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Philippine Science High School Entrance Exam Schedule

There are quite a few things in life that depend on ranking.  Being accepted into the Philippine Science High School (PhiSci) is one of them.  It’s no surprise, really, considering that the institution helps local budding mathematicians and scientists to realize their full potential.

As is the case with its science high school brethren, the beginning of a PhiSci’s student’s high school life starts with a stringent screening process.  Let’s take a closer look at that.

Conditions for PhiSci Eligibility

Keep the magic number ten in mind:  PhiSci draws the line when it requires potential students to be part of the upper ten percent of their graduating class, based on their Grade 5 ranking.  This ranking must be certified by their respective school’s principal.

What if the students don’t belong to the cream of the crop, though?  The good news is that PhiSci will still consider their application, provided they show proof of their skill in English and the hard sciences (i.e., through letters of recommendation and report cards).

Furthermore, student hopefuls must also take and pass the National Competitive Examination (NCE).  This is basically a Scholastics Aptitude Test (SAT).  The exam will focus on four main components:  Verbal Aptitude, Abstract Reasoning, Quantitative Ability and Scientific Ability.

Requirements for Application

The requirements don’t stop there, though:  For one thing, they must be Filipino citizens with no intention of migrating in the near future.  They must also be no older than fifteen years by the June 30, 2010.  Good health and good moral character (again, written certification from school authorities is needed) are also musts.

Document-wise, PhiSci will ask for the usual 1 x 1 ID pictures, the report card and the completed application form (in duplicate).  A one hundred peso processing fee applies to students coming from private schools; it’s automatically waived for those from public schools, though.

The cool thing about securing and filing an NCE application form is that you’re not limited to the PhiSci campus alone.  Just search out any regional office of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) or a regional PhiSci campus in your area.  Take a look at this list for the one closest to you.

Important PhiSci Dates and Further Inquiries

August 31, 2009:  deadline for application filing for school year 2010-2011

November 7, 2009:  NCE date for school year 2010-2011

February 2010:  estimated release of exam results

As of this writing, the application process is already underway, with the deadliest deadline being the last day of August, 2009.  There’s no official release date for results yet, as everything will depend on a variety of factors (such as the number of test takers).  The Admission Office folks estimate that the results should be out by February 2010.

Things may change sometime between then and now, so it’s always a good idea to keep communication lines open.  Feel free to get in touch with the PhiSci folks at 9240639, 9291603, 9265701 or 4341066.  Facsimiles may also reach them at the first two numbers.

Alternatively, you may also visit the campus grounds themselves.  The main one is located along Agham Road, Diliman, Quezon City.  For the regional campuses, just visit this page to find out how you can get in touch with them.

Suggested Reading:

1.  Science High School Entrance Exam: Abstract Reasoning Portion Tips and Coverage
2.  Science High School Entrance Exam: English Portion Tips and Coverage
3.  Science High School Entrance Exam: Science Portion Tips and Coverage
4.  Science High School Entrance Exam: Math Portion Tips and Coverage
5.  Increasing Your Chances of Passing the Philippine Science High School Entrance Test
6.  The Science of Applying for a Spot in a Science High School
7.  Philippine Science High Schools’ Culture and Campus Life
8.  What to Expect When Studying in a Science High School
9.  Financing Your Studies in Philippine Science High Schools
10. The Advantages of Studying in a Science High School

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  1. .. i have a SISter,, gusto niya makapasOk sa school nyu,,, she was currently enrolled at Cor jesu COLLEGE ryt now as a First year high school student..

    pwedi ba xang maka 2ndyear jan sa inyu??? nextyear???? If pwedi anu ba dapat gawin? :)

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  3. ask ko lang poh,kung what exact date lalabas yung results ng passers for the school year 2010-2011?tnx.,!

    ~!god bless!~

  4. good day, ask ko lang po kung paano ko malalaman kung iyong application paper na isend ko through lbc ay n process ng phil sci. narito kasi kami s quezon province and ipinadala nalang namin yung paper para sa entrance exam. thanks po.

  5. ask lng po ako kung kailan ang entrance exam para sa pisay sa davao kasi mag try ako ng take ng exam at hindi ko po alam ang office ng dost at ano ano po ang requirements

  6. are there any other dates for the entrance exams? my daughter wont be able to take the nov.6 exam beacause she has a competition to go to.

  7. Would a provincial applicant who passed the NCE be considered to enroll at the main campus, or would he automatically be assigned to a regional campus? What if the parents are planning to move to NCR, would he be given a slot at the main campus? Thank you for any information that could shed light as we consider matters relating to our child’s application.

    • Hi Mae,

      Well, students who pass the PSHS-NCE are assigned a specific campus (check the PSHS-NCE online results page to see the campus where your child has been assigned). If your child has been allocated a slot to a provincial campus but needs to get into the main campus, you’ll have to apply through appropriate channels (i.e. through PSHS) for the transfer.

    • @jennygon18

      That link will definitely take you to the search page for the PSHS-NCE results. You can also go to the PSHS website home (www.pshs.edu.ph), look for the news about the PSHS-NCE results and you will find a clickable link there that will take you to the same page.

  8. I am preparing my kid to take the test next year for school year 2010-2011. May i know if the school has come up with atleast a tentative date for admission test?
    Also is the application available online?

    Thanks much!

    • @Tasja

      If your son/daughter is an incoming freshman this 2010, then it’s too late to get into Pisay. The application period is over and the entrance exam has already been administered (November 7, 2009). Now, we are just waiting for the results of that exam.

      If your son/daughter will be an incoming high school freshman in 2011, however, then it’s still too early. Application should start in July, 2010 and the exam should be sometime in November, 2010. The application form is available online, but it hasn’t been updated yet. It’s still for 2010 incoming freshmen hopefuls.

      • I want to take an entrance exam. When will be the your entrance exam schedules for incoming Freshmen for 2011? Can I also get the application form online? Thank you.

        • Hi Nichole,

          Application for the PSHS-NCE generally picks up in the third quarter; application deadline last year formally ended in August but was extended till the first week of September. The exam should be in November again. Philippine Science High School will probably make the application form available and downloadable online; just wait for it. You may also get an application form from any Philippine Science High School campus or any DOST office.

  9. good morning!Im one of the examinees of the said exam just want to know when will it be released??
    please
    paki check naman po itong mga names na given sa baba kung nakapasa sila
    Pamela Micole Tonson
    Ma.Manibel Ibanez
    Patrice Stephanie Gabrielle Punay

    • @?,

      I’m sorry, but the online search function for PSHS-NCE passers is not up yet. We have no way of checking the names you gave. Just be on the lookout for the PSHS letter. It should tell you whether you passed or not.

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