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Hello, everyone! This is just the same post entitled “UPCAT TIPS” but with this cute header I made to go with it. 

University of the Philippines College Admission Test

Application Process: Online or Paper 

Application Period: June - August (the UPCAT is usually the first CET you’ll take)

Exam Date: August or September 

Guide to Each Test

Language Proficiency (both Eng. and Fil.) - This part tests your basic knowledge of grammar for both languages (i.e. correct usage of words, verb tenses, subject-verb agreement, pronoun-antecedent agreement, etc.) If you have no problem with grammar and composition, I don’t think you’ll find this part difficult. BUT I suggest that you refresh yourself on the subject-verb agreement and pronoun-antecedent agreement topics for English because these were tricky. For Filipino, review the correct usage of words.

Math -  The Math portion in the UPCAT was relatively easy, depending on your relationship with the subject. Make sure to review basic algebra (especially answering word problems!!), intermediate algebra (solving systems of linear equations, solving complex fractions, etc.), computing for the measures of central tendency (mean, median, mode), analytic geometry (equations of a circle, parabola, ellipse, hyperbola), and geometry (interior and exterior angles of polygons, transversal lines, etc.). It was easy, BUT the coverage was wide.

Science - The Science portion of the UPCAT usually contains many graphs and diagrams. You need to learn how to analyze these data in order to arrive at the correct answer. Also, pay attention to the descriptions being placed under the diagrams because - on more than one occasion - I was able to determine the correct answer by doing so. For this part, grasp the basics for each science (Bio, Chem, Physics, Earh Sci - especially Earth Science!!!), but also sharpen your analytical skills.

Reading Comprehension (English and Filipino) - Surprisingly, this was the most difficult portion of the UPCAT. If you’re an avid (and fast) reader, I don’t think you’ll find this part challenging - at least, the English portion. I was stressed out during the Filipino selection because English was my first language. I suggest that you widen your Filipino vocabulary and get used to reading Filipino selections. Another tip for the reading comprehension portion is to read the question/s for each passage first before reading the actual passage. This way, you can start looking for the answers instead of reading the text from start to finish, which is just a waste of time. Determine what you need to look for and start scanning the text, then move on to the next passage.

Before the UPCAT

1.     Start reviewing early.

The material covered in CETs is usually very diverse, so you need to start reviewing early. I suggest that you finish majority of your reviewing during the summer because once school starts, other things such as homework, projects, extracurricular activities, etc. will compete for your time. However, try to squeeze in some review time in your busy schedule to keep the material you’ve reviewed fresh.

2.     Attend a review program.

Although this is not a prerequisite to passing the UPCAT (in fact, my best friend did not take any review classes at all, but he managed to pass the entrance tests to the top 4 Universities in the country, including UP Diliman), I learned useful techniques from the review classes I took. Not only do they refresh you on the important lessons you’ve learned over the years, they also teach you effective strategies for taking CETs.

3. Pay attention to your grades.

Your chances of passing the UPCAT all depend on your UPG, which is computed in the following manner: 60% UPCAT score, 40% grades. In my case, my UPCAT application asked for my grades from Grade 9 – 11 and my class standing/ranking. Again, being the topnotcher of your batch is not a prerequisite to entering UP, but grades still matter. However, don’t despair if you know your grades aren’t stellar. That same best friend I mentioned earlier wasn’t much of an academic achiever. Your UPCAT performance still matters greatly.

4. Take many practice tests.

I think this is the most effective way to review for an exam. Apart from the practice exams that my review center gave me, I also bought some of the MSA Review books. I answered them while timing myself, and I regularly checked my progress. UP also releases an UPCAT online reviewer, which was like a mock test. I really recommend that you try this because it features questions/topics which are quite similar to the ones that appeared in the actual test.

During the UPCAT

1.     When in doubt, make an intelligent guess instead of leaving the item blank.

Actually, I’ve heard many conflicting opinions about this matter. The UPCAT is the only CET that enforces the” right-minus-wrong rule”, meaning for every wrong answer, ¼ of a point is deducted from the number of right answers. Because of this, I’ve read tips from other blogs saying that it’s better to just leave the item blank than to risk a wrong answer. However, you lose the chance of getting one right answer. My math teacher finally put a stop to my dilemma when he presented a computation which showed that you have a greater chance of getting a high score if you answer everything (I’m sorry, I can’t remember his computation haha). When you encounter a difficult question, eliminate the outrageous or impossible choices then choose from the remaining ones.

