The Philippine Educational Placement Test (PEPT) is under the Accrediation and Equivalency Program (Executive Order No. 733, s. 1981) for retrieving out-of-school youth (OSY) and placing them in the formal school system if they so desire, and for validating and accrediting knowledge and skills in academic areas gained through informal and non-formal means for re-entry into formal school, job promotion, entry to job training, for employment and self-fulfillment.
Updated Version: 2016 Philippine Educational Placement Test (PEPT) Overview
The Philippine Educational Placement Test (PEPT) will be administered regularly by the National Education Testing and Research Center (NETRC) in designated examination centers nationwide in two different venues and dates: one in Luzon regions and another in Mindanao and Visayas regions, on the third and fourth Sundays of November respectively.
Registration of applicants for the regular examination shall be in the division offices from August 1 to September 30. A report on the total number of registered applicants in every testing center and division shall be submitted to the NETRC on or before October 3.
Special examination will be administered in the NETRC, four times in a week and year-round. Registration shall be at the NETRC. Due to testing room requirement, testing shall be done on a first come, first served basis.
Special examination may be administered in the division upon request, provided that all expenses shall be charged against the requesting party/parties.
Prospective registrants are children and youth who are Filipino citizens and whose grade/year level passed and ages are the following:
Prospective registrants should submit the following requirements when they register:
- Birth certificate: Issued by the National Statistics Office (NSO) or Local Civil Registrar duly authenticated (original and two (2) photocopies)
- ID pictures: Two (2) pieces of identical and recently taken (1×1″ size)
- School records (original and two (2) photocopies):
- Elementary Level – Form 137 or Form 138
- Secondary Level – Form 137
*Form 137 (Transcript of Records with school seal and signature of principal/registrar)
*Form 138 (Report Card with school seal and signature of principal/registrar)
- School permit: Photocopy of School Permit to Operate/Government Recognition (for applicants from private schools)
- Registration fee (non-refundable):
- Regular administration (every November) – PhP50.00
- Walk-in/Special administration – PhP200.00
A non-refundable fee of fifty pesos (50.00) for regular examination and one-hundred pesos (P 100.00) for special examination shall be charged against each applicant.
Effectivity of promotion or entry to school of those who passed the grade/year level/levels based on the PEPT shall be during enrolment in the first semester of the school year, except those who passed the fourth year high school level.
Guidelines and other pertinent rules and regulations relative to the overall management and administration of the test, the registration of applicants, collection and remittance of registration fees, and allocation of test materials and cash advances are provided for in Enclosure No. 1
National orientation-conference and workshop for PEPT Regional and Division Testing Coordinators will be conducted by the NETRC.
ADVISORY (June 5, 2015)
Cancellation of the Administration of the Philippine Educational Placement Test (PEPT) on June 12, 2015
The Department of Education announces the cancellation of the administration of the Special Philippine Educational Placement Test (PEPT) scheduled on June 12, 2015 due to operational and administrative concerns.
Instead, the test shall be administered on its regular schedule in identified testing centers pursuant to DepEd Order No. 32, s. 2002, Administration of the Philippine Educational Placement Test. The schedule for this year is as follows:
November 22, 2015 (Sunday) – Visayas and Mindanao
Registration shall start on August 2015 in DepEd Division Offices.
(Sgd.) DR. DINA S. OCAMPO
Undersecretary for Programs and Projects
For more information on the PEPT, kindly contact:
National Education Testing and Research Center (NETRC)
2/F Mabini Bldg., DepEd Complex, Meralco Ave., Pasig City
(02) 631-6921 | 631-2589 | 631-2571 | 631-2591
Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm