PUP College Entrance Test (PUPCET)

The Polytechnic University of the Philippines is accepting online application for its College Entrance Test (PUPCET) for the First Semester, Academic Year 2017-2018.


Metro Manila          
  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 2) January 6 to February 10, 2017 January 13, 2017 PUP Cashier only February 10, 2017 3:00 PM February 15, 2017 February 18, 2017 (Saturday)
Institute of Technology
Sta. Mesa, Manila
January 20 to March 6, 2017 January 23, 2017 PUP Cashier




March 7, 2017 3:00 PM March 9, 2017 March 11, 2017 (Saturday)
Sta. Mesa, Manila October 3 to November 29, 2016

Academic Programs available for Academic Year 2017-2018:

Bachelor in:
  • Cooperatives
  • Physical Education
  • Political Science
  • Secondary Education major in English
Bachelor of Arts in:
  • Broadcast Communication
  • English
  • Journalism
Bachelor of Science in:
  • Accountancy
  • Architecture
  • Business Administration major in Marketing Management
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics Engineering
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Psychology
  • Tourism Management
October 13, 2015 LANDBANK Branch


November 29, 2016 3:00 PM December 6, 2016 December 10, 2016 (Saturday)
Quezon City November 21, 2016 to April 20, 2017
  • Bachelor in Business Teacher Education major in Business Teacher and Livelihood Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
  • Business Administration major in Marketing Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship
  • Diploma in Information Communications Technology (3 years)
  • DIploma in Office Management Technology with Specialization in Medical Office Technology (3 years)
November 28, 2016 LANDBANK Branch


April 21, 2017 April 27, 2017 April 30, 2017 (Sunday)
Parañaque City January 10 to April 28, 2017

Bachelor of Science in:
  • Computer Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Hospitality Management
Diploma in Office Management Technology major in Legal Office Management (3 years)
January 17, 2016 LANDBANK Branch



or PUP Cashier
April 28, 2017 May 3, 2017 May 6, 2017 (Saturday)

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 Payment System:
    • PUP Online Payment transaction voucher (downloadable after successful online application and payment using LBP ePayment / Electronic Payment System)
    • Online Confirmation Receipt from LBP ePayment / Electronic 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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