Thursday, January 27, 2011

Tips for PUPCET

It’s been years ago when I took my PUPCET. I remember taking PUPCET because I was not sure of passing the UPCAT. For those who do not know, PUPCET stands for PUP College Entrance Exam. PUP or Polytechnic University of the Philippines is the second most popular state university in the Philippines. It has lower tuition fee as compared to the University of the Philippines. PUP is also the school where poor students go since UP increased its tuition fee by 300% from the old tuition fee of 300 pesos.

Because of UP’s exorbitant tuition fee, many students flock the PUPCET in the hope of entering a cheap but reputable university. I remember the last time when I accompanied my sister to take her PUPCET. PUP ground is full with people and I am sure that it will be the same this coming Sunday, when I accompany my brother to PUP.

Taking and passing PUPCET is easy, especially if you prepared and studied well for the exam. Visit my article, Tips on Taking UPCAT, ACET, DLSUCET other College Entrance Exams, for general tips on preparing for an exam. Scroll down for tips in taking the PUPCET.

1. Go to PUPCET Examination Area Early

Going early to examination area is a must so as to avoid being late. I have seen many students running like mad just to reach their rooms after the bell signaling the start of the PUPCET rang. If your testing area is in PUP Main Campus in Santa Mesa, Manila then you must expect heavy traffic because many people will go to the PUP Main Campus and the volume of people creates traffic jam.

The advantage of reaching the PUPCET test area early is that you have time to relax and prepare yourself for the exam to come.

2. Bring Your Test Permit and Your School ID and other Documents

Never forget to bring your test permit! There are PUPCET examinees who forgot their test permits and they try to beg the examiners to take the exams. Examiners may allow you to take PUPCET but you have to pass many processes, which put you in great stress and might affect your mood in taking the exam.

Bringing your school ID and other documents like school record is also good because if there are some problems, then you have the documents that you need to back yourself up. You should always prepare for the worst.

3. Do Study the Exam Subjects

According to my sister, who took PUPCET two years ago, the exam is subdivided into four subjects and those are Mathematics, Science, English, and General Information. For the English subject, expect that there will be reading comprehension. For the General Information, expect questions about current events so be sure that you updated about the recent events and the big news in our country.

4. Mind the Time When Taking the Exam

PUPCET is easy and most of the questions are multiple choice questions so it is easy to guess the answer if you do not know the answer. Though PUPCET is easy, the catch is the short time limit for every subject. The trick here is to be fast when answering questions. Answer the questions that you know the answer first and skip those questions that you have no or unsure answers. This will make sure that you have at least sure points for the exam. Then, start answering the questions that you skipped. If you don’t really know the answer, then all you have to do is to guess.

Be always mindful of the time when taking PUPCET. Time during the exam run very fast and if you are a slowpoke then you’re doomed. However, don’t sacrifice speed for correctness. You must make sure that you are shading the right letter when you are answering the exam.

5. Don’t Rely on Leaks or Cheat Sheets

There is cheat sheet or a leak of the PUPCET that circulated when I took my PUPCET. I got hold of the cheat sheet and studied it diligently. However, I did not trust the cheat sheet much so I continue my review routine. Then, when the exam came, there’s a rumor that the PUPCET admin changed all the questions because they discovered the leakage. Thus, those people who relied on the cheat sheet were fried and failed the exam. The moral of the story is not to depend on cheat sheet or leakage. It is ok to study the cheat sheet to give you insight of the exam but don’t rely on it alone because if the leakage was discovered, you will surely fail.

So that is my tips when you are taking PUPCET. Hope that my tips help you and if you have other tips or experience when taking the PUPCET, then don’t be shy to share it by leaving a comment.



  1. Thanks for this. (: Nice tips.

  2. Thanks for the tips. That helped a lot. :)

  3. You are welcome Melody. I am glad that I helped you somehow. Are taking the PUPCET tomorrow?

    I will be there with my brother who will be taking the PUPCET too.

    God bless to your exam.

    Thanks for the visit and the comment. I appreciate it a lot.

  4. Yes I am. I am very nervous because I haven't reviewed for tomorrow. I have no idea what will be the test all about. Can you give me some insights on what are we going to test tomorrow? Thanks.

  5. The truth is, I have no idea about the test tomorrow.

    As far as I remember, the exam has the usual subjects like the other college entrance exams. You will have math, science, english. For English, my younger sister said that there is reading comprehension. Also, when I took the exam, there are questions about current events.

    Hope you pass the exam Melody. I will add you to my prayers this evening.

  6. Tnx for the tip what course do you take in PUP

  7. @Melody:

    You are welcome. :-)

    BTW, according to my sister, the subjects for the exam are Math, Science, English and General Info (here the current events questions can be found.

  8. @Anonynous:

    Actually, I am already graduated from college and am an alumni of UP. I just took PUPCET years ago so I have an experience taking it.

  9. Thanks for the info, sir. I am now here @ PUP. The test have not yet started. Wish me luck.

  10. @Melody:

    God bless to you iha. Kaya mo yan. I prayed for you and my brother too.

    Nawa'y maipasa mo ang exam.

  11. SA PUP din ako galing na university kaya i read your post about it.

    Good points to consider.

  12. @Diamond:

    Wow, taga-PUP ka pala boss. :-)

    Thank you sa pagbisita. ^_^

  13. tnx po d2 sa tips n to ah kh8 ppnu may idea n ko kung ano ung ieexam nmin.. pede po bng mgtnung anu pu kya ung nlalaman ng scince at math sa exam?? tnx po ul8.

  14. Hello Anonymous:

    Tanungin ko lang yung kapatid ko kung ano yung na-exam nila. Para naman makatulong sa iyo.

  15. hi taking the pupcet tomorrow and i have no idea what will be the test all about..and im totally not so nervous...sir will you please give some hint?!thanks po!!!

  16. @Sofia:

    Nagtanong ako sa nag-exam na. Heto ang kanilang mga hints.

    1. Math - topics about percentage or more specifically about average. Geometry, specifically sa square.

    2. English - reading comprehension

    3. General Info - meron daw tanong kay Mother Theresa.

    4. Science - kaunting Chem, kaunting Physics at marami daw na Bio.

    According to them, madali lang daw talaga ang exam. Time pressure lang talaga.

