The University of the Philippines (UP) Office of Admissions is set to release the result of the UP College Admission Test (UPCAT) for the Academic Year 2019-2020. First administered in 1968, the UPCAT is a part of the admission requirements of the University of the Philippines. The said entrance examination was conducted by the UP Office of Admissions on October 27-28, 2018 in more than 18 test centers nationwide. It was administered to qualified graduates of Philippine and foreign high schools who want to study in one of the best universities in the Philippines today.

UPCAT is a yearly admission exam conducted by UP for deserving students who wish to study at its seven (7) constituent universities and one (1) autonomous college spread out through fifteen (15) campuses nationwide.

UP has 175 undergraduate degree programs across these campuses. While the admission to UP System is very selective with an acceptance rate of 15%-17%, this ensures that they only select the best and brightest freshmen students.

UPCAT covered four (4) sub tests. These consist of Language Proficiency (English and Filipino), Science, Math and Reading Comprehension (English and Filipino). Standardized UPCAT scores are combined with the weighted average of 3 years of high school final grades to determine the UP admission grade.

Did you take the UPCAT last 2018? Check out the results below.

UPCAT Results

The full list of passers of UPCAT 2019-2020 will be posted here after it was officially released. We expect the results to come out this March 2019 or 5 months after the examination. Please stay tuned. Bookmark this page or follow us on our official Facebook page for more updates.

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Summary of Result

  • A-B Passers
  • C-F Passers
  • G-N Passers
  • O-R Passers
  • S-Z Passers

About the UPCAT

The UPCAT 2019 was originally scheduled on September 15-16 but later rescheduled due to inclement weather brought by Typhoon Ompong. As per UP Vice President for Academic Affairs Cynthia Bautista, more than 100,000 hopefuls took the UPCAT on October 27-28, 2018. While it has the most number of examinees compared to other universities,  passing the UPCAT is not an easy feat. On average, only 15- 17% of the examinees pass the UPCAT.

The UPCAT is consists of 4 subtests: Language Proficiency (in English and Filipino), Reading Comprehension (in English and Filipino), Science, and Math. The UPCAT exam score is combined with the weighted average of the last 3 years of high school final grades to determine the UP admission grade (UPG). Then, the examinees are ranked according to UPG. Based on this ranking, students are then assigned a campus and degree course.

UPCAT SCHOLARSHIP INFO As mentioned, UP envisioned to admit the best students and provide increase access to quality education. All UP students are provided partial tuition subsidies by government appropriations, but additionally the University provides possible tuition discounts and/or additional financial assistance for qualified students in the form of monthly subsidies for living expenses. Students may also avail of tuition loans and short-term loans from the Student Loan Board.

UP Oblation Scholarship. This program is awarded to the top 50 UPCAT passers. This benefits the awardees with free tuition, miscellaneous and laboratory fees and monthly incentive. Scholars may enjoy these benefits throughout the length of their students provided that they maintain a certain average grade requirement.

Iskolar ng Bayan Scholarship. This program provides free tuition and other school fees for the first year of college is available for AY 2017-2018 under RA 10648. Below are the eligibility requirements courtesy of UP:

  • Must be a Filipino citizen
  • Must be enrolling for the first time in college and has no credited previous college work
  • Has graduated from any public high school in the country within 2 years prior to SY 2016
  • Provides a certification, duly signed by the School Principal, that s/he belongs to the Top Ten of the graduating class.

Applicants for the Iskolar ng Bayan Scholarship through automatic admission don’t have to take the UPCAT if they choose a UP campus that is in their region, but they may still have to submit final grades for 3 high school years preceding graduation in order to satisfy application requirements of the University.