(Feb 2020) ROOM ASSIGNMENT: Mechanical Engineering Board Exam



Are you taking the Mechanical Engineering Board Exam this February 23-24, 2020? 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 Mechanical Engineering board exam!


UPDATE (January 2020): The official room assignments for those taking the Mechanical Engineer Board Exam are now being finalized and will soon be released! Scroll below to see which exam venues already include the note “Now Available!”. This means room assignments for 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.

To help you pass the exam, why not check out useful tips and tricks which we compiled below from board exam passers and topnotchers themselves? 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.

ROOM ASSIGNMENT: Mechanical Engineering Board Exam

Mechanical Engineering Board Exam Schedule (Feb 2020)

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 February 2020 Mechanical Engineering board exam released by the PRC.

Sunday, February 23, 2020

  • 7:00 AM – 7:45 AM – General Instructions and Filling out of Forms
  • 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM – Industrial and Power Plant Engineering (35%)

Monday, February 2020

  • 7:30 AM – 12:30 PM – Mathematics, Engineering Economics and Basic Engineering Sciences (35%)
  • 1:30 PM – 6:30 PM – Machine Design, Materials and Shop Practice (30%)

Mechanical Engineer 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. Pony-tailed long hair.

What to Bring During the Mechanical Engineer 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.

What NOT to Bring During Mechanical Engineer 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. Calculators which are programmable and non-programmable calculators with embedded functions such as Integration/Differentiation calculation, Root of Equation and Systems of Equation calculation, Matrix/Differentiation/Vector calculation, and Base-n calculation. Specifically, CASIO FX991ES and CASIO FX991ES PLUS are strictly prohibited;
  3. Cellphones, smart watches, 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 Mechanical Engineering Exam

Do you want some tips to help you pass the Mechanical Engineering exam?

Without a doubt, passing the Mechanical Engineering 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 Mechanical Engineer boards?

Here’s our collection of the best insights and tips to help you ace the exam! Check out and adopt the following tips which we compiled from GineersNow.

Tip #1: Skip the hard ones in the exam.

Give yourself an average of 5 minutes to solve a problem. If you cannot solve the problem within that time, it can be deemed a hard question, so skip it and save it for later. Doing this eliminates the chances of your spending too much time on difficult items and of not having enough time to deal with those that you actually can solve faster. This also helps in not getting discouraged in the process of answering the test. 

Tip #2: Eliminate improbable answers.

I will let you in a secret: Some items in the Engineering Board Exams are designed NOT to be solved. That is, the answer to some questions will be made quite obvious among the series of choices.

Analyze the choices and evaluate the probability of their being the actual answer to the question. For example, in a particular question, if impedance is given and it is mentioned that it is inductive, you know that the current angle will be negative or more than 180 degrees. Hence, you can already eliminate the choices with a positive value or those less than 180 degrees.  

Or if an item requires a whole number for an answer, take away those with decimal places. Some of the choices are too small or big to be the correct answer -– take them out. 

As in the gameshow “Who Wants to be a Millionaire”, when you limit the number of choices (like when a contestant uses the 50:50 lifeline), the chances of getting the question right increases.

Sometimes your eagerness to start solving the questions in the conventional way will work against you. It is often beneficial to first look at the big picture and to be innovative in providing the answers. 

Tip #3: Remember the ‘Unit Cancellation’ method.

In case you forget a certain formula, you can always use the unit cancellation method to arrive at the answer. For instance, you know that when a unit of measurement is divided by the same, they will cancel out. What remains will be the unit of measurement of your answer.

Let’s take a look at Work. The unit for Work is N•m. If, for instance, you are looking for the Force that is required to move a block of 1 kg to a distance of 1 m, you can see that some units of measurement can already be cancelled by just looking at the units of the given values.

So you need not worry if you don’t memorize the formulas, because Engineering is actually not about memorization but persistent practice to solve different problems.

Tip #4: Know your calculator by heart.

Your calculator should be the extension of your life. You should treat it as your girlfriend. Therefore, know your calculator as you know yourself. Knowing the capabilities and limitations of your calculator can hugely boost your chances of passing the Engineering Board Exams.

You should know how to operate your calculator like the back of your hand. Ensure that you know how to correctly enter and derive values using your calculator. Be familiar with its onscreen elements and with what symbols and messages mean (so that you don’t commit the mistake of solving for degrees when your calculator was in radian mode all along). Familiarize yourself with all of its functions so you know what complex calculations your calculators can simplify. Capitalize on the features of your calculator and use them to your advantage.

For example, the calculators available today are already able to directly solve standard deviation, matrix and quadratic equations, to name a few. Ideally, the calculator that you will bring to the Board Exams is the one that you have been using since 3rd year college, so operating it becomes second nature. 

Tip #5: Never leave items blank.

