PSHS NCE


Philippine Science High School System Announced PSHS NCE Date

PSHS National Competitive Examination (NCE) Application

Philippine Science High School updated its application schedule for PSHS NCE for SY 2021-2022. They are now accepting testing applicants. It is also now possible to submit applications online as well as by going directly to the different PSHS campuses.

PSHS NCE Application Deadline

Note that the Philippine Science High School System sets two deadlines for filing NCE applications. It is best to file your application early to avoid the deadline rush.

  • Private Schools: Dec 11, 2020

  • Public Schools: Dec 18, 2020

PSHS NCE Exam Date

The PSHS NCE will be on February 6, 2021. The date is the same regardless of where you are taking the exam.

How to know if your child is eligible

How to know if your child is eligible to apply for the PSHS National Competitive Examination (NCE)

An applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • Grade level: Grade 6 elementary pupil from a duly recognized school by the Department of Education

  • Grades:

    • Have a final grade of 85% or better in Science and Mathematics, evidenced by the student's report card.

    • If the student's grades in Science or Math are below 85%, proof that he/she belongs to the upper 10% of the batch;

  • Citizenship: must be a Filipino citizen with no pending or approved application as immigrant to any foreign country;

  • Have a minimum satisfactory Character Rating in his/her report card (SY 2019 - 2020);

  • Has not have taken the PSHS NCE previously;

  • Healthy and fit to undergo a rigorous academic program.

PSHS NCE Coverage

PSHS NCE Exam Topics:

  1. Scientific Ability

  2. Quantitative Ability (Mathematics)

  3. Abstract Reasoning

  4. Verbal Aptitude (English)

PSHS Review

PSHS Review Online

  • Enrollment starts on August 17, 2020.

  • Classes start on October 15, 2020.

  • Top Quality

Know more about the review classes and details of the program.

PSHS Sample Reviewer - Test Yourself Online Series

Math Series # 01

Math Series # 02

Math Series # 03


PSHS NCE Application Requirements

Exam Application Requirements


Walk-in applicants:

  • Duly accomplished application form

  • Two (2) most recent identical 1x1 ID pictures

  • Proof of Payment:

    • Php 300 for private schools (pay at the PSHS Cashier)

    • Free for public schools and private scholars

  • Certified true copy of report card (SY 2019-2020) by the class adviser / principal.

    • Note: provide certification that the child belongs to the upper 10% of the batch if Math or Science grade is below 85%.

  • If a scholar from a private school, certification or proof that the child is a scholar of the school.


For online applicants:

  • Duly accomplished online form

  • Scanned/Digitized copy of the attachments:

    • most recent 1x1 ID pictures

    • Proof of Payment:

      • Php 300 for private schools (paid first to Landbank)

      • Free for public schools and private scholars

    • Certified true copy of report card (SY 2019-2020) by the class adviser / principal.

    • proof/certification that the child belongs to the upper 10% of the batch if Math or Science grade is below 85%.

    • If a scholar from a private school, certification or proof that the child is a scholar of the school.


Tips For PSHS NCE Examinees

Reminders to Examinees on Exam Day

  1. Be at your testing center early. It may be a good idea to be at the examination site an hour before your scheduled examination

      • either a.m. or p.m. (indicated in the exam permit).

  2. Present the Examination Permit and your school I.D. to the Proctor/ Room Examiner.

  3. Bring the following for the exam

  • two sharpened #1 pencils (we recommend three)

  • good eraser

  • snacks.


Sources: https://pshs.edu.ph/wikipedia