LIST OF PASSERS: 2016 Principals’ Test Results, April 9, 2017 NQESH

MANILA, Philippines (RELEASED) – The 2016 Principals’ Test Results formerly known as the National Qualifying Examination for School Heads (NQESH) held on April 9, 2017 together with the list of passers and related announcements are available at this website as the National Educators Academy of the Philippines (NEAP) and Department of Education (DepEd) officially released the results online five (5) months after the day of examination.


The 2016 Principal’s Test are administered by NEAP, Bureau of Human Resource and Organization Development (BHROD) and all Quality Assurance Division of each Regional Office Quality Assurance Division (RO-QAD) on April 9, 2017 at designated Regional testing centers nationwide.

Principals’ Test for the year 2016 was originally scheduled on November 6, 2016 but postponed and initially re-scheduled December 18, 2017 and finally administered on April 9, 2017 due to major administrative constraints in the procurement of examination materials.


Passing the Principal’s test 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.

As per DepEd Memorandum No. 80 series of 2016, the Principal’s Test is open to all aspirants for a Principal I position as required under DepEd Order No. 39 series of 2007 entitled “Modified Qualification Standards for the Positions of Head Teachers and Principals and DO No. 97 series of 2011 entitled “Revised Guidelines on the Allocation and Reclassification of School Heads Positions”.

In order to be qualified in taking the Principal’s test, the applicant shall meet either of the following; one (1) year as Head Teacher; two (2) years as Teacher-in-Charge or Master Teacher; five (5) years as Teacher III or SPED Teacher; five (5) years as incumbent public school teacher who has five (5) years of managerial and supervisory experience in a DepEd-recognized private institution or Commission on Higher Education (CHED)-recognized Higher Education Institution (HEI).


Latest Update:
NEAP representative told that the 2016 Principals’ Test results conducted April 2017 is expected to be released by next week, starting September 11, 2017. They are just waiting for the signature of the Memo from DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones.

As per NEAP, results will be released through a DepEd Memorandum Order and will also be posted through their Facebook fan page followed by the distribution of printed Certificates of Rating for all test takers.

Although NEAP did not disclose the exact date of release, it is expected to be out in 3-5 months. Meanwhile, NEAP is giving a hint weeks before the date of release.


The 2016 Principal’s test covered situational critical thinking questions relevant to the role of a SH anchored on the domains of the National Competency-Based Standards for School Heads (NCBSSH). These include topics from School Leadership; Instructional Leadership; Creating Student-Centered Learning Climate; Human Resource Management and Professional Development; Parent Involvement and Community Partnership; School Management and Operations; and Personal and Professional Attributes and Interpersonal Effectiveness.

In order to pass the exams, the test takers must obtain at least 70% correct answers in all areas.


During 2015 Principals Test, a total of 2,195 out of 18,574 examinees passed or an overall passing rate of 11.82%. The National Capital Region (NCR) got 14.17% overall passing rate. Region IV-A (CALABARZON), region with the highest number of examinees got 11.49% passing rate while Region 8 Eastern Visayas got the highest passing rate for having 15.91%.


To receive up-to-date news about 2016 Principals Test results held on April 2017, we advise our visitors to bookmark this page, visit DepEd official website or follow us at our social media pages via Facebook and Twitter.

115 comments… add one
  • Unknown Jul 19, 2017 @ 13:13

    Result nquesh

    • Anonymous Jul 20, 2017 @ 2:59

      meron na po ba?

    • Unknown Jul 26, 2017 @ 7:08

      NQESH sir…baka anjan na po ito bukas hanggang thurs ng august 28 ha ha ha per update in this page Last week of July to August 28, 2017!

  • Unknown Jul 21, 2017 @ 0:34

    Result nquesh 2016

  • Anonymous Jul 22, 2017 @ 6:58

    wala pa

  • Unknown Jul 22, 2017 @ 21:54


  • Unknown Jul 24, 2017 @ 3:43

    When will be the 2016 NQESH result?

