 2018
syllabus preliminay exam physics 2017/2018


examples

entrance exam Physics example 1
entrance exam Physics examle 1 - answers (in Dutch)

entrance exam Physics example 2
entrance exam Physics examle 2 - answers (in Dutch)

entrance exam Physics example 3
entrance exam Physics examle 3 - answers (in Dutch)



Centrale Commissie Voortentamen Scheikunde (for chemistry)

Tentamendata 2018/2019
  • Tuesday 27 November 2018
    • in Utrecht : 13.30 - 16.30 uur
      Educatorium: zaal Gamma


  • about Monday 15 April 2019


  • about Friday 19 July 2019
syllabus preliminay exam chemistry 2017/2018


examples

entrance exam Chemistry example 1
entrance exam Chemistry examle 1 - answers (in Dutch)

entrance exam Chemistry example 2
entrance exam Chemistry examle 2 - answers (in Dutch)



Centrale Commissie Voortentamen Wiskunde (for mathematics)

Tentamendata 2018/2019
  • Wednesday 19 December 2018 (math A en B)
    • in Utrecht : 13.30 - 16.30 uur
      Jaarbeurs: Beatrix builing


  • about Friday 19 April 2019 (math A en B)


  • about Monday 22 July 2019 (math A en B)

syllabus preliminay exam MathA 2018/2019

syllabus preliminay exam MathB 2018/2019


examples (MathA)

entrance exam MathA example 1 (in Dutch)

entrance exam MathA example 1 - answers (in Dutch)


examples (MathB)

entrance exam MathB example 1 (in Dutch)

entrance exam MathB example 1 - answers (in Dutch)

entrance exam MathB example 2 (in Dutch)

entrance exam MathB example 2 - answers (in Dutch)



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