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.


Metro Manila      
  Schedule of Online Application Start of Claiming of Test Permit Last Day of Claiming of Test Permit Test Schedule
Sta. Mesa, Manila August 17 to October 12, 2018 August 22, 2018 October 15, 2018 October 20, 2018 (Saturday)
Quezon City No schedule yet      
Parañaque City No schedule yet      
San Juan City September 12 to November 15, 2018 September 17, 2018 November 20, 2018 November 25, 2018 (Sunday)
Taguig City No schedule yet      
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 No schedule yet      
Pulilan, Bulacan No schedule yet      
Sta. Maria, Bulacan (for Sta. Maria, Bulacan residents only) No schedule yet      
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 No schedule yet      
Biñan, Laguna No schedule yet      
Calauan, Laguna No schedule yet      
Gen. Luna, Quezon No schedule yet      
Lopez, Quezon No schedule yet      
Maragondon, Cavite No schedule yet      
Mulanay, Quezon No schedule yet      
Ragay, Camarines Sur No schedule yet      
Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro No schedule yet      
San Pedro, Laguna No schedule yet      
Sta. Rosa, Laguna No schedule yet      
Sto. Tomas, Batangas No schedule yet      
Unisan, Quezon No schedule yet      

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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