  • Anonymous Jul 27, 2017 @ 6:01

    tagal naman po release ng exam natin hay grabeh …….

  • Anonymous Jul 28, 2017 @ 5:53

    tagal. pambihira haha

  • Unknown Jul 28, 2017 @ 9:00

    Bakit kaya ang tagal ng result? Please paki post agad as soon kung may result na…

  • Anonymous Jul 29, 2017 @ 11:00

    antagal nmn

  • Unknown Jul 29, 2017 @ 15:26

    Waiting for a positive result. ????????

  • Anonymous Jul 30, 2017 @ 16:20

    i hope walang human intervention kaya natagalan ang result

    • Anonymous Aug 1, 2017 @ 2:12

      Bakit sir/maam pwede ba ito mangyari? Kalungkot naman pag ganiyan! sana hindi naman sayang mga efforts ng mga teachers nating nagpapakahirap.

    • Anonymous Aug 1, 2017 @ 2:14

      Sana may update naman na sila dito, para hindi naman tayo masyadong maboring at mag-dadalawang isip…

    • xxx Aug 14, 2017 @ 2:44

      MAY NAGAGANAP NA !!!!!!

  • Anonymous Aug 4, 2017 @ 6:42

    matagal ipost kasi 300 lang ang nakapasa sa buong Pilipinas… Baka ibaba ang passing score para marami ang makapasa pagpublish ng official result.

  • Anonymous Aug 5, 2017 @ 14:00

    Available until August 31 daw!!!!!! tagal pa!

  • Anonymous Aug 6, 2017 @ 2:35

    Tagal naman nang result. 3 to 5 months daw pro imposibling maipalabas nang 3 or 4 months. Kaya dapat sabihin nalang nila na in 5 months lalabas na yung result, napaka boring nman. Niloloko pa tay.

  • Anonymous Aug 6, 2017 @ 8:48

    Good day po, hopefully naesh results is positive for me…

  • Anonymous Aug 9, 2017 @ 10:15

    Mabuti pa ang LET result mas madali kay sa NQESH result kahit mas marami ang nagtake ng LET kay sa NQESH at mas marami ang number of items sa LET kay sa NQESH. Nakakapagtataka talaga!!! Baka hinimay pa kung sa mga nakapasa sino ang gusto ng mga superintendent at asisstant superintendent. Ang ayaw nila ay ibagsak kahit isang item lang sa kahit saang domain para palabasin na talagang bumagsak. Kawawa natin principal na sana pero dahil ayaw ng superior bumagsak….Anyway, hakahaka lang ito pwedeng tama at pwede ring mali.

    • Anonymous Aug 14, 2017 @ 3:03

      pag ganyan pala eh kahit NEAP napolitika na din… pero mukhang may credibility pa din naman sila pero pag ganiyan na katagal ang results malamang nga sir tama opiniyon ninyo dahil promotional exam lang naman yan… naghahanap lang talaga sila kunwari ng pagkaperahan tapos politika din naman pala ang bagsak. laking negosyio din yan mga sir at maam. Baka nga tama bakit mo naiisip yan sir? Naku isumbong natin kay Digong yan!

    • Anonymous Aug 16, 2017 @ 15:29

      hindi makatulong si Digong nyan dahil nandyan na yan sila wala pa si Digung sa pwesto. 200 items lang ang tagal matapos icheck? anong nangyari sa ICT or technology based processing ng NEAP at DepEd? Ang hina siguro ng computer nila na magchek? Sigurado ako na may internal problems ang NEAP or ang DepEd.sana walang human intervention. sana kung talagang nakapasa ay lalabas na pumasa.

  • Anonymous Aug 13, 2017 @ 8:19

    Ligalig mo anonymous

    • Anonymous Aug 16, 2017 @ 15:30

      advance thinking lang. pwedeng totoo pwedeng mali!

