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 2019-2020.

Advisories 

For PUP Sta. Mesa, Manila: The PUP College Entrance Test (PUPCET) Second and Third Batch for Academic Year 2019-2020 at the PUP Sta. Mesa, Manila which was originally scheduled on December 15 and 16, 2018 respectively has been moved to: 

  • From December 15, 2018 (Saturday) to January 12, 2019 (Saturday)
  • From December 16, 2018 (Sunday) to January 13, 2019 (Sunday)

PUPCET applicants with electronic test permit (e-Permit) scheduled for December 15 and 16, 2018 will be honored on January 12 and 13, 2019.

For PUP San Juan Campus: Due to certain unavoidable circumstances, PUPCET in PUP San Juan Campus scheduled on November 25, 2018 is moved to February 10, 2019 (same time and venue). Examinees are to bring the issued test permit and other stated requirements on the rescheduled examination day. For inquiries, please contact the PUP San Juan Campus Admission Office at 579-4792 or 632-7738.

 

Schedules

Metro Manila      
  Schedule of Online Application Start of Claiming of Test Permit Last Day of Claiming of Test Permit Test Schedule
Sta. Mesa, Manila (Batch 1) August 17 to October 12, 2018 August 22, 2018 October 15, 2018 October 20, 2018 (Saturday)
Sta. Mesa, Manila (Batch 2) August 17 to December 10, 2018 September 24, 2018 January 10, 2019 January 12, 2019 (Saturday)
Sta. Mesa, Manila (Batch 3) August 17 to December 10, 2018 October 12, 2018 January 11, 2019 January 13, 2019 (Sunday)
Quezon City October 15, 2018 to April 1, 2019 October 18, 2018 April 4, 2019 April 7, 2019 (Sunday)
Parañaque City December 1 to February 28, 2019 December 8, 2018 February 28, 2019 March 2, 2019 (Saturday)
San Juan City September 12, 2018 to February 8, 2019 September 17, 2018 February 8, 2019 February 10, 2019 (Sunday)
Taguig City November 28 2018 to February 24, 2019 December 5, 2018 February 27, 2019 March 3, 2019 (Sunday)
Central Luzon      
  Schedule Date of Online Application Start of Claiming of Test Permit Last Day of Claiming of Test Permit Test Schedule
Cabiao, Nueva Ecija November 5, 2018 to February 15, 2019 November 12, 2018 February 15, 2019 February 16, 2019 (Saturday)
Mariveles, Bataan November 15, 2018 to March 24, 2019 November 20, 2018 March 25, 2019 March 31, 2019 (Sunday)
Pulilan, Bulacan November 12, 2018 to April 5, 2019 November 19, 2018 April 5, 2019 April 6, 2019 (Saturday)
Sta. Maria, Bulacan (for Sta. Maria, Bulacan residents only) November 15, 2018 to February 23, 2019 November 22, 2018 March 1, 2019 March 10, 2019 (Sunday)
Southern Luzon      
  Schedule Date of Online Application Start of Claiming of Test Permit Last Day of Claiming of Test Permit Test Schedule
Alfonso, Cavite No schedule yet      
Bansud, Oriental Mindoro December 1, 2018 to April 14, 2019 December 10, 2018 April 14, 2019 April 14, 2019 (Sunday)
Biñan, Laguna November 1, 2018 to March 5, 2019 November 15, 2018 March 5, 2019 March 10, 2019
Calauan, Laguna (Batch 1) November 1, 2018 to January 18, 2019 November 11, 2018 January 18, 2019 January 20, 2019 (Sunday)
Calauan, Laguna (Batch 2) January 21 to March 22, 2019 January 28, 2018 March 22, 2019 March 24, 2019 (Sunday)
Gen. Luna, Quezon December 13, 2018 to February 21, 2019 January 14, 2019 February 22, 2019 February 23, 2019 (Saturday)
Lopez, Quezon No schedule yet      
Maragondon, Cavite October 1, 2018 to January 27, 2019 October 8, 2018 February 2, 2019 February 3, 2019 (Sunday)
Mulanay, Quezon December 13, 2018 to February 21, 2019 January 14, 2019 February 22, 2019 February 24, 2019 (Sunday)
Ragay, Camarines Sur No schedule yet      
Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro December 1, 2018 to February 22, 2019 January 7, 2019 February 26, 2019 March 3, 2019 (Sunday)
San Pedro, Laguna (Batch 1) November 26, 2018 to January 24, 2019 December 3, 2018 January 25, 2019 January 27, 2019 (Sunday)
Sta. Rosa, Laguna December 7, 2018 to March 18, 2019 December 12, 2018 March 22, 2019 March 30, 2019 (Saturday)
Sto. Tomas, Batangas October 29, 2018 to January 12, 2019 November 5, 2018 January 15, 2019 January 18, 2019 (Friday)
Unisan, Quezon October 26, 2018 to January 18, 2019 November 12, 2018 January 18, 2019 January 19, 2019 (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 School Year 2018-2019, 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 (read step-by-step procedure).  An applicant is allowed to apply and take the PUPCET in only one (1) PUP Branch/Campus, and only once this academic year. Multiple application will make the applicant’s PUPCET result null and void. PUPCET application is non-transferrable.

When to Claim ePermit?

Please allow five (5) working days after online application before claiming your ePermit.

Requirements for Admission

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

  • 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)

More Information

  • For PUPCET applicants: After a successful online application, allow five (5) working days before you claim your ePermit / Test Permit
  • PUP iApply performs better on Google Chrome 20 (or higher), Mozilla Firefox 20 (or higher), or Microsoft Edge
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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