UPCAT Results – University of the Philippines College Admission Test Results
Getting into a university for college is a very difficult task for students nowadays especially if you are aiming for the most prestigious school in the Philippines, the University of the Philippines. There are over thousands of aspiring applicants all over the country that have taken the UPCAT 2012, hoping that they could pass the test and fulfill their long-time dream of being a student of UP.
The University of the Philippines College Admission Test, or simply called UPCAT, is a test that is given annually to high school students from different public and private schools that are aspiring to enter the most prominent university in the Philippines. The college admission test is generally composed of 4 sub-tests namely Language Proficiency, Mathematics, Science and Reading Comprehension. The weighted average of the final grades in the first trimester of high school is combined with the standardized scores of the 4 sub-tests in order to determine whether they qualify to enter UP. The applications that are being filled up by the student include the option to choose two campuses from among nine branches of UP (Manila, Cebu, Baguio, Diliman, Los Banos, Iloilo, Pampanga, Tacloban and Mindanao) indicating them in order of the student’s preference and the two degree course on each campus they prefer.
The application will be processed according to the course and campus of choice in the order the student specified. All of the students that have applied to take UPCAT are ranked according to their admission grade and screened based on the choice of campus. Only the top ranking students who have reached the cut-off grade and base on quota will qualify to take the test. More applicants prefer to enter UP Diliman or UP Manila where competition for a slot in the test are tight, but if the student does not qualify on the first choice they are automatically considered for the second choice of campus.
The purpose of UPCAT does not only serve as an admission to test for high school students to their campuses, it also serves as a tool to determine which college degree is compatible for them. Once the student qualify to enter any of the UP campuses, they are then screened to qualify to one of their preferred college course which are determined by different grade predictors that are used for different degree programs. Those who have ranked on top are accepted according to the slots that are available for that certain program, and if the student does not qualify for the first choice they are then screened again for their second choice. But if they still don’t make it to the cut they will undergo the same screening process until they find the right degree program for them.
The UPCAT is a five hour exam that can only be taken once and the Top 50 UPCAT qualifiers are then awarded with Oblation Scholarship that will give those benefits like free tuition, laboratory and miscellaneous fees, monthly incentive, semestral book subsidy and transportation allowance. The list of UPCAT results 2012 in alphabetical order can be found here