PUP College Entrance Test (PUPCET)

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT to all PUPCET applicants for PUP Sta. Mesa, Manila
Available slots for the PUPCET 2018 2nd Batch have already been filled up. Applicants with no test e-permit at the moment will automatically be considered for the 3rd Batch. Thank you. – Admission Services.

The Polytechnic University of the Philippines is accepting online application for its College Entrance Test (PUPCET) for the First Semester, Academic Year 2018-2019.

Schedule

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 1) August 1 to October 6, 2017 August 8, 2017 LANDBANK Branch
or
LANDBANK ePayment
October 6, 2017 3:00 PM October 13, 2017 October 14, 2017 (Saturday)
Sta. Mesa, Manila (Batch 2) October 16 to December 1, 2017 October 16, 2017 LANDBANK Branch
or
LANDBANK ePayment
December 1, 2017 3:00 PM December 6, 2017 December 9, 2017 (Saturday)
Sta. Mesa, Manila (Batch 3) December 11, 2017 to February 16, 2018 December 16, 2017 LANDBANK Branch
or
LANDBANK ePayment
February 16, 2018 3:00 PM February 22, 2018 February 24, 2018 (Saturday)
Institute of Technology
Sta. Mesa, Manila
No schedule yet          
Quezon City August 15, 2017 to February 9, 2018 August 29, 2017 LANDBANK Branch
or
LANDBANK ePayment
February 9, 2018 3:00 PM February 17, 2018 February 18, 2018 (Sunday)
Parañaque City December 1, 2017 to February 28, 2018 December 8, 2017 LANDBANK Branch
or
LANDBANK ePayment
February 28, 2018 3:00 PM March 2, 2018 March 3, 2018 (Saturday)
San Juan City August 7, 2017 to January 28, 2018 August 14, 2017 LANDBANK Branch
or
LANDBANK ePayment
February 3, 2018 3:00 PM February 10, 2018 February 11, 2018 (Sunday)
Taguig City November 6, 2017 to February 16, 2018 November 13, 2017 LANDBANK Branch
or
LANDBANK ePayment
February 16, 2018 3:00 PM February 22, 2018 February 23, 2018 (Friday)
Central Luzon          
  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
Cabiao, Nueva Ecija November 2, 2017 to February 22, 2018 November 9, 2017 LANDBANK Branch
or
LANDBANK ePayment
February 22, 2018 3:00 PM