2.     Answer as quickly and as accurately as you can.

Time is of the essence. And when there’s a time limit, you need to use your time carefully. Don’t get stuck on a difficult question. Move on to the next one and just come back for it. IF you run out of time, shade a random circle. (see advice above)

3.     Bring water and snacks.

You’re allowed to eat while taking the test because there are no breaks in between. The UPCAT is almost 5 hours long, so you need to bring something to eat. I remember bringing a pack of Oreos and a mamon (hehe). One of the test takers in my room brought a large bag of Lays for himself. To each, his own. Don’t bring something that’s too messy though, because you might stain your test paper with it.

After the UPCAT

1.     REJOICE. For a while, then start preparing for the next CETs hays.

2.     Wait anxiously for the results.

The UPCAT is most likely the first test you’ll take (around August or September). We were told that the UPCAT results will be released on February or March of the following year. Imagine the wait. THEN, in true UP fashion, the results were released late one night in December, five days before Christmas. Stay tuned to social media (that’s how my friend found out about the results being released early) because other students are bound to be tweeting the good news – especially in December.

Good to luck to all UPCAT takers this year! 😊

Rejected UPCAT Essay Questions

Narito ang iilang mga tanong na ‘di nakalusot para sa “essay” na parte ng UPCAT 2012 (BTW ito ang unang beses na nagkaroon ng mga essay questions sa buong kasaysayan ng UPCAT).

