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UPCAT 2013 – Application Forms Available Now

All incoming 4th-year high school students, the application forms for the UP College Admission Test (UPCAT) for the Academic Year 2013-2014 are now available!

Is UPCAT 2013 for You?

The UPCAT 2013 is for incoming 4th year high school students who aspire to be UP Freshmen in the Academic Year 2013-2014.

Where Can You Get the UPCAT 2013 Forms?

1.  You may download the UPCAT forms online.

You may visit the UPCAT website (http://upcat.up.edu.ph/) to get the downloadable UPCAT forms. Here are the direct download links:

  • General Information – download and read this; do not fill out the forms without first reading this general information bulletin thoroughly.
  • UPCAT Form 1 – this is the Personal Data Sheet that you have to fill out completely.
  • UPCAT Form 2 – this is the High School Records form that is for your school administrator to fill out.

After you’ve downloaded the two UPCAT 2013 forms, print them on 8.5″x13″ paper, fill them out correctly and completely then submit them as soon as UPCAT application opens.

2. You  may request a copy from your school.

If you’re lucky enough to be from a school that actively supports its students who want to get into the University of the Philippines, you can probably get a copy of the UPCAT forms from your school administrators.  Your school administrators are also probably going to bug you until you accomplish and submit your UPCAT Forms – lucky you.

3. You may get a copy from the UP Office of Admissions.

If you are friends or kin with someone studying in any UP Campus, then you can probably prevail upon that person to get you a hard copy of the UPCAT forms from the UP Office of Admissions (if your friend or kin is in UP Diliman) or from the Office of the Registrar (if your friend or kin is in any other UP Campus).

When Does the UPCAT 2013 Application Period Start?

You may start submitting your UPCAT 2013 application forms on May 22, 2012, Tuesday,

When Are the UPCAT 2013 Application Period Deadlines?

For UPCAT 2013 applicants hailing from Metro Manila schools, the deadline is June 15, 2012.

For UPCAT 2013 applicants hailing from Non-Metro Manila schools, the deadline is June 22, 2012.

When Is the UPCAT 2013?

The UPCAT 2013 will be held on the first Saturday and Sunday of August.  That’s August 4 and 5, 2012.  UPCAT takers will be assigned to either one of these dates, and to either the morning (6:30 am) or the afternoon (12:30 pm) session.

UPCAT Dos and Don’ts

by Janina Denise H. Torralba

            College entrance exams are generally a one-shot deal. You either pass them at the first and only try, or you don’t. With that knowledge, it’s hard not to put some pressure on yourself—and pressure is a very volatile thing. It can either give you a mindset that will whip you into shape, or it can make you crash and burn.

             With no prior experience of applying for and taking a college entrance exam, you might find yourself unsure of how to condition yourself or, heaven forbid, preparing haphazardly altogether. But fear not; if UPCAT jitters have made you unable to think straight, here is a list of things you can and cannot do in preparation for the UPCAT, and even on the day itself.

 Applying for the UPCAT

  •  DO make sure that you already know what you truly want to take up in college. What if your current option will no longer hold your interest after five or six months? You might end up forfeiting your slot in UP. Shifting may be a solution to this problem, but it’s not exactly a walk in the park.
  • DON’T select a degree program solely because it is known to be a non-quota course. Choose what you really want if you do not want to waste a year studying something that will not matter to you in the future.
  •  DO make sure that you will choose campuses that are convenient for you. If they are not readily accessible, be sure that your parents will allow you to attend either of your chosen campuses. If not, it just might end up being a waste of effort. In short, confer with your parents before choosing your campuses.
  • DON’T force yourself to choose a second campus just because you get to choose two on the application form. UP will not forbid you to take the UPCAT solely for that reason. Of course, choosing only one campus minimizes your chances of getting in, but you will not have to worry about that if you are well-prepared.
  • DO choose a campus because it offers your preferred degree program, and not because it has a low cut-off score. Applying for reconsideration in a better campus afterward can be quite an arduous process, and obviously, it does not guarantee that you will be able to study in UP.
  • DON’T be lazy or careless—read your General Information bulletin and Forms 1 & 2 properly, follow all instructions, and never falsify any information! There have been instances when students have been unable to submit their application forms on time because they overlooked important details in these documents.
  • DO prepare the needed materials on time, and ask your school to do the same for the materials they will be asked to provide. These materials will be specified in the General Information bulletin according to your situation. Some of those to be issued by the school may take a long time to process, so get the materials ready as early as possible.
  • DON’T hesitate to ask for help! As the saying goes, “Admitting your own ignorance is the first step to wisdom.” Better that you get the assistance of others than try acting like you know everything and fail miserably.

 Preparing for the UPCAT

  • DO use your old reference materials such as books, notebooks, and even periodicals from previous years. The UPCAT is not exclusively composed of fourth-year level questions, so recalling your old lessons will be helpful.
  • DON’T take your review too lightly or too seriously. Being complacent leads to under-preparation; being over-pressured leads to nervous breakdowns. Make sure you still have time to relax and have a bit of fun, but never ever compromise your review.
  • DO take care of your health. It isn’t uncommon to perform poorly on any exam due to lack of sleep and nutritious food, so prepare your body as properly as you are preparing your mind for the big day.
  • DON’T let yourself get distracted when reviewing. Turn your television, laptop, radio, and all other gadgets off, or at least stay away from them. If you need to go online to review, refrain from website-hopping. If you cannot concentrate when it’s too quiet, you may either stay in a room next to wherever your sibling is watching television (but not anywhere from which the screen is visible), or you may listen to songs as long as you cannot sing or dance along to them.
  • DO understand, not remember. To remember what you are reviewing will not guarantee retention; to understand what you are reviewing ensures longer retention and a better grasp on the topic.
  • DON’T hesitate to apply for a review center should you feel the need for it. Just remember to pay close attention during your sessions, because review centers offer not only knowledge, but also tips in taking the exam. If you think you don’t need to apply for a review center, reviewers online and offline will suffice. Discipline is the key!
  • DO organize your review. This will enable you to cover all the topics you need to study and prevent you from becoming overwhelmed or overloaded with information. Maximize your time, and allot more of it to the subjects which you feel demand your attention more.
  • DON’T limit yourself. Think out of the box and find other ways to prepare for the UPCAT. Perform mental exercises, play educational games, talk to your fellow UPCAT takers (and prospective future schoolmates!)—the list is endless. Moreover, as we are on the topic of breaking limitations, don’t doubt yourself!

Taking the UPCAT

  • DO get to your testing center on time. If you must, leave your house extra early, especially those who will be taking the UPCAT at the Diliman campus. The roads around and within UP Diliman can get quite congested, seeing as thousands of applicants take the test there alone. It’s not egregious in the morning, but it’s more difficult for the afternoon session.
  • DON’T wear anything uncomfortable. There are different temperatures and conditions in different testing centers; some, such as the Institute of Mathematics, will separate the students with jackets from those who do not, and place them accordingly into the right rooms. Not all buildings are fully air-conditioned or otherwise, and you will not know the room where you will be taking the test until the day itself. To be sure, wear something simple and bring a jacket with you. Take extra care to protect your face and your throat, where your skin is most sensitive. If it is too cold, you might get sore throat—or Bell’s Palsy.
  • DO bring just the right snacks—easy to eat, easy to handle, nutritious, and filling. You don’t want to mess up your testing materials with your food, and you certainly do not want to end up going to the toilet far too often. Not everyone who brings snacks will be able to eat them due to the intense pressure, so make sure your snacks can be consumed quickly. Brain foods such as nuts, fruits, and even chocolate will be good for an energy boost, but try not to rely on caffeine. Of course, the reminder of eating healthful food stands for your breakfast as well.
  • DON’T be disorderly while taking the exam. Don’t mutter to yourself too often or too loudly, don’t move too much, and don’t tap your pencil on the desk. It’s embarrassing, it’s disrespectful, and it might draw several pairs of reproachful eyes to you, including those of the proctor.
  • DO rest every now and then. As with the engine of a car, your brain might “overheat” if you take on the test too furiously and too quickly. Sit back in your chair, breathe evenly, and eat a little. Excuse yourself from the room and stretch a little outside if you can, but don’t take too long.
  • DON’T answer the test questions in a linear fashion if you can’t. You can skip the difficult questions first, but you can’t skip to another subtest without instructions. Just take note of all the items you’ve skipped and save them for after you’ve answered the easier ones. Don’t fret over the scratch paper; you aren’t obliged to fill it up. You can write less or more, depending on your capabilities to solve mathematical problems in your head.
  • DO keep track of the time. There is a time limit for each part of the test, and during the first and last test, you will not be allowed to leave the room in the last fifteen minutes. Manage your time properly and pay attention to the proctor. There will be some form of update on the time.
  • DON’T take anything your proctor says for granted. Besides general instructions, the proctor will also remind you of certain rules, such as where to keep your test permit or where to put your things. The proctor will also remind you of some additional testing information, such as the number of the room where you are taking the exam. Some instructions will be repetitive, but not all are arbitrary.
  • DO read everything carefully before writing anything down. Some questions are actually trick questions designed to confuse you before you come to a conclusion, and some will have choices that are ridiculously hard to distinguish from one another. The items for Reading Comprehension will not only have stories and essays; there will also be charts, comic strips, and more. Presence of mind is a MUST.
  • DON’T forget to pray! God is always with you, so be sure to acknowledge His guidance and presence.

