Test Day Instructions

What to Bring

If you are a first time PhiLSAT taker or a retaker who did NOT submit complete documents on your previous take, bring the following documents when you report to the test site on the day of the test:

  • PhiLSAT Identification (ID) Form which must bear your signature
  • If you are already a COLLEGE GRADUATE: Original or Certified True Copy of your Transcript of Records (TOR) or an official Certification issued by the College/University Registrar that you are a COLLEGE Graduate (with details of bachelor’s degree received, year of graduation, and name and address of degree-granting institution)
  • If you are a GRADUATING COLLEGE STUDENT: Official Certification issued by the College/University Registrar, using the PhiLSAT Certification Form, that you are either a GRADUATING STUDENT or ON YOUR FINAL/LAST YEAR OF STUDIES (The form needs to be filled out with your name, semester, school year, date and place of issue, printed name and signature of the College/University Registrar. It must bear the official seal of the college/university. The form is available for download from this website.)
  • Valid School or Government-issued ID (e.g., Driver’s License, Passport, PRC ID, etc.)
  • Examination Pass (to be downloaded from the PhiLSAT Online Registration website
    two weeks before the day of the test)

Your valid ID will be verified at the test site. The photo on your ID must be recognizable as you. ID verification may include signature comparison and photographing to ensure that you are who you say you are.

Other materials needed:

  • Pencils (No. 2 or HB) with/and erasers
  • transparent plastic envelope or TRANSPARENT BAG for personal valuables and other allowed items

What to Wear

Dress comfortably and be prepared for varying room temperatures. You may find the testing room colder or warmer than you expected as energy-saving practices vary widely among testing sites.

What to Expect

There are pre-administration and post administration security procedures. This will extend your stay in the testing room for around fifteen (15) minutes after the time limit. Thus, you may be dismissed from the testing room at around 12:15 p.m.

Friends or relatives who accompany you to the test site will NOT be permitted to be in contact with you while you are taking the test.

 General Instructions

  1. Report to the Test Site before 7:00 a.m. Be inside your testing room as early as 7:15 a.m. Only applicants who are properly registered with the CEM will be admitted at the
    test site.
  2. Attend to your personal needs before the start of the examination. No one will be allowed to go out of the testing room while the examination is ongoing.
  3. You must answer the whole test in order to receive a score. If you decide to discontinue testing, accomplish a waiver wherein you waive the reporting and release of your PhiLSAT scores. Your answer sheet will NOT be processed and NO official PhiLSAT results will be released.

Rules to Follow

  1. Cellular phones and other electronic gadgets shall NOT be used while inside the testing room. These gadgets should be switched off and placed inside a transparent envelope/bag.
  2. You will be required to place your transparent envelope/bag containing all personal things in front of the room, except for your pencils and eraser.
  3. You will be assigned a seat and must occupy the same seat for the duration of the test.
  4. No one is allowed to leave the room earlier than the rest.
  5. Always put your answer sheet on top of the armchair when taking the test.
  6. The CEM Watcher will keep the official time.
  7. Cheating in any manner or form, will automatically invalidate the test results. If you are caught cheating, you will be dismissed from the testing room. Your answer sheet will NOT be processed and your test fee will be totally forfeited. The Legal Education Board (LEB) may also decide to impose additional penalties if necessary and as deemed appropriate to the offense.

Prohibited Items

  1. Electronic devices (i.e., tablets, smart watches)
  2. Recording or photographic devices (i.e., voice recorders, translators, cameras)
  3. Listening devices and media players (i.e., iPods, MP3/4 players)
  4. Calculators of any kind
  5. Books, dictionaries, printed materials of any kind, blank sheet(s) of paper, etc.
  6. Bags of any kind (i.e. ladies bag, shoulder bags, attache case, backpacks, opaque pouches/cases, etc.)

Prohibited Behavior

  1. Possession or use of prohibited items inside the testing room. These include, among others, books, notes, review materials, and other printed materials; calculators, cellular phones, laptop computers, smart watches, or other similar devices.
  2. Accepting or receiving anything, including food or drinks, from any person while the examination is in progress
  3. Loitering, talking, or discussing your answers inside the room or along the corridor while the examination is in progress and during lunch break
  4. Taking the test booklets(s), or pages thereof, out of the testing room, as well as copying, and/or divulging or making known the nature or content of any examination question or answer to any individual or entity
  5. Failure to follow the CEM Watcher’s instructions after being warned
  6. Destruction of test site property
  7. Verbally or physically harassing or threatening any PhiLSAT staff or another examinee
  8. Being under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs
  9. Cheating that is depicted by, but NOT limited to, the following:
    1. Looking, glancing or copying from the work of other examinees (with or without permission)
    2. Allowing an examinee to look at or copy one’s answers
    3. Collaborating with one or more examinees when the requirement is that examinees shall work independently
    4. Using prohibited examination reference materials
    5. Possessing cheat sheet or any written answers on any body part (palm, hand, arm, thigh, etc.), piece of paper, glued in text/sheets of paper of academic relevance, etc.
    6. Exchanging answers verbally or through the use of any electronic device
    7. Obtaining test booklet and answer keys beforehand and during the test
    8. Answering the test after the time to stop has been called 

Anyone caught violating any of these rules will be disqualified from taking the test.