DOST puts up free online reviewer for PSHS exams

Graduating elementary students wishing to enter the Philippine Science High School (PSHS) may now access the free online PSHS Reviewer in preparation for the nationwide entrance examination that will be held on September 18.

According to Rowena Guevara, executive director of the Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCIEERD), the online reviewer may be accessed via these sites: and

Being Internet-based, it is accessible to any interested party, most especially to those who wish to simulate the examination, or those cannot afford to enroll in private review centers or have no access at all to such reviewers. This is also the official practice test provided by the PSHS, according to PCIEERD.

There is high demand for the scholarships and this has even resulted in external parties offering review classes, particularly for the PSHS National Competitive Examination (NCE).

Currently, the PSHS NCE examination administered throughout the country is paper-based.

The official DOST online reviewer provides a uniform and accessible practice test environment, from which examinees could simulate the actual PSHS examination. The questions were randomly drawn from a pool provided by PSHS and the question grouping, time constraints, and format follow the actual examination.

In developing the software, project leader Susan P. Festin said that they benchmarked against current industry practice for online testing such as SHL (SHL, 2013) and ExamBuilder (ExamBuilder, 2013).

SHL provides a portfolio of more than 1000 off-the-shelf assessment tests, while ExamBuilder provides exam authoring, delivery, reporting, and analytics.

Both charge fees for this service. ExamBuilder starts at $695 for 50 licenses (exam takers) or $13.90/examinee. SHL’s pricing depends on the type of assessment that would be acquired.

The DOST offers science and technology (S&T) scholarships through several means, two of which are the PSHS system for the high school level and the DOST Science Education Institute (SEI) scholarships for the undergraduate level.

Guevara said that the free online reviewer for the SEI examination is also expected to be up in the coming weeks. The DOST-PCIEERD is the monitoring agency for the development of the software programs under its S&T human resource program. — Ma. Elena A. Talingdan, DOST-PCIEERD


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  2. france calderon

    April 7, 2014 at 11:36 AM

    grabe english,abstract reasoning,science 20/20 pero sa math 16/20

  3. Joseph Vincent T. Carable

    May 8, 2014 at 11:51 AM

    san pop yun reviewer???? d2

  4. john

    August 17, 2014 at 1:56 PM


    • john

      August 17, 2014 at 1:57 PM

      good luck to me!

  5. john

    August 17, 2014 at 2:41 PM

    yahoo!!!!! got 18/20 at math!!!!
    tnx! kumon! 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 :D!
    Beat that!

    • Daniel Rafael Yabut

      August 22, 2014 at 8:16 PM

      20 beat this math English sceince and abstract

      • Emerson

        January 9, 2015 at 8:31 PM

        Beat This Lahat 20 \m/

    • Kumon Player

      October 4, 2015 at 7:05 AM

      Kumon ka rin pala awesome!

  6. asd

    September 28, 2014 at 8:16 AM

    ako 20 lhat

  7. Emerson

    January 9, 2015 at 8:30 PM

    Diba dapat 50 or 40 items

  8. Queenie

    April 30, 2015 at 12:28 PM

    Anong grade nyo na po?

  9. taylor

    July 28, 2015 at 4:13 PM

    gonna get exam!!!wish i can!! pray for me!!!iloilo skin

  10. pg

    August 4, 2015 at 9:18 PM

    sana pumasa ako..pray for me pls

    • ewretr

      August 24, 2015 at 10:33 PM

      God Bless you

  11. Kumon Player

    October 4, 2015 at 7:06 AM

    Alam ko na hindi ako nakapasa ting nan nyo po itong website

  12. Jhoy

    March 1, 2016 at 7:22 AM

    where can I get sample materials for the test po?

  13. mykee

    June 18, 2016 at 9:41 PM

    saan po yung reviewer?

  14. argie belle

    August 7, 2016 at 9:53 AM

    saan po yong reviewer

  15. Helen De Luna Mugas

    August 19, 2016 at 9:32 PM

    beat niyo ko 20/20 sa lahat

  16. angie

    September 22, 2016 at 2:29 PM

    I’m going to take exam this year. HOpe you’ll pray for me and also to my peers!

  17. Mercedita Nerida

    April 22, 2017 at 1:04 PM

    saan dito ang reviewer..parang nalilito tayo sa ibinigay na online review daw ng DOST tapos private pala yung website at hindi tayo maka access..

  18. Shirly larroza magallamento caisio

    February 22, 2018 at 7:32 AM


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