Principals’ Test

The Principals’ Test serves as a mechanism for selecting school heads in the public education sector. The test is open to all interested applicants for Principal I positions.

The National Educators Academy of the Philippines (NEAP) administers and conducts the test in coordination with the Schools Divisions Offices (DOs) through the Regional Offices (ROs).

For more information on the Principal’s Test, read DepEd Order No. 97, s. 2011, the Revised Guidelines on the Allocation and Reclassification of School Head Positions.


MEMORANDUM (September 21, 2015)

The 2015 Principals’ Test has been rescheduled from September 27, 2015 to October 25, 2015 (Sunday). The National Educators Academy of the Philippines will administer the examination in 3 hours only from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.

The revised examination will cover 200 multiple choice items anchored on the role of a school head as stipulated in the National Competency-Based Standards for School Heads (NCBSSH) & 21st Century Managerial Skills.

The 19,372 registered test takers must bring two pencils (no. 2), test permit with receipt and valid DepEd I.D. Test takers are expected to be in the testing venue before 8:30 a.m. The list of testing centers and number of examinees is disseminated in the schools division offices.

For queries and concerns, test takers may directly contact their respective regional offices. Updates will also be posted in the official social media account of NEAP.

For your information and dissemination.

Undersecretary for Regional Operations


The list of passers for the 2018 Principals’ Test is now available and can be seen at DepEd Memorandum No. 076, s. 2019.

Contact Information

For more information on the Principals’ Test, kindly contact:

National Educators Academy of the Philippines (NEAP)
5/F Bonifacio Bldg., DepEd Complex, Meralco Ave., Pasig City
(02) 633-7237 | 633-9455
Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm