Finally, an ultimate guide to UPCAT – and by ultimate, I mean you won’t have to look elsewhere for any other information about UPCAT. This is actually a compilation of posts done by several UP students and graduates who still remember their UPCAT experience.
First things first- When is the UPCAT, when is the start and deadline of application and what are the requirements? You can check that info in this post:
It may come as a surprise to some students but UP has actually created an online portal where students can pre-register for the UPCAT. This cuts some of the steps from the application process and makes it easier for the student to keep up with any UPCAT related updates. To read more:
Some UP hopefuls are also concerned about what courses to write down on the application form. In fact, some base it on what they have heard about quota and non-quota courses in UP. To know more about these terms, click the following link:
Getting into UP is not a one-size-fits-all college solution. Believe it or not, there are certain types of students that may adapt very well to the college culture in UP. So before you seriously consider UP, read this first:
Some students carry a lot of misconceptions about the UPCAT. Here is an article that discusses well.. some of the lesser known things about the UPCAT:
Here are some basic things that you need to know about the UPCAT:
For those who are aiming to do well in their UPCAT exam, here are some things that you need to know:
This article are for those having a long term plan regarding getting into the University in the Philippines, you can apply some of the strategies here as early as first year highschool:
Contrary to popular belief, it is not solely your UPCAT score that gets you into the University of the Philippines. Your UPCAT score will only comprise a certain percentage of your total performance or your UPG, the rest depends on your high school grades as well as socio-economic factors:
Here are some other frequently asked questions about the UPCAT:
On UPCAT Coverage
This section deals with the subjects matters that will most likely appear in the UPCAT. Below are some general tips:
The following links are specific subjects that will appear in the UPCAT. Remember that, the subject concentration of the UPCAT may vary from year to year so be prepared for any eventuality.
Finally, here are some additional resources that will complement your UPCAT review:
Free UPCAT Reviewers
We have have free UPCAT reviewers / sample exams in our site. Please dont forget to share the quizzes with your friends.^^
Trigonometry and Geometry: http://academic-clinic.com/2011/04/upcat-review-questions-sample-trigonometry-geometry-quiz/
Advanced Algebra and Statistics: http://academic-clinic.com/2011/06/upcat-sample-quiz-advanced-algebra-and-statistics/
Parts of Speech/General Grammar Rules: http://academic-clinic.com/2011/05/upcat-review-questions-sample-parts-of-speech-general-grammar-rules-quiz/
Syntax and Mechanics: http://academic-clinic.com/2011/05/upcat-sample-questions-syntax-and-mechanics/
Diction and Vocabulary: http://academic-clinic.com/2011/05/upcat-reviewer-sample-quiz-diction-vocabulary/
Reading Comprehension: http://academic-clinic.com/2011/06/upcat-mock-exam-reading-comprehension/
On UPCAT Review Centers
Around the month of March or April, UPCAT takers for the year usually start registering for the summer UPCAT reviews. Choosing the right one may not be an easy task especially now that there are more than 30 UPCAT review centers in Metro Manila alone! Below is a practical guide on the do’s and don’t’s when choosing an UPCAT review center:
You can compare and contrast the UPCAT review programs of different review centers by clicking this link:
Moreover, here are some write ups that will give you a glimpse on what to expect from your UPCAT review:
Here are some learning tips that you can use to maximize your UPCAT review:
Lastly, a frequently asked question about UPCAT reviews.. Some say you don’t need them, some say you do.. read on to learn more about this topic:
UPCAT Day Tips
Some tips for the UPCAT day itself. The first 3 articles focuses on driving directions to UP while the last 2 gives you some general tips about what to do and what not to on the day of your exam.
Post UPCAT Tips
The succeeding articles are all about tips AFTER your UPCAT starting on where to find your UPCAT results, how to interpret your results and what to do after knowing it:
Below are some tips for those who, unfortunately, did not pass the UPCAT. Do not despair, there are still some things you can do to get into UP.
And for some UPCAT passers, you might get invited to the UP summer bridge program. Read the article to learn more about it:
Last but not the least, here is the link to our current project on Facebook – our 101 UPCAT Tips. New tips are added weekly and we expect to complete the 101 tips sometime this coming July. Please support our 101 UPCAT tips project by clicking like on the photos or tagging yourself or your friends on Facebook.
If you have anything to add to our ultimate guide to the UPCAT, please feel free to leave your comments below. Moreover, if you find this article an informative read, please don’t forget to share this free resource with your friends.^^ Goodluck on your UPCAT!