PUP College Entrance Test (PUPCET)

The Polytechnic University of the Philippines is accepting application for its College Entrance Test (PUPCET) for the First Semester, Academic Year 2016-2017.

Schedule

Main            
  Schedule Date of Online Application Start of Claiming of Test Permit Mode of Payment Deadline of Payment Last Day of Claiming of Test Permit Test Schedule
Sta. Mesa, Manila (Batch 1) September 21 to November 23, 2015 September 28, 2015 LANDBANK Branch or LANDBANK ePayment November 23, 2015 3:00 PM December 2, 2015 December 5, 2015 (Saturday)
Sta. Mesa, Manila (Batch 2) December 7, 2015 to January 29, 2016

Academic Programs available for Academic Year 2016-2017:
  • B. Applied Statistics
  • B. Physical Education
  • B. Political Science
  • B. Secondary Education
  • AB Broadcast Communication
  • AB English
  • BS Accountancy
  • BS Architecture
  • BS Electronics Engineering
  • BS Entrepreneurship
  • BS Information Technology
  • BS Psychology
  • BS Tourism Management
December 14, 2015 LANDBANK Branch or LANDBANK ePayment January 29, 2016 3:00 PM February 5, 2016 February 13, 2016 (Saturday)
Quezon City January 11 to March 31, 2016 January 18, 2016 LANDBANK Branch or LANDBANK ePayment March 31, 2016 3:00 PM April 16, 2016 April 17, 2016 (Sunday)
Taguig City January 18 to March 5, 2016 January 25, 2016 LANDBANK Branch or LANDBANK ePayment March 4, 2016 3:00 PM March 10, 2016 March 12, 2016 (Saturday)

Venue: PUP Sta. Mesa, Manila
Sto. Tomas, Batangas January 18 to March 31, 2016 February 15, 2016 LANDBANK Branch or LANDBANK ePayment or PUP Sto. Tomas Cashier April 12, 2016 3:00 PM April 15, 2016 April 16, 2016 (Saturday)
Pre-registration only          
The following branches are for pre-registration only. This allows interested applicants to register online.
  Schedule Date of Online Registration Start of Claiming of Test Permit Mode of Payment Deadline of Payment Last Day of Claiming of Test Permit Test Schedule
Parañaque City December 10, 2015 to February 28, 2016 Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable
San Juan City January 11 to February 29, 2016 Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable

Who are qualified to take the PUP College Entrance Test (PUPCET)?

Qualified to apply are:

  • High School students who graduated in 2015 and earlier with a general weighted average of 82 and above but did not enroll in college or technical/vocational school
  • Graduating senior high school student of the K-12 pilot schools or graduate from K-12 pilot schools with general weighted average of 82 and above
  • High School graduate with a general weighted average of 82 and above who had previously taken the PUPCET and passed but did not enroll in PUP nor enrolled in any college/school/university, or
  • High School graduate with a general weighted average of 82 and above who took and did not pass the previous PUPCET and did not enroll in any college/school/university shall be allowed to apply again for PUPCET.

Where to apply?

All PUPCET applicants must apply online (using PUP iApply).  An applicant is allowed to apply and take the PUPCET in only one (1) campus and only once this academic year. PUPCET fee is non-refundable and non-transferrable. Double application will make the applicant’s PUPCET result null and void.

When to Claim ePermit?

Mode of Payment Claim ePermit
Through a LANDBANK Branch Please allow five (5) working days after payment before claiming your ePermit
Through a PUP Branch/Campus Cashier¹ Proceed immediately to the PUP Branch/Campus Admission Services to tag your payment and process your ePermit
Through LANDBANK ePayment Please allow two (2) working days after paying online before claiming your ePermit

Requirements for Admission

Please prepare the following documents prior to your admission to PUP:

  • If payment was made thru any LANDBANK Branch nationwide:
    • Applicant's copy of the PUPCET 2016 payment voucher (downloadable from PUP iApply after successful online application)
    • Validated payment slip of Five Hundred Pesos (Php 500.00) from the LANDBANK branch
  • If payment was made via LANDBANK ePayment / Electronic Government Payment System:
    • PUP Online Payment transaction voucher (downloadable after successful online application and payment using LBP ePayment / Electronic Government Payment System)
    • Online Confirmation Receipt from LBP ePayment / Electronic Government Payment System
  • Original or certified true copy, if lost, of F138 with school dry seal (for high school graduates who have not enrolled in any technical/diploma/degree program immediately after high school graduation)
  • Duly authenticated copy of the PEPT/ALS A&E Test Certificate of Rating, certified by the DepEd-NETRC-BALS
  • School ID (for currently enrolled students) or any valid ID with picture (for previous HS graduates)

Other Links

After applying online, you can:

PDF FormatYou may need a PDF Reader to open and view your payment voucher / ePermit.
Download and install a PDF reader: Adobe Reader or PDFLite

PUP iApply performs better on Google Chrome 20 (or higher), Internet Explorer 8 (or higher), or Mozilla Firefox 20 (or higher)

A FRIENDLY REMINDER: Before applying online, make sure that you already have your 2 x 2 inch colored photo with name tag saved as JPEG (.jpg or .jpeg and filesize is not more than 300 kilobytes) in your computer or USB device.

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