    I hope na nakatulong ako. God bless to your PUPCET.

  17. How many items po yun exam tsaka ilang oras magsasagot? Tapos po sana magpost kyo ng mga sample questions. hope you can reply. :)

  18. Hello Anonymous,

    Hindi ka ba tapos mag-exam?

    Anyways, hindi ko direktang masasagot iyan. At saka hindi ko pwedeng i-reveal yung mga questions (kung may alam ako) because that is a wrong thing to do.

    Hope you understand.

  19. salamat po sa tips,,makkatulong po ito kpag nagtest ako,,nakapg apply na po kc ako via online,,
    salamat po!!

  20. You are welcome Anonymous. I am glad na nakatulong ako sa iyo. God bless sa PUPCET mo.

  21. thanks for sharing your knowledge in taking this exam .. Godbless !

  22. uhm...anung time sched po ng PUPCET?

  23. Ana

    It is my pleasure. ^_^ You are welcome!


    PUP has no announcement yet regarding the schedule of PUPCET. Iwill post about it when I get the info. What is open, as of this moment, is the application for the PUPCET.

  24. Bem

    For more information on the PUPCET application, please visit this post: PUPCET 2012 Online Appication is now Open.

  25. thank you for this tips.By the way is the pupcet right minus wrong?and is science and math hard?any other tips?thanks and godbless.

  26. Jayvie

    Based sa mga naririnig ko, PUPCET is not right minus wrong. Second, math and science is not that hard according to my brother who took the exam last year. What makes PUPCET hard is the time pressure.

    I will get back on you if I have another info regarding the exam.

    Thanks for the visit. God bless you too.

  27. Thanks.I just got my test permit yesterday,and naexcite ako magtest bigla.Gusto ko na mag Jan 29.HEHEHE.But still nde pako nagrereview ng lessons ko.-_-

  28. OK lang yan Jayvie.

    Malayo pa naman ang January. Pwede mo namang unti-untiin 'yung pag-aaral eh.

    God bless sa PUPCET. Kaya mo 'yan.

  29. hi! ., sa Jan. 29 na po ako mg-eexam.,lahat po ba ng test ay multiple choices?,

  30. Ashwina

    Yes. Multiple choices po 'yung PUPCET. You take your pick by shading the corresponding letters of your choice.

  31. its exactly 20 years since i take the exam at PUP and my daughter is now taking the exam. madali lang kasi noon may NCEE pa so fresh ang memory sa review when taking the entrance exam. thanks for the tips and advice.

  32. Wow, ang tagal na po pala ninyo nag-exam Anonymous.

    God bless po sa daughter ninyo. May she pass PUPCET.

  33. ako rin Jan.29 magte-take ng PUPCET..
    wala talaga akong idea kung anong mga tanong ang lalabas.. ano ba usually ang coverage? Mahirap Ba talaga? takot akong mag-take sayang ang 500.

  34. Hello Riz

    Ang una mong dapat talunin ay yung takot mo. Hindi mo dapat katakutan ang PUPCET. Tandaan, fear can paralyze you and make your mind not work well. Kaya dapat kang maghanda sa PUPCET para hindi ka matakot.

    Here is the coverage of the exam:

    1. Math
    2. English with reading comprehension
    3. General Info
    4. Science

    Madali lang naman ang exam. Ang kalaban mo lang ay oras kasi kaunti lang yung allotted time per subject eh.

    Mag-aral kang mabuti Riz. I am sure maipapasa mo yang PUPCET.

  35. sir in ur own opinion wat kind of student would pass the pupcet? below average, average or above average? i'm so rattled about it.. >.<

  36. Dear IrishQ.

    I suggest that you don't worry much about your ranking in high school. Below average, average and above average students can all fail the PUPCET if they don't study diligently. All three type of students have the chance of passing the PUPCET.

    Above average students has the advantage, of course, because they already understood the basic concepts in subjects like Math, Science, English, etc. Pero madadaan naman iyon sa matiyagang pag-rereview.

    Let me share this to you. Bobo ako sa math noong high school. I can't understand linear equations or yung simpleng topic sa algebra. Pero naipasa ko yung PUPCET.

    Sa totoo lang, noong college ko lang naintindihan ng todo yung algebra.

    You don't need to despair. It does not help you in studying for the PUPCET.

  37. wow wat a relief. Tnx sir. Yah, sa tingin ko nga dn po di dpat ako kabahan kc d more n kkbahan ka e may possibility n mamental blck kpag nsa actual test n. Pero sir would u mind to give me some specific points to review on each subject area? It will be a great help. Thanks for creating ds blog also, it helped me conquer my nervous.. :)

  38. Good morning IrishQ.

    Yup. Wag kang kabahan. Kayang-kaya mo y'an. Nagtanong ako sa kumuha na dati ng PUPCET. Heto yung some hints:

    1. Math: simple algebra, geometry (area, perimeter, dimensions ng plane figure).

    2. Science: Halo-halo 'yung high school science (General Science, Physics, Chem, Biology).

    3. Sa Reading Comprehension eh pagbabasahin ka ng mga paragraphs na may about 10 sentences. Duon nila susukatin kung madali ka makaintindi ng English.

    4. Sa Language merong sentence completion.

    5. General Info ay kasali ang current events at simple history. Pero mas marami 'yung current events. That means na ilalagay nila 'yung latest news na nasa TV ngayon.

    Please take note na ito ay noong nakaraan PUPCET. Pero ito yung hint na maibibigay ko for you.

    Kwentuhan mo ako after you take the exam ha. Go go go.

    Kung may questions ka pa ay itanong mo lang.

  39. tnx sir. Yah, i'll give u an update for d result. I hope mkpasa ako dat's really my ideal school. Pero ung main reason ko tlga kc dey dont require uniform esp. dun sa like kong itake, broadcast communication, if papalarin po. Written test po b lhat yan?

  40. IrishQ

    Yung kawalan pala ng uniform 'yung reason mo. ^_^ Well, yeah, masarap talaga ang walang uniform. Pwede ka nang magsuot ng kahit anong fashion style.

    Yung exam is not written per se na pagsusulatin ka ng paragraphs. I-she-shade mo yung sagot mo sa ibibigay na answer sheet.

