:D hmm.. great !.. even though i don’t have a reviewer. i have this test !.. i learned smoe technique. NICE!hope i passs the UPCAT EXAM :)

by emferdy on UPCAT Reviewer / Sample Quiz: Diction and Vocabulary

USTET Review Guide

It’s not unusual to find forum members discussing the level of difficulty presented by the different college entrance exams.  Opinions vary as to which test is the most difficult.  On the flip side, there are those who believe that certain tests are among the easiest of the bunch.

Unfortunately, an implicit danger lies within these kinds of discussions.  The temptation to rest on your laurels and think you can breeze through the University of Santo Tomas Entrance Test (USTET) is great, yet allow me to show you what the test is about and why you shouldn’t think that way.

USTET Coverage

The USTET shares a lot of sub-sections in common with other entrance tests—you’ll find the self-explanatory Mathematics, Science and Language Proficiency (English reading and comprehension) there.  If you’re a prospective artist, you may also get some additional testing on abstract reasoning care of the College of Fine arts and Design..

Besides those, you’ll also find a sub-section that’s more uniquely UST:  the Mental Aptitude section.  It’s basically a formidable-sounding term for a general IQ test, yet it may likely be your toughest challenge in terms of time pressure.

Still, most USTET veterans claim that the exam doesn’t quite have the frenetic, pressure cooker feel of its peer tests, and that stock knowledge can help you get through it.  That may be true, but beware:  the Mental Aptitude, for example, has the shortest time limit available of all the sub-sections, while the Math section has the largest amount of items to solve.

For a more in-depth discussion of the different USTET sub-sections, please go here.

Preparing for the USTET

The first round of testing begins in August 2010, so it’s never too early to begin preparing for it.  In fact, if you’ve been studying diligently all throughout your high school tenure, then chances are, you’ve already built up your stock knowledge sufficiently for this exam.  Kindly check this article for more USTET preparation details.

There’s no harm, however, in seeking out extra help if you feel you need it.  Your friends Mr. Google and the Yellow Pages will gladly help you with respect to finding review centers and such.  Better yet, ask others who’ve attended these same centers for their feedback.

Due to the more general nature of the USTET, you don’t really need to look for “specialized” reviews.  Most review centers offer instruction in all core academic subjects, anyway, and they only really vary in terms of their approach.  Though it’s more about preparing for another entrance exam, this article here provides a checklist of general guidelines for shopping around for a review center.

Final Tips

When asking around, see if the review centers in question use Thomasian-authored textbook material in the sessions.  Exposing yourself to this material will give you an advantage, as the USTET understandably draws a lot of content from books written by alumni and alumnae.

Here’s one final reason for not slacking off:  the USTET also has a bit of a ranking system built into it, meaning that certain courses will be easier or harder to get into depending on the quotas set for them.  Regardless of how easy or hard you think the exam is, give it your best shot and you’ll have no regrets in the long run.

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10 thoughts on “USTET Review Guide

  1. ANYONE HERE CAN ANSWER ME ABOUT THE COVERAGE OF THE ENTRANCE EXAM FOR ANY POST GRADUATE STUDIES IN UST? IS IT THESAME COVERAGE FOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES WHICH COMPRISES ENGLISH, SCIENCE MATH AND MENTAL APTITUDE TEST OR A GRADUATE STUDIES ENTRANCE EXAM ONLY CONSIST OF MENTAL APTITUDE TEST. THANK YOU

    • Yes it is damn true! The test will be more difficult compared to the latter years. It will cover COLLEGE ALGEBRA in mathematics and a bit of CHEMICAL AND GEODETIC ENGINEERING concepts.

  2. Masaya sa UST, simple lang tao. Thank God because i didnt passed in UP and DLSU (didnt took Ateneo). Thank God because he sent me to UST and I think UST is the best!

    • that’s not true. UST students are not dumb. they are smart people. ust is one of the most beautiful universities in the philippines

      • Now what kind of person would say or believe anything as absurd as that?

        This is obviously just a false claim made up to damage the university’s image. If you see another false claim like this one against UST, or any other university for that matter, it’s best advised to simply ignore them.

        What really matters is that you’d always be a good student all the time. You can do this by always performing well in your studies.

        This way, you would always be the best of what you can be whatever university you would pursue.

        I hope this helps.

        God bless,
        – Jaja

    • Might be true. But then again, we can’t generalize all of the students into such class/group. Vibrant ang population ng USTe, I must say. There will always be a portion of fair, good and excellent students.

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