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PHILSAT | Law school admission test slated April 16
March 2, 2017 10:35 PM
The online news portal of TV5
MANILA - Those intending to enter law school will need to take the Philippine Law School Admission Test (PHILSAT), schedule for April 16 this year.
Registration is from March 2 to April 3.
The Center for Educational Measurement, Inc. (CEM) has been commissioned by the Legal Education Board (LEB) to develop and administer the Philippine Law School Admission Test (PhiLSAT).
The Philippine Law School Admission Test (PhiLSAT) is a standardized battery of aptitude tests designed to measure academic potential to pursue the study of law.
The Legal Education Reform Act of 1993 required PhiLSAT as 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.
PhiLSAT consists of subtests on communications and language proficiency, critical thinking skills, and verbal and quantitative reasoning.
The following are the list of qualifications for taking PhiLSAT:
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 as many times as he/she wants, without any limit.
Honor graduates granted professional civil service eligibility pursuant to Presidential Decree No. 907 who are enrolling within two (2) years from their college graduation are exempted from taking and passing the PhiLSAT for purposes of admission to the basic law course.
Applications for exemption are to be filed directly with the LEB.
Registration requirements include:
A valid e-mail account to be used for online application.
One recent unretouched digital photo with these specifications: 2"x 2" or at least 600x600 pixels, with white background.
A valid Passport if NOT a Filipino citizen.
Applicants may pay online using a credit card or go through an over-the-counter transaction at the bank. Payment should be made on or before the deadline for registration. Applicants are not considered completely registered or fully qualified to take the PhiLSAT if they have not paid the PhiLSAT testing fee.
Review centers are NOT authorized to collect or accept in behalf of CEM any PhiLSAT testing fee from PhiLSAT applicants. Any incident arising from dealings with a review center, or any such entity, is solely the applicant's responsibility.
PhiLSAT scores will appear on the Master List of Test Results that will be sent to the Legal Education Board (LEB) and all Philippine law schools.
The CEM web site may be visited at this link: www.cem-inc.org.ph/philsat
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