Of course, some of these tips will be subjective, particularly those given for the preparation period. This article is not an instructional manual; it is a general guide which offers tried and tested tips with hopes of giving UP applicants satisfactory results. In the end, you may still follow the approach which will suit you and your needs. Like they say, “Kanya-kanyang diskarte lang yan.” Just be sure that your decisions and actions will be made and taken judiciously and carefully.

Gather up all you’ve got and get ready for battle!

UPCAT Results for AY 2012-2013 Freshmen

The UPCAT Results for AY 2012-2013 are out! You’ve probably heard the great news already but, for the benefit of those who haven’t, we’re updating Academic-Clinic.com anyway.

We wanted to copy-paste the entire list of UPCAT passers for 2012, but there really is no need to do so. The University of the Philippines website is up, I’ve not heard any downtime issues and, if there are, there are mirror sites where you can check UPCAT Results.

CHECK UPCAT RESULTS 2012 ONLINE

To check UPCAT Results 2012 online, click or copy-paste (onto your URL bar) this URL: http://upcat.up.edu.ph/results/. Once there, you will be presented with a list of alphabetically arranged name-ranges (FYI: there are 130 name ranges but the image below shows only 16).

UPCAT 2012 Results

Just click on the name range within which your name falls to see if your name is listed in that name range’s list of passers.

Useful to Know: The UPCAT results are also posted in two other mirror sites. If you’re having problems accessing the main site, click on Mirror 2 and Mirror 3 (FYI: There are 3 available mirror sites but only Mirror 2 and Mirror 3 worked when I tried them).

UPCAT Results 2012

UPCAT Qualifier Status

If you passed, Congratulations! Read Academic-Clinic’s Post UPCAT Ultimate Guide for information on UP, surviving UP and other information relevant to UP freshmen.

If you have an asterisk (*) instead of a student number, you qualified but you do need to clear certain deficiencies with the UP Office of Admissions. Clearing of deficiencies will start on the first week of February 2012. Call the UP Office of Admissions for more information.

If you don’t have a Student Number, a Campus and if in place of Course you have **Pending Case,  that means the university is still undecided about your status. You might have a chance of getting admitted, but this is not guaranteed. If yours is a pending case because you have not met certain requirements, make sure you have cleared those deficiencies by the 2nd week of March 2012. For more information, inquire at the UP Office of Admissions beginning on the first week of February 2012.

UP Office of Admissions Contact Information:

UP Office of Admissions
Fax: 9274561
Tel: (02)981-8500 loc. 3826 to 3831

Must Read Post UPCAT Resource

Whatever your UPCAT Status, you must read Academic-Clinic’s Post UPCAT Ultimate Guide. This post contains links to informative posts on everything that could possibly matter to both UPCAT passers and UPCAT non-passers alike.

Important Advisory from UP

Official UPCAT Results are posted at the UP Office of Admissions and would be sent to you by mail. If there is any discrepancy in the UPCAT Results posted online and the information contained in your official notification from the UP Office of Admissions, the latter (i.e. the mailed notification) shall take precedence.

UP would also like to clarify that if your name was initially marked “Pending Case” then later on your name disappeared from the list, this means that UP has made a decision on your case and found in favor of non-qualification.

If you did not pass the UPCAT

Read Academic-Clinic’s Post UPCAT Ultimate Guide. This collection of resources contains several that you will find useful including the UPCAT Reconsideration Process, What to do if you did not pass the UPCAT, and many more.

Apply for Reconsideration

You should try to apply for reconsideration in a UP Campus. Check out your non-qualifier slip and look for your UPG. Next, call up UP Campuses and ask them for their UPG cut-off scores. If you find a UP Campus for which your UPG qualifies you, ask that UP Campus about its reconsideration process and requirements. Follow the instructions you’re given and comply with all requirements, then wait for your UP reconsideration application results.

Important Note: Reconsideration is not guaranteed even if your UPG cut-off qualifies you for a UP Campus. Slots (if available) might be limited. Individual UP Campuses also have their own criteria for accepting reconsideration applicants; UPG score is just one of these criteria.

For more information on the UP reconsideration process, read UPCAT Reconsideration Process.

Enlist in another university then transfer

You can also enroll in another university and distinguish yourself academically. After earning at least 33 academic units with a weighted average of 2.00 or better (grades will be evaluated according to the UP Grading system and standard), you may apply for transfer to a UP campus.

Again, don’ forget to check out Academic-Clinic’s Post UPCAT Ultimate Guide.

Are There Still Quota and Non Quota Courses in UP?

There are at least three important things burning feverishly in the mind of every aspiring U.P. student:  one, passing the UPCAT; two, make it into the course of choice; three, the UPG.  Other articles here on Academic Clinic have already tackled the reality of passing the entrance exam.  This little article will take a quick look at the other two concerns.

 

You may be wondering if quota and non-quota courses still exist.  The answer is no.  The university did away with the old system two years ago.  In that system, U.P. limited the amount of students that could get into certain courses.  Even if these students passed the entrance exam, they still weren’t guaranteed a slot in their program of choice due to the limited number of slots available.

 

These days, however, the RGEP (Required General Education Program) system stands in place of the old quota/non-quota system.  In a nutshell, it requires students to take certain general education subjects regardless of their major.  While seemingly a disadvantage for students who prefer to go straight to their core subjects, it offers the benefit of admitting any number of students into the program of their choice.

 

Won’t programs be bursting at the seams because of this?  Not necessarily.  The university has designed the RGEP is such a way that not all students take the required classes all at the same time.  The classes are spread out over two—sometimes three—years over the course of a student’s tenure.  Everyone will get their chance at some point.  Thus, the UPG remains the main criterion for making it into a course.

 

Source:

Ms. Manilyn of the UP Admissions Office

UPCAT Alternatives

 

It’s a good idea to prepare for the UPCAT.  Sometimes, however, people can put too much emphasis on it, especially when there are other ways of getting into UP without taking the UPCAT or without passing it.

 

If you’re absolutely determined to attend the state university, you may want to consider taking a certificate course, such as music or fine arts.  A number of UP colleges offer these, and they will readily accept you provided you pass their screening processes.

 

Your best bet would be to inquire at the college of your choice because the specific processes tend to vary across colleges.  Nevertheless, a common ingredient involves passing a talent determination test of your more artistic capabilities.

 

Depending on your UPCAT performance, it’s also possible to get in if your grades are near the cut-off to get you waitlisted.  While it seems that everyone and their mother wants to get into UP, the reality is that some people will give up a highly-coveted slot in favor of another course or another school, and you can take that if it’s available.  It will take a certain amount of patient waiting and good timing, but it can be done.

 

The key is to keep the communication lines open between you and the department of your course of choice.  They will inform you if a slot opens up for you.  While waiting, you may want to shift to another course (ask the department for one that doesn’t lock you to it) in the meantime and then shift back to your original choice.  Even if that slot doesn’t open up, you still have a choice of pursuing the same course in one of the other UP satellite campuses.