  41. yup. Hehe. Ay pkiulit po sir? Di ko gets ung per se na pagsusulatin...etc po ee. May tnung p po pla ako, may related po b kung pang1st or 2nd batch k sa chance n mkapasa k sa pupcet? Sbi kc ng friend ko n ngtake ng pupcet en luckily nkpasa gnun dw ee..

  42. IrishQ

    Ang ibig ko lang sabihin doon ay 'yung gagawin mo mismo ay i-shade 'yung sagot duon sa answer sheet.

    It doesn't matter kung first batch ko or second batch kasi ang basehan naman kung sino nakapasa ay kung ano yung score mo sa PUPCET. Yun nga lang lamang yung mga second batch kasi pwede na sila bigyan ng hint ng mga naunang batch.

  43. tnx po. Next week p kc ako kukuha ng test permit ee. Di p kc available mama ko e di p ako marunong pumunta dun bka mligaw hehe. Kulit kc ng friend ko pnplit ako pumunta dis week kc para dw mkaabot p ako sa 1st batch, sbi nia kc kpag 2nd batch dw mhrap, nppressure tuloy ako. Tnx po tlga.. :)

  44. IrishQ

    Baka gusto lang nang friend mo na may kasabay ka. Huwag ka mag-alala. Madali lang naman puntahan yung PUP. Sa PUP Santa Mesa ka mag-e-exam?

  45. yup sa pup sta.mesa po. Nakakatakot dn po kc mgcommute mag'isa kc marami n po ata sasakyan dun pagpabalik. Bka kung san ako mpunta pauwi hehe..

  46. parang pang high school lang ba yung question sa ent.exam? sa jan 29, 2012 na kasi ung ent. exam kinakabahan na ko :)

  47. Hello Lyza. Malapit na nga ang PUPCET ah. Huwag kang kabahan at simple lang naman ang mga tanong. Hindi naman kayo bibigyan doon ng mga tanong na pang-kolehiyo na. Ang ibibgay doon ay yung masasagot ng mga fourth year high school students.

    Halimbawa sa Math, simpleng algebra at basic math lang ang mga tanong doon.

    Sa Science naman ay may questions from Biology, Chemistry at Physics. Simple questions lang naman ang mga nandoon.

    Kayang kaya mo 'yan. God bless sa exam.

  48. salamat sa inyung conversation nakatulong sakin toh ng bongga. .11

  49. hello sir, i realy dont have an idea bout the test in PUPCET,it makes me.....(indescribable feeling)....but because of your TIPS feel better,, and the CONVERSATION helps a lot...


  50. Walang anuman sa inyong dalawa, Jhae Em at Anon.

    God bless sa exam ninyo.

  51. sa jan.29 na po ang exam ko sa pup mejo kinakabahan kasi almost 2 yrs akong tumigil simula nung gumraduate ako ng high school tanong ko lang po kung dis advantage yung tumigil ng almost 2 yrs. kasi halos lahat ng napag aralan ko nung high school ay nalimutan ko na pero kung mag rereview ako siguro babalik naman sa alaala ko yun ewan ko lang sa math kasi bobo talaga ako sa math heheehhe.................

  52. meron din po bang calculation sa test esp. yung science?????

  53. Pwede po ba kumuha ng test permits on saturdays? nahihirapan po kac aq mag-manage ng time since I have classes in the morning..

  54. gumagawa ako ngayon ng reviewer ko galing sa mga quizzes sa net sana lang makatulong ng malaki yung ginagawa ko at sana rin nasa test paper yung mga nilagay kong reviews heheheehhe........

  55. Anon @Jan 4

    Ako rin naman bobo sa Math noong bago ako magkolehiyo. Hindi ko nga maintindihan yang mgaequations na 'yan tapos babanatan pa ng linear at parabolic graphs.

    Kaya mo 'yan. Konting aral lang ang kailangan mo.

    Anon @Jan 5

    Siguradong may calculation PUPCET, lalo na siyempre sa Math. Sa Science, kaunti lang yung calculation kung meron man.


    I am afraid not. Office hours lang pwedeng kumuha ng test permit eh. Kaya sa weekdays lang pwede. Walang opisina kapag weekends eh.

    For more information in caliming PUPCET permit, basahin mo information sa post na ito:

    Anon @Jan 7

    Sana nga. ^_^ God bless sa exam mo.

  56. this jan.29 na po exam ko.mahirap ba ang mga coverage ng pupcet.what are the maximum average para mkapasa?pano pg d napasa ang pupcet?is there a 2nd chance for those hu failed?thanks po.

  57. PUPCET is easy and fun to take. Practice in solving simple math problems, understand the basic laws of basics, increase your reading comprehension skills and be up to date with general knowledge. By the way I took the exam 13 years ago. I got a 99% rating :).

  58. Anon @Jan 9

    Hello, visit this post:

    That post listed the qualification for those who can take PUPCET.

    According to those qualifications, PUP doesn't bar those who fail the PUPCET to take the exam again. This means that there is another chance for those who fail the exam.

    Hindi naman talaga mahirap yung PUPCET. Basic lang yung mga tanong. Ang labanan lang ay kung sino ang magaling.

    I am not sure kung ano ang pasing score sa PUPCET. Nag-ma-matter din kasi kung ano yung ranking mo sa buong PUPCET eh kasi limited slots naman sa mga courses. So, if you are taking the PUPCET, i-target mo yung 90% rating.

    God bless sa exam mo.

    Andrew Padilla

    Ikaw na ang 99. ^_^

  59. this tips hepls me a lot..thanks for this :) sana maipasa ko yung PUPCET...jan.29 exam ko..malapit na...super review na toh palagi..

  60. MadaLi lang po ba talga yung pupcet ? i will take my exam this jan 29 , hoping na makapasa :) tourism po yung kinuha ko . saka may lalaki po bang tourism sa pup sta. mesa ?

  61. Anon @Jan11

    Oo naman. Madali lang talaga ang PUPCET basta ba nag-aral ka. Kayang kaya mo 'yan.

    Oo naman. Kaya nga tumatanggap ng lalaki sa Tourism course eh. Ibig sabihin noon na pwedeng-pwede ang mga lalaki duon.

