Saturday, June 14, 2014

Pre-Qualifying Exam of DILG

This is not a post that shows sample tests about the DILG Pre-Qualifying Exam but rather a post of my experiences when I took the exam and twelve things to know about the DILG PQE.

I took the Pre-Qualifying Exam (PQE) today at the Baguio City National High School Library. I counted a total of 61 examinees, including me, who bravely took it unaware of its contents.

I only remembered the number of items and corresponding minutes and not a specific question of the exam inasmuch as I wanted to remember.
 
What is the Pre-Qualifying Exam or the DILG PQE?

  1. It was (and is) a gruelling exam that will really exhausts you, the applicant/examinee.
  2. It was (and is) a time-pressured exam which will rattle you once the proctor announce the remaining time during the examination.
  3. It is the national qualifying exam of the Department of Interior and Local Government.
  4. It is a battery of tests aimed for applicants who wants to join and become part of DILG.
  5. It is a continuous exam with a duration of two to three hours.
  6. It consists of four parts, namely:
    • Logical Reasoning Tests -
      • 55 minutes for 100 items.
    • Language Tests - 
      • 3 parts. 
      • Part 1, PD (Paragraph Development), 7 minutes for 10 items; 
      • Part 2, RC (Reading Comprehension), 13 minutes for 22 items; and
      • Part 3, LT (Language Test), 10 minutes for 20 items.
    • Verbal Tests - 
      • 3 parts. 
      • Part 1, (Analogy), 6 minutes for 20 items; 
      • Part 2, (Analogy, requires 2 answers), 6 minutes for 20 items; and 
      • Part 3, (Mathematical Test, no choices, input your answer after solving using provided scratch paper), 10 minutes for 20 items.
    • Non-Verbal Tests - 
      • 3 parts.
      • Abstract part.
      • Part 1, 3 minutes for 16 items; 
      • Part 2, 3 minutes for 16 items; and 
      • Part 3, 4 minutes for 18 items.
  7. It is usually administered every last Friday of the month in the DILG Central Office located in Quezon City but in our case, it was scheduled in Baguio City and a representative from DILG Central Office officiated the examination.
  8. In the case of my application, I had to write a request for endorsement to take the PQE and also indicating that it is a prerequisite for non-DILG applicants.
  9. Passing the exam does not mean you are hired already. According to the DILG employee, there may be another exam to be taken depending on the position applied for. It also depends on the assessment of the regional or district office.
  10. You must be prepared to read fast and analyze quickly for the logical reasoning test.
  11. Mathematics is still a part of this exam and you need to know how to compute because guessing will definitely not help you on this part of the exam because you need to write an answer and there are no choices to select from.
  12. Common sense and stock knowledge will help you plus lots of prayers to survive this challenging examination.
Pray. It helps.

44 comments:

carmela melanie borras said...

did you pass the exam? i hope you did!
thank you for the head start. :)

jeb said...

Yes. Out of 147 examinees in our batch, only 37 passed. This was informed during the briefing after our 2-day assessment that included another examination, panel and group orals.

carmela melanie borras said...

whoah! looks like i've got some serious reviewing to do. Thanks again :)

pamela bantoc said...

thanks for informing us.. how about the interviews? is it difficult? Congrats to you... Thanks and GodBless. :)

jeb said...

i think that's a mystery for DILG PQE passers to open :-D
just expect the unexpected ;-) but as of now, no results yet...

Anonymous said...

Hello, Jeb! I just took the PQE last September 5. And you're right! It was grueling. LOL. Btw, how long did you have to wait before the results of the PQE got released? How about the results of the 2-day assessment? Are you hired now? Thanks! :)

jeb said...

It depends. For my experience, I got my results on 1 July 2014. I took the exam on 14 June 2014. DILG sent me a text message informing me to get my congratulatory letter from the field office where I have applied.
As of today, I am still in waiting mode since 24-25 July 2014 since there are still no results for the 2-day assessment. So, if you have a current job, do not resign unless you have an appointment already. :D

Anonymous said...

By any chance, do you know if the non-passers in your batch were also informed of the exam results? Or were they just left hanging?

Maze Tayao said...

Could you please discuss their hiring process up until oath taking? Im planning to apply Dilg also.

Maze Tayao said...

Could you please discuss their hiring process up until oath taking? Im planning to apply Dilg also.