 

If you’d rather not wait and jump into college life straight away, you also have the option of attending another college (another UP campus if you make its cut-off or another university if you don’t) in the meantime.  You can then transfer back to Diliman once you’ve earned enough units (specifically 33 academic units, usually in a year or so) and you’ve maintained an average there equivalent to UP’s 2.0 or higher.

 

Finally, there’s one other way for foreign students:  if you’ve taken your SAT and you have a grade of at least 1200 in Critical Reading and Math, then UP will accept that in place of the UPCAT.  There’s a catch, however:  you can only choose from a limited number of courses.  What’s more, you’ll only be allowed to do this after the UPCAT takers have chosen their courses.

 

If the UPCAT isn’t your cup of tea, don’t despair.  There’s more than one way to get into the state university.  Pray for wisdom and guidance, take a look at the options available to you, make your choice and keep trying!

 

UPCAT Takers 2011: The UPCAT Experience

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These Photos and Stories were taken from the UPCAT Takers 2011 Group in Facebook, a community of senior students helping each other pass the UPCAT and other College Entrance Exams..

 

 

 

*** Cara Jane SomeraCara Jane Somerasi UPCAT. :)))

Schedule: August 6, 6:30; Malcolm Hall

(Aug.5)The day before the big day.. [K. :))] after class, dko alam ggwin ko.. XD hahaha. kasi gusto ko magcram nun [epekto na ata ng mga taong nasa paligid ko kasi nappressure sila], pero nirelax ko nlng sarili ko.. kasi ayoko magcramming eh.. XD hahaha. bago ako umuwi, pumunta muna ako sa Techno Hub para bumili nung exam pack at bumili na rin ng baon ko.. :)) tapos dumiretso ako sa simbahan para magdasal at binisita ko na rin ang lola ko dun sa Columbary.. XDD then pag-uwi ko ng bahay, inaasar na ako ng tita at kapatid ko na kinakabahan na daw ako.. kaya ayun, lalo akong kinabahan.. :)) haha.. ang ginawa ko na lang binasa ulit yung 37 tips ng Review Masters at yung 101 tips ng Academic Clinic.. :DD at nakatulog ng past 10 pm.. XD (Aug.6)ayan na.. :)) hahaha.. XD ginising ako  nila mama ng 4 am.. di ko alam kung bat wala akong naramdamang kaba.. :)) hahaha.. feel ko fieldtrip lang namin that day eh.. :)) hahaha.. XD tas ayun.. inayos ko na yung gamin ko then umalis na kami..pagdating namin sa UP, nakaramdam ako ng konting kaba.. :)) habang papalapit kami ng papalapit sa hall ko.. :)) XDD pero, triny kong ikalma ang sarili ko.. 🙂 pagdating namin sa hall, pumasok na ako kaagad [kasi nagpapapasok na sila] at dahil dun, naiwan ko yung payong ko kay mama.. :)) sa toto lang, na-inlove ako sa Malcolm Hall.. ang ganda kasi ehh.. :)) HAHAHA. XDHabang nagtetake na ng UPCAt, wala naa.. inisip ko hindi na ako papasa.. :)) hahaha.. XD first item pa lang sa Language Proficiency, na-blanko na ako.. :)) hahaha. XD tapos sunod-sunod na yun.. hanggang sa last subtest.. :)) kaya nagdadasal na lang ako.. XDD nakaka time pressured talaga.. XD ang tricky nung ibang questions at choices.. kelangan mo din i-analayze yung ibang items para makuha mo yung best answer. XD kaya yung ibang items, shinotgun mode ko na lang. :)) pero never kong naramdaman ang kaba. XD haha. ang epic fail nga lang.. nawala sa isip ko na UPCAT na pala ang tinetake ko. 🙁 amp.

basta, nag pray na lang ako.. may rosary din ako sa pocket. XD I did my best para sagutan at matapos ang UPCAT. And God will do the rest. 🙂  ipinapaubaya ko na sa kanya kung anuman ang maging result ng Exam. 🙂

*saddest moment, hindi ko nakita sila Jobelle Amboy at Lance Luna.. :(*bow* [pagpasensyahan kung mahaba. :))]

 

***Tricia Lee Pamplona

AYUN. PASHARE DIN :””> –

Kinabahan ako. Yung kabang hala. Pano to. Haha. 11:30 p lang nandun nako sa testing center. Ayun. Pinapila na kami lahat. Kamusta naman. Biglang nag announce. Mamaya pa dw ang exam. Kumakain pa daw ang proctors. Ayun. Hanggang nag 1:30 na. Saka pa lang kami pinapasok sa room. Bongga yung Standing Exercise, diba? Tapos ayun. Before mag start, nag pray ako ng personal prayer tapos The Lord’s Prayer, Hail Mary atsaka Glory Be. May rosary din ako sa bulsa kasi nag attend na din ako ng mass nung umaga before the test.

Careful ako masyado sa pagsunod ng instructions kasi sabi ko. UPCAT to. UPCAT!! hahahaha! Yung mga katabi ko ang dadaldal. Mga tga Ateneo High School tapos Philippine Science High School. Nakakaba lang eh :)) Pero hindi. Bahala sila. Ayun. Nakita at nakilala ko si Andrew John Sy Gosiengfiao :))

Anyway. Mabuti Language Prof. yung inuna. Eh di nabuhayan ako kasi forte ko un. Tricky nga lang yung ibang questions. Nahirapan din ako mag analyze pero nakuha ko rin. Mabilis ako sumagot kaya di ako nagkaproblema sa time pressure. 20mins before the time tapos na ako sumagot. Next subtest, Science na. Utang na loob. HINDI KO INI EXPECT NA EARTH SCIENCE/ GEOLOGY ANG LALABAS DUN!! Kamusta naman yung faulting. Nakakabwisit. Pero ayun. NATUWA PA DIN AKO KASI WALANG PHYSICS. Mahirap. Nakakalito. Ayun. Todo hula naman ako. Eto pang katangahan. Naalis sa isip ko na pwede palang mag blank kung hindi mo alam. Ayun, nagblank na ako pero yung sure na di ko talaga alam. Ntapos na. Math na yung sunod. Okay. Bored. Bored. Nakakaantok super. Ang init kasi. Sa hall kami nag exam. Walang aircon. Habang pinipilit i absorb ng mga neurons sa utak ko yung out of the world na mga questions sa math, naghihikab ako. Nasa pinakaunahan pa naman ako. E bakit ba. Hahahaha! Ayun. NATUW AKO KASI WALANG TRIGONOMETRY :”””> Then last subtest.

Naiinip na ko. 5:15pm na. I want to go to the CR na. hahaha! Reading Comprehension. Basa dito, basa doon. Dito lang ako nakadama ng time pressure. May nai skip na din ako pero natapos ko pa din. Again, 20mins before the time, tapos na ko sumagot. Over all, di ako nahirapan 🙂 Oo may mga di ko alam pero naniniwala ako sa instincts ko. HAHA! XD Ayun lang =))) Hopefully makapasa. 🙂
*** Cheska Cruz

Sa UPCAT ko natutunan, napagtanto at nalaman ang…

Sa UPCAT, marami akong natutunan, nagpagtanto, at nalaman.. Nariyan na ang:

* Unang beses kong kumuha ng entrance exam para sa aking kinabukasan o sa kolehiyo. 🙂
* Unang beses kong makasalamuha ang iba’t ibang tao mula sa iba’t ibang paaralan. (Oo, di kasi ako ganoon nakikisocialize.)
* Dito ko naramdaman na masaya kapag malaki ang campus. Kahit na mapagod ka, masaya pa rin kasi marami kang madidiskubre o makikitang mga puno o kaya’y mga iba’t ibang mga tao.
* Dito ko naranasan ang pressure. Yung sunud-sunod na tests. Yung walang pahinga, go lang ng go. Nung Science nga, kala ko tapos na. May Reading Comprehension pa pala.
* Dito ko naranasan yung mas uunahin mong makasagot/seryosohin ang exam bago kumain. PROVEN and TESTED.
* Dito ko napagtanto na masaya palang makisalamuha sa mga iba’t ibang tao. (Dahil sa group na ‘to.)
* Dito ko nalaman na kahit unique man tayo, may pagkakapareho rin tayo. (Dahil din sa group na ito.)
* Dito ko nalaman na hindi lahat ng mga silid-aralan sa UP-Diliman ay may aircon.
* Dito ko naramdaman kung gaano kahirap kapag mahaba ang pangalan mo sapagkat ang hirap magshade ng mga letters. (Check niyo, haba ng name ko.)
* Dito ko naramdaman kung gaano kahirap ang pagtake ng test ng sunud-sunod nang limang oras.
* Dito ko nalaman na nakakatuyo ng utak ang mga entrance exams.
* At dito ko unang naranasan ang gumamit ng portalet.

