Nov. 18, 11:38 p.m. – THE UNIVERSITY improved in the November 2011 chemical engineer licensure examination, but still failed to be named a top-performing school.

UST recorded a 59.74-percent passing rate with 46 passers out of 77 examinees, which was higher than last year’s 56.10 percent or 46 passers out of 82 examinees. UST’s performance this year was also better than its 42-percent passing rate in 2009 when only 19 passed out of 45 examinees.

No Thomasian has entered the Top 10 list of passers since 2007.

The University of the Philippines-Diliman, the only school that met the requirement set by the Professional Regulation Commission of having at least 80-percent passing rate and a minimum number of 50 examinees, was declared the top-performing school.

It had an 84.34-percent passing rate, with 70 out of 83 examinees making the cut.

The University of San Carlos posted an 81.25-percent passing rate (13 passers out of 16 examinees), the University of Saint La Salle got a 75-percent passing rate (15 out of 20), and the University of the Philippines-Los Baños had a 71.05-percent passing rate (27 out of 38).

Trailing behind UST were Mapua Institute of Technology with a 16.22-percent passing rate (6 out of 37), De La Salle University-Manila with 41.18 percent (7 out of 17), Saint Louis University with 32.43 percent (12 out of 37), and Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology with 47.06 percent passing mark.

The national passing rate, meanwhile, went down to 47.17 percent or 301 passers out of 638 examinees. This year’s result was lower than last year’s 59.28 percent. Reden D. Madrid


  1. I always read articles in the Varsitarian, so I’ve noticed how board examination articles are written. It is clear that the analysis of this breaking news is the comparison of the November board exams for the past years, wherein almost all of the examinees are first-takers. Nasabi nung balita na walang pasok sa top 10 since 2007 kasi nga November board exams ang pinag-uusapan. Hindi pwedeng ikumpara ang November board exams sa April board exams because the latter is an “off-season” examinations, wherein almost all of Thomasian examinees are retakers. Pansinin niyo sa mga articles ng varsi katulad nung ece article, October 2011 is compared to October 2010, and not with April 2011. Kasi nga off-season ung board examinations pag April. Retakers ung mga examinees.
    Still, good job UST. 🙂 Congratulations. 🙂

  2. Si Mam Glaiza Tanguilan po, last 2008, pumasok sa top 10. 🙂
    reading avid varsi reader’s point of view, na-gets ko na. pero sana naman next time varsi, ayusin nio. hahaha. kasi di ba, mahirap ang board exam for ChE, so yung mga simpleng bagay na katulad ng ganito, mahalaga sa amin. :O

  3. Varsitarian, pls verify your info before publishing it or posting it on the web. Also, Avid Varsi Reader is right. You should not compare examinations of different seasons. It’s pointless comparing the November exams with “off-season” examinations. Di hamak na konti nageexam kapag off-season and most of the April examinees are repeaters. What’s happening to Varsi? Pls. improve your news writing. Thanks. Good luck!


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