03 October 2012, 7:29 p.m. – THE UNIVERSITY ranked sixth among top-performing schools in the recent mechanical engineering licensure examination, data from the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) showed.

UST got a passing rate of 84.26 percent, with 91 out of 108 examinees making the cut. This was higher than last year’s 80.25 percent, when 65 out of 81 examinees passed the exam.

Like the previous year, no Thomasian entered the Top 10 list. UST was the fifth top-performing school last year.

The national passing rate rose to 69.86 percent, as 2,026 examinees out of 2,900 passed. Last year, the passing rate was 67.09 percent, wherein 1,868 out of 2,513 examinees passed.

UST placed five notches behind this year’s top-performing school Batangas State University, which posted a 97.73-percent passing rate. The Batangas school had 86 passers out of 88 examinees.

Other top-performing schools were Polytechnic University of the Philippines (91.04 percent), Technological University of the Philippines (TUP) – Visayas (89.19 percent), Saint Louis University (87.50 percent), and TUP – Manila (85.07 percent).

To be declared a top-performing school, the rules require at least 50 examinees and an 80-percent passing rate. Cez Mariela Teresa G. Verzosa


  1. Haha kalokohan. It is obvious na ang intention nito ay manira o manggulo lang. Please naman, be logical and look at the big picture first before you issue critical comments. Do you know how many mechanical schools there are throughout the country? Even just passing that exam is not as easy as you think it is. Try taking this exam and see if you can pass it. If you can pass difficult board exams like this, then perhaps you may start evaluating the effectiveness of ME board exam results of schools but before then, I wish you wouldn’t be so irresponsible as to issue unfair judgements because you don’t seem to know what you’re saying.


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