As part of The Legal Education Board’s (LEB) responsibility of prescribing the minimum standards for admission to law schools, an additional screening process for students who would like to pursue their dreams of being a lawyer was put into place. This is known as the PhiLSAT. But what does this additional exam really mean? Is it important? Get the answers to your questions right here!

  1. What is the PhilSat anyway?

PhilSat stands for the Philippine Law School Admission Test and it was first established last 2017. Basically this is the Philippine standardized test to measure someone’s academic potential to pursue law school.

2. So if I pass this I can get into law school automatically?

The PhilSat is a primary requirement when it comes to admission into any law school in the country. However, it would be best to check with your target school as they may opt to have a complimentary exam on top of the PhilSat.

3. I see. So I really need to pass this exam. What is the passing rate anyway?

The passing rate as it stands is 55%.

4. Cool. So if I pass I can just enroll to law school whenever?

Upon passing the test you will be issued a certificate of eligibility. This is only valid for two years.

5. Alright. Now I just have to focus on passing the test. What is the format of the test and what do I need to study?

The test will be a multiple choice test with topics ranging from communication and language proficiency, critical thinking skills, verbal reasoning, and quantitative reasoning.

6. Check. Now how do I sign up?

Go to https://www.cem-inc.org.ph/philsat/user/register and create an account. Fill up the forms and pay the fees. After that all you have to do is wait for the confirmation email.

7. Oh there’s a fee. How much do I need to pay?

The application fee is PHP 1,000.

8. That’s about it. Oh wait. Where are the testing centers?

There are actually 7 testing sites located in Metro Manila, Baguio, Legaspi City, Cebu, Iloilo, Davao, and Cagayan De Oro.

9. Oh. I’m near one of the testing sites. So lastly, when are the tests?

There are two schedules every year, one in April and one in September.

10. I’m getting pretty nervous. How do you review for this?

Fear not! AHEAD’s PhilSat review is everything you will need to get a feel of the actual test. Its test-based review will surely more than prepare you for the test. Contact info@ahead.edu.ph for more details.

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