  62. Sa January 29 po ako mag-eexam,kaso ang problema ko hindi pa po ako nakakapagreview eh,anu ano po ba ang dapat i-review para hindi mangamote sa exam..hehehe..PUP lng po kc pagasa ko sa pagaaral kaya dapat kong maipasa,kaso baka mahirap exam. Medyo mahina po kc ulo ko lalu na sa math. hehe.

    - Allan Vincent

  63. thanks sa laht ng tips sobrang laking tulong nito. sana maipasa ko ang test sa feb 29. last choice of school ko na to.

  64. Sir, thanks for this tips. I'm Mr. Julius Garcia and I'll be taking my PUPCET this January 29,2012. Please for me and for us who'llbe taking the exam. With God's grace, KAYA NAMIN ITO!


  66. hello po.high school grad po aq last year..i will be taking PUPCET this coming feb.19..ano po ba basehan to qualify in PUP?maliban po sa test results pati po ba ang grades basehan?at iaanounce po ba agad ang results?thank you po sa mga pointers sa god bless po.. :)

  67. Allan Vincent

    Madali lang naman talaga ang PUPCET. Gaya ng sinabi ko sa mga naunang comments, ang mga tanong sa PUPCET ay kayang-kaya ng graduating high school students. Basic Math, Basic English, Basic Science, kaunting History at Current Events; 'yan ang maasahan mo sa PUPCET.

    At syempre, kung hindi ka nag-review, malaki ang posibilidad na mahirapan ka. I suggest na magreview ka para naman ma-refresh mo 'yung utak mo at confident ka sa pagsagot sa PUPCET. God bless sa iyo.

    Anonymous @Jan 19

    I believe na ang basehan para makapasok ka sa PUP ay yung score mo sa PUPCET. Ang payo ko sa iyo ay mag-aral ka nang mabuti at galingan mo sa exam. Yung grade mo sa high school ay wala masyadong bearing sa PUPCET.

    Pagdating naman sa kung kelan 'yung announcement ng exam results, yung PUP admin lang ang makakasagot niyan. Ang asahan mo na lang ay aabutin din ng ilang buwan bago sila maglabas ng resulta. Papadalhan naman kayo ng sulat eh. Ang unang papadalhan ay yung mga hindi pumasa.

    Julius and the other Anonymous

    Welcome po. Will surely pray for all of you. God bless!

  68. i just wanna ask po sana kung kaylan po ung sinasabing interview pra dun sa chosen course ? mismong day dn po ba un ng exam?

  69. 1 hour per subject po ba yung ibibigay na time sa pupcet or 45 minutes lng po?

  70. Illuminati

    No. The interview is scheduled after the results of PUPCET are released. Yng mga nakapasa lang sa PUPCET and mai-interview.


    As far as I remember, mga 1 hour and alloted time for each subject. Better ask the exam proctor tungkol dito para sa mas tamang sagot.

  71. Ano po ba ung coverage ng exam,mag exam na kaso ako sa Jan 29 e hindi ko Alam kung saan ako magpopokus sa pag rereview

  72. Anonymous

    Coverage ng exam ay High School Math, Science, English with reading comprehension, Current Events na may History din.

    God bless sa exam.

  73. hi i'm jhoyfil//.
    whoah.., that's great..,!!
    kla ko hirap ng exam sa PUP..,
    nd nmn pla gnun..,
    since experience ko na ang
    magtake ng exam sa ibng unversity/.
    na relief nmn ako//.
    gnun lng nmn din pla..,^.^
    good luck n lng pra skin pti n rin sa iba..,

    .... ung mga current events po ba
    na sinsbi nio is sa bansa lng po ntin..? wala po bng included na event bout sa ibng bansa..?
    ^.^tnx po..,

  74. hi sir ahab, thanks for all this tips, madali lng po talga ung exam, just concentrate and think positive lng po talaga, at wag kabahan . maraming salamat po, kc nung una kinakabahan talga qu kung anu mangyayari, hope we pass coz my family really want me to passed the exam in the PUP coz my bro. graduated here, i hope me too can passed and graduate here . tnx sir ahab, tnx a lot. i appreciate all this tips, and i'll review all of this, thank you so much sir ahab . g' luck to us . sana e2 na lng po regalo ni God sa b-day qu, ung makapasa sa PUP, kc jan. 28 pu b-day qu and jan 29 naman ung test, i really want to pass here and to study here, tnx sir ahab .

  75. Jhoyfil

    Karamihan mga current events ng Pilipinas yung kasali sa PUPCET exam.

    Anonymous @Jan 21 4:21 PM

    You are welcome. :-) Kayang-kaya mo 'yang PUPCET.

  76. sir joyfil is here..,
    thanks for that sir..,

  77. hi sir ndi po talaga ko mapakali pag napapagusapan ung PUPCEt i will take exam sa jan.29 kinakbahan ako wala pa ko narereview ni isa, 1 wik nalang magtatake na pero tnx po sa mga tips search ko nlng sa net ung ibang nakalimutan ko.. Btw po ung sa math po ba ung simple algebra nila ung mga cartesian plane ?? Ung geometry angles?? Un pu ba?? Saka sa chem po mga elementspo ba? Sa physics motion,force,wave? Jan lng po ako mejo tabingi sa mga solve solve. Memorization ska mejo sa english.. Paki sama nmn po ako sa prayers na makapasa ako sa pup :D GODBLESS kaya natin 2 :DD

  78. Hello po. Itatanong ko lang po sana kung ilang hours po ang pag-take ng PUPCET? :) nabasa ko po kasi sa mga previous comments nyo na konti lang ung allotted time per subject. :/

  79. Joyfil

    You are welcome. ^_^


    Hindi ko alam kung ano mismo ang ilalagay na mga tanong sa PUCET this year. Ang alam ko lang ay yung mga topics ay kayang-kaya ng graduating high school students dahil ang topics naman ay yung mga pinag-aaralan sa high school subjects. Medyo broad yung topics pero ganyan talaga ang mga entrance exams.


    Mga half day ang ginugol na oras ko noong nag-exam ako sa PUPCET. Kasali na duon yung pag-fill up ng forms at pagpila papunta sa examination room.

    Yah, maikli lang ang time sa PUPCET. Kaya mabilisan talaga ang pagsagot duon.

