MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Education (DepEd) together with the National Educators Academy of the Philippines (NEAP) release the official results of the 2016 Principals' Test, which include the list of passers for the exam conducted on April 9, 2017 in 18 regions nationwide. Results are expected to be released anytime in September 2017 or within 5 months after the exam.

LIST: P-Z Passers, 2016 Principals' Test Results NQESH April 2017

The examination was originally scheduled on November 6, 2016 but was rescheduled to December 18, 2016 and later to April 2017 due to administrative constraints in the procurement of test materials and other issues.

DepEd announces a memorandum with the breakdown of passers per region and the list of passers. View on this page the alphabetical list of successful examiness with P-Z Surnames.


National Educators Academy of the Philippines (NEAP)

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Successful examinees of the 2016 Principals' Test are those who have met this criteria: total raw score of at least 140 points or 70% correct answers and at least 68% score (cut-off) in the seven domains.

Code National Competency-Based Standards for School Heads Domains Items Score of At Least 68% per Domain
SL 1. School Leadership (23%) 46 31
IL 2. Instructional Leadership (21%) 41 27
CSCLC 3. Creating a Student-Centered Learning Climate (14%) 27 18
HRMPD 4. Human Resource Management and Professional Development (15%) 29 19
PICP 5. Parents Involvement and Community Partnership (6%) 11 7
SMO 6. School Management and Operations (12%) 23 15
PPAIE 7. Personal and Professional Attributes and Interpersonal Effectiveness (12%) 23 15

The results will also be available at the DepEd website: Note that the individual Certificate of Rating (COR) of all examinees will be released though their respective regional offices.

Same with previous examinations, masterlist will not be publicly posted to ensure confidentiality of examinees' scores. Examinees may request breakdown of scores through a formal request letter to the Schools Division Office (SDO).

Request for rechecking of examination papers and appeal for changing of scores shall not be entertained by DepEd and NEAP.


The administration of the Principals' test is DepEd's mechanism to select school heads in the public education sector - a qualifying process for interested applicants to Principal I positions. It is being implemented in coordination with the Schools Divisions Offices (DOs) through the Regional Offices (ROs).


Monitor announcement of results on this site or visit the official website of DepEd for other information.


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