***Ej Rosario

UPCAT (expreience din to)

schedule ko sa UPCAT ay august 7, 2011 at 6:30am

friday night natulog ako sa house ng classmate ko kasi sasamhan ko sila sa saturday para sabay sabay na kami pumuntang test center…kaso nga lang nde kmi agad nakatulog kasi nga naglaro pa ung isa kong classmate ng computer games,12midnight na sya nayare…

tapos nakatulog ata kami ng 1am na,…buti nlng ginising kami nung mami nung classmate ko kasi nga 3:30 na ,

a e dapat 4:30 kami aalis,…so haggard na haggard na kami habang my kumakain my naliligo…tapos pagkayareng maligo gumayak n kmi kaagad tapos tuloy alis na kami hanggang sa sumakay na kami ng sasakyan at nakarating kami mga 5:30 kala ko malalate na kami…yun pala ubud pa ng aga…kaya nagpicture muna kami tapos hanggan sa pinapila na sila…

di ko nga lam kung bakit pinaghiwalay ung sa right handed at left handed e.

tapos naiwanan nalng kaming 2 since nde naman kami mageexam…naupo lang kami sa canteen ng 4hours nabutas na nmin ung upuan don,,…hahaaha,

tapos 1 hour ata nilibot nmin ung university..buti naman e pinalabas na din cla siguro almost 12:30 na un…pagkalabas nila pinapasok na agad ung mga naka schedule ng 12:30 kami naman kinamusta nmin sila..sabi nila mas madli pa daw ung UPCAT kesa sa tests sa review centers…sabi ko naman “ade kau na”haha…sana kako pumasa kayo!! wahaha …then naglibot nlng kami sa mall hangang 6 na kami nakauwi ng bahay kasi malau oa ung mga bahay nmin sa pagtatake-an nmin ng exam

then nung nakauwi na kami, nde ako mapakali inayus ko nlng ung mga gagamitin ko bukas at na2log na ako then pagkagising ko ng 3:30 gumayak naako sa classmate ko since my kotse sila..

wahaha…tapos pagdating namin don e andami na agad ng pila kasi medyo late na kami nag intayan pa kasi kami pagpasok nmin naupo na agad at tumagal  ng  almost 1 hour ung pagkakaupo nmin bago kami pagtesten kasi ang daming sinabi binasa pa nmin ung instructions..at nakita ko nga dun si andrew nde ko naman nakilala ung nasa picture medyo madilim kasi sabi lang nung classmate ko na katabi ko kamuka daw ni tang go!!tawa naman ako ng tawa kasi tang go ung sinabi nia!HAHAHA..then after ng instructions ung reading prof. na sinagotan nmin medyo ok naman sya…sa kalagitanaan nung reading prof.. meron akong kasabay na nahilo natatawa naman ako sa scenario kasi parang my drama…pinatayo pa sya at pinaamoy ata ng ammonia (diba mabaho un)(saka pampatulog???)haha(ginamit kasi nmin dati un sa palaka)

tapos hangang sa napunta na kami sa science…auz naman….puro my visuals pa :Dnde ko ineecpect na ganun ung sciece anyway ok lang din ..ayy ung math nakakatuwa kasi mejo madali sya compare sa science then ung reading comprehension na… ang haba ng mga babasahin ung katabi ko 40 mins palang ata e yare na nde ko tuloy alam kung hinuhullan lang niya ung mga tanung o sadyang special child lang sya…haha….nakakatuwa din ung mga stories pati ung serenan my golden ****** :D..hehe…pati sila mona 😀 nakapagtataka lang talga ung sa tagbiliran ung sa PIYER … anu gagawin ko dun????haha,…

pagkatapos nun nayare naman ako b4 mag time is UP…..ang saya kasi my pag-asang makapasa,…good luck sa inyu..share ko lang ung story ko hehehe 😀

***Lans Luna

The UPCAT

Share din ako :)) So 12:30pm pa exam ko pero nasa UP na ko ng mga 7am. :)) Excited eh. :)) Tas pagdating namin dun, sobrang feeling namin alien kami kasi hindi namin malaman kung nasan kami. :)) As in isang oras kaming naghanap since hindi ko naman napuntahan yung NIP before. Haayy, First times really blow things up. :))Then, nahanap na namin yung NIP. Sobrang bwisit na bwisit kami hanggang sa pati yung map minumura ko na :))))))) Me: “****** mo kasi mali mali ka! Wala pang UPCAT, lusaw na utak ko dahil sayo ****!” :))))) Grabe galit na galit ako sa mapang yon :)))))))) Anyway, I was there and I had to look for a better place to stay since umaambon. Pumunta ako dun sa may College Of Science…yung may “dome” :)) Tapos nakipag-usap ako sa mga matatanda. :)) May isa akong nakausap sabi “Nagtatrabaho ako sa Senate e. Krass ko nga dun si Trillanes.” Tas ako parang…Okay, hindi ko tinatanong :)))))))) Tahimik lang ako habang nagpapantasya siya dun. :)) Tas nagyabang pa ulit “May ID nga ako dito eh. Teka teka hahanap–Ay! Naiwan ko sa bahay!” <—–ALAM NAAA :)))))) MAY ID KA BA TALAGA O ANO?! :)))))))))) Tas yun dumating na yung mga kasama ko. So, review review muna. Tas sabay-sabay kaming nakaramdam ng pagkaihi :))) Naghahanap kami tas wala kaming makitang banyo na malapit. Umabot pa kami sa Vargas Museum! :))))))) *** lang. :)) Nawala na ihi ko nung nahanap namin eh :))))) Tapos sinisi nanaman yung mapa. “Dapat kasi nakalagay dito kung nasan yung mga banyo! UTI kalaban natin neto BV” :)))))) So, nakaihi na kami, nakapag-ayos na ng buhok at nagpaka-vain sa CR. :)) Tapos sumakay na kami sa kotse ng friend ko pabalik sa NIP. habang nasa car, kumakain na din kami para bawas sa time. Tas sabi ng nanay nung friend ko “Alam niyo ba, ang chocolate, 30 minutes pa after mo kainin magkakaroon ng effect” Eh 11:00 na nun! Nilamon ko chocolates ko o! :)))))) Kasabay ng lunch grabe :)) Imagine-in niyo nalang kung anong lasa non :))Skip tayo to UPCAT. 🙂 Edi nag-uUPCAT na, Math part. Lipad ng lipad yung mga papel ng katabi ko. :)) Ayoko pulutin kasi baka cheating ang maging drama. :)) Tsaka may germs yung kamay niya e….galing sa ilong :)))))))))))))))))) Okay, sobrang na-distract ako dun :)) Ang funny grabe. Wagas maka-dial :)) Grabe din yung proctor! Haynako parang wrestler na ewan. “OY WALANG MAG-UUSAP!” sabi niya :))))) Hindi ko alam kung matatawa ba ko dahil dapat kasama niya si Manny Pacquiao ngayon o matatakot kasi baka ihagis niya ko sa labas. :)) Ang saya lang. Anyway, hindi ako mahihirapan sa UPCAT kung di dahil sa time limit 😐 BV kapos ako sa oras. 😐 Oh well, at least tapos na…USTET NAMAN! :”> :)))))

*** Jobelle Amboy

SURVIVOR TAYO! :)))