  80. hi good morning po..tanong ko lang po kung anu po ba mga posible ko maging problema ..nag college na po kasi ako sa bsu then mag ttransfer po aq s pup since hnd nga daw po cla tumtanggap ng trnsferee glng sa ibang univ.. mag tatke po aq ng pupcet this coming 29 Back to frst yr po ulit aq..anu po ba mga duc. na kakailangnin q..thank you po

  81. Hello Anonymous. Sure po ba kayo na hindi tumatanggap ng transferee ang PUP? Ang nakausap po ba ninyo ay yung tamang authority sa PUP tungkol sa bagay na iyan. Kasi kung mag-e-exam po kayo uli eh mababawale-wala yung mga pinaghirapan mo sa BSU. Sayang naman. I suggest that you inquire again. At kung hindi talaga eh tanungin mo uli 'yung PUP tungkol sa mga requirements.

  82. hope sana makapasa kami ng mga kaklase ko.

  83. ahmm . hi .. thank you nga po pla sa tips na nabasa ko sa earlier conversation nyo. sa tingin nyo po ba makakapsa ako sa entrance test na to.. ang average ko naman po sa mga nakaraang gradings ay nasa 83 din po .. peo kinakabahan po tlaga ako .. tinutulungan na nga po ako ng mga kaibigan kong college students na din .. peo parang walang pumapasok sa utak ko ... hay buhay ... i need major help..

    Hoping that PUPCET is much easier than UPCAT :DD


  85. pupcet na sa linggo kinakabahan na excited na ako heheehhe laking tulong ng blog na to lalung lalo na sa coverage ng exam.....ty very much ser ahab........

  86. thanks for some tips. it will help a lot this coming sunday.

  87. Thanks for the tips and for the cnversations. It will surely help me a lot in taking the PUPCET this coming Sunday. GODBless us all :) Wish us good luck.

    I need to pass.
    I shall pass.
    I will pass the PUPCET.


  88. thanks for the tips ! iam going to take my pupcet this coming sunday ! kindly pray for me ! a lot of thanks !

  89. thank you to your tips it may help me taking the exam tomorrow
    please pray for me

  90. Tomorrow is the day that we are waiting for. :) May our Good Lord bless us all! Just pray.

    Whatever the result is, don't forget to thank GOD <3

    Take Care ;)

  91. Really nervous, tomorrow is the date that assign to me taking the Entrance Exam of PUP. Thank for the information, di pa naman ako masyado nakapag review napaka Hectic po kasi ng Schedule ko e.
    Sana Makapasa :)

    ~ Barja

  92. Grabe po, BUKAS NA ang exam :*
    KABADO ako :((
    sana masagutan ko lahat yung questions correctly !! ow, TAHNKYOU po for this TIPS, GREAT HELP for me !!!! thankyou, MAHIRAP BA YUNG questions, Like kung Kaliwete ba si MInie mouse ?? !!! haha. Just trying . SANA MAKAPSA TAYO !! GOD BLESS US:)

  93. Thank you for the tips po!

    My PUPCET's tomorrow and I really have no idea on what to do. Thank God I found this page. :> I didn't review and I don't think it's a good idea to do it tomorrow so I guess I'll just have to rely on my stock knowledge. @_@

    Anyway, thank you for this! :) God bless!

    - M

  94. late ko na nabasa to :( nakapag exam na ako kanina , hays.. sana pasado ako ' kinakabahan tlga aq hehe hays.,goodluck na lng .. wish me luck ^^

  95. pwede po ba magtanong .. kailan po ba makikita ung mga passer ng PUPCET? 2012 nung january 29 ako nag take ng exam .. ndi po ksi cnabi ng proctor nmin kung kailan.. tas nung tinignan ko sa website wala naman pong nakalagay... mag papaschedule din po ksi ako bukas sa TUP baka po kasi magsayang lng ako ng pera ... baka nakapasa na ko sa PUP ng ndi ko po alam .. tas magpapaschedule pa po ko ng test sa TUP 375 pesos din un .. may isang damit na din akong mabibili dusa halagang 375 .. tnx po sasagot =))))

  96. Mga Sir tanong lang po, importante po ba talaga ung grade mo nung 1st,2nd,3rd year H.S pag below 82% average mo di ka na tatanggapin? kahit 85% na ung grade sa 4th year?

  97. @anon jan.30 sa march 12 ang result ng pupcet

  98. march 20 2012 pla sorry

  99. akala ko pa naman mapeperfect ko yung gen. info yun na nga lang ang pag asa ko eh tapos nung nag google ako daming mali like nung kanino alay ang parthenon sagot ko zeus yun pla kay athena shete naman at saka yung saan matatagpuan ang grand canyon sagot ko colorado u.s.a yun pla sa arizona u.s.a and etc. sana makapas pa rin ako sayang 500 at saka yun lang ang tangi kong pag asa...........

  100. thanks a lot..... maraming po akong natutunan kung ano ang gagawin sa exam maraming salamt po sa mga tips naway makapasa kami ... GOD Bless po sa lahat...
    at kung pede po magtanong pede po ba humingi ng tips kung ano ang rerebyuhin sa general information...

  101. Ang galing ng site na 2.ang dami qng mga tips n nkuha.i Like it.Im also
    taking an PUPCET this feb.19 kya very
    useful tlaga 2ng Site na2.GOD Bless
    Sa lhat at GOOD LUCK na rin sTin na mag-Eexam.Go-go-Go :))

  102. Ask ko Lng rin po Madali Lng po ba
    Ung PUPCET lalo na po ung Math.
    Request nmn po pwede po b mkahingi
    ng Hints about s PUPCET lalo na po
    Specially sa Math..

  103. JM Manoza

    Madali lang ang PUPCET. Kayang-kaya ng mga 4th year high school students.

    Hey! Sa mga nag-exam na d'yan ng PUPCET, pakibigyan po si JM ng hints.

  104. sa wakas .nakapag comment din kiniclick ko ung post a comment eh .di gumagana . ngayon ko lng nabuksan. nabasa ko lahat yan post niu .dami ko nakuha na tips. eh
    tnx ng marami .
    narereview ko palng sa sa science eh ung biology bout sa cell at photosynthesis..2011 po ba ung genral info? sa english correct usage plang ko at identifying err .
    sa math ano mga basics lg. kamote pa aman ko dun hehe.

    ask ko lg po kung pano pag pumasa sa pupcet tas ung ung grades sa card eh maintain lg di kataasan .

