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Outline of ITPEC Common Examination. This will be applied to the exam starting April 2024


Sample Questions FE PM

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Schedules of Exam

FE and IT Passport

Given two times a year

Exam dates FE and IP

October 27, 2024

April 27, 2025

October 26, 2025

Exam Fees

IT Passport Php 1,500

FE Php 2,500

FE Removal Php 1,200

AP exam dates

October 27, 2024

October 26, 2025

AP Given only once a year

Php 3,500

Level 1: Information Technology Passport (IP) Certification Exam – is for  assessing the capability of people in their knowledge of Information Technology and how IT can be used in carrying out their tasks in the workplace. Defined as human resources with minimum knowledge and skills required for people involved in information technology who are able to perform tasks under guidance  (Follow)


Conducted twice a year:

Half-day Exam, To cover Technoogy, Strategy & Management. ( Multiple Choice) 120 minutes 100 questions


Exam fee : P1.500.00

Level 2: Fundamental Information Technology Engineers (FE) Certification Exams-  Is for Individuals who have basic fundamental knowledge and skills required to be an advanced IT human resource, and who possess practical utilization abilities Defined as human resources with basic knowledge and skills who are able to perform tasks with a certain degree of difficulty or part of the required tasks on their own (Assist)

Conducted twice a year:

Whole day Exam with Lunch Break:

90 minutes 60 questions in the AM and

100 minutes 20 questions in the PM. (All Multiple Choice) To cover Technology, Strategy and Management.


Exam fee : P2,500.00

Removal Exam fee : P1,200.00

Level 3: Applied Information

Technology Engineers Certification (AP) Exam: Is for Individuals who have applied knowledge and skills required to be an advanced IT human resource, and who have established their own direction as an advanced IT human resource.

Defined as human resources with practical knowledge and skills who are able to perform all required tasks on their own ( By Oneself)


AP Exam is held once a year :

Whole day Exam with  Lunch Break.

AM Exam is 2.5 Hours, Multiple Choice. 80 questions

PM Exam is 2.5 Hours, Programming, some SQL coding


Exam fee : P3,500.00

Other Information 


Executive Director meeting via Zoom August 2020

Executive Director's Meeting Discovery Suites manila 08/2019

What is Top Gun?

Top Gun 2019

Top Gun 2018C

Top Gun 2017

Top Gun 2016

Top Gun 2015

Examinees from different countries come to take Philnits Exam

Commission on Higher Education CHED NCR and CHED Davao endorses PhilNits Certification Exam for IT Professionals for 2014.

CHED NCR Endorsement

CHED Davao Endorsement

PSITE signs MOA with PhilNITS Foundation

Other events in 2016 and earlier

NEW Training Materials

FE Exam Preparation Book

Vol 1 part 1 and 2 for AM exam

Vol 2 preparation for PM exam

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Past exams with answer keys for use as review material

FE 2007 to present

IP 2010 to present

now posted on the ITPEC website. Available for download free of charge.


Member  ITPEC     

Great news for all examinees

Important Chages to ITPEC exam format starting April 2024

posted on ITPEC.ORG


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Congratulations to TOPGUN

participants Feb 18-27 2019

IPA Tokyo Japan

Mr Dustin Ryan Morales-AWS

Mr. Guian Paolo Edejer-Canon



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The Philippine National IT Standards (PhilNITS) Foundation is a non-stock, non-profit, non government organization that is implementing the following Certification Exams for IT and non-IT Professionals.


PhilNITS is a member of the IT Professionals Examination Council (ITPEC)

Click on ITPEC logo above to download past exams with answer key

Archived Passers List

2022 - 2016 Fe,AP

2015 May and older passsers list Fe and AP

2022 - 2018 IP

2017 october and earlier IP


Philnits Exam Requirements

  • NO age limit , NO degree or diploma required, undergraduates welcome!
  • NO work experience necessary
  • Knowledge of computer fundamentals and at least one Computer language either C or Java
  • Any nationality accepted
  • Examinee from any country welcome
  • 3 pictures (2x2) or passport size

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Pilot Exam Passers for

IT Security March 2017

Almonte, Cyril Mar
Andalahaw, Nadine N.
Bernardo, Edward Peter P.
Borja, Chito Oliver S.
Delgado Jr., Rogelio 
Diones, Nigel S.
Escaros, Rodel R.
Mateo, Mary Ann F.
Milanes, Edmund Ray O.
Muñoz, Francis John T.
Ochotorena, Leirrand Christian
Pailma, Jonas Patrick I.
Santiago, Jocelle Julia
Toledo, Ma. Daphne Regina T.
Yap, Vincent C.



PhilNITS In Brief

The Philippine National IT Standards Foundation was formerly known as the JITSE Phil Foundation Inc. It is a non-stock, non-profit, non-government organization that is implementing a Certification Program from the Japan Information Technology Engineers Examination Center (JITEC) of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) of Japan.

The Japanese government, in coordination with the Philippines Department of Trade and Industry has proposed the implementation of the JITSE examination, a viable and credible measure of IT skills.The JITSE Examination, a certification program for IT practitioners that will give Filipinoes an advantage when seeking work both here and abroad.

The DTI in cooperation with PHILNITS Philippine National IT Foundation Inc, is implementing the PHILNITS examinations with the assistance of the private sector represented by the Information Technology Foundation of the Philippines (ITFP) the Philippine Computer Society (PCS), Philippine Society of Information Technology Educators (PSITE) and various agencies of the Government such as the National Computer Center (NCC), Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Technology Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Philippine State Universities and Colleges in Computer Education Society (PSUCCESS)                                  More........


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