Thursday, August 10, 2017

9 Important Tips for PUPCET Takers

The online application for the Polytechnic University of the Philippines College Entrance Test or PUPCET is now open.

I bet that many high school students wanted to go to this prestigious university. Unfortunately, only 8,000 of the average 50,000 PUPCET examinees are admitted to PUP. That means that only 16% of the total examinees pass the PUPCET. 


How to avoid being included in 86% PUPCET non-passers? I suggest that you follow these 10 PUPCET tips:

1. Study Study Study

Break your habit of not studying for quizzes and periodical exams in high school. I suggest that you study and study more. Go back to your high Math, Science, and English. Read some history and current events for the General Information part of the PUPCET coverage. 

2. Do not Over Study

Studying is good but you must make sure to have enough rest, especially the night before the exam. You need to be alert and sleepy on the day of PUPCET. 

3. Arrive Early

Thousands of students will go to PUP campus on the day of the exam. So, you must expect heavy traffic. Arrive at PUP early so you can relax a little before the exam starts.

4. Bring Your Test Permit

No test permit = no exam. PUP, of course, will help you in case that you forget your test permit but it will cause you plenty of stress. 

5. Answer What You Know First

Do not waste time on questions that you don't know the answer. Skip those items first then go back to them later. 

6. Listen to the Proctor

The PUPCET proctors will lay down the rules before the start of exam. Listen to them to avoid confusion. 

7. Don't Take the Exam on an Empty Stomach

Eat your meal (i.e. breakfast or lunch) before taking the PUPCET so you will have enough energy to last the grueling exam. You may also snacks and bottled water in the testing area. 

8. Be Mindful of the Time

PUPCET is difficult because you have to answer around 200 questions within 2 hours. Do not waste your time on difficult questions. 

9. Do not Rely on Leaked PUPCET Questions 

There may be leaked PUPCET questions being shared around before the exam. Do not rely on leaked PUPCET questions because these may be fake.

BONUS TIP: Join Online Groups

There are plenty of online groups in Facebook where PUPCET takers share tips and help each other. I suggest that you join these groups to get the latest news about PUPCET. I also suggest that you monitor the PUP Facebook page.

Do you want to know more about PUPCET? I suggest that you read PUPCET Coverage 2017 - 2018.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

PUPCET Coverage 2017

The Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) recently opened the online application for its College Entrance Test or PUPCET.

According to the schedule of the PUPCET in the PUP website, the PUPCET Online Application for the PUP – Sta. Mesa Campus is from August 1 to October 6, 2017. The PUPCET in Sta. Mesa campus will be on October 14, 2017.

PUPCET Schedule for PUP Santa Mesa

If you are planning to enroll into PUP, then you must know the PUPCET Coverage or the subjects that you should study when you will take the PUPCET.

PUPCET coverage or the subjects are normally four and these are:

General Information

For the Mathematics subject, you must study the algebra and basic math that you learned in High School.

For the English subject, you must expect reading comprehension.

For the Science subject, you must review on high school Biology, Physics, and Chemistry.

Finally, for the General Information, you must review on history and Araling Panlipunan. Reading about the latest news and issues will also help you pass this part of the PUPCET Coverage.

PUPCET questions are not that difficult. Me and my siblings all had an easy time taking the PUPCET. What difficult is the time limit. PUPCET examinees are expected to answer about 200 questions within 2 hours!

I suggest that you review and study hard so that you will be one of the few examinees who will pass the PUPCET.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

FALSE MESSAGE: Philippine Red Cross Warning on Maute Group Attack in Metro Manila

It seems like there are so many people who have nothing to do but to cause stir trouble. In the midst of the continuing war against the Maute Group in Marawi City, some people chose to spread messages that will cause panic to the Filipino people.

I received this message via Facebook Messenger this morning:

False Message about terror alert in Metro Manila

The message says:

Do not post on your fb wall for security reason.
Please pass to family members and friends
ASAP please.........
This was confirmed by Gen. Bato's staff
Hello everyone in Manila, please stay clear off malls for the time being. We received intelligence of 4 women from Basilan plotting to do suicide bombings in malls in Manila. All malls are on high alert. Thank you.
Pls Pass by personal message only. Not posting on your wall for our security. thanks
Please take this serious, from Red Cross Philippines

I instantly doubted the truthfulness of this message. Thankfully, the Philippine Red Cross has an official message in Twitter denying the veracity of the message.

Official message from Philippine Red Cross about terror alert in Metro Manila

The message is definitely a fake and should not be spread.

There is a possibility that terror groups are the source of this message to sow fear and terror to the Filipino people.

Of course, all of us are still called to be vigilant and contact the police if you see any suspicious persons, objects, or activities.