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Final ROOM ASSIGNMENT: Chemist Board Exam (Oct 2019)


Are you taking the Licensure Exam for Chemists this October 8-9, 2019? Make sure to check your Room Assignment below which has been provided by the PRC (Professional Regulation Commission), so that you’ll know where to go and where to take the board exam!


UPDATE (October 2019): The official room assignments for those taking the Chemist Board Exam are NOW RELEASED! Scroll below to see which exam venues already include the note “Now Available!”. This means room assignments in these venues are ready for viewing. If the PDF file is not yet displayed, the PRC is still finalizing the room assignment but it will be uploaded very soon. Kindly refresh the page or visit this page again later to see if the update has been posted.

Also check out below some useful and practical Chemist licensure exam tips to help you pass the exam this year! Good luck!


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Before you take the Board Exam, be informed about the following important details — including exam schedule, dress code, and what you can and cannot bring during exam day. All these are official instructions sourced from the PRC.

Chemist Board Exam Schedule (Oct 2019)

On the first day of the board exam, be present at the venue before 6:30 AM so you can check your room and seat number. Take note that examinees who will come in late will NOT be admitted to the exam room so don’t be late, otherwise, you might not be able to take the board exam!

Here’s the schedule and exam topics in the upcoming October 2019 Chemist board exam released by the PRC.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

  • 7:00 AM – 7:45 AM – General Instructions and Filling out of Forms
  • 8:00 AM – 12:00 NN – Inorganic Chemistry (Fundamentals of Inorganic Chemistry; periodicity and inorganic reactions, including transition metal chemistry; and characterization of inorganic compounds) – 25%
  • 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM – Analytical Chemistry (Fundamentals of qualitative and quantitative chemical analysis and instrumental analysis) – 25%

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

  • 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM – Physical Chemistry (Principles of physical chemistry, including introductory quantum theory, thermodynamics and equilibria, and chemical kinetics) – 20%
  • 12:00 NN – 2:30 PM – Organic Chemistry (Fundamentals of organic chemistry, characterization and reactions of organic compounds) – 15%
  • 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM – Biochemistry (Structural chemistry, functions of the components and chemical reactions in living matter, basic chemistry in the flow of biological information) – 15%

Chemist Board Exam Requirements by PRC

According to the PRC rules, to be eligible to take the Chemistry exam, applicants are required to comply with and to submit the following requirements.

  1. Graduate of a BS Chemistry program in a CHED-recognized educational institution
  2. Birth Certificate issued by the Philippine Statistics Office (PSA), formerly NSO
  3. Marriage Contract, for married female applicants, issued by the Philippine Statistics Office (PSA), formerly NSO
  4. Transcript of Records with scanned picture and Remarks “For Board Examination Purposes”
  5. Valid NBI Clearance
  6. Proof of Completion of “Refresher Course” (for those who failed the Chemist exam two times)

Take note that those who previously took the exam and were given a “Conditional” or “Removal” score, they must take the Chemist board exam again within two (2) years from the date of examination.

Required exam fee is P900.00 for first-time takers and P450.00 for conditional / removal examinees.

Chemist Board Exam Dress Code

Please note that all examinees are REQUIRED to wear the following attire during board exam days:

Males – White polo shirt with collar (without any seal, logo, or mark); Decent pants or slacks.

Females – White blouse or shirt with collar (without any seal, logo, or mark); Decent slacks or skirt.

What to Bring During Chemist Board Exam

Make sure to bring the following items with you during exam day:

  • Notice of Admission (NOA)
  • Official Receipt (OR)
  • Two (2) or more Pencils (No. 2)
  • Ballpens with black ink (black ballpens) only
  • One (1) piece long brown envelope
  • One (1) piece long transparent plastic envelope (for safekeeping of valuables and other allowed items)
  • Calculator with these features only: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, trigonometric function, logarithm, and x^y
  • Food – all examinees are required to bring with them snacks or meals placed inside a transparent plastic bag. No other person, including the proctors or room watchers, shall be allowed to give or distribute food to any examinee while the board exam is in progress.

NOTE: During the exam, candidates are not allowed to borrow anything or to communicate with other people taking the exam. Examinees are also not allowed to leave the room, so with regard to using the CR, make sure you go to the restroom right before taking the exam.

Prohibited Items During Chemist Exam

Take note that the following items are NOT ALLOWED to be brought inside the exam room:

  1. Books, notes, review materials, and other printed materials containing coded data / information / formula;
  2. Programmable calculators;
  3. Cellphones, mobile phones, ear plugs, transmitters, portable computers, smart watches, Bluetooth and other electronic gadgets or devices which may be used for communication purposes;
  4. Bags of any kind (ladies bag, shoulder bags, attache case, backpacks, etc.);
  5. Other examination aids not stated on this program.

Tips to Pass the Chemist Licensure Exam

Do you want some tips to help you pass the upcoming Chemist board exam?

Without a doubt, passing the Chemist Licensure Exam requires tons of preparation, hard work, persistence, and determination. You will surely do your part. You will study long hours, read a lot of books, and answer hundreds of pages of reviewers.

But do you want to hear useful tips, this time straight from those who already passed the Chemistry boards? Here’s our collection of the best insights and tips from Chemist board passers and topnotchers themselves!

Check out and adopt the following tips which we compiled from Philippine Chemistry News.

Tip #1: Create a strategy to manage your time.

You cannot study everything in five months and you must be strong in all subjects, and so scheduling is vital. I used my phone’s calendar to make a monthly plan. The chapters I will study and the exercises I will answer for the day are noted in my calendar.