  1. Hanggang saan aabot ang bente pesos mo?
  2. If 5x +2y = 20, hanggan saan aabot ang 20 pesos mo?
  3. Have you read the terms and conditions?
  4. Why are the birds angry? Explain your answer briefly.
  5. Anong meron sa eggs ng Angry Birds at ninakaw ito ng mga baboy?
  6. Is it more fun in the Philippines? If yes, explain in 10 sentences. If no, mag-migrate ka na.
  7. Ano ang mas malaki bagpack ni Dora? O bulsa ni Doraemon? Justify your answer. 
  8. Para kanino ka bumabangon?
  9. Kung si Squirtle ay isang basic water pokemon. Si Myrtle ba ang evolution neto? Ipakita ang evolution tree.
  10. Kung si Squirtle ay isang water pokemon, anong klaseng pokemon si Myrtle? Ipaliwanag.
  11. Pang-ilang evolution ni Jynx si Nicki Minaj?
  12. Why will Rick Astley never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down? 
  13. What is Victoria’s Secret? Enumerate.
  14. NOSI, NOSI BALASI, Sino ba sila?
  15. Saan si Waldo? Justify.
  16. Bakit ba laging nagpapahanap si Waldo? Tanga ba siya’t laging nawawala? 
  17. Kung bilog ang mundo, bakit meron silang tinatawag na apat na sulok nito?
  18. Why does it melt in your mouth and not in your hand?
  19. Kung si Venus Raj ay magdo-double degree, ano kaya ang kanyang major major? Explain explain!
  20. Sa pagpasok mo sa UP, ano ang Major Major course mo?
  21. Is this the real life or is this just fantasy?
  22. Kung nag evolve tayo from unggoy to tao, at what point ka nagpaiwan?
  23. Naniniwala ka bang hindi natutulog si Kuya Germs? Show evidence.
  24. Kicking in the frontseat or sitting in the backseat? Explain which seat you would take.
  25. How will you help Rihanna know her name? In essay form.
  26. Choco na gatas or gatas na choco?
  27. Nakakabusog o Nakakalusog?
  28. Bakit walang side mirror ang eroplano?
  29. Who’s your daddy now?
  30. Who run the world?
  31. Ano ang trabaho ni Mister Bean? Saan siya kumukuha ng salapi para sa kanyang pang araw-araw na gastusin?
  32. Please explain the word “sulit” to a three-year-old who has enough money to pay his own education.
  33. Kung walang kamay ang mga ibon, then why do birds suddenly APIR? Ipaliwanag.
  34. Kaano-ano ni Dora the Explorer si Internet Explorer?
  35. What is the world’s Number 2 shampoo? 
  36. Saan napupunta ang tinatapon mong computer files sa recycle bin?
  37. Who wants to be a millionaire?
  38. Kapag ang ipis nahulog sa tubig na may sabon, dudumi ba ang tubig o lilinis ang ipis?
  39. Kapatid ba ni Swiper the Fox si Megan Fox? Give a list of your sources.
  40. Pinsan ba ni Megan Fox si Mozilla Firefox?
  41. Ano'ng mas malaki, panga ni Charice o pwet ni Nicki Minaj? Illustrate then explain
  42. Kung ikaw si Batman, sinong bahala sa'yo? 
  43. Ano ang boiling point ni Agua ng Agua Bendita?
  44. Ano ang circumference ng mukha ni Charice?
  45. Bakit pababa nang pababa ang ispaghetti? Explicate using Newton’s Law of Gravitation.
  46. Explain the attraction between two PBB teens housemates using Newton’s Law of Gravitation.
  47. Using a vernier caliper to a meter stick, gaano kakapal ang mukha mo?
  48. In case “it’s not nosebleed in UP, it’s bloodshed”, what is your blood type? And medical history?
  49. Bakit sa kahit anong angle, ang gwapo mo? Use the SAS ASA SSS Postulates in Geometry to answer this question.
  50. Ano ang meron kay Brand X at galit na galit ang ibang brand sakanya? Defend your answer.
  51. Kung totoong may alien, bakit palaging galing sa Earth ang nananalo sa Miss Universe?
  52. Magkano ang binayad ni Adam Levine para makatawag sa payphone? Cite statistics.
  53. Jumbo Hotdog: Kaya mo ba to?
  54. Don’t cha wish your girlfriend was hot like me?
  55. Using the Mohs Scale of Hardness, gaano katigas si Bash?
  56. Who do you think you are, running 'round leaving scars?
  57. Does the moonlight shine on Paris after the sun goes down? 
  58. Only Belo touches my skin, who touches yours?
  59. If you are daring, how dare you?
  60. Kung bukas luluhod ang mga tala, bakit hindi pa ngayon?
  61. Pag na-ban ang plastic sa Pilipinas, kelangan mo na ba matakot at magtago?
  62. Bakit wala paring tatalo sa Alaska? Explain briefly, No Erasure!
  63. Do you ever feel like a plastic bag drifting through the wind, wanting to start again?
  64. Paano mo tuturuan si Sadakong mag-whip ng hair back and forth? Show illustration.
  65. Kung ang nakatusok na baboy ay barbeque, ang nakatusok na saging ay bananacue, bakit ang kabayo, carousel?
  66. Deal or No Deal? Explain through an essay not less than 20 sentences.
  67. Gamit ang inyong Monggol 2 pencil, iguhit ang 50 shades of grey. No erasures.
  68. Sa kantang Tantaran-Chuchurut-Churut, pang-ilang nota humihinga si Willie? Kumonsulta kay Jobert Sucaldito.
  69. Ano ang cultural explanation ng pagkembot ng reyna habang pumapasok ito sa bulaklak?
