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 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 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)

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

Qualified to apply are:

  • High School students who graduated in 2015 and earlier years but did not enter college yet in any school, and graduates of the K-12 piloting or those who graduated from K-12 pilot schools
  • High School students who had previously taken the PUPCET and passed but did not pursue college in PUP nor entered college in other school/university, or
  • Those who did not pass the previous PUPCET and did not enter college yet in any school/university shall be allowed to apply for PUPCET again.

Academic Programs available for Academic Year 2016-2017

  • Bachelor in Applied Statistics
  • Bachelor in Physical Education
  • Bachelor in Political Science
  • Bachelor in Secondary Education
  • Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Communication
  • Bachelor of Arts in English
  • Bachelor of Science in Accountancy
  • Bachelor of Science in Architecture
  • Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Science in Tourism Management

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:

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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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