There is a saying that one misses 100% of the shots that he does not take. So, in worst case scenarios or if you are really running out of time, if the test is not ‘right-minus-wrong’, I suggest that you provide speculative answers to all items.

By providing an answer to all questions, you give yourself a chance of getting a point. If you must provide speculative answers, I suggest stick with ONE choice/letter across all the questions. Do not randomize your answers. This way, you will have a better percentage of nailing some (or even the majority) of the items.

Based on my experience in taking several professional licensure examinations and mentoring Board Exams takers, it is best to gamble on B or C. In terms of verbal answers, I have observed that the choice with the wordiest answer is often correct.

Useful PRC Links and Board Exam Resources:

PRC Room Assignments: Mechanical Engineering Exam (Feb 2020)

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 NCR: Mechanical Engineering Exam Room Assignment (Feb 2020) – Now Available!

Here is the venue to be used as official testing center in the upcoming January 2020 Mechanical Engineering Board Exam in MANILA.

  • PROFESSIONAL REGULATION COMMISSION (Address: P. PAREDES ST. COR MORAYTA SAMPALOC, MANILA)
  • PERPETUAL HELP COLLEGE, MANILA (Address: V. CONCEPCION ST., MANILA)
  • ST. JOSEPH’S COLLEGE (Address: 295, 1102 E. RODRIGUEZ SR., AVENUE, QUEZON CITY)
  • PHILIPPINE COLLEGE OF CRIMINOLOGY (Address: 614 SALES ST., STA. CRUZ, MANILA)
  • COLLEGE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT (Address: MENDIOLA ST., MANILA)

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.

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MANILA NCR – PWD: Mechanical Engineering Exam Room Assignment (Feb 2020) – Now Available!

Here is the venue to be used as official testing center for PWDs in the upcoming January 2020 Mechanical Engineering Board Exam in MANILA.

  • PROFESSIONAL REGULATION COMMISSION (Address: P. PAREDES ST. COR MORAYTA SAMPALOC, MANILA)

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.

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BAGUIO: Mechanical Engineering Exam Room Assignment (Feb 2020) – Now Available!

Here is the venue to be used as official testing center in the upcoming January 2020 Mechanical Engineering Board Exam in BAGUIO.

  • PINES CITY NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL (PCNHS) (Address: PALMA STREET, BAGUIO 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.

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CEBU: Mechanical Engineering Exam Room Assignment (Feb 2020) – Now Available!

Here is the venue to be used as official testing center in the upcoming January 2020 Mechanical Engineering Board Exam in CEBU.

  • UNIVERSITY OF CEBU – BANILAD CAMPUS (Address: 6000 GOV. M. CUENCO AVE, CEBU CITY, 6000 CEBU)

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.

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LUCENA: Mechanical Engineering Exam Room Assignment (Feb 2020) – Now Available!

Here is the venue to be used as official testing center in the upcoming January 2020 Mechanical Engineering Board Exam in LUCENA.

  • ST. ANNE COLLEGE LUCENA, INC. (Address: DIVERSION RD. BRGY GULANG GULANG LUCENA 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.

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TACLOBAN: Mechanical Engineering Exam Room Assignment (Feb 2020)

Note: The February 2020 Mechanical Engineering board exam venues are being finalized and will be released soon. Like the Board Exam Results Facebook page to receive updates once posted.

For your guidance, we identify below the schools that were used as testing centers in TACLOBAN last 2019. We’ll find out soon if these same schools will be used in the upcoming Feb 2020 Mechanical Engineer Board Exam.

  • LEYTE NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL (Address: LINO GONZAGA AVE., TACLOBAN 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.


Mechanical Engineering Board Exam Requirements by PRC

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

  1. Graduate of a BS Mechanical Engineering 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 Mechanical Engineering exam two times)

Take note that those who previously took the exam and were given a “Conditional” or “Removal” score, they must take the Mechanical Engineering 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.

Mechanical Engineering Board Exam Coverage 2020

Here you may view the ME exam topics syllabi and which will be implemented in the Feb 2020 Mechanical Engineer Exam and thereafter. These files are sourced from the Board of Engineering and Professional Regulation Commission (PRC).

You will also see detailed information about Mechanical Engineering topics included in the ME board exam, including number of questions or exam items, percentage weights by topic, and competencies / outcomes to be tested.

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Prayer for Mechanical Engineering Board Exam Takers

Looking for inspiration and divine guidance? Seek refuge in this prayer to help thousands of exam takers like you pass this grueling exam.

“Almighty Father,

Guide me and be with me as I take this exam

Inspire me to be calm, clever, and confident.

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 answers that are right.

Provide me strength to pass this challenge

Help me conquer this once-in-a-lifetime exam.

I lay down before you my nerves and fears

Shower me peace and warm my heart.

I pray for my success in this exam

All for the glory of Your name.

Amen.”

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