  70. Kung kulay pula si Jollibee, ano ba talaga siya? Bubuyog o langgam? Ipaliwanag. 
  71. Masaya lang ba ang pwedeng umorder ng Happy Meal? Why? 
  72. Kung ikaw ay chemist, sino ang lab mo?
  73. Why did it have to end so soon? When you said that you would never leave me?
  74. Nakaligo ka na ba sa dagat ng basura?
  75. Kung hindi ngayon, kailan? Kung hindi tayo, sino?
  76. Papasa ka ba……. Sa hair test ni Yuko Yamashita? 
  77. How is Mr. Krabs the biological father of Pearl? Provide a Punett Square.
  78. Bakit lubog ang Sunken Garden? Ipaliwanag.
  79. Where is the love?
  80. Bakit ka nagmo-move on kung hindi naman kayo? Ilarawan. 
  81. Tell me when will you be mine. Quando? Quando? Quando? 
  82. Sinong kumagat sa Apple logo? Iexplain bakit hindi niya inubos.
  83. If Ben has five apples and Lisa ate three, why did Adele set fire to the rain? 
  84. Saang direksyon papunta ang One Direction? Expound.
  85. Ilan ang butas sa isang cracker ng skyflakes? Illustrate.
  86. Bakit sa mukha ni Charice naghain ng handa yung caterer?
  87. Ilan ang circumference ng pwet ni Nicki Minaj? 
  88. Gamit ang Mongol 2, sumaksak ng anim na katabi. May the odds be ever in your favor.
  89. Kung ang tao nagmula sa unggoy, bakit may mukhang kabayo? Explain.
  90. How much is that doggie in the window? Ipaliwanag kung bakit ganyan ang presyo nito.
  91. How much is that doggie in the window? Ipaliwanag gamit ang theory of supply and demand.
  92. Should I give up or should I just keep chasing pavements?
  93. Saan gawa ang Soylent Green?
  94. If tonight, we are young. What about tomorrow?
  95. Ayon sa commercial ad ng BDO nq “we find ways”, ipakita kung saan ang mga daan na nahanap nito. Create a map.
  96. Nauuhaw din ba ang mga isda? Ipaliwanag.
  97. Kung si Corazon ang unang aswang, pang-ilan ka?
  98. Gaano kalakas ang .1 na germ at hindi ito mamatay-matay? Draw and illustrate.
  99. Give at least 10 Reasons kung bakit kailangang i-ban sa buong mundo ang “Call Me Maybe.”
  100. If I were Carly Rae Jepsen. Would you call me?
  101. Pag ang bakla nagka amnesia, Bakla parin kaya?
  102. Teach Me How To Dougie in 10 paragraphs.
  103. Bukod sa mukha mo, ano pa ang joke mo?
  104. Ano ang English ng “Pang-ilang presidente si Gloria?” Give the correct answer. Right Minus Wrong.
  105. Sino ang mananalo sa Claudine vs. Manny?
  106. We found love in a hopeless place, where is the hopeless place? 
  107. Anong kinuhang course ni Marian Rivera at naging Psychology siya?
  108. Gaano kadalas ang minsan? Give an exact figure.
  109. Sino si Kikay? Bakit nila pinapasayaw ito?
  110. Paano mangulangot si Wolverine? Explain and illustrate. 
  111. Hot pa din ba ang hot sauce 'pag nilagay mo sa loob ng ref? Paste the original copy of your birth certificate.
  112. Bakit hindi namamatay ang bida? Cite statistics.
  113. Gaano kataas ang lipad ng Whisper with Wings? Demonstrate.
  114. Ang Maroon 5 ba ay galing UP? Patunayan ang sagot gamit ang kanilang mga kanta.
  115. Nasaan ang corn, sa corned beef? 
  116. Who is that girl I see staring straight back at me? Why is my reflection someone I don’t know?
  117. Maliban sa pag-ibig, ano pa ang ipinapangako mong ipaglalaban mo? 
  118. Bakit pinya ang tahanan ni Spongebob? Ikumpara ito sa tahanan ni Patrick gamit ang Venn Diagram.
  119. Bakit ka pinanganak sa mundong ibabaw?
  120. Pare-pareho ba ang napangasawa nina Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, at Snow White? babaero ba si PRINCE CHARMING?
  121. Will you still love me in the morning?
  122. Explain the phenomenon that is the “Party Rock Anthem”. Provide a timeline.
  123. Bakit kulay green ang blackboard?
  124. Bakit pag rush hour tsaka mabagal ang daloy ng traffic? Explain your answer using sign language.
  125. Who let the dogs out?
  126. Kung walang nilikha ang Diyos na panget, sinung lumikha sayo? Defend yourself.
  127. Sa mga nangyayaring crisis sa ating mundo ngayon, ano masasabi mo sa pag bagsak ng presyo ng talong sa palengke?
  128. Nasaan ang Edge of Glory?
  129. Anong letter ang ELEMENO? Defend your answer. Transcribe.
  130. Ano ang actual na word na narinig mo sa kantang “Mmmbop?” isulat ito sa talampakan at putulin ang paa.
  131. Bakit sawing palad si Magdalena?
  132. Kung ang vegetarian ay kumakain lamang ng gulay, ano naman ang humanitarian? Show your solution.
  133. What are your Five Problems, One Solution?
  134. Choose two-with whom is Lady Gaga: a) caught in a bad romance, b) on the edge of glory, or c) on the telephone?
  135. How can you face your problem if your problem is your face? Justify please.
  136. Bakit kahit matindi na ang global warming, ay hindi ka pa rin nagiging hot? Please explain yourself.
  137. Gaano ka tuwid ang One Direction compared sa 'Tuwid na Daan' ni PNoy? 
