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Republic of the Philippines


Commission on Higher Education
DON HONORIO VENTURA TECHNOLOGICAL STATE UNIVERSITY
Bacolor, Pampanga

DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE

ARCHITECTURE COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATIONS ( AR 511 )


First Semester : Curriculum Year 2019 - 2020

1.0 THE RATIONALE

The Architecture Comprehensive Examinations has been incorporated into the


Architecture Curriculum of DHVTSU starting June of 2003. In the AR department’s
mission of providing extensive training through instruction and other related
methodology, the AR Comprehensive exam shall complement classroom instruction
by way of preparing our Fifth Year students’ standing on the procedural and
administrative aspect of the Architecture Licensure Board Examinations, to
better prepare our students, and consequently increase the AR department’s
passing percentage in future AR board exams. It is also designed to gauge our
students’ proficiency in Architectural Theories, Principles and the practical
applications of such in the Design Process.

As an extension service to our Graduates, the AR Comprehensive Examination


shall also be administered to those who intend to take the AR Board Examinations
given by the Professional Regulations Commission every June and January.
Besides serving as a dry run for the said Licensure Exams, the graduates of
Architecture will also be given endorsement by the College Dean and the
Department Chairperson only if he has exhibited satisfactory performance in
the AR Comprehensive Examinations. In this procedure, there will be strict
control and regulation on potential AR Board Examinees.

2.0 T H E OBJECTIVES

Based from the above-mentioned rationale, the AR Comprehensive Examination


shall be geared towards achieving these objectives.

2.01 To test our senior students level of proficiency and mastery of


Architectural subjects taken from First to Fifth year.

2.02 To orient the senior students on the Architecture Board


Examinations set up, format, procedures, coverage, and the like.

2.03 To better prepare our students, both in senior standing and those
who have graduated, on the proper attitude and study habits
relevant to taking the AR Board Examinations.

2.04 To enhance and uplift the quality of education in the Department


of Architecture.

2.05 To increase the AR Department passing percentage in the future


Architectural Licensure Examinations.
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2.06 To serve as one of the requirements, like any other subjects in


the Architecture Curriculum, before an Architecture Student is
allowed to graduate.

2.07 To assure that All Fifth Year AR Students have taken up and passed
all required courses ( subjects ) , both professional and allied,
from First year to Fifth year relevant to the AR 511 Exam coverage.

3.0 THE QUALIFIERS

Those who will be allowed to take the AR Comprehensive Examinations must


be satisfy the following qualifications or requirements.

For Currently-enrolled Architecture Students:

3.01 He/She must be enrolled in Ar 511 (Architecture


Comprehensive Examinations).

3.02 He/She must be an Architecture Student who has completed


and passed all required courses (subjects), both professional
and allied, from First year to Fifth year relevant to the AR
511 exam coverage. He/she must not have any deficiency in any
previous design subjects.

3.03 He/She has diligently attended Review Classes conducted by


the AR faculty every Saturday for the first semester.

3.04 He/ She has filled up the prescribed Registration form


issued by the AR Department, and has submitted such to his/her
respective class adviser.

3.05 He/she has paid a non-refundable amount of the Php 850.00


as examination fee which will be used to finance expenses for:
test papers, envelopes, pencils, erasers, ball pens, tracing
papers/ A3 paper, reviewers, lunch and drinks during the second
day of the major exams, and other relevant items. Savings
generated from the exam fees shall be used for the various AR
Department’s projects.

For Architecture Graduates :

3.06 He/she must be a graduate in B.S. Architecture at DHVTSU.

3.07 He/she must have submitted a Letter of Intent to the AR


Department expressing his/her desire to undergo the said
Comprehensive Examinations and consequently subject
himself/herself to the guidelines and regulations stipulated
herein.

3.08 He/ she must comply with the requirements mentioned


from 3.03 and 3.04. No exam fee shall be collected.
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4.0 THE COMPREHENSIVE EXAMS COUNCIL

The AR Comprehensive Examinations will be under the jurisdiction


of the comprehensive Exams council which will implement the
guidelines specified herein. Matters relevant to the Comprehensive
Exams will be decided upon by this council composed of the
following:

Chairperson : Arch. Maria Kriselle L.Cortez


Co-Chairperson : Arch. Darlene Mae M. Cunanan
Arch. Jerone T. Aga
Arch. Analiza M. Simpauco

Members : The Rest of the AR Faculty

5.0 THE SCHEDULE AND COVERAGE OF THE EXAMINATIONS


The AR Comprehensive Examinations shall be the administered for two days.
Shown below is the schedule and the corresponding subjects to be taken
up on each day:

DAY 01 SEPT. 12, 2015


8:00 AM TO 10:00 AM
History of Architecture
Theory of Architecture
Professional Practice
Architectural Planning
Tropical Architecture
Housing

10:00 AM TO 12:00 NN
Utilities

12:00 NN TO 1:00 PM
Lunchbreak

1:00 PM TO 3:00 PM
Rule 7 and 8 (NBC)

3:00 PM TO 5:00 PM
Building Technology

DAY 02 SEPT. 13, 2015

8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM
Architectural Design and Planning
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06. EXAMINATION RULES AND GUIDELINES


The following is a list of guidelines and rules the Comprehensive Exams
Council formulated and is subjected to implement in order to assure the
acceptable conduct and administration of the said examinations. Each
qualified examinee is expected to abide by these rules and as such, will
be subject to any administrative sanction that may arise out of each
violation.