  105. Rogin Thackeray Etcobanez xD

  106. Malapit na Ang Araw ng PUPCET.
    Kinakabhan na ko!! Although Nag-Review nmn n Ako pero kabado pa rin..

    Bahala na si Lord sa PUPCET ko!!

  107. Good Luck sTin na mag-eexam
    sa feb.19.

  108. hello feb 19 na po ang exam q..balak q po kc pumunta ng PUP this friday pra ichek ang testing site sa sta. mesa kc bka sa exam day eh maligaw aq mahirap na bka E215 nga pla aq, 11:00 am...cnu cno jan ang prehas ng room q?hahaha...goodluck po sa ating lahat na magtetake ng pupcet.!!
    .btw...totoo po ba ung isa sa mga nabasa q sa isang blog na sa PUP sta mesa, out of 4000 pupcet takers, 800 lang kukunin???..grabe po tlaga nung nbasa q un na shock aq!!! nkakakaba nman po un...sna po sagutin nyo po...thank you for all your god bless all po!! :)

  109. wah sa sunday na exam .. god is good.. di nia tayo pababayaan.. sana makapasa tayo .. eto nalang pag asa ko eh at namomotivate ako pag sinasabi ng mama ko na kaya ko to.. salamat god.. gabayan mo po kame sa sunday at kayo na po bahala samen :)

  110. thanks sa mga tips..

  111. mag eexam na tayo sa lingo!!!! malapit na!!!! pnghapon ako. salamat nga pala sa blog nyo. tnx

  112. Wow thanks for the tips sir! :) I'll take the exam on Feb19. I am perfectly unprepared. By the way is it true that out of 90,000 examinees PUP will only get 8,000-9,000? This shakes me to death. PUP is my dream school :(

    For those who took the 1stbatch, please give me more ideas. Especially science and math :( Let us all pray for our test. God bless aspiring PUPians!

  113. Anonymous Feb 15

    It is not surprising kung ganyan nga ang ginagawa ng PUP. Limitado lang naman ang budget ng PUP eh kaya maari nilang gawin na limitado lang din ang papapasukin na freshmen.

    God bless sa iyo. ^_^

  114. Athena

    I don't know kung gaano katotoo yung nalaman mong information na iyan pero posible na totoo nga na limited lang ang papatuluyin ng PUP after ng PUPCET. Gaya ng sinabi ko sa comment ko sa itaas, limited lang budget ng PUP at limited lang din ang slots bawa't course. Hindi kayang i-accommodate lahat.

    So ang mangyayari n'yan limitado lang ang pwedeng makapasok na Freshmen sa PUP.

  115. hi po..hmmpff ask q lng po kng pwdi pb aq mkapg rgster s pup ds feb??

    kc valid p nman until march ung form n nkuha q

    bgo p lng kc aq d2,self support lng kc aq kya nag ipon muna aq pra s gastosin...

  116. rogin
    bukas na exam natin . good luck satin

    Pray pray pray ..

  117. Nakakakaba po! Wala pa ko nareview kahit isa! sana makapasa ako.. Sa Science,at General Info ako kinakabahan! Salamat po, dami ko natutunan. God Bless!

  118. bukas na ang exam ;) excited na aqng magtake ng exam guyss! tamang review lng

  119. Meron po ba mga trigonometry? Right triangles ganun po? Nakalimutan ko na kasi un. focus ako ngayon sa percents galing jan sa mga tips mga percents daw kaya nirecall ko un.hehehe Salamat po! Godbless..

  120. yeah!!!
    this is really is it..
    GODBLESS us all guys!!

  121. GOOD LUCK GUYS!!!
    maswerte pa kau kc kahit kabado yan lang iniisip nyu kac kame sabay sabay e,,,,, 3 baby thesis in 3 major subjs. , praktis ng cottilion , semi-finals sa lunes , drill sa CAT , at 1 hour biyahe start sa bahay to st.mesa at sangkatutak pa,, hehe
    but i know god is good kaya KAYA YAN!!! =">

  122. God bless us all! Good luck sa mga kasabay ko mag eexam bukas! :)

  123. tama yun,,,, 11 am ako,,,,E517 cnu kaya malapit saken?

  124. Anonymous @Feb 17

    Kung valid yung form hanggang March, then that means na OK pa din yan kahit ngayong February.

    God bless sa iyo.

  125. ..give me some tips po kasi this april pa po yung test ko sa PUP commonwealth i felt nervous because im not sure kung makakapasa ako!:(

    ty poh sa pagpost nyo poh ng mga tips poh para sa PUPCET
    coz i dont have really idea poh tlgah
    dyan @least ngaun poh marami poh ako na gain na information

    dis coming (march 10,2012) saturday
    exam qoeh wish meh luck poh :))
    gbu poh ty much poh :)

  127. malapit na ako mag exam sa pup ..
    problema ko math ... mahina ako doon .. at almost lahat ng formula nakalimutan ko na .. what should i do .. please help me

  128. Paano kung may laktaw?

  129. Test ko din naman bukas sana mkapasa din ako...

  130. Anonymous

    Wala namang problema kung may laktaw. The machine that checks the answer sheet will check the other items.

    Mabait Ako

    God bless sa exam mo.

  131. malaking 2long ang mga tips n ibnibgay nyo. im hoping n sana ay makapasa ang aking anak. may tanong po sana ako 2ngkol sa mga kurso. kasi cnabihan po ang anak ko ng proctor sa pup n mag accounting o kaya ay engineering sya. kasi tinanong sya kung anong ano ang kukunin nyang course sagot po nya ay BSIT. para po sa inyo ano po ang pinakabest s engineering? civil, electrical, mechanical, o industrial?

  132. Magandang araw po sa inyo Anonymous.

    Sana nga po ay makapasa ang inyong anak sa PUPCET. Patungkol naman po sa inyong tanong ang masasabi ko lang po ay tanungin ninyo ang inyong anak kung ano ang gusto niyang kurso. Maganda po ninyong malaman kung saang aspeto siya magaling o mahina.

    Nasa estudyante naman po iyan eh kung magiging maganda nag kurso oh hindi.

    May kanya-kanyang advantages ang bawa't kurso na binaggit ninyo aty nakasasalalay po talaga iyon sa estudyante.