So, gusto ko lang i-share ‘tong isang nakakakabang experience na ito sobrang memorable. :))) So ayun, dumating kami ng UP mga 11am then hinanap na namin yung NCPAG at thanks God nakita naman namin agad. Pagtapak pa lang dun sobra na yung nararamdaman kong kaba. Di ko talaga maintindihan. :))) Tas edi yun na pinapila na kami eh wala akong kakilalang magtetake [dko kasi makita si Tanya eh haha] :))) ang ginawa ko, kinausap ko yung babaeng nasa harapan ko. Odiba! New Friend! Kinausap ko siya tanong tanong ako chuchu :))) daladal eh pampawala ng kaba syemfre. :)))) tas maya-maya pinaakyat na kami sa room. grabe eto na talga pinagpawisan na yung mga kamay ko tas wala pa akong jacket na dala ang lamig kaya! :)) tas edi yun na diniscuss na ng proctor mga dapat gawin. :))) Eto na start na nagPary muna ako na mawala yung kaba ko kasi baka dko masagutan ng maayos ang exam, ang first subject na itenake namin ay ang ENGLISH nung nakita ko oks lang siya at the same time, medyo nawala ang kaba at ginanahan akong magtake ng exam kasi favorite ko talaga ang English. :))) MAS KINABAHAN AKONG MAGSHADE NG OBLONG HAHAHA! 😀 😀 😀 Second na tinake namin ay ang SCIENCE ayun, oks lang din sa umpisa pero nung medyo nasa gitna na, nahirpan ako computations kasi eh :((( >,<. Every time na natatapos ang isang subject, nagpepray ako syemfre nakayan kung sagutan ang isang subject! \:DD/ next, MATH eto talaga una pa lang nahirapan na ako as in mahirap siya tapos kalaban mo pa ang oras :||| kaya ang ginawa ko, nanghula na lang ako natakot akong mag;eave blank eh! :O :O :||| Last ang READING COMPREHENSION medyo inantok ako dito tas ang haba dba?? Ang ginawa ko, n]binasa ko na lang muna ang tanong tas tsaka ko na lang hinanap yung sagot. Wahaha! :DDD So ayun, tapos na. THANK YOU, LORD! :DD :)))) pero nakalungkot rin kasi di natuloy yung GEB namin. :(((( GODBLESS UPCAT TAKERS 2011! AJA! :)))) KAYO KAMUSTA EXPERIENCE NIYO SA PAGTAKE NG UPCAT?? :)))))) THINK POSITIVE! ^^, -jobz

***Sweetzel Martirez Lastrella


KAHAPON.

UPCAT EXAM. Saturday, 6:30 am ang Sched ko at ng iba kong classmates. Nakakaexcite na nakakakaba. Pero nung ngsimula na yung Exam.. watdapak. ang hirap. Okay lang sna dun sa una, Language Proficiency.. pero nung mga sumunod na.. Hay Nakuuuuu. Lalo na ang SCIENCE. Pshh. Mainit pa dun sa Hall na pinag-examan namin. Di ko rin nakain yung snacks ko. Yung time pressure kasi.. WAGGGAAAAS! Haha. Pero may maganda pa ring nangyari sa exam na yun.. Bukod sa may nakita akong mdaming gwapoooo, nakita ko pa pangalan ng crush ko dun mismo sa Test Question.. item no. 148 yun sa Math part. =))

GALA SA NAGA. Pumunta kami nila Pat at Cindy sa Sm, kinalaunan.. ako na lang ang natira. As usual, punta dito, punta doon.. wala naman kasing pambili. Haha! gala lang talaga. Pero, nung may nakita akong bag.. nangati na naman ang mga kamay ko na bilhin yun.. So, binili ko na tlaga. Nung nandun na ko sa cashier, pagkatingin ko sa lalakeng nasa gilid ko… gahhhhd! si CRUSH pala yun! WAHAHAHAHAHAH. Grabe. sa lahat pa naman ng pwede kong makita siya.. sa lahat ng pwedeng lugar dun pa. nakakahiya. Feeling ko pati badtrip na badtrip na yun sakin. Hahaha. Ok lang. Crush lang naman. 🙂

Coincidence o Destiny na tlaga? Hahahahahha. Feeler much. >:)

upcat experience

***Michelle Gallero

UPCAT 2011: UNFORGETTABLE 🙂

So my schedule was on August 7, 2011- Morning Session -College of Arts and Letters room 209.

~Bata pa lng ako gusto ko na tlga magaral sa UP and alam ko na It was my Dad’s dream (when he was still alive) for me to get into that University. So third year palang iniintay ko na tlga.

Week before nung Upcat nagpplano na kme ng classmate ko sa mga ggawin nmen sa araw ng Exam. Friday morning, binigay sa’men ng school representative nmen ung permit then disappointed kme kasi ndi kme same ng sched, Morning session ako Afternoon sya pero same day at same building. HAHAHAHA :)) So un problema ko na kung sino mga mkakasama ko kasi siya lng ang kasma ko eh from binangonan pa kame  ANG LAYO kung ako lang bbyahe magisa eh madilim pa un kaya natatakot ako. Eto pa, Friday night natulog ako sa panaginip ko nagE-exam na daw ako kaya kinakabahan ako. ( Tulog ako na Kinakabahan) Ewan?? Paggising ko ng Saturday ang lakas ng heartbeat ko tpos nilapitan ko kapatid ko pinaramdam ko ung heartbeat ko na tlganga malakas tpos buong maghapon kinakabahan ako. ANG WEIRD! Kasi never ako nkaramdam ng gnun. HAHAHAHA! Buti nlng ang bait ng kaklase ko kasi hinanapan nya tlga ako ng makakasama. So un na, ntulog ako ng 9pm ng Saturday Night nagsing ako ng 1am ng August 7 kasi nagriring phone ko. Umalis ako ng house kasi 3am kme magkikita ng mga kasama ko magExam.

Lemme make the story short.

EXAM NA. Grabe! Kanakabahan ako ng bonggang-bongga! Pero excited ako. :)) Nakakainis pa kasi sa pila mei isang guy na SUPER YABANG! KAASAR! HAHAHA. Then mga quarter to 6 asa room na kme after magbigay ng Instructions test na. Inatake ako bigla ng antok, alam nyo ung feeling na bawat tanong 3-4x kong binabasa kasi malamig eh. HAHAHA :)) Kaya estimated 2-3 minutes ako per question tpos nung 20 minutes nlng marame pa kong di nasasagutan kaya nagrush ako ng SUPER! Tpos sa last subtest dhil sa ang hahaba ng Story ung ibang tanong khit di ko pa nababasa mei sagot agad. HAHAHA :)) Tpos nung pauwi na kame di nmen alam kung san kme sasakay papuntang Katipunan kasi lahat ng jeep PUNO! Kaya mula sa College of Arts and Letters building nakarating kame sa College of Music at dun kme naksakay. :))

HAHAHAHA :))

~UN LANG. :))

 

upcat experience
***Osrick Laranang

UPCAT Experience ko haha matatawa kayo

Schedule of Exam: August 6, 2011!!

Time of Examination: 12:30-5:00Mood before exam:Parang wala langMood after exam:kabado

Kagabihan bago ako mag-exam hindi ko alam kung ano ang ginagawa ko dahil kabadong kabado ako, nasaisip ko rin na matagal tagal ko tong pinaghandaan at bukas na siya hindi nalang siya basta pangarap kung hindi KATOTOHANAN na! and bago ako matulog at mag-exam para bukas nag facebook muna ako para medyo mawala ng konti ang kaba ko :)) at nagbasa ng upcat tips sa academic clinic and yun nabasa ko have enough sleep and pagkatapos ko nabasa yun natulog na rin ako at nag-pray….