  • Anonymous Aug 13, 2017 @ 14:18


  • xxx Aug 14, 2017 @ 2:42

    ANYARE ????????

  • Anonymous Aug 14, 2017 @ 4:03

    Mabuti pa ang LET result mas madali kay sa NQESH result kahit mas marami ang nagtake ng LET kay sa NQESH at mas marami ang number of items sa LET kay sa NQESH. Nakakapagtataka talaga!!! Baka hinimay pa kung sa mga nakapasa sino ang gusto ng mga superintendent at asisstant superintendent. Ang ayaw nila ay ibagsak kahit isang item lang sa kahit saang domain para palabasin na talagang bumagsak. Kawawa mga takers kasi principal na sana pero dahil ayaw ng superior bumagsak….Anyway, hakahaka lang ito pwedeng tama at pwede ring mali.

  • Anonymous Aug 14, 2017 @ 10:03

    Maghintay ka anonymous hindi yong magaling kapa sa taga neap. Bagsak ka sana

    • Anonymous Aug 16, 2017 @ 15:20

      Tanggap ko na bagsak ako. sana tanggap mo rin anonymous. hahahahah!!!

    • Anonymous Aug 16, 2017 @ 15:36

      Ay galit? Baka taga NEAP ka or nagpa-good shot ka sa NEAP baka maawa sila sa iyo at papasa ka! Tinamaan ka siguro kaya sinabi mong babagsak sana ako! hahahaha!!!

  • Anonymous Aug 15, 2017 @ 3:50

    there's a blessing in waiting.. .

  • Anonymous Aug 18, 2017 @ 8:33

    Think positive! Blessings come in HIS time..

  • April Aug 18, 2017 @ 16:20

    True. Be positive always. The result will come in Gods own time

  • Anonymous Aug 19, 2017 @ 5:30

    September pa raw. hahaha!

    • Anonymous Aug 20, 2017 @ 8:07

      oWWWWW? WOW! Mali ka na naman Anonymus, December pa daw Ilalabas!!!

  • Anonymous Aug 20, 2017 @ 5:01

    May result n raw po..

  • Unknown Aug 21, 2017 @ 16:10

    Few passsed in ncr only 15 examinees

    • Anonymous Aug 22, 2017 @ 21:34

      history breaker with only 388 passers? MY GUDness..ganon na ba kalala?huhuhu

  • Anonymous Aug 21, 2017 @ 16:12

    Only few passed in ncr 15 only

  • Anonymous Aug 21, 2017 @ 16:14

    Good luck for those who made it

  • Anonymous Aug 22, 2017 @ 10:03

    NIR 23 lang daw pumasa?

  • Anonymous Aug 22, 2017 @ 21:33

    388 lang entire Philippines? bakit may mga nakakaalam? Sana nga talagang okie lang ang lahat…

  • Anonymous Aug 24, 2017 @ 10:39

    nakapagtataka na meron na nakaalam na may result na. nasa division pa daw. hinimay pa if sino ang aproved ng SDS, ASDS at iba pa…Hahay ano nangyari sa taga NEAP? Wala na bang credibility? Dapat sa filing of registration pa lang harangin na ang ayaw nila. Sana nagkamali lang ako. Anyway theory lang ito that needs to be proven. C GOD lang talaga nakakaalam. PEACE BE WITH U PARA SA MGA NATATAMAAN!!!hehehe!!!

  • Anonymous Aug 25, 2017 @ 1:09

    Nothing is impossible to You Lord…I claimed it already…amen…

  • Anonymous Aug 27, 2017 @ 13:00

    bat ang tagal ng result sa nqesh?

  • Anonymous Aug 27, 2017 @ 16:49

    Good luck sa lahat, this week na lalabas yung result.. Sana po madali ako. Hehehe

  • Anonymous Aug 27, 2017 @ 18:05

    ha ha

  • Anonymous Aug 28, 2017 @ 8:43

    Kala ko may result na bakit sinabi dito sa division namin ay 37 lang daw pumasa ha ha… un lang eh may result na ba talaga? Sana naman taga NEAP ipaalam sa lahat tinex nyo pa ba sa iilan he he… Lord hope counted ako sa mga pumasa he he he…

    • Anonymous Aug 28, 2017 @ 14:45

      claim na natin! Your will be done pa rin Po Panginoon …

  • Unknown Aug 28, 2017 @ 9:29

    Nakapasa akoa.hahaha

    • FitzGerald Aug 29, 2017 @ 7:32


  • Anonymous Aug 29, 2017 @ 3:23

    May nanalo na! uwian an at inoman na!

  • Anonymous Aug 29, 2017 @ 3:38

    Weeee aug.29 na bat wala pa rin…excited na pa naman ako na makita name ko sa list of passers…amen…to God be the Glory…

    • Anonymous Aug 29, 2017 @ 13:51

      hindi kc nila matanggap na naipasa natin lahat ang exam wala daw po kasing budget ehehehe

  • Dean Aug 29, 2017 @ 12:38

    UPDATE: A reliable source told that the Principals' Test results have already been forwarded to DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones. Results are expected to be out soon.
    Stay tuned! Refer to DepEd official website or at this page for updates…

    • Anonymous Sep 6, 2017 @ 4:21

      sana ang maka score ng 140 and above ipasa nila kasi may mga questions na mahirap sagutin lalo na kung kailangan talaga ang experience bilang principal na ba yong encounter mo na situation ba na kaya mo sagutin base din sa law/principles being a principal. at yong mga questions na yon ay nilalagay pa sa kakaunti na items. example: 11 items sa School Operations and including dyan ang Fiscal management eh talagang mahirap sagutin yon kasi hindi ang nakalagay lang naman sa transparency board ay yong magkano at anu ang ginastusan ngunit hind mo makikita dyan yong juggling of funds if mayron man. so, 70% of 11 is 7.7 or 8 items ang kailangan mong sagutin ng tama at 3 misktakes lang kw dapat subalit dito nilagay yong mahirap na questions at 4 dito ay hindi mo kayang sagutin ng tama dahil kaya lang ito sagutin ng mga taong may experience na lalo na yong mga TICs or Head Teachers sa Elementary school na talagang ginagawa na yong ginagawa ng principal. Kaya kunyari out of 200 na obtained mo na score e 196 at 4 mistakes ka lang subalit ang 4 mistakes na yan e na belong sa isang domain na 11 items at dapat ang passing score is 8 at ang nakuha mo is 7, eh wala pa rin hindi ka pa rin papasa. Masyadong mataas ang Standard talaga.
      Last year ang aking score is 156 out of 200 hindi ako pumasa dahil sa system na ito. ang aking kasama ang score niya is 148 pero pumasa siya. nakaka-frustrate talaga. pero ito yon at wla ako magawa. Sana…,

    • Anonymous Sep 11, 2017 @ 8:54

      tama ka! baka nga deliberate nilang muli ang status kagaya ng idea mo para makakapasa ang katulad mo. gudlak! baka sa katapusan pa ng september ang release of results.ang bagal ng NEAP at DepEd. dapat sa namuno ng mga iyan palitan na ni Duterte!

  • Anonymous Aug 29, 2017 @ 13:49

    hindi nila mailabas kc hindi nila matanggap na nakapasa lahat ng nag.exam wala daw pong budget he ehehehe

  • Anonymous Aug 30, 2017 @ 2:12

    meron ng results?

  • Anonymous Aug 30, 2017 @ 2:23

    kalian ba malaman naming ang result sa principal exam?

  • Anonymous Aug 30, 2017 @ 4:34


  • Unknown Aug 30, 2017 @ 5:40

    This is it NEAP UPDATE: that new target for the release of results is on or before August 31. "The delay was caused by several factors but it will be released as soon as possible."

    • Unknown Aug 30, 2017 @ 15:29

      This comment has been removed by the author.