    Salamat po sa iyong pagbisita at pagkomento.

  133. Magandang araw po sa inyo Anonymous.

    Sana nga po ay makapasa ang inyong anak sa PUPCET. Patungkol naman po sa inyong tanong ang masasabi ko lang po ay tanungin ninyo ang inyong anak kung ano ang gusto niyang kurso. Maganda po ninyong malaman kung saang aspeto siya magaling o mahina.

    Nasa estudyante naman po iyan eh kung magiging maganda nag kurso oh hindi.

    May kanya-kanyang advantages ang bawa't kurso na binaggit ninyo aty nakasasalalay po talaga iyon sa estudyante.

    Salamat po sa iyong pagbisita at pagkomento.

  134. sayaang hindi ako nakapasa
    meron pu bang nakapaskil
    sa bulletin board ng PUP sta.mesa
    kung sino ung nakapasa
    Gusto ko lang ma confirm
    Nkakapanglumo naman
    para tuloy nangliit ako sa sarili ko :((

    btw pwede pa rin pu ba magenroll kung di naka pasa ng PUPCET ganun pa rin ba ung tuition na bbayaran mo?

    tnx po sa mag rereply

  135. Anonymous

    Sigurado na may nakapaskil sa bulletin board ng PUP Sta. Mesa tungkol sa mga nakapasa. Mas maganda niyan ay hintayin mo yung sulat galing sa PUP regarding the result ng PUPCET mo. Yun ang magiging official document na panghahawakan mo.

    Wag ka mangliit. Try other schools. Kung gusto mong mag-PUP talaga then I suggest that you transfer after your first year sa ibang school.

    You can't enroll sa PUP kapag hindi ka PUPCET passer.

  136. hello po!!rachel po!!salamat po sa mga reviews at advices nyo!!!nkapasa po aq sa pupcet!!!!btw...pano po ba mag confirm ng slot??d q po kc mhanap sa website ng pup...thanks po uli sa mga sagot nyo sa tanong q b4 the exam...msa2bi q po isa po kau sa nkatulong...sna po sagutin nyo po uli ito.. :)

  137. paano po ba ito->Notarized affidavit that applicant did not enroll in any school/college/university within and outside the country with "waiver" that if there is concealment of previous enrolment, PUP enrolment becomes null and void.

    kung may sample din po kayo patingin na rin.
    maraming salat po.

  138. Rachel

    Hintayin na lang po ninyo yung official letter mula sa PUP. Nakasulat po duon yung instructions for confirmation at enrollment.


    Wala po akong sample ng affidavit na hinihingi ninyo. I believe that any competent attorney can make one for you. Simpleng document lang naman ang affidavit eh.

    Please ask a lawyer about it.

  139. thanks po sa tips na bnigay nyo. I passed pupcet. sa interview po, anung klaseng interview gagawin nla? mhirap po ba un? what if dun pa bmagsak? anu pong mangyayari?

  140. rachel po uli.. :)
    naiconfirm ko na po!!!...tnx po uli at ano po ba ung tinatanong sa interview???tnx po uli...sna po sgotin nyo....

  141. To Anonymous and Rachel

    Hindi ko po na-experience yung interview after the PUPCET so hindi ko po kayo mabibigyan ng eyewitness account sa kung anong nangyayari during interview.

    Sa tingin ko ay magiging easy lang yung interview process. Mga simple questions lang ang itatanong sa palagay ko at hindi na kayo tatanungin ng mga questions na parang PUPCET. Kaya sa palagay ko ay kayang-kaya ninyo ang interview.

    Just relax and take it easy.

  142. Ano pong pinagkaiba ng BS MATH sa Applied Mathematics major in actuarial Mathematics? Ano pong mas mganda sa kanilang dalawa? Pareho ko po kasing gusto.. alin din po yung mas in demand sa dalawa?

  143. Anonymous

    Yung BS Math ay mas focused sa mathematical concepts. Theories, theorems, derivations, etc.

    Applied Math naman ay hindi ninyo masyadong alalahanin yung mga concepts. Ang magiging focus niyo lang ay yung part ng Math na magagamit ninyo sa major area of study ninyo, which in your case is actuarial mathematics.

    I am not sure kung alin ang mas in demand sa pagitan ng dalawang course na pinag-iisipan mo. So, I have no comment about that.

  144. ang tagal ko ng wala sa school its been 15years ago, but since there still hope for me to take my college life.. i will try to take PUPCET so i tried to browse for some tips.. kaya ako nakaabot dito sa siteni admin.. lapit na eh, this coming 29th na.. very nervous, but still i prayed for that.. if it is meant, its meant :) goodluck din sa mga kukuha ng exams.. God bless us all..

  145. thanks po pala kay admin.. :)

  146. ano po sa tingin nyo ang mas mahirap pero worth it naman dahil maganda yung mgiging job mo between BS math or applied math mejor in actuarial math?

  147. I'll be taking PUPCET this Sunday and I'm quite curious if the PUPCET in Sta. Mesa is same as its branches?Thank you!


  148. Thanks for the tips..
    Hope to pass in PUPCET :D

  149. ask ko lang if mahirap ba exam sa pup?bale po eexam ako bukas ee sa college of tech ..hope to pass .. give me some idea nman po o clues para sa exam ..tnx po ...

  150. Hello po, ask ko lang pag sa transferee po ba kaylangan pa magtake ng pupcet?

  151. Hello Anonymous @ July 17.

    Sa tingin ko hindi mo na kailangan kumuha ng PUPCET. I suggest that you ask the PUP Registrar's Office para malaman mo kung ano ang mga requirements for transferees.

  152. --- i know PupCET is not that hard according to mY sister who had taken it .. time pressure lang daw ang kailangan mung pagLabanan .. :))
    -- balak cuh kc magtake ng PUPCET .. sana makapasa .. ahm pwede puh ba bigyan yo cuh ng fresh tips para sa exam .. pati na rin puh ung test coverage

  153. Hello Marissa

    The tips are already on the article above. For the fresh tips or idea from the most recent PUPCET, I suggest that you ask previous examinees.

  154. -- may kilala ba kayo na nagtest lang this year ? kung meron po sana patanong na lang .. thanks po ...