6:00 ako nagising ng umaga and nakita ako ng daddy ko na gising na pagkatapos nun nagsimba kami and lahat na ata ng guidance hiningi ko HAHA!! and after nmin nag-simba umuwi na kami at kumain and naligo na ako at nag-prepare para sa exam mamaya at naFEFEFEEL KO NA YUNG TENSION!!! and yun mga 9:00 umalis na ako ng bahay at pumunta sa skul para makipagkita sa mga classmates ko na mag-uupcat din

Mga around 10:00 kumain kami sa jollibee and mga 10:30 nasa testing center na kami(EXCITED PERO KABADO!) tapos nung nakita ko yung mga taong kasabay kong mag-eexam aww, tinitira na ako ng kaba and ang haba na ng pila nmin mga bandang 11:30 wew buti nalang maaga kami pumunta

12:30!!! ETO NA ANG EXAM!!! habang papasok sa testin room center kabado na ako hahaha at habang nag-iinstruct yung proctor namin nanginginig yung kamay ko at hindi ako makapag-shade ng mabuti sa mga letters and may humawak sa balikat ko na proctor and sinabihan ako ng RELAX!! haha at ayun medyo tumigil muna ako ng 5 minutes sa pagiging calmado …

Language Proficiency: ahy nakakainis tong subject na to dahil hindi ko natapos pero ayos lang sa akin at binalak kong balikan pag may natira pa akong oras sa ibang subject kasi ba naman kinabahan pa ako

Science: buti naman madali akong natapos dito at mga last 20 minutes tapos na ako at naisipan kong kumain ng snacks ko!!! and ayun binalak kong balikan yung sa english pero parang may bumulong sa skin na wag mo ng balikan pandaraya yan and hindi ko na binalikan pero i’m proud na may blanko ako atleast I follow the rules. That time na feel ko yung presence na gunaguide ako ni God and ayun …

Math: madali lang naman siya hahaha…. jk  mga last 20 minutes tapos na ko dito at nakakatense ang katabi ko dahil feeling ko alam na alam nya kung ano ang sinosolve niya hahahaha

Reading Comprehension: ang pinaka mahirap sa lahat and ayun natapos ko naman siya by the grace of the lord

—->iisa lang talaga ang masasabi ko tungkol sa upcat! madali siya na mahirap, Madali dahil sa exam Mahirap dahil pag kinabahan ka hindi ka makakapag-isip ng maayos and ito ang first time na mag-eexam ako para sa future ko!! o para sa college life ko !!!  DAPAT NALANG NATIN GAWIN NGAYON IS FAITH!! WHAT FAITH CAN DO? “IT PLEASES GOD TO MAKE HIM CONVINCE TO OUR DESIRES” God Bless to us upcat takers 2011!

—-> Member of UPCAT Takers 2011 : Osrick A. Laranang

UPCAT experience

***Marrod Cruz

UPCAT experience ko 😀

Noong summer puro sayaw alng inaatupag ko xD Sayaw , sayaw sayaw at sayaw xD :)) pero samahan pa ng review xD. Simula nung recognition namin na Colors pa ko ay mahilig na ko magaral talaga xD :)) medyo naexcite at nainspire pa ko magporsige. Sayang kasi eh. Dati wala akong galing sa science gaano pero nung nagchemistry kami biglang ariba ako. tuwang tuwa ako kasi sa lahat samin napakataas ko talaga. 97 highest ko next ay 92 na kaya tuwang tuwa ako . Panay kwento ko sa girlfriend kong aking pinakamamahal 😀 c Jervi Roque 😀 kwento ako sa kanya nang kwento sa experience ko, sa grades ko at sa iba iba pa. Dahil doon nung summer bago ako maoperahan ay tuwang tuwa ako. Sobrang nainspire na ko magaral talagang gustong gusto ko pa xD talagang favvortie ko ater ko nung magcompete sa mga mtap at iba iba a haha. next target ko naman upcat. ayan nagcocountdown ako. una ayaw ko pa magreiew xD :)) pero since nung naoperahan ako no choice . xD Tapos nun after recoery maayos na back to normal haha. Balik reiew ako dito sa group ng upcat takers. Talagang saya saya daming questions daming kakasubok na tanong xD LAlo pa akong nainspire nung naging presidente pa ko ng group na ito. Talagang gusto ko maging presidente nito pero una hindi ako umiimik kasi ganun ako eh sa bagay na gusto ko madalas tahimik lang ako kasi minsan baka pag sinabi ko tapos hindi ko nakamit nahihiya ako . kaya aun na nagin presidente ako sobrang saya saya ko haha. kasama mga kaibigan dito xD Tapos aun na countdown till upcat puro questions dito paunahan xd naalala ko pa nung nainis sakin si chad booc :)))) hahaha. pero alam kong joke lang un xD. tapos kalaban ko madalas sila jade espinar at jonah xxD :))) kakatuwa haha :)) tapos minsan sila osrick, chad, abdul at iba iba pa haha. Tapos aun na ung one day nagpaplan magkashirt nakaisip ako ng designs na typography )) tinry ko sa oblation.Naatuwa ako kasi nagawa ko at marami naman nakaappreciate kaya nagpapasalamat ako haha 😀 tapos aun na lapit na upcat xD dumating na panahon ko muna sa AG . Sa AG na medyo nstable ako kasi nasa batch 2 ako tapos batch 3 sa west ae. un tapos nagexam sa katipnun :)) manlalakbay ako ng AG eh :)) tapos aun natry ko na simulation ng upcat. natuawa naman ako kasi medyo madali lang para sakin ha. xD sai ko one week nalang upcat na. excited na ko makapunta ng UP xD :)) aun na nga countdown n :)) hanggang sa upcat na haha. UPCAT nagsimula ako sa may institute of mathematics nandun ako magisa binaba ako ng mama ko at ipinagdasal ako ng mga born again doon . tapos nagcr ako . hilong hilo ako sa antok at sa biyahe eh haha. tapos nagiintay ako hilong hilo na ko nalulutang na ko hanggang sa makita ko na ang girlfriend kong c Jervi Roque. ako naman nainspire :”> natuwa 😀 Aun nawala hilo ko hanggang sa dumating iba kong kaklase at aun na pumasok na kami sa math building haha. tapos may nakita pa ko dito na kamukha dun eh hindi ko lang killak ung sino xD :)) Aun na tagal tagal nababagalan ako sa nagaarrange ng sa rooms doon bago pungusin pila nain talagang pahirapan xD :))))) tapos aun na palakad na ko papuntang rooom tuwang tuwa ako na kabado. aun na nakarating na kami room. katabi ko girlfriend ko 😀 kaya lang pinaglayo kami 😐 haha. Aun nagsimula exam una inaantok ako kasi nakakaantok magsalita ung nagtuturro xD :)) tapos instructions pa xD tapos aun na nagsimula na saya saya ng language proficiency . una kala ko hindi ko matatapos pero nugn filipino na nataops ko na agad agadd haha.. Tapos aun na science isasa pinakainiintay ko. Science lalo na Chemistry! aun nabuhay ko ganadong ganado na ko tapos math na!! aun na todo bigay na ko ng energy kakasolve imba grabe ung math natapos ko meron pa kong 6 minutes tuwang tuwa ako :))) medyo masaya na ko nun kasi nagkakaroon ako ng chance makapasa :)) pero nung reading comprehensuon na wala na -.- pero mrami rin akong nasagot siguro minimum number ng mistakes ko ay mga 12 ganun xD . un kasi ung naaalal ko lang na hindi ko alam xD :)) tgapos aun na natapos na nalutang na ko tapos pagkauwi ko tulog tapos kinausap ko na girlfriend ko haha 😀 grabe sabi ko SOBRANG SAYA NG UPCAT!! sobrang saya ng experience ko. gustong gsto ko na magUP eh haha. Sana nalang makapasa. haha. ngayon namann next USTET kasama ko ulit ang Girlfriend ko haha 😀 Aun sana makapasa ako pati SANA MAKAKUHA AKO NG IPAD SA AG!! =)))))))) top 4 highest may IPaD eh :))))) Aun hahaha. Aun maraing salamat sa mga naging kaibigan ko dito haha. Maraming salamat kay kuya Jacob kasi siya namiling gawin akong admmin dito haha. Salamat sa lahgat ng tumulong sa problema, nakatulong sakin sa upcat at tumullong din sakin sa iba iba pang bagay. maraming salamat sa inyong laahat 😀 haha.

