Friday, April 11, 2014

Announcement of Test of Proficiency in Korean (EPS-TOPIK)-PHILIPPINES


Announcement of Test of Proficiency in Korean (EPS-TOPIK)

According to the MOU on the Sending of Workers between the Ministry of
Employment and Labor of the Republic of Korea (MOEL) and the Department
of Labor and Employment of the Philippines (DOLE), the 10th Test of
Proficiency in Korean (EPS-TOPIK) in the Philippines is to be conducted as

All job seekers who want to work in Korea under the Employment Permit
System should pass the EPS-TOPIK either as Paper Based Test (PBT) or
Computer-Based-Test (CBT), implemented by the Human Resources
Development Service of Korea (HRD Korea) authorized by the MOEL, and
only those who passed the test are allowed to submit the job application form
for EPS.
11 April, 2014

Held by: Ministry of Employment and Labor of the Republic of Korea (MOEL)
Implemented by: Human Resources Development Service of Korea (HRD Korea)
In cooperation with: Department of Labor and Employment of the Philippines (DOLE)
 and Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA)

 Test Date and Time: PBT June 29, 2014 (Sunday), CBT July 3~20, 2014
 Metro Manila : Combined PBT and CBT, Other Regions : PBT only
10th EPS-TOPIK Metro Manila Other Regions
Method of test Combined PBT and CBT PBT Only
Test Date PBT June 29, 2014 (Sunday) 10:00~11:40
(Session 1), 15:00~16:10 (Session 2)
June 29,2014 (Sunday)
10:00~11:40 (Session1),
CBT July 3 ~ July 20 (3 sessions) 15:00~16:10 (Session 2)
Reminders 1. HRD will allocate applicants: the test method, test date and session, and
test venue
2. Allocated list of test takers will be posted on POEA website on test date
announcement, May 23, 2014
3. Test takers should check test method, their test date and session, test venue
through the POEA website.  All examinees must be in the designated test room until the designated time (09:00 for the
session 1, 14:00 for the session 2 for the orientation).
 Available Type of Industry: Manufacturing
 All applicants of 10th EPS-TOPIK can only choose ‘Manufacturing’, for selection of the type
of industry. Choice of other type of industry is not allowed.
 The Expected Number of passers: will be determined by MOEL and HRD Korea
 Expected number of passers can be changed according to the circumstances of EPS.
 Test Venue: Test venues will be announced on May 23, 2014 on POEA website
( )
 (Allocated list of test takers will be posted on POEA website on test date announcement, May
23, 2014. Test takers should check test method, their test date and session and test venue through
the POEA website.)
 Qualifications for EPS-TOPIK Registration
 Only those who responded to the POEA online survey on EPS-TOPIK can register for the
 Must have valid passport on the day of EPS-TOPIK registration
 Female workers are restricted to register this time due to slow demand
 Must be between 18 and 38 years of age (Born between April 21, 1976 and April 21, 1996)
  Must not have any record of conviction or imprisonment for a heinous crime
  Must have no record of deportation or departure orders from the Republic of Korea
 Must not be restricted from departure from the Philippines
 Registration Procedure
 Period: April 21 (Mon.) ~ 25 (Fri.), 2014
 ( Registration date and session are individually assigned by POEA. POEA will announce it on
the POEA website. Applicants should strictly follow the schedule assigned due to limited
registration period and capacity of the registration venue.
- Registration Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
<Schedule of registration >
April 21 April 22 April 23 April 24 April 25

※POEA will post the schedule of registration on POEA website later.
 Registration Areas: Metro Manila, La Union, Cebu and Davao
※ Registration venue per Region will be announced later on POEA website.
※ Applicant must register only in the registration venue where he wants to take the test.  Registration Method: Personal appearance
 Required documents
 - EPS-TOPIK Registration Application form (To be distributed at the registration venue)
 ※ Application numbers are written on each application form. Each applicant receives and
submits one application form only, use correction tape in correcting errors.
- Valid passport (a copy of passport must be attached on application form.)
 ※ No valid passport, No registration: Only applicants with valid passport will be
 allowed to register for the test to avoid discrepancy in their personal information
later on.
※ If an applicant’s personal information on the passport is not exactly the same as the one
on the application form, his entry to Korea will not be permitted in any case, and the applicant is
fully responsible for any problem caused by such differences in the personal information.
 ※HRD Korea will use the personal information (name, date of birth, and gender) written on
the application form and the applicant’s photo attached on the application form for future
employment in Korea of the workers, and these are not changeable in any case.
- 2 pcs. passport size pictures (taken within 3 months)
 Test fee: Php1,066 (local currency equivalent to US$24)
※ No refund will be entertained after the registration period. (However, re-application after
cancellation is not allowed.)

 Test Details:
 Test Structure and Scores
Question Structure Number of Questions Total Score Time Given
Reading 25 100 40 min.
Listening 25 100 30 min.
Total 50 200 70 min.
 All of the questions are to be taken from closed question bank based on “The Standard
Textbook for EPS-TOPIK” which can be downloaded from the HRD Korea and POEA
 Test Structure and Allotment of Scores and passing standard
 - Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
- R/C and L/C will be implemented continuously without a break.  Passing standard: Passers (for each industry) will be selected based on the test result (from
the top scorer) among those who scored more than 80 points (Full score: 200 points)
Items to prepare on the test day
- Admission Ticket (which is issued during registration)
 - Passport (test takers must bring the same passport submitted during the registration)
※ No applicant is allowed to take the test without passport and Test Permit
 - Felt tip pen or ball-pen (only black ink)
 ※ Except the above-mentioned pen, marking an answer sheet with other pens
 (pencil or blue color ball-point pen etc.) can be regarded as wrong answer.
 ※ One answer sheet will be distributed to each applicant only once and any replacement or
correction is not allowed. Besides, correction of answers on the answer sheet with
correction fluid or tapes is regarded as wrong answer.
 Announcement of Test Result
 Announcement Date: August 5 (Tue), 2014
(Applicants who will take the CBT in Metro Manila, July3~28, 2014 will be included as 10th
EPS-TOPIK batch. Therefore, they can check the test result on the same day as PBT taker’s test
result date, Aug. 5, 2014)
 Method of Announcement of Passers:
- website of DOLE:
- website of POEA:
- website of EPS Korea:
- website of EPS-TOPIK:
- website of EPS center:
 Method of Announcement of Test result
 - Home Page of the Employment Permit System (
 Period of Validity of test score (for passers): 2 years from the date of test result
( On the date of 10th EPS –TOPIK test result announcement, August 5, 2014, the schedule of
Skills Test will be also announced.
Applicants who passed EPS-TOPIK and have more than ten (10) months validity period left can
take a skills test which gives special benefit for high scorer and attendee. But this is only voluntary
on the part of the EPS-TOPIK passers.
A. High scorers will have priority in terms of primary job recommendation to Korean


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