  155. Marissa

    Wala akong kilalang kaka-exam lang ng PUPCET. Ipakilala ko sa iyo kapag may nakilala ako.

  156. ahaha magtatake ako ng PUPCET kasi hindi ako confident kung makakapasa ako sa UPCAT(pero sana makapass pa rin ako sa UPCAT haha)....i'm just wondering...when will the online application for this year be available? salamat in advance

    by the way,nice tips.. :) hehe

  157. -- may tanong lang po .. lahat ba ng course sa pup may required average ?? kc ung accountancy,engineering tas archi meron eh ..

  158. Hello Marissa.

    I think not all course sa PUP ay may required minimum average. Pero s'yempre, mas maganda kung mataas ang iyong average sa PUPCET.

    Those who have the highest average ay yung nauunang mag-enroll kaya nakukuha nila yung sikat na course. Yung mga passers na may mababang average ay yung tira-tira na slots na lang makukuha nila.

  159. -- thank you po ulit :)
    before po kasi kala ko eh binabase nila sa average nung 4th year high school .. ehh hindi kataasan general ave ko nun eh .., kaya tnx po ulit

  160. open na po ba ang application form para sa nxt school year?

  161. Hindi pa po open ang PUPCET for the next school year Anonymous.

    Pakitingnan na lang itong website ng PUP iApply para sa announcements.

    Heto po ang website link:

  162. Anonymous
    parehas lng ba lahat ng mga college programs na ini offer ng PUP main sa lahat ng branch

  163. Hello Xian

    Hindi po pare-parehas ang courses offered sa iba't ibang campus ng PUP. Mas madami po ang courses offered sa Main Campus sa Manila.

    Some courses are not offered in other PUP campuses.

  164. hi sir ishmael .. graduating student po ako . at ang PUP ang ideal school ko , although im from pampnga willing ako maging independent para makapag tapos sa PUP . ahaha .. this blog helps me a lot , atleast im reaady for the incoming PUPCET .. idol ko kayo sir ishmael , kahit na paulit ulit tanong nila nag ti-tiyaga kayo mag reply . hahaha :D gudlak sa ating mga mag te-take (kahi matagal pa) . haha

  165. Dear Anonymous

    You are welcome. :-D

    I pray that you become a student of PUP. May you pass the PUPCET.

  166. Hello o .. :)
    Salamat po sa mga tips ..
    really big help ..

    ano po yung mga courses offered sa campus sa sta.mesa,manila ??

  167. Hello Karen Joy.

    Thank you very much for dropping by. Please visit this link:

    That link has a list of undergraduate programs of PUP. Most of the courses there are offered in PUP-Santa Mesa.

  168. Where can we get the ALS A&E and PEPT authenticated copy ?

  169. Required po ba ung PEPT and ALS A&E copy before getting the permit ??

    Jasmin Khan

  170. Hello Jhun Khan

    You don't have the original copy of your PEPT?

    I think you can get your PEPT certificate from Department of Education.

    For more information please call these telephone numbers: (032)632-1361 to 71

  171. Jhun Khan

    Here is my answer to your other question.

    Yes. PEPT and ALS A&E certificate are required for application to PUPCET.

  172. may nadagdag sa online application ng pupcet .. kaylangan na ng 2x2 pics . and then online na rin ang pagkuha ng test permit ..

  173. Marissa

    Thank you very much sa info. I will update my articles about PUPCET.

    I am so grateful for giving me the updates! :-D

    God bless you.

  174. -- your welcome sir .. malaking tulong din naman po yang mga tips mo ...

  175. good afternoon. Panu po kapag transferee from other school, sa TESDA po kasi ako nagsstudy now, ask ko lang po kung what type of entrance exam ang kunukuha sa PUP Sta. Mesa? di po kasi nkaindicate sa website nila..tnx

  176. Hello Anonymous.

    TESDA is a vocational school so baka kailangan na kumuha ka ng PUPCET para mkapasok ka sa isang kurso na may Bachelor's Degree.

    A better thing that you can do is call PUP at tanungin mo sila tungkol sa iyong sitwasyon.

  177. ..magandang gabi po Sir Ishmael,mag take po ako ng PUPCET ngayong jan. 27 po..anu po ba kakailanganin ko po..

  178. Dear Anonymous

    Questions in PUPCET are subdivided into four subjects and those are Mathematics, Science, English, and General Information. For the English subject, expect that there will be reading comprehension. For the General Information, expect questions about current events so be sure that you updated about the recent events and the big news in our country.

    So, iyan ang mga subjects na dapat mong pag-aralan. Tungkol naman sa kung anong questions ang lalabas ay hindi ko masasabi kung ano ang mga iyan. PUP change the questions every year.

  179. Hi !! The tips you gave us really help me a lot..PUP is my only chance and i'm not confident in passing the UPCAT..I do really hope,I will pass the PUPCET..Just want to say thankyou for giving us tips sir..:D

  180. You are welcome Anonymous

    Nawa'y makapasa sa UPCAT at sa PUPCET. God bless you.

  181. required po ba ang uniform sa accountancy ?

  182. Anonymous

    I am not sure about that. Pero yung kapatid ko Business Ad at may uniform sila. It is possible na may uniform din ang Accountancy.

  183. may required na general average po ba pag mag eentance ? .. ex: 85 pataas kailangan ..

  184. pwede pa po ba kau mag bgay ng mga current hints para sa PUPCET...
    nakaka kaba po kasi talaga

  185. Anonymous

    General average ba sa high school yung tinatanong mo? Wala naman. Ang mahalaga ay pasado ka sa PUPCET and you graduated from high school.

    Aerros Caralde

    Wala akong maibibigay sa iyo na current hints maliban lang sa mga sinabi ko sa blog post na ito at sa mga comments.

    basta mag-aral ka nang mabuti at huwag kang kabahan. Kaya mo yan. :-)

  186. edryl wayne d. grefaldoNovember 11, 2012 at 8:25 PM

    hi this is edryl wayne d. grefaldo,just like the other really thankful i had found your also taking PUPCET on jan 2013,im an ALS passer and i really haven't got the chance to attend my highschool formally,since 1st year to 4th i'm not quite confident i can really make it.could you share some piece of advice that i can do to win this exam?i already read some of your advice.really having some trouble about math and science...please help me.


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