– President of UPCAT Takers 2011, Marrod Cruz 😀

Good Luck din sa iba pang mageexam sa ibang schools tapos keep on praying. MAngyayare mga pangarap niyo kapag nagdasal kayo 🙂 totoo yan ako kaya ako nanalo at nag 1st honor kasi diyan sa prayer. sabi nga sa caloocan Pray Hard, It Works. Kaya magbelieve kayo dun haha. un maraming salamat guys haha 😀 Salamat sa masayang experience haha 😀

upcat experience
***Patricia Mae Legardo

Ang UPCAT at ako. BOW. 🙂

Buong gabi, di ako nakatulog ng maayos.. Intensyon kong matulog nang maaga sa araw na yun, sa katunayan, alas-otso pa lang ng  gabi, tulog na ako.. Ngunit, namamalayan ko na lang na nagigising na lang ako bigla. Siguro dahil wala ako sa sarili naming tahanan. O baka dahil naiisip ko ang kakaba-kabang pangyayari na magaganap sa pagsikat ng araw.

Nang magising ako.. Umusal ako ng mahinang dasal na sana’y gabayan ako sa pagsusulit na yun.. Na sana, kung di man ako makapasa, madali kong matanggap na may iba pang bagay na nakalaan para sa akin.. Napakaraming mga bagay ang tumakbo sa aking isipan ng mga oras na yun. Makakapasa kaya ako? Madali lang kaya ang mga tanong dun? Mababait kaya ang mga tao dun? May mga gwapo kaya sa silid kung saan isasagawa ang pagsusulit? Malamig kaya yung silid? Babagyo kaya sa araw ng pagsusulit?

Nang makarating ako sa lugar kung saan nagtipon-tipon ang mga estudyanteng tulad ko, ay nagbabakasakaling makapasa sa isa sa mga pinakaprestiyosong unibersidad sa Pilipinas, mag-isa lang ako. Di tulad nang iba na may mga kasama, may mga kausap, mag-isa lamang akong nakatayo dun. Dahil nga wala akong kakwentuhan, mas lalo kong naramdaman ang kabang pilit kong isinasantabi. Medyo nanghina ang fighting spirit ko ng malaman ko na marami sa mga kukuha din nang pagsusulit ay galing sa mga Science High Schools. Sa totoo lang, medyo nanliit ako sa panahong iyon, dahil karamihan sa kanila ay nanggaling sa mga sikat na eskwelahan, samantalang ako, nanggaling lamang ako sa isang Unibersidad na kilala lamang sa aming siyudad. Pinalakas ko na lamang ang loob ko.

“Kung kaya nang iba, kaya ko rin ito.”

Makalipas ang ilang minuto, may nakita ako. Mga kakilala. Mga kaibigan. Natuwa ako, dahil kahit papaano, maiaalis ko na ang sarili ko sa emo state na kinasasadlakan ko ng oras na yon. Naghintay lang kami ng ilang minuto at pinapasok na kami sa lugar kung saan gaganapin ang isa sa mga pinakamahalagang pangyayari sa buhay ko, at marahil, sa buhay din ng iba pang naroon. Isang pangyayari na makakapagpabago ng buhay naming lahat.

Nang umpisahan ang pagsusulit. Naramdaman ko tawag ng kalikasan. Grabeh, umpisa pa lang ng exam yun. Sa unang sub test, ang language proficiency, hindi naman sa pagmamayabang, pero medyo nadalian lang ako. Ngunit ng makita ko ang unang tanong sa Science, pakiramdam ko, sasabog na ang utak ko. Nang mga panahong iyon, naisip ko na baka ay may naputol nang mga ugat sa utak ko. Baka may namumuo nang mga dugo sa ilang bahagi ng kawawang utak na meron ako. Lalo kong naramdaman na naiihi na ako. Ngunit tiniis ko iyon, dahil sa sobrang ikling oras na nakalaan upang masagutan namin ang mga tanong na noon ko lang nalaman na nag-eexist pala. Nang matapos angScience, nakahinga ako ng maluwag. Nang makita ko ang mga tanong sa Math, lihim kong pinag-congratulate ang sarili ko, dahil isa pala akong masipag na estudyante dahil kahit papaano, may natutunan pala ako sa Math. Nang dumating ang Reading Comprehension, muntik na sana akong matawa dahil sa mga klase ng kwento na mayroon dun, hindi lamang dahil nahihiya ako kung tatawa akong mag-isa sa loob ng isang silid na halos walang ingay na maririnig, kudi dahil na rin sa may ubo ako ng mga panahong iyo at kapag natawa ako, siguradong sasama ang plema ko dun at magmimistulang kahol-aso ang tawang yon.

Natapos ang exam ng matiwasay. Dali-dali akong lumabas ng silid na yon at dumiretso sa CR. Antagal ko nang pinipigilan ang mga likidong nagnanais lumaya. Isipin nyo na lang, nagpipigil ako nun mula 6:30 ng umaga hanggang 12:30 ng tanghali. Kahit papaano, nabilib din ako sa mga body system ko sapagkat nakatiis ako ng ganoon katagal. Ang plano naming magkakaibigan ay maglakwatsa pagkatapos ng pagsusulit. Ngunit, dahil sa wagas ang hirap ng exam, sumakit ang ulo naming lahat kaya nagpasya kaming paikliin na lamang ang paglilibot-libot at umuwi na lamang.

Natapos man ang UPCAT, wala namang magiging hangganan ang mga bagay na natutunan namin sa pangyayaring iyon. Wala nang hihigit pa sa mga pagkakaibigang nabuo sa maikling panahon na yon.  Tunay nga, isa iyon sa mga pangyayari na nakapagpabago sa aming mga buhay.

>wala lang magawa sa buhay. pagpasensyahan nyo na lang. masaya eh. haha. 😀

UPCAT Experience

*** Bryan Elijah Trajano

UPCAT Experiece xD!

Ayun, natapos na mag-UPCAT!

ATAT NA ATAT na sana ako umalis ng alas-5 eh itong Tita ko eh kailangan kasama daddy ko.

GUSTO ko na sana makita si Marie at si DJ 26 tapos aaaaarggghhh! NASIRA YUNG USAPAN DAHIL SA LATE PA KAMI PUMUNTA NG NCPAG >.

Ayun, start na ng exams, Language ang 1st subtest. Madali naman siya. Sa tagalog part talaga ako nadalian sobra :).Lalo na sa sentece construction.

2nd Subtest, Science. ETO, Moderate lang, nag-konting shotgun ako dun. More on bio and chem at konting physics.

About OHMS yung pinaka-huling question.

3rd Subtest. MATH, dito talaga more on Geom. Shinotgun ko talaga pero yung iba ginamitan ko ng common sense at computation.

4th Subtest, Reading, WHOOOOO SO DALI HAHAHAHAHAHAHA Favorite ko yung sa mermaid,mona the kalabaw,yung nanay at anak at marami pang iba.

Kahit ang hirap ng UPCAT, nasurvive ko naman dahil hindi ako magpapatalo. Kaya hinihintay ko na lang kung papasa o hindi.

Oh sige, need to go na! ANG SAKIT Na ng ulo ko tapos sinesermunan pa ako dito sa bahay :0!

