Test Day Instructions

What to Bring

 All examinees must bring to the PhiLSAT test center the following:

  1. PhiLSAT Examination Pass - to be collected by the Watcher before the start of test
  2. Valid School ID or Government-issued ID (current and not expired on test date)
  3. Three or Four sharpened No. 2 or HB pencils with good erasers
  4. Transparent plastic envelope or transparent bag for personal valuables and other allowable items

 Permitted items inside the testing room (must be put inside the transparent envelope or bag): mobile phone (power-off), valid ID, wallet, keys, pencils, erasers, pencil sharpener, medicines, tissues, beverage in clear plastic container (maximum size: 500ml), candies, biscuits.  Examinees are permitted to bring or wear an analog (nondigital) wristwatch (also see General Instructions #4 for items permitted on top of the armchair). 

Your valid ID will be verified at the test site.  The photo on your ID must be recognizable as you.  ID verification may include signature comparison and photographing to ensure that you are who you say you are.

 The PhiLSAT Examination Pass will be collected by the Watcher and submitted to LEB for documentation purposes. This will not be returned.

 Your results may be withheld indefinitely if you fail to present or submit the required documents listed above.

What to Wear

Wear proper dress code (smart casual) and in a manner that enables you to adapt to any room temperature.  You may find the testing room colder or warmer than you expected as energy-saving practices vary widely among testing sites.  

What to Expect

There are pre-administration and post administration security procedures. This will extend your stay in the testing room for around fifteen (15) minutes after the time limit.  

Friends or relatives who accompany you to the test site will NOT be permitted to be in contact with you while you are taking the test. 

General Instructions

  1. Report to the Test Site no later than 7:00 AM.  Wait for instruction to enter the testing room. Only applicants who are properly registered will be admitted at the test site.
  2. Attend to your personal needs before the start of the examination. No one will be allowed to go out of the testing room at the start of pre-administration instructions.  If you must use the restroom during the test, raise your hand, and wait for permission to leave the room.  Close your test booklet and put your test materials face down on the armchair.  You will not be given extra time for time lost during your absence in the restroom.  Only ONE PERSON AT A TIME is permitted to leave the testing room and WILL be accompanied by a proctor.  Examinees who are allowed to use the restroom must go directly to the restroom and must return to the testing room without visiting any other area of the test center.  No one may leave the vicinity of the test center, including exiting the building. 
  3. You will be required to place your transparent envelope/bag containing all personal things in a designated area assigned by the Watcher.
  4. The following items are permitted on top of your armchair: valid ID, PhiLSAT Examination Pass (prior to being collected), pencils, erasers, sharpener and analog wristwatch.
  5. You will be assigned a seat and must occupy the same seat for the duration of the test.
  6. No one is allowed to leave the room earlier than the rest.
  7. Always put your answer sheet on top of the armchair when taking the test.
  8. The Watcher will keep the official time. You may not start the test until instructed to do so.  You must put down your pencil immediately when instructed to do so.
  9. Cheating in any manner or form, will automatically invalidate the test results. If you are caught cheating, you will be dismissed from the testing room. Your answer sheet will NOT be processed and your test fee will be totally forfeited. The Legal Education Board (LEB) may also decide to impose additional penalties if necessary and as deemed appropriate to the offense.
  10. If you decide not to complete the test, accomplish a waiver wherein you waive the reporting and release of your PhiLSAT scores. Your answer sheet will NOT be processed and NO official PhiLSAT results will be released.
  11. At the end of the test, you may not leave until all test materials have been collected and accounted for.

Prohibited Electronic Devices

Except for mobile phones (which MUST be turned off before you enter the testing venue/building and placed inside the transparent bag, and will be activated only outside the test venue/building), the following electronic devices are not allowed inside the test venue:

  1. Recording or photographic devices (i.e., voice recorders, translators, cameras)
  2. Listening devices and media players (i.e., iPods, MP3/4 players)
  3. Calculators of any kind
  4. Digital watches, alarm watches, beeping watches, and calculator watches
  5. Personal digital assistants, beepers, fitness-tracking devices, electronic cigarettes

Prohibited Non-Electronic Devices

  1. Books, dictionaries, printed materials of any kind, blank sheet(s) of paper, etc.
  2. Ink pens or felt-tip markers
  3. Rulers, mechanical pencils, mechanical erasers
  4. Briefcase, handbags, backpacks (of any kind)
  5. Sunglasses, earplugs, hats (hoods may not be worn on the head except religious apparel)
  6. Weapons, firearms, and sharp objects (can be grounds for immediate dismissal)

Prohibited Behavior

  1. Possession or use of prohibited items inside the testing room.
  2. Accepting or receiving anything, including food or drinks, from any person while the examination is in progress
  3. Loitering, talking, or discussing your answers inside the room or along the corridor while the examination is in progress 
  4. Taking the test booklets(s), or pages thereof, out of the testing room, as well as copying, and/or divulging or making known the nature or content of any examination question or answer to any individual or entity
  5. Failure to follow the Watcher’s instructions after being warned
  6. Destruction of test site property
  7. Verbally or physically harassing or threatening any PhiLSAT staff or another examinee
  8. Being under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs
  9. Smoking is NOT permitted
  10. Cheating that is depicted by, but NOT limited to the following:
    1. Looking, glancing or copying from the work of other examinees (with or without permission)
    2. Allowing an examinee to look at or copy one’s answers
    3. Collaborating with one or more examinees when the requirement is that examinees shall work independently
    4. Using prohibited examination reference materials
    5. Possessing cheat sheet or any written answers on any body part (palm, hand, arm, thigh, etc.), piece of paper, glued in text/sheets of paper of academic relevance, etc.
    6. Exchanging answers verbally or through the use of any manual signals or electronic device
    7. Obtaining test booklet and answer keys beforehand and during the test
    8. Answering the test after the time to stop has been called

Anyone caught violating any of these rules will be disqualified from continuing with the test.