Principals Test Result December 2018: NQESH List of Passers

Manila, Philippines (Updated May 30, 2019) – The complete list of passers for the December 2018 Principals Test or formerly known as the National Qualifying Examination for School Heads (NQESH) are released by the Department of Education (DepEd) six (6) months after the examination date.

As announced, 148 test takers passed the exams.

The 2018 Principals Test were conducted by the Department of Education, Bureau of Human Resource and Organization Development (BHROD) and all Quality Assurance Division of each Regional Office Quality Assurance Division (RO-QAD) on December 9, 2018 at designated Regional testing centers nationwide.

Here is the summary results courtesy of the DepEd-BHROD.


Passing the Principals Test 2018 is one of the requirements for the appointment as school principal. It also serves as a mechanism for selecting school heads in public education sector.

To pass the three (3) hours exams, examinees must obtain a rating of at least 70% in each of the three (3) cluster domains.


The 2018 Principals Test covered the competencies anchored on the domains of the National Competency-Based Standards for School Heads (NCBSSH) stipulated in DO No. 32, series of 2010 entitled National Adoption and implementation of the National Competency-Based Standards for School Heads.

The Principals Test also serve as a mechanism for determining the readiness of aspiring school heads to take on the role of school leader, instructional leader and school manager.

  • Cluster Domain 1: School Leader
    • School Leadership
    • Personal and Professional Attributes and Interpersonal Effectiveness
  • Cluster Domain 2: Instructional Leader
    • Instructional Leadership
    • Creating Student Centered Learning Climate
  • Cluster Domain 3: School Manager
    • Human Resource Management and Professional Development
    • Parent Involvement and Community Partnership
    • School Management and Operations


    Principals Test results are typically released by DepEd BHROD in 3-5 months after last day of exams.

    As per DepEd BHROD, 2018 Principals Test full results will be released through a DepEd Memorandum Order and will also available through their official Facebook fan page followed by the distribution of printed Certificates of Rating for all test takers.


    In the most recent Principals Test conducted on December 2017, 5,111 out of 20,653 (24.75%) examinees passed.

    During this exams, DepEd did not disclosed the rating of the topnotchers. Grant B. Gubatan from Region 1 and Rhoda O. Dela Cruz from Region 4A shared the top spot followed by Rowena L. Oyo-A from Region 8 and Cherryl May A. Hongcuay.

    During the 2016 Principals Test, released as per DepEd Memorandum No. 145 series of 2017, 388 examinees passed.

    Christian N. Sango from Region 11 ranked first in the exams while Benedick N. Damaso from Region 3 and Jerome O. Ramirez from Region 7 shared the second spot followed by Roderick R. Mendiola from the National Capital Region (NCR).

    Shown below is the table of Principals’ Test examinees, total number of passers and overall passing rate in the last four (4) years, courtesy of DepEd and NEAP.

    Exam DateTotal No. ExamineesTotal No. PassersPassing Rate


    Principals Test is annual exams conducted by DepEd.

    For the year 2019, the schedule is not yet disclosed by the BHROD. We will keep everyone informed as soon as we got the final date of exams.


    In the examination proper, anyone caught cheating, in any form (talking to seatmates, “kodigo”, taking screenshots of the test materials, using mobile phones during the exams, among others) shall be automatically disqualified.

    He/she will also be subject to investigation and filing of an administrative case.

    BHROD reminded the public that the Department of Education greatly values the credibility and integrity of the exams.

    Likewise, the agency is not in any way affiliated with individuals or institutions offering review lessons.

    The Department warned applicants to be cautious of these organizations which claim to have access to the content of the Principals exams.

    To quote from DepEd BHROD statement,

    Applicants, individuals or organizations who shall have direct or indirect request for test content and/or perform an act of bribery to Central, Regional or District offices employees shall be subject to investigation and/or filing of appropriate administrative case. You can report such cases encountered at [email protected]


    The 2018 Principals Test has been administered at these twenty-three (23) testing centers around the country. The list is courtesy of DepEd BHROD.