 

upcat experience

*** Angela Kristel Pelagio

UPCAT Happiness at Sadness

Pa-share din ako ng UPCAT experience ko :)))

Una sa lahat, super loner ako kasi wala man lang akong ka-skul at kung may friend man ako, di kami nagkausap.. aun.. ang tagal at ang init sa pila.. 4 rows kami at hiwalay pa ang lefties sa righties.. 2nd row ako napaupo at nagpa-CR break muna ang proctors.. ayan na, namigay na ng test materials at nakilala ko si Andrew John S. Gosiengfiao :))) at nag-start na maging unli ang proctors “Do it now” (sa lahat ng shading).. start na.. Language Proficiency una at nag-enjoy naman ako lalo na sa Filipino part at natapos ko naman 🙂 Math ang next.. good start pero shotgun pagdating ng dulo kasi 4 mins nlng.. Science ang pinaka-shocking sa lahat.. nagawa ko namang sagutan pero laging unsure… Reading Comp.. happy happy at natapos ko 14 mins before time… Sa kabuuan, masaya naman at nakakain ako sa huli 🙂 haha.. aun.. I prayed before and after the exam 🙂 Sana pumasa…  I’ll just leave that choice to God 🙂

Sa huli.. masaya akong lumabas at no regrets na rin… acceptance nga naman oh 🙂 kaso naiinip na ako sa results :)-angela pelagio

 

upcat experience

***Maria Eloiza Ferraren Calanasan

Reminisce 😀

I was thinking of the day I had a exam for the UPCAT. I was there early exactly 5:00 am then saw my friends and had a chat. we were in line then in a bit we were in the front of our rooms I was between two guys whom I don’t know…

We went inside the room and after the instructions given by the proctor we started answering, after some while GUTOM NA AKO! kaso nahiya ako sa mga katabi ko,boys kase tapos antahimik sa room so hindi nako kumaen sabi ko sa sarili ko Iintayin ko na lang din sila kumaen

MATH na pero hindi pa rin sila nakain so hindi na rin ako kumaen,uminom na lang ako (patibayan ang nangyare ng time nato.HAHA). Ung isa sa katabi ko mukhang maloloko na kakasolve na-curious naman ako kasi sya parang hirap na hirap magsolve tapos ako nakatunganga sa board at minimental na lang (I’m not that smart.tinamad lang ako sumulat sa scratch! haha) tahimik na lang ako. Tapos nauna nako magsagot sa kanya at tapos na last part nun! Hindi ko na nakaya kaya’t kumain na ako hanggang pagbyahe e nakain ako :DD

THE END! :))

 

UPCAT Results for AY 2011-2012 Freshmen

Congratulations to the passers of the UP College Admissions Test administered last August 2010!

If you are an aspiring UP student, you can find the UPCAT Results page for the 2011-2012 freshmen intake year at http://upcat.up.edu.ph/results/. Visit this website, look for the range of names that includes yours (it’s alphabetically arranged) and click that link.  This will take you to another page. This is where you can search for your name. Note that it’s a long list, so use the a NEXT and PREVIOUS buttons found at the bottom of the chart.

You should note that UP has posted a disclaimer in the results page. UP’s disclaimer is posted below:

DISCLAIMER:

Official UPCAT results are posted at the Office of Admissions and each examinee will receive official notification by mail. Should any discrepancy in reporting exist, the information contained in the mailed notification shall take precedence over the results posted on the web.

UPCAT Tips

If you’re one of several thousand people hoping to take and pass the UPCAT, you’re probably feeling a little nervous about the whole thing.  It’s all right to feel that way—a certain amount of stress makes you want to do your very best.

The problem is when you experience excess amounts of anxiety.  Fortunately, a few good strategies can help you overcome that and help you keep it within manageable levels.  Take a look at some of them below.

Topics of Interest

Don’t worry, you won’t find anything really out of the ordinary in the UPCAT (as far as entrance tests go, anyway).  Expect questions on mathematics, science, reading comprehension and language proficiency.

Language proficiency is arguably the easiest of all the sections, but don’t let your guard down for a moment.  This section requires basic grammar know-how in both English and the vernacular.

Reading comprehension is a bit trickier to manage.  One time-saving strategy you can employ is to refrain from reading the entire article.  Just look at the questions and survey the article until you find the information you need.

The science portion involves questions on physics, Earth science, astronomy and biology, so focus more on those.  Finally, UPCAT math deals with sub-topics like algebra and trigonometry.  Keep those computation skills handy.

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To Guess or Not to Guess…

If it’s one thing that sets the UPCAT apart from some of the other entrance tests out there, it’s the formula (right – ¼ wrong—that is, a fourth of a point will be deducted for every wrong answer you have.  It may seem like a killer at first, yet the good news is that there are ways to deal with this.

First, make it a point to answer the questions that you are absolutely, positively certain about first.  This will give you the double benefit of raising your score and boosting your morale for the harder questions.  Tackle the latter next.

Second, give yourself enough time for reviewing your answers and changing them.  Yes, there are penalties for wrong answers, but consider this:  you’ll be getting a full point for every right answer as compared to a quarter point deduction for every mistake.

Besides, studies and experience show that you’re more likely to change a wrong answer into a right one instead of vice versa, so answer as many items as you possibly can and don’t worry about them!

An Ounce of Prevention…

If you feel you need extra doses of confidence, then redeem the time by taking review classes or answering practice tests online or on paper.  Besides being readily available, they will give you an idea of what to expect and how to deal with it when the real test comes around.

Take the time to prepare early.  By early, I mean doing well in your high school classes.  Note that the university will also use your high school grades as a basis for your acceptance or rejection, aside from your performance on the UPCAT.

You can be your own best ally or your worst enemy, depending on how you approach it.  Prepare well and prepare early, and you’ll stand more than just a fighting chance at nabbing a slot in the state university.

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UPCAT Online Application / Registration

If you’ve ever lined up at the University of the Philippines (or any other learning institution, for that matter) during registration period, you know how horribly long the queues can get.

The good news is that the institution has made things a wee bit easier (during the initial phase, anyway) with its online application system.  Take a gander at the details below.

Processing the Process

The first thing you need to do is to read the terms and conditions posted on the official UP website.  Scroll down the page and agree to the disclaimer written there, and then click on the “go to account creation” tab.

It’ll take you to a page where you need to key in your account details:  e-mail address, username, password, plus a recall question and an answer in the event that you experience memory retrieval failure.  Click on the “create account” tab.

Please note that the registration process involves several phases, none of which may be skipped.  You can, however, postpone completing the process until a more convenient time.  Simply log out anytime after the page that reads “Preliminary Registration for Student Account.”

Once you do finish the process, you’ll get a confirmation message.  Congratulations! Please remember to print out twin copies of the registration form.  You’ll need them for the next series of steps.

Habeas Corpus

The online aspect was only the first part of the registration; the second part still remains.  Better get your documents ready as you’ll be taking a trip—first to your school and then to the state university.

Why visit your own school, you may ask?  Simple:  the UP admissions office won’t accept any printed applications forms that don’t have your principal’s certification stamped on them.

After you receive your certification, but before you drop by UP, make sure you also have four recent 2 x 2 photos of your mug (all identical) and proof of payment of the UPCAT application fee.  This proof may take the form of cashier’s or bank manager’s checks, Postal Money Orders or deposit slips from either Landbank or PNB.

Special Cases

It’s entirely possible for students to be exempted from paying the application fee (see this webpage for more details on exemption conditions).  If this applies to you, make sure to include documents that confirm this as well.  Examples include certified Top Ten Lists, BIR certification or photocopies of the Income Tax Returns of your family’s breadwinner(s).

Transferees and students who took longer than the usual four years to finish high school will also need to present their Permanent Secondary School Record (aka F137), duly signed and certified, of course.

If you prefer to have the staff mail your test permit to you, include a self-addressed stamped envelope (with your school address) alongside the set of requirements mentioned above.

A Final Word

Once you get those things out of the way, all that remains is to obtain your test permit (usually obtained from the admissions office on the same day) and wait for the big UPCAT day.  As of the time of this article’s writing, the deadline for online applications had already passed last June.

Fret not, though:  the university will keep potential students in the know.  If you have any questions about the whole process in the meantime, just visit the UPCAT online registration webpage or the FAQ page.

UPCAT Results Are Out!

Hey aspiring Iskos and Iskas (note:  that’s male and female Iskolar ng Bayan) – the UPCAT results are out, as the headline says.  You can find the UPCAT results at the following places:

  1. UPCAT Results Main page (or copy and paste this link onto your URL bar: http://upcat.up.edu.ph/results/)
  2. UPCAT Results Mirror 1 site (or copy and paste this link onto your URL bar: http://upcat.pregi.net/)
  3. UPCAT Results Mirror 2 site (or copy and paste this link onto your URL bar: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/183101/upcat2010/index.html)

UP obviously provided the mirror sites because it’s expecting a deluge of visits and views.  To view the results, try accessing the main page first.  If you experience slow loading times and site freezes, try accessing any of the alternative sites.

The UPCAT results came out on the 18th of January.  Go on and check if your name is on the list of University of the Philippines’ 2010 incoming freshmen.  There’s no hurry, though.  The results will still be there tomorrow, the next day and the next (and for a whole year, for that matter).

God bless!  We at Academic-Clinic.com are keeping our fingers crossed for you.