MANILA, Philippines – The 2021-2022 National Qualifying Examination for School Heads (NQESH) or Principals’ Test results, including the list of passers, are released by the Department of Education (DepEd) through a memorandum in November 2022 or in three (3) months after the exam. View on this page for A-G list of passers.

DepEd through the Bureau of Human Resource and Organizational Development (BHROD) administered the 2022 Principals’ Test on July 31, 2022 nationwide through a secured online platform.

From 6,000 examinees, there were 5,966 (99.43%) who were admitted to the online platform and took the test, of which, 5,954 (99.80%) were able to complete the examination.

The following describes the qualification status of takers depending on their Category rating:

Category No. of Examinees Status
Category A 2,203 (36.93%) ELIGIBLE to the next stage for Principal I positions (such as interview and paper screening)
Category B 2,096 (35.10%) MAY TAKE THE NEXT NQESH in 2023 after the provision of coaching and mentoring sessions with an experienced / outstanding Principal. They SHALL BE PRIORITIZED to be designated as Officer-in-Charge /Teacher-in-Charge in case of deficiency of eligible Principal I applicants.
Category C 1,667 (28%) MUST UNDERTAKE an Intensive School Heads Development Program (SHDP) before they are allowed to retake the NQESH in 2024.


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[A-G] List of Passers 2021-2022 Principals’ Test
Held on July 31, 2022
Released on November 4, 2022

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Passing the NQESH) is one of the requirements for the appointment and reclassification of all aspiring applicants for Principal and Assistant Principal positions in all public elementary and secondary schools.

To determine who will qualify for the next stage of the selection process for a Principal I position, an order of merit will be used. The procedure will not employ usual pass or fail scores rather will identify ranking of the examinees based on their ability level vis a vis the difficulty level of the test items.

The test items are aligned with the competencies set out in the Philippine Professional Standards for School Heads (PPSSH) or DepEd Order No. 024, s. 2020, and were developed using the Structure of Observed Learning Outcomes (SOLO) model.

It was developed and validated through DepEd’s partnership with the Philippine Normal University – Research Center for Teacher Quality (RCTQ), with assistance from SiMERR National Research Centre of the University of New England-Australia.


A-G Passers: July 2022 Principals' Test Results

Monitor this page for the updates on Principals’ Test. You may also visit the website and Facebook pages of DepEd and BHROD for more information.

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