Maze Tayao said...

Im planning to apply at Dilg. Could you please discuss the procedure up to oath taking? Thanks

jeb said...

all non-passers were informed through mail.

jeb said...

just prepare...

francis said...

Carmela, are you hired now? can i ask few questions?

francis said...

hi jeb, can i ask? is it a lot harder than CS? or almost the same? can u compare the 2 exams. just want to know the degree of difficulty of questions
tnx a lot :))

A.carlyle Tangbawan said...

hello jeb where can i get an endorsement to take the pqe? i'm living here in baguio and am planning to apply for a work in dilg-car...thank you

Anonymous said...

Hello Jeb. I am scheduled for the Pre-qualifying Exam this coming Sept. 18, 2015. Wish me luck guys. Huhu By da way, Thanks a lot for posting the pointers for the exam. At least I already have a glimpse on what to expect. Are you working now for DILG? :)

Jhayr Dayag said...

good day Christine Castro, u have just took the PQE last 18 Sept, 2015, how was it? can u give points to remember? and if you dont mind, did you have an endorsement? if yes, kanino ka nag pa endorse? tnx

Jhayr Dayag said...

good day Christine Castro, u have just took the PQE last 18 Sept, 2015, how was it? can u give points to remember? and if you dont mind, did you have an endorsement? if yes, kanino ka nag pa endorse? tnx

James Lyndon Kiunisala said...

just took the PQE exam yesterday and it was do damn hard.. :(

CHRYSTAL ANNE PINERA said...
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CHRYSTAL ANNE PINERA said...

Hi Jeb, do you have any idea on the written exam? I passed the PQE and I'm scheduled to take the Written Exam on Nov 6.

Unknown said...

What kind of mathematical exam? Fractions,ratio and proportion?

Unknown said...

What kind of mathematical exam? Fractions,ratio and proportion?

jeb said...

it's about them and additional questions about administrative-related duties but it really depends on the type of exam the examiners will give

jeb said...

kindly inquire at the dilg-car regarding endorsement

jeb said...

dear unknown, I think it will be too much spoonfeeding if I mentioned what type of math exam. the above tips will suffice already as a guidance or better as an advice to be prepared.

Unknown said...

i passed the PQE already.. what consists the 2 day assessment tests? written exam?

jeb said...

dear unknown, they may have changed it already because it depends on the regional office you applied at.

True Gemini said...

Same unknown.. WHAT WAS YOUR EXPERIENCE?

sanantonio nuevaecija said...

what was the passing rate?
Thanks!

Roalf said...

Jeb nkpasok kna sa dilg?

Roalf said...

Hi unknown may result na app mo?

julie ann balbaguio said...

I passed the PQE admimistered here in Bicol. And now im wondering what gen.exam, group orals and panel interview be like. Any tips on the three types of assessment? Thank you. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

jeb said...

good for you. it really depends on the regional office plus the panel of interviewers. good luck.

Alex said...

i passed the pqe held in the main office last sept 23, 2016. May i asked now if what are the possible topics in the interview thank you.

jeb said...

like what i mentioned, it really depends on the office you will be deployed at and it really depends on the panel of interviewers. current events may be included in the interview plus political issues, anything is possible to be asked. good luck!

Patricia Deogracias said...

Hi Alex! I'll be taking the PQE tomorrow. Any tips?��

Isabel Aรฑonuevo said...

Thank you very much for sharing! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Unknown said...

Hi Sir Jeb! may I ask where will I be able to check if I passed or failed? I just saw your comment that all non-passers will be noticed thru mail, then how about the passers? I just took the exam last Mar 10 and just waiting for the result. i received a call from DILG and they asked me my mailing address what does it mean? I'm feeling quite nervous right now . :(

jeb said...

maybe they will email you...

Ronald Raรฑeses said...

hi te julie ann balbaguio ☺
I'm planning to apply as LGOO somewhere in Camarines Norte..ask ko lng po sana kng pano yong process like where to submit my application and so on and so forth (in short kwentuhan mo naman po ako ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜…) Salamat po in advance haha

Keng Segura said...

Will they inform you if you pass or fail the 2day assessment?

jeb said...

just wait for it. they will inform. it is a government agency and it is required for them to inform. transparency, remember? or ask them directly. ��