  • Unknown Aug 30, 2017 @ 15:26

    This comment has been removed by the author.

  • Anonymous Aug 31, 2017 @ 0:30

    TODAY IS wednesday AUGUST 31 .kumusta na NEAP.,? meron pa bang august 32?

  • Anonymous Aug 31, 2017 @ 2:30

    hahaha sa August 33 pa daw!!!

  • Anonymous Aug 31, 2017 @ 9:13

    Signature Sec. Briones nalang kulang!!!

    • Unknown Sep 5, 2017 @ 8:53

      Thumbmark nlang para lumabas na Ang result.pambihira nman neap deped.

  • Anonymous Aug 31, 2017 @ 9:58

    When is the posting of official list of passers for PT 2016 conducted last April 2017?Thanks. God bless.

  • Anonymous Aug 31, 2017 @ 14:41

    di maka pagsignature si sec!!!! may rayuma yung kamay;;;

  • Anonymous Sep 1, 2017 @ 8:22

    kaylan ba???????

    • Unknown Sep 5, 2017 @ 8:50

      Xa December pa dw para Christmas bonus.hehe

  • Anonymous Sep 1, 2017 @ 8:36

    September na wala pa ang result, hindi pa naipublish….

  • Anonymous Sep 1, 2017 @ 12:30

    wala parin?

  • Anonymous Sep 1, 2017 @ 15:45

    Basta maglalabas sila ng result itong 21st century. Antay lang. LOL

  • Anonymous Sep 2, 2017 @ 14:07

    Sana bukas may result na…haahaha

    • Unknown Sep 5, 2017 @ 8:46

      Pa asa pa neap.cge go lng neap.

  • Anonymous Sep 2, 2017 @ 15:41

    Good luck guys, I felt before what you feel now…Pero nung malaman ko na nakapasa ako noong 2011, sulit ang paghihintay ng result…

  • Anonymous Sep 4, 2017 @ 5:13

    hello NEAP and DepEd

    • Unknown Sep 5, 2017 @ 8:48

      Hello too,haha,kawawa nman kau xa kahihintay.hehe

  • Anonymous Sep 4, 2017 @ 6:15

    Patience is a virtue.

  • DELFA T. DABU Sep 5, 2017 @ 2:20

    Ang matiyagang naghihintay ay pinagpapala.

  • Unknown Sep 5, 2017 @ 8:44

    Neap natutulog na ba kayo Dyan.hahai,gising nah…result ibigay nyo nah..nkakaluka kayo..

  • Anonymous Sep 6, 2017 @ 3:50

    sana ang 70% na cut off ilagay nalang sa Over-all na score. hindi sa bawat domain kasi may mga test takers naman na walang experienced talaga lalo na sa kn papano ginagastos yong MOOE kasi principal lang nman ang nakakaalam nyan.

  • Anonymous Sep 6, 2017 @ 9:29

    sana pasado ako if GOD WILL

  • Anonymous Sep 6, 2017 @ 14:55

    sana ang pumasa sa exam. ay yung hindi kurakot na principal. kasi buget para sa scol minsan ibinulsa lang lalo na yong MOAA naku pinakialaman gawa gawa lang ng recibu nagastos daw sa scol yun pala ..sana LORD yung pumasa ay di kurakot at magnanakaw. salamat.

    • Anonymous Sep 12, 2017 @ 4:54

      Teacher ba kayo sir/maam resign ka na lang anong SCOL? MOAA? grabe kang teacher ka kahina ng utak ayusin mo po sarili mo sa mga spelling at acronyms mo please…

    • Anonymous Sep 12, 2017 @ 4:56

      siguro MOOE yang sinasabi mo? ano ka ba MOAA tapos budget po spelling niyan hindi BUGET! mga public school teacher nga naman ano ba yan, tapos pa test test ka sa NQESH. ngakkk

  • Unknown Sep 6, 2017 @ 16:16

    Hanggang ngayon wla pa..

