College Entrance Exams: Tips on Acing the UA&P-CEE

College Entrance Exams: Tips on Acing the UA&P-CEE

by Lorenz Visco on February 17, 2017 - 1:52 pm

By now every high school senior in the Philippines has taken a stab in furthering their education by taking college entrance exams in their favored schools.

However, if you are one of those select few who have waited until the last minute to choose, you are in luck because UA&P is offering one more entrance exam. Below are practical tips on how to prepare for the last entrance exam for SY 2017-2018.

Bring a jacket.

The testing venues are in PLDT and Telengtan Halls found at the fourth floor and fifth floors of the APEC Communications Building respectively. These spaces will be the only rooms open during exam day, so the air conditioning for the entire building will be focused on these two rooms. Trust us it will be cold, so bring a jacket and a scarf, just in case.

Bring lots of pens and pencils.

We have heard of students who broke five pencils and much to their chagrin, had to borrow from a seatmate. We highly suggest you bring as much writing materials as you can to save you the hassle of borrowing from someone else. Not only will this save time, but you get to focus on your exam as well.

Sugar is your friend.

The exam will take three to four hours. Eating a heavy breakfast will be a big help, but there is the possibility of experiencing a sugar crash towards the middle of the exam. Paired with the temperature, you might get sleepy and lose focus while taking the exam. A stash of candies and/or chocolate bars will help spike your low energy and keep you alert until the last sentence of your essay.

Study for the scope.

The test will focus on three main aspects: English, Math and Abstract Reasoning. College entrance exams assess your capacity in grammar, logic and rhetoric, mid-level math, as well as psychometrics that gauge the overall capacity of each student in becoming UA&P students.

Don’t stress.

Other exam takers might finish in less than the prescribed time. Perhaps you will be one of the last people in the room with only five minutes to spare, and is yet to see the essay page. Whatever you do, do not stress yourself out by rushing the test. It is suggested that you skip a question if you cannot answer it immediately. Try to look over the entire test before answering it. Make sure that you come in relaxed and comfortable, with enough rest on you.

With enough preparation and focus, the UA&P College Entrance Exam will be a walk in the park. Of course, we can only share so much; it will still be up to you on how you will prepare for the test.

The first UA&P College Entrance Exam is on September  3, 2017 for incoming freshmen. You can visit the Admissions page for application details, or apply online here.


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