    RegionTesting CenterAddress
    CARBaguio National High SchoolGov. Pack Road, Baguio City
    ISt. Louis CollegeSan Fernando City, La Union
    IDagupan National High SchoolDagupan, Pangasinan
    IISantiago City National High SchoolSantiago City, Isabela
    IICagayan National High School (JHS Bldg.)Tuguegarao City, Cagayan
    IIINueva Ecija High SchoolCabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija
    IIIPampanga High SchoolSan Fernando, Pampanga
    IV-APedro Guevara Memorial National High SchoolSta. Cruz, Laguna
    IV-ATagaytay City National High SchoolTagaytay City
    IV-ALucena City National High SchoolLucena City, Quezon
    MIMAROPAPalawan National High SchoolPuerto Princesa City, Palawan
    MIMAROPAOriental Mindoro National High SchoolCalapan City, Oriental Mindoro
    MIMAROPAOdiongan South Central SchoolOdiongan, Romblon
    VLigao National High SchoolLigao City, Albay
    VIIloilo City National High SchoolLa Paz, Iloilo City
    VIILahug Elementary SchoolLahug, Cebu City
    VIIISagkahan National High SchoolBliss, Sagkahan, Tacloban City
    ARMMDon Pablo Lorenzo Memorial High SchoolZamboanga City
    ARMMTenorio Elementary SchoolAwang, Maguindanao
    XWest City Central SchoolCarmen, Cagayan de Oro City
    XIKoronadal National Comprehensive High SchoolKoronadal City
    CARAGAFather Saturnino Urios UniversityButuan City
    NCREsteban Abada Elementary SchoolProject 7, Quezon City


    The sole purpose of the website is to provide readers and users with quick, up-to-date and reliable information about examination results.

    For updates on December 2018 Principals Test/NQESH results, we advise our visitors to bookmark this page, visit PRC official website, follow us at our social media pages via Facebook and Twitter or join the members discussions at our Facebook Group.

    17 comments… add one
    • Unknown Apr 10, 2019 @ 4:14

      Please email my result in NEAP 2018

    • Unknown Apr 18, 2019 @ 4:08

      Nice initiative,

    • angels&demons1983 May 15, 2019 @ 2:37

      Magandang umaga po. May idea po ba kayo if kailan po lalabas results ng principal's test? Salamat po.

    • Unknown May 22, 2019 @ 13:12

      may we know the result of 2018 nqesh?

    • Unknown May 22, 2019 @ 13:14

      please email my result

    • Unknown May 23, 2019 @ 4:47

      Kailan po b namin makita na ipost nyo ang resukt sana nman m post na katagal na rin po .Slmat

    • Unknown May 24, 2019 @ 19:03

      Kelan po result

    • Unknown May 27, 2019 @ 8:18

      meron n daw po… my mga ng post n binbti s mga kakilala ko

      • angels&demons1983 May 27, 2019 @ 12:41

        Wala pa naman po post

    • Sabrie M. Montila May 31, 2019 @ 4:52

      me result na po ba sa Pricipal exam?

    • angels&demons1983 May 31, 2019 @ 11:11

      ngayon po ba lalabas ang result?

    • Marygil Pugay Jun 1, 2019 @ 15:25

      may I know kelan ang posting of result sabi kasi may daw poh june na wala parin…

    • Unknown Jun 2, 2019 @ 10:06

      I've passed the pRincipal's test 2017…until now i dnt have the copy of my official test result…how can i get the copy of my result?

    • angels&demons1983 Jun 3, 2019 @ 13:50

      lumabas na lahat ng exams na mas nahuli pa sa principal's test…

    • Unknown Jun 5, 2019 @ 11:06

      God bless us. Lets hope for the best.

    • Obet Jun 6, 2019 @ 10:05

      what happened po? Unlike noong mga nkaraang exam sakto lang sa oras ang results..why po?

    • Marisa F.Angeles Feb 18, 2020 @ 20:54

      Haven't received my 2018 principal test result.pkipublish nyo rin po ilan ang kumuha ng exam out of 148 passers.ty po

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