MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Education (DepEd) through the Bureau of Human Resource and Organizational Development (BHROD) named the topnotchers or regional top performers in the July 2022 National Qualifying Examination for School Heads (NQESH) or Principals’ Test.

The examination was administered nationwide on July 31, 2022 through a secured online platform.

Topnotchers: 2021-2022 NQESH Principals' Test Results

It is DepEd’s mechanism to select school heads in the public education sector – a qualifying process for interested applicants to Principal I positions and being implemented in coordination with the Schools Divisions Offices (DOs) through the Regional Offices (ROs).


  • Main Page: July 2022 Principals’ Test Results
  • List of Passers: A-G | H-O | P-Z

TOPNOTCHERS 2021-2022 Principals’ Test

View the regional level FY 2021 NQESH top performers below:

Dm s2022 100 NQESH Results


In the December 2018 NQESH/Principals’ Test, DepEd announced results in six (6) months after the exam. Only 148 hopefuls passed the test. Angelo D. Uy of Region IV-A aced the exam.

In the 2017 Principals’ Test, only 5,111 out of 20,653 (24.75%) successfully hurdled the exam. Results were released in more than five (5) months after the test. Grant B. Gubatan from Region 1 and Rhoda O. Dela Cruz from Region 4A tied on top spot.

In the 2016 exams, only 388 successfully passed the test.Results were out after six (6) months. Christian N. Sango of Region XI topped the passers.

In the October 2015 exam, 2,195 out of more than 19,000 takers passed the test. Results were released online in less than 3 months after the exam. Erwin John Santos (Region 3) and Garry Vacunawa (Region 8) garnered aced the test.


Monitor this page for real-time updates on 2021-2022 Principals’ Test. You may also visit the website and Facebook pages of DepEd and BHROD for more information.

— The Summit Express