PUPCET Tips, Coverage and Reviewer

One of the biggest advantages of studying in Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) is the low tuition fee. It is a government-funded school that is why the tuition fee was so affordable. Aside from the having the cheapest tuition nationwide, the institution is known for quality education. That is why thousands of graduating students across the country are hoping to pass the PUPCET and study at PUP.

The PUP College Entrance Test is a difficult one and you have to prepare for it. To help you pass and meet the required rating for your chosen course, we gather some tips on how to pass the PUPCET. We also provide a free online PUPCET reviewer to increase your chances of passing this entrance exam. Please read on.

Tips to Pass the PUPCET

Every year, thousands of students flock to PUP hoping to pass the PUPCET. Unfortunately, only a small percentage of examinees are admitted to PUP. To help you secure your spot and be an “Iskolar ng Bayan”, I suggest that you follow these PUPCET tips so that you will be prepared for this once in a lifetime experience:

1. Prepare and Review

Preparation is the key to passing this entrance exam. Prepare and gather review materials as soon as possible. Look for your old notes on your high school Mathematics, Science, and English.  Make a review plan and execute it. Ensure that you have at least 2 sharpened Mongol no. 2 pencils in your bag before leaving home for the exam.

2. Arrive Early

Hundreds, if not thousands of students are also taking the exam. Prepare yourself for heavy traffic and long queues. Try to arrive at the PUP campus early to give yourself some time to relax and prepare before the exam starts.

3. Bring your Test Permit

Secure the test permit in your bag before leaving home. Obviously, PUP will not allow you to take the exam if you do not have a test permit.

4. Practice Time Management

Like what I have said earlier, PUPCET is a difficult exam. What makes it difficult is that you have to answer 150-200 questions in just 2 hours. It means that you need to answer a question in just a minute and a half. Try not to waste time on difficult questions. Just get back at them later after answering the easy ones.

5. Take the Exam Neatly

The answer sheets will be checked by a machine. Shade your answers properly and try to avoid erasures.

PUPCET Coverage

The first step of preparing for the PUPCET is to know the subject areas covered in the examination. This way, you can focus your review on these subjects increasing your chances of passing the PUPCET. Here are the subjects covered in the 2018 PUP College Entrance Test:

  • Mathematics- Algebra, quantitative reasoning, and basic Mathematics
  • English- Spelling, Verbal Reasoning, Reading comprehension, and grammar.
  • Science- Biology, Physics, Chemistry
  • Abstract Reasoning
  • General Information

PUPCET Reviewer

This online PUPCET reviewer is made to help Filipinos pass the PUPCET and later be admitted to the Polytechnic University of the Philippines. It is composed of 20-30 item quizzes in a multiple choice format. We do not guarantee a 100% success rate but it will definitely increase the odds of admission to the PUP.

To access the mock examinations, just follow the links below:



*This online reviewer is still under construction. We will provide the reviewer for each subject as soon as the resources are available.

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2 months ago

hello po. i am incoming grade 12 student and also wishing to apply in pup-main. in spite of the pandemic po, when will be the application period for incoming freshmen college? thank you and God bless!

1 month ago
Reply to  Treb

hi im from pupshs main. may nakita ako sa gc namin na s aoctober daw yung online registration for pup cet not sure if legit since walang official announcemnet from pup

3 months ago

Ask ko lang po yung need na passing grade po ba ay yung grade mo nung gr11 and gr12 or yung grade 12 lang po yung kailangan? Grade 12 nako this school year nag babalak akong kumuha ng exam at hindi ako medyo confident sa grade ko nitong grade 11 eh at umaasa ako na may pag asa pa ako ayusin nitong grade 12 nako, sana naiintindihan niyo tanong ko salamat 😅

6 months ago

Hello po, graduate po ako ng senior high and gusto ko po talaga mag aral sa pup. Tanong ko lang kapag sa ibang branch ka ba kumuha ng exam pede ka mag palipat? At yung permit pede ba di sa online maggawa,pede personal na lang na kunin sa isang campus ng PUP?

9 months ago

hello po! ask ko lang po if ung pupcet, gaya ng up, kailangan ng other courses as options po? salamat!

1 month ago
Reply to  darlene

alam ko po during exam hindi hinihingi yung courses but may quota score po kada course and ibabase sa exam score niyo kung pasok po kayo and pang kung ilang batch kayo sa mageenroll

Camille Saret Alumba
Camille Saret Alumba
10 months ago

hi po ask lang po ako may batch 2 po ba sa pup san juan? thank you po

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