In general, my plan is one subject for one month, so a total of 4 months which coincides with the schedule of subjects in the review program. The fifth (last) month is devoted for sample exams and exercises.

Tip #2: Practice, practice, practice.

Answer as many questions as possible (exercises and sample board exam questions); don’t focus on reading your book, too much reading will just waste your time.

Analogous to body building, but reading stuff about building muscles and not actually doing the physical exercises is futile.

Tip #3: Give it your all.

Gusto ko tagalog naman dito sa last part. Medyo korni ‘to. Minsan lang sa buhay ‘tong boards, sineryoso ko na talaga, binigay ko na lahat ng kaya ko para walag regrets pagkatapos. Mahirap yung magsisisi ka, “sana pala ginalingan ko o sana pala pinilit ko mag-top kaya ko pala.”

Basta ibigay n’yo na lahat. Wag n’yong isipin na cool yung hindi masyadong nag-aaral tapos papasa pa rin sa boards. Careerin nyo nalang ‘tong boards kahit tawanan kayo ng iba nyong kaklase. Sa mga gustong mag-top, lahat gustong mag-top syempre sino bang may ayaw. Pero hindi lahat willing na mageffort ng todo.

Hindi naman kailangan sobrang galing ka, hindi kailangan nerd. Hindi naman magpapasolve ng Schrodinger Equation dun. Ako nga as in hindi talaga marunong nun seryoso. Basic lang questions sa boards, yung kaya lang sagutan within 3 minutes. Mas kailangan ng common sense, diskarte at dedication syempre.

To God be the Glory!


Final ROOM ASSIGNMENT: Chemistry Board Exam (Oct 2019)

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PRC Room Assignments: Chemist Board Exam (Oct 2019)

If you see a “Now Available!” note beside the exam venue, it means the PRC already released the list for that province or city and you may now view the room assignment. If it is not yet available, the PRC is still finalizing the school and classroom details. We will update this post once the official Room Assignments are released.

Here are additional useful tips we suggest you follow before the exam.

1. You’ll notice that even in just one school, several buildings and classrooms will be used as testing centers. To make sure that you proceed to the correct location, write down and take note of the exact Building, Classroom, and Seat Number assigned to you.

2. Before the day of the board exam, find out the address of the school or venue where you’ll be taking the exam. Research the actual location using Google Maps or a guide map to determine how to get there.

3. Better yet, try visiting the venue a few days before the board exam! Doing so will help you discover the best transportation or routes to take. If you simulate going to the venue beforehand, you’ll also have an idea how long it will take you to reach the exam center from your place. This allows you to change your transportation plans, if needed.

4. On the day of the exam, don’t be late! According to the PRC, examinees who will be late will NOT BE ALLOWED to take the board exam. We suggest you arrive at the exam venue at least one (1) hour before the start of the exam. This gives you enough time to locate the building, classroom, and seat number assigned to you.

What happens if you did not show up or weren’t able to take the boards? The answer is in this article: I registered but I did not take the board exam.


MANILA: Chemist Licensure Exam Room Assignment (Oct 2019)

Here is the school to be used as testing center in Manila in the October 2019 Chemist Licensure Examination.

To view your exact room assignment, please wait a few seconds for the PDF file below to load completely. If the file won’t display properly, simply refresh or reload this page. Sometimes it takes two or three page refreshes to completely load the Room Assignments PDF file.

If you find any errors in the spelling of your name, school, date of birth, or application number, please contact the Application Division of the PRC office nearest you to request a correction of these errors. Alternatively, on the exam day itself, you may approach the proctors or room watchers to request to rectify the errors.


CAGAYAN DE ORO: Chemist Licensure Exam Room Assignment (Oct 2019) – Now Available!

Here is the school to be used as testing center in Cagayan de Oro in the October 2019 Chemist Licensure Examination.

      •  EAST CITY CENTRAL SCHOOL – MULTI-PURPOSE HALL (Address : LAPASAN, CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY)

To view your exact room assignment, please wait a few seconds for the PDF file below to load completely. If the file won’t display properly, simply refresh or reload this page. Sometimes it takes two or three page refreshes to completely load the Room Assignments PDF file.

If you find any errors in the spelling of your name, school, date of birth, or application number, please contact the Application Division of the PRC office nearest you to request a correction of these errors. Alternatively, on the exam day itself, you may approach the proctors or room watchers to request to rectify the errors.


CEBU: Chemist Licensure Exam Room Assignment (Oct 2019)

Here is the school to be used as testing center in Cebu City in the October 2019 Chemist Licensure Examination.

To view your exact room assignment, please wait a few seconds for the PDF file below to load completely. If the file won’t display properly, simply refresh or reload this page. Sometimes it takes two or three page refreshes to completely load the Room Assignments PDF file.

If you find any errors in the spelling of your name, school, date of birth, or application number, please contact the Application Division of the PRC office nearest you to request a correction of these errors. Alternatively, on the exam day itself, you may approach the proctors or room watchers to request to rectify the errors.


Prayer for Chemistry Board Exam Takers

Seek divine refuge and inspiration in this prayer below in preparation for your board exam.

“Almighty Father,

Guide me and be with me as I take this exam

Inspire me to be calm, confident, and clever.

Help me concentrate and clear my mind

Remove my anxiety and relieve me of stress.

Grant me the wisdom to remember what I studied

And discernment to know the answers that are right.

Provide me strength to pass this challenge

Help me conquer this exam.

I now lay down before you my nerves and fears

Please endow me your peace and warm my heart.

I pray for my success in this exam

All for the glory of God.

Amen.”


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