What You Need To Know About The CPUPE (Central Philippine University Placement Exam)

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Apr 25, 2019

The Central Philippine University is one of the leading higher education institutions in Iloilo. It was founded in 1905 through a grant given by the American businessman and philanthropist, John D. Rockefeller. The university has CHED Centers of Excellence and Development for the following programs:

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics Engineering
  • Teacher Education
  • Agriculture
  • Business Administration

If you are an incoming college student planning to study at CPU, here are the important things you need to know about the Central Philippine University Placement Exam:


What is the Central Philippine University Placement Exam (CPUPE)?

The CPUPE is an annual examination for incoming students of CPU. The CPUPE is NOT an entrance test. Rather, the exam aims to determine the ability level of freshmen enrollees for Math and English classes.

The entrance test depends if the academic program you’re planning to take at CPU requires an entrance exam. If your chosen academic program demands an entrance test, the test is usually scheduled after the placement examinations.

What are the application requirements of the Central Philippine University Placement Exam?

To apply for the CPUPE, you need to prepare the following requirements:

  • Valid ID such as school ID and passport
  • PHP 200 for the CPUPE placement fee
  • Pencil No. 2 with eraser

You may pay the placement examination fee at the following collecting agents:

Palawan Express Pera Padala – ID Number: 16-0001-18

SM Super Malls within Iloilo City – ID Number: 16-004-27

If you pay the placement fee through a CPU collecting agent, submit your receipt with your name to the proctor or officer-in-charge during your CPUPE application at the university.

For foreign students, you need to submit the following documents:

  • Letter of intent to study
  • Copy of valid passport
  • School records (with English translation, and duly signed by the Principal or School Registrar)
  • Duly accomplished forms
  • Application fee of USD 50

Send your documents to:

Ms. Ella Grace V. Javelosa

Admission Officer

Office of the Registrar


5000 Jaro, Iloilo City

You can also call the university at (+63)(033)329-58-61 or email to check if your submission has been received.

When is the CPUPE?

The Central Philippine University Placement Exam usually happens every October. To receive the latest update about the exam, you may visit the official Facebook page of CPU.

Where can I view the results of the CPUPE?

You can view the CPUPE results at Central Philippine University’s website or at the school’s FB page.

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Written By:
Karl Nicole Nucum

Karl has been in the writing industry for more than five years now. She finished Bachelor of Arts in English Major in Broadcast Journalism. Aside from happily doing household chores, her most productive spare time includes reading tech articles and learning more about digital marketing.

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