  • Unknown Sep 7, 2017 @ 17:03

    september 11

  • Anonymous Sep 7, 2017 @ 23:12

    Unique Track No. 084-022 PASADO!

  • Anonymous Sep 8, 2017 @ 3:57

    its like i was tortured sa kakahintay……

  • Anonymous Sep 8, 2017 @ 7:45

    Ganyan ba katagal c Briones magsignatures? Sana magresign nalang sya!!!!

  • Anonymous Sep 9, 2017 @ 2:17

    Ang gusto ng NEAP pumasa yong may art of waiting raw! hahahahha!!!!

  • Anonymous Sep 9, 2017 @ 5:55

    kaloka bakit ang tagal

  • Anonymous Sep 9, 2017 @ 5:57

    Bakit ganon marami na ang nakakaalam ng resulta. Bakit ayaw pa ilabas kung meron naman na.

  • Anonymous Sep 10, 2017 @ 12:55

    Bukas September 11, 2017 na, sana po mailabas na ang result ng 2016 Principal's Examination.

  • Anonymous Sep 10, 2017 @ 13:30

    According to reliable source only 2.27% made it nationwide. This means more or less, out of 17K+ takers only about 338 were able to pass. In Region VI, out of 556 takers, only 20 passed the exam. Nationwide Teacher III takers got the highest number who had passed and seconded by HT-I takers.Region VI got the second highest number of passers nationawide in terms of percentage

    • Unknown Sep 10, 2017 @ 20:45

      where did you get this data??

  • Anonymous Sep 11, 2017 @ 8:58

    bukas september 12 na wala pa rin?

  • Anonymous Sep 11, 2017 @ 15:20

    bukas Spet 12, 2017 na raw talaga ilalabas ang result, pirmado na ni Sec. Briones…

  • lenoj Sep 11, 2017 @ 21:26

    taking the test is not that easy. you need to prepare and invest a lot.It is so discouraging if that is their standard because our effort seems to be of no use because you need to make an extreme preparation. But our time resources are not so available because we are also working. we can't spend most of our time in studying because we need to devote the time what is necessary to our service.Good luck to all!

  • Unknown Sep 12, 2017 @ 4:42

    when will be the next schedule of NQESH? thanks

  • xxx Sep 12, 2017 @ 10:32


  • Anonymous Sep 14, 2017 @ 4:23

    sobra yata tagal pagmagic ng neap sa pagchecked….je je Ugali talaga ng Pilipino pinapasa ang malakas sa apoy… kawawa kami.

    • Anonymous Sep 15, 2017 @ 10:44

      very discouraging ang result ng principals' test. i think only very few will take for the next examination …….

  • Anonymous Sep 15, 2017 @ 10:57

    May palakasan talaga sa NEAP. Kung may connection ka sa kanila may possibility na ipasa ka nila. kawawa naman yong iba na walang kilala.

  • Anonymous Sep 17, 2017 @ 7:55

    wala namang magic na naganap siguro.kung may magic o bayaran malamang nuong araw yun hindi ngayon kasi kung ganun marami na sigurong nakapasa. mahirap namang ipasa kung di naman mga deserving at di nakapasa sa exam.kaya take na lang ulit mga bumagsak.

  • Anonymous Sep 17, 2017 @ 8:03

    may kilala ako head sa min nagexam.sobrang yabang.feeling principal at supervisor na di pa man.napakayabang. ayun bagsak sa exam. akala nya siguro magaling na sya. mas marami pang nakapasa na Teacher 3.

  • ROLAN S. ANTINERO Sep 18, 2017 @ 8:48

    salamat nakapasa ako. Number 226 ko sa memo 145. thanks God.

  • Anonymous Sep 29, 2017 @ 7:34

    kailan na naman ilabas ang top 10 sa NEAP?

  • Anonymous Oct 7, 2017 @ 10:57

    top 10 meron pa ba? another 5 months to wait?

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