PUP Cabiao Cashier - February 23, 2017 3:00 PM
February 23, 2018 February 25, 2018 (Sunday)
Mariveles, Bataan (Batch 1) November 6, 2017 to March 16, 2018 November 13, 2017 LANDBANK Branch
or
LANDBANK ePayment
March 16, 2018 3:00 PM March 17, 2018 March 18, 2018 (Sunday)
Mariveles, Bataan (Batch 2) March 20, 2018 to May 11, 2018 March 27, 2017 May 11, 2018 May 12, 2018 May 13, 2018 (Sunday)
Pulilan, Bulacan (Batch 1) September 1, 2017 to January 15, 2018 September 8, 2017 LANDBANK Branch
or
LANDBANK ePayment
January 15, 2018 3:00 PM January 19, 2018 January 20, 2018 (Saturday)
Pulilan, Bulacan (Batch 2) January 15, 2018 to May 15, 2018 January 22, 2017 May 15, 2018 3:00 PM May 17, 2018 May 18, 2018 (Friday)
Sta. Maria, Bulacan (For Sta. Maria, Bulacan residents only) November 2, 2017 to March 18, 2018 November 9, 2017 LANDBANK Branch
or
LANDBANK ePayment
March 18, 2018 3:00 PM March 24, 2018 March 25, 2018 (Sunday)
Southern Luzon          
  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
Alfonso, Cavite (Batch 1) November 6, 2017 to January 19, 2018 November 13, 2017 LANDBANK Branch
or
LANDBANK ePayment
January 19, 2018 3:00 PM January 20, 2018 January 21, 2018 (Sunday)
Alfonso, Cavite (Batch 2) January 29, 2018 to April 15, 2018 February 5, 2017 April 15, 2018 3:00 PM April 21, 2018  April 22, 2018  (Sunday)
Bansud, Oriental Mindoro October 1, 2017 to February 9, 2018 October 9, 2017 LANDBANK Branch
or
LANDBANK ePayment
February 9, 2017 3:00 PM February 10, 2018 February 11, 2018 (Sunday)
Biñan, Laguna November 20, 2017 to February 9, 2018 November 27, 2017 LANDBANK Branch
or
LANDBANK ePayment
February 9, 2018 3:00 PM February 10, 2018 February 11, 2018 (Sunday)
Calauan, Laguna December 1, 2017 to March 2, 2018 December 8, 2017 LANDBANK Branch
or
LANDBANK ePayment
March 2, 2018 3:00 PM March 2, 2018 March 4, 2018 (Sunday)
Gen. Luna, Quezon November 6, 2017 to February 15, 2018 November 13, 2017 LANDBANK Branch
or
LANDBANK ePayment
February 15, 2018 3:00 PM February 17, 2018 February 18, 2018 (Sunday)
Lopez, Quezon September 1, 2017 to January 15, 2018 September 8, 2017 LANDBANK Branch
or
LANDBANK ePayment
January 16, 2018 3:00 PM January 18, 2018 January 21, 2018 (Sunday)
Maragondon, Cavite (Batch 1) November 6, 2017 to January 19, 2018 November 13, 2017 LANDBANK Branch
or
LANDBANK ePayment
January 19, 2018 3:00 PM January  20, 2018 January  21, 2018 (Sunday) 
Maragondon, Cavite (Batch 2) January 29, 2018 to April 15, 2018 February 5, 2018 April 15, 2018 3:00 PM April 21, 2018  April 22, 2018  (Sunday)
Mulanay, Quezon November 6, 2017 to February 15, 2018 November 13, 2017 LANDBANK Branch
or
LANDBANK ePayment
February 15, 2018 3:00 PM February 16, 2018 February 17, 2018 (Saturday)
Ragay, Camarines Sur December 1, 2017 to February 8, 2018 December 8, 2017 LANDBANK Branch
or
LANDBANK ePayment
February 8, 2018 3:00 PM February 10, 2018 February 11, 2018 (Sunday)
Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro November 20, 2017 to January 28, 2018 November 27, 2017 LANDBANK Branch
or
LANDBANK ePayment
January 28, 2018 3:00 PM February 3, 2018 February 4, 2018 (Sunday)
San Pedro, Laguna (Batch 1) September 1, 2017 to January 5, 2018 September 8, 2017 LANDBANK Branch
or
LANDBANK ePayment
January 5, 2018 3:00 PM January 13, 2018 January 14, 2018 (Sunday)
San Pedro, Laguna (Batch 2) January 15, 2018 to March 10, 2018 January 22, 2017 March 10, 2018 3:00 PM March 17, 2018 March 18, 2018 (Sunday)
Sta. Rosa, Laguna December 4, 2017 to February 15, 2018 December 11, 2017 LANDBANK Branch
or
LANDBANK ePayment
February 15, 2018 3:00 PM March 2, 2018 March 3, 2018 (Saturday)
Sto. Tomas, Batangas (Batch 1) August 14 to October 20, 2017 August 23, 2017 LANDBANK Branch
or
LANDBANK ePayment
October 20, 2017 3:00 PM October 27, 2017 October 28, 2017 (Saturday)
Sto. Tomas, Batangas (Batch 2) November 1, 2017 to January 19, 2018 November 9, 2017 LANDBANK Branch
or
LANDBANK ePayment
January 19, 2018 January 26, 2018 January 27, 2018 (Saturday)
Unisan, Quezon September 4, 2017 to January 18, 2018 September 11, 2017 LANDBANK Branch
or
LANDBANK ePayment
January 18, 2018 3:00 PM January 19, 2018 January 20, 2018 (Saturday)

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

Qualified to apply are:

  • Grade 12 students expected to graduate at the end of AY 2017-2018, and those who graduated from K-12 pilot schools who have not enrolled in any technical / diploma / degree program immediately after graduation with GWA of 82% or higher.
  • A Philippine Educational Placement Test (PEPT) passer, eligible for admission to college with an average rating of 82% or higher in its 5 subject areas: Mathematics, Communication Arts (English), Science, Communication Arts (Filipino) and Araling Panlipunan.
  • An Alternative Learning System Accreditation & Equivalency (ALS) Test for Secondary Level passer, eligible for admission to college: with Percentile Correct (PC) 82% or higher and has 100 or higher Standard Score (SS) with Essay Writing of 82% of higher following DepEd regulations.
  • Graduated in 2016 or earlier years but did not enter college / technical / diploma / degree program in any school.

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. Multiple 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

¹ Only selected PUP Branch/Campus accepts onsite payment

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 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 senior high school card (F138) with school dry seal
  • Notarized certification of non-enrollment for senior high school graduates who have not enrolled in any technical/diploma/degree program immediately after senior high school graduation
  • Certificate of Completion for Senior High School
  • Original PSA Birth Certificate
  • Certification of Good Moral issued by the senior high school principal or guidance counselor with school dry seal
  • 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 senior high school 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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