Presented here are some PhiLSAT Facts. Designed to measure academic potential to pursue the study of law, the Philippine Law School Admission Test (PhiLSAT) is a prerequisite for admission to the basic law courses leading to either a Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor degree beginning school year 2017-2018. Students cannot enroll in any law schools in the Philippines without the PhiLSAT Certificate of Eligibility (COE), based on the LEB Memorandum No. 18.
When is the PhiLSAT? The exact PhiLSAT schedule is announced via official LEB website. It is administered biannually in April and September. The first ever PhiLSAT was administered on April 16, 2017. The Center for Educational Measurement, Inc. (CEM) has been accredited to manage the affairs and activities related to the operation of the PhiLSAT. With CEM’s experience as an educational testing agency, it was commissioned to develop the PhiLSAT, ensure the reliability and validity of the test, and uphold the confidentiality of results and integrity of its administration.
What is the coverage of the exam? The PhiLSAT is going to be multiple choice, covering the following areas:
- Communication and Language Proficiency
- Critical thinking skills
- Verbal Reasoning
- Quantitative Reasoning
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Where to take? It can be taken in 7 sites around the country: Baguio City, Metro Manila, Legazpi City, Cebu City, Iloilo City, Davao City, and Cagayan de Oro City.
What is the passing score? It was initially announced that 55% is the passing score. But when the results of the first ever PhiLSAT was released, the passing grade was adjusted to 45% as a consideration because the examinations have limited review materials. Always aim higher than 55% because there are law schools that require passing rate above 55% for admission. The latest copy of UPLAE/PhiLSAT 2-in-1 Reviewer will surely help you pass the PhiLSAT.
If I pass, does this mean I can go to any Law School I want to enroll in? Yes, but your prospected Law School has prerogative to require you to take supplementary exam. In Ateneo and San Beda, for example, you still must pass their respective admission test. In UP Law, it is yet to announce if PhiLSAT will be a requirement for admission aside from UP Law Admission Examination.
Who are qualified to take PhiLSAT? You are qualified to take the PhiLSAT if you are a:
- Graduate of a 4-year bachelor’s degree, or its equivalent, from duly recognized higher education institutions in the Philippines.
- Graduating student of a 4-year bachelor’s degree, or its equivalent, from duly recognized higher education institutions in the Philippines at the end of the school year when the PhiLSAT is administered.
- Graduate from foreign higher education institutions with degrees equivalent to a 4-year bachelor’s degree as certified by the Commission on Higher Education
A qualified examinee may take the PhiLSAT for as many times as he/she wants, without any limit.
Who are exempted to take PhiLSAT? Honor graduates granted professional civil service eligibility, who are enrolling within 2 years from their college graduation, are exempted from taking the test. Those exempted from the exam will have to submit civil service recognition to the LEB.
What are the requirements? Ensure that you have the following before you register:
- A valid e-mail account that you will use for your online application
- An unretouched digital photo that meets the following specifications:
- Must be 2” x 2”, colored, with white background
- The height of the head (top of hair to bottom of chin) should measure 1 inch to 1 3/8 inches (25 mm – 35 mm)
- Taken within the last six (6) months to reflect your current appearance
- The image pixel dimensions must be in a square aspect ratio (meaning the height must be equal to the width). Minimum acceptable dimensions are 600 x 600 pixels.
- The file size must be less than or equal to 2 MB
- Must be in JPG or PNG file format
- NO “selfies” or improper poses. Your digital photo will appear on your PhiLSAT Identification (ID) Form, Examination Pass, and on your Certificate of Eligibility (COE) or Certificate of Grade (COG).
- A passport, only for applicants from foreign countries
When is the registration? Online registration is available here. Some PhiLSAT Facts are also seen in the link.
How much is the fee? There will be an examination fee of P1,000. The testing fee is non-refundable. Failure to take or complete the test on the scheduled test date under any circumstances forfeits your testing fee.
How long is the exam? PhiLSAT has a time limit of up to 3 hours.
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