  138. Ano ang paboritong season mo ng Daisy Siete at bakit? Ibigay ang buod.
  139. How does one love like a love song?
  140. Bakit ang hilig lumabas ni Sadako sa TV? Commercial model ba siya? Explain your answer.
  141. Bakit mo titignan yung kamay mo kung mabaho?
  142. If God had a name, what would it be and would you call it to His face? Sagutin sa perspektibo ng mga hunyango.
  143. Bakit square ang box ng pizza samantalang circle naman ang pizza? Please explain
  144. Rated K. Handa na ba kayo? Kumatok sa kapitbahay at batiin sya ng happy birthday habang nagpapaliwanag.
  145. Illustrate Cow and Chicken’s parents’ faces. Additional points for drawing Miss Bellum’s as well.
  146. Kung love is blind, anong kagaguhan ang love at first sight? Ipaliwanag.
  147. Kung mamatay ka na bukas, bakit hindi pa ngayon? Defend your answer.
  148. If jokes are half-meant, ilang jokes ang kelangan para hindi makaoffend ng kaibigan? Ipaliwanag.
  149. Saan ba talaga pinaglihi si Charice? Sa pinggan o Nagaraya?
  150. Bakit pumasok ang reyna sa bulaklak? Ipaliwanag ng hindi hihigit sa limang pangungusap.
  151. Bakit may taong bato?
  152. How many strands of hair does Noynoy have? (Calculator is optional)
  153. Kung ikaw ang nasasakdal sa impeachment trial, ano ang gusto mong sumakit sa iyo at bakit?
  154. Where do broken hearts go? (Follow-up question: Can they find their way home?)
  155. Kung ang “one night stand” ay sa gabi. Ano naman ang sa umaga? 
  156. Bakit pag usapang hotdog, “Kids can tell?” Ipaliwanag ang kaso ng hotdog ni Aljur.
  157. Paano nagiging extra virgin ang olive oil? Pwede din ba maging extra virgin ang tao? Explain.
  158. Kanino mo gusto makipag-make out; sa taong walang ngipin or sa taong walang dila? Explain briefly.
  159. Anong meron siya na wala ako? Cite examples.
  160. How are starships maneuvered?
  161. Sa cartoon series na Huck Finn, ginagawa pa rin ba ang BAHAY NI HUCK? Sa anong puno at bakit?
  162. Why is Chris Brown and Redford White?
  163. How much is Chris Black better than Chris Brown? Provide a frequency distribution table.
  164. Bakit si Greyson may Chance, si Bieber may Baby at may Boyfriend? Explain your answer briefly.
  165. Is Hash Brown the lost brother of Chris Brown? Explain briefly and concisely.
  166. Tama ba si Willie Revillame na ikaw na nga ang hinahanap ng puso?
  167. Spaggeti pababa, o spaggeti pataas?
  168. Sa kantang Leron-leron sinta, Bakit may buko ang papaya? Expound.
  169. Do you believe in life (after love, after love…?)
  170. Ano ang nasa dako pa roon?
  171. In 140 characters, ibuod ang talambuhay ni Jose Rizal.
  172. Bakit nagso-Sorry ang Super Junior? Ano ginawa nila?
  173. Bakit bawal sa animals ang Samsung? Defend yourself.
  174. Kung ang ingles ng bulak ay cotton, at ang ingles ng bulaklak ay flower, bakit hindi cottontton? Ipaliwanag.
  175. If men are from mars women are from venus, bakit sila nagpunta sa earth? 
  176. Magkano ang pamasahe ng limang bakla?
  177. Kung sa Jollibee, 'Bida ang Saya’, sino ang kontrabida?
  178. Bakit tinatawag na brownout kung black naman ang nakikita pag walang kuryente?
  179. If you were given a chance to be a ghost for one day, would you stalk your crush or scare your enemy?
  180. Bakit hindi mapatay ni Ne-Yo ang kaniyang radyo? Ipakita ang sagot gamit ng isang circuit illustration.
  181. Bakit kaylangan i-Instagram yang Milk Tea na iniinom mo?
  182. Tatay nga ba ni Patrick Star si Majinbu? Iguhit ang family tree.
  183. Anong mas masarap, Coco Jam o Coco Martin? Ipaliwanag.
  184. May kinalaman ba si Coco martin sa pagdiskubre ng Coco Crunch?
  185. Ang breakfast ba at dinner, pwedeng ilagay sa lunchbox?
  186. Bakit kailangan mong mag check-in sa Foursquare pag nasa sosyal kang lugar? Explain briefly.
  187. Pano naging cellphone ang Blackberry? Explain.
  188. Kung ang lens ng camera ay BILOG? Bakit ang litrato ay RECTANGLE? Explain.
  189. Using existentialist theories, answer the following question using 5000 words: ANSABE?
  190. Kung ikaw magjojoke, sa bagong gising o sa taong aral na aral pero di nagising? Propose methodology.
  191. Hindi tayo tao, hindi rin tayo hayop. Ano tayo?
  192. Illustrate the Steric Inhibition that happened to Charice’s Zygomaticus. 
  193. Isalin ang mga titik ng awiting 'UP Naming Mahal’ sa Ingles.
  194. Saan? Saan ako nagkamali?
  195. SINONG NAGPAUSO NITO AT SINO ANG NAUNANG MAGTWEET? Mananaliksik gamit ang history ng Pilipinas.
  196. Paano mo nabilang ang tawa mo? Explain briefly. 
  197. I-summarize ang lahat ng sagot mo sa multiple choice.
  198. May UPCAT ka mamaya? Nababasa mo to? Ba’t hanggang ngayon gising ka pa? JUSTIFY.
  199. Sa tingin mo papasa ka ba?
  200. Sa huling pagkakataon, tatanungin ulit kita. Showtime or Goodtime? Tandaan mo meron ka ng X.

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