6.01 The adviser will evaluate each potential Examinee to ensure that
he/she meets the qualifications specified herein. ( Refer to 2.07 and
3.02 ) The Registrar’s Office shall release an Official List of
Students with subject deficiencies, and if a student is found to have
such deficiency, he/she shall be subject to disqualification.

6.02 Prior to the examinations, prescribed Registration Forms with


2x2 photo will be filled up by each examinee and submitted to their
respective advisers along with the payment of the examination fee
Php 850.00.

6.03 The Acknowledgement Receipt must be detached and returned to


the examinee upon payment of the said amount. (See attached sheet),
which is required to be presented to the exam proctors during the
major examination days. Savings generated from the exam fees shall
be used for the various AR Department Projects.

6.04 As preparation to the AR Comprehensive Exams, concerned Ar


Faculty facilitated by the Fifth Year Advisers every Tuesday 9:00
– 11:00 and 12:00 – 3:00 pm at the university hostel whenever
available shall conduct weekly review sessions.

6.05 To provide anonymity, Examinee Code Numbers will be assigned


for each examinee and such shall be used in lieu of the Examinee’s
Name for filling each answer sheet and even drawing papers ( tracing
and/or A3 paper)

6.06 For easy identification, each examinee shall be required to


wear the prescribed school uniform, unless otherwise specified,
throughout the duration of the exams.

6.07 Prior to the examinations, names of qualified examinees, room


schedule and seating arrangements shall be posted at designated
places. Examinees shall familiarize themselves with such to avoid
confusion and delay during the day of examination.

6.08 Examinations for each day shall start promptly as scheduled.


Late examinees will not admitted beyond 20 minutes after the
specified schedule has commenced on a per subject basis. For the
second day, ( Design and Planning ) a maximum grace period of one
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hour shall be afforded to the examinee after which he/she will be


denied entry to the examination room for the rest of the day.

6.09 There will be no break time for each examination day. Packed
lunches, snacks and drinks shall be allowed to be brought inside
the examination room and shall be consumed at any time within the
exam schedule. During the second day of the major examinations,
lunch and drinks shall be served to examinees.

6.010 Cellular phones are strictly prohibited inside the


examination room. Anyone who violates this provision shall be
subject for disqualification.

6.011 Test questionnaires shall be prepared by assigned examiners,


all coming from the Architecture Faculty, corresponding to their
topics and subject authority ( see no. 9.0)

6.012 All examination papers, test questionnaires, and answer


sheets shall be supplied by Comprehensive Exam Council. For
Architectural Design and Planning (Day 02) tracing papers and
drawing papers shall be also supplied by the Council.

6.013 The examinee shall be required to bring necessary drawing


paraphernalia (e.g. T-squares, triangles, scale, pencils, erasers,
markers etc.) for the second and last day of the examinations.
Borrowing of such instruments from seat or roommates shall be
strictly prohibited.

6.014 In the event that an examinee is found cheating, tampering


with examination papers, or found violating any of these
examination rules, disqualification from taking up the said
examination and consequently a failing grade in the said subject
shall be given. The council reserves the right to impose penalties
or punishments as may be decided upon.

6.015 Checking of test papers and design drawings shall be conducted


after the examination schedule. Scores and examinations
performances shall be handed to the Parents, during the 2nd Parents’
Conference. (See 10.01)

6.016 The council reserves the right to add, change or modify any
of these guidelines. However such changes, if any, will be
announced to the examinees for proper dissemination and
information; and shall take effect immediately.

6.017 Summative exams shall be administered on as per subject/ per


cluster basis. The Summative Exam Scores shall constitute 30% of
the AR 511 final grade while the major exams shall constitute 70%
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The Summative Exams shall be administered after each subject has


been tackled and just before the next subject commences.

7.0 RELATIVE WEIGHT OF SUBJECTS

SCHEDULE S U B J E C T S RELATIVE WEIGHT

DAY 01 History
Theory
Professional practice 30%
Planning
Tropical design

Utilities
Structural design 30%
Building Technology

DAY 02 Architectural Design 40%


Planning
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TOTAL 100%

Note : The above-started rating is still considered a raw grade and is


still subject to be transmuted into Final Grade.

8.0 GRADING SYSTEM


Passing grade shall be a General Average of 70% and no grade lower
than 50% for each examination day, patterned after the Architect’s
Licensure Exams (ALE) conducted by the PRC.

Since the AR Comprehensive Exams tests our students’ readiness for the
Board Exams, knowledge and skills on individual capacity, grade
incentives (given to students who have won in contests or competitions
within and outside the school) shall not apply.

9.0 BOARD EXAMINERS


LIST OF EXAMINERS:

Arch. Gerald L. Duenas


Topic/s: History of Architecture

Arch. Harold V. Magpayo


Topic/s: Theory of Architecture
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Arch. Johannes Christian P. Umali


Topic/s: Tropical Design

Arch. Marc Emil Miranda


Topic/s: Professional Practice

Arch. Ed Christopher S. David


Topic/s: Site Planning, Urban Design and Intro To Urban and Regional
Planning

Arch. Paulo James Mercado


Topic/s: Mechanical Systems, Electrical Systems, Lighting and
Acoustics

Arch. Jester Kim Catu


Topic/s: NBC Rule 7 And 8

Arch. Paula Barbara Gueco


Topic/s: Building Technology

Arch. Maria Kriselle Lopez-Cortez


Topic/s: Architectural Design and Planning

Arch. Darlene Mae M. Cunanan


Topic/s: Architectural Design and Planning

Arch. Jerone T. Aga


Topic/s: Architectural Design and Planning

Arch. Analiza M. Simpauco


Topic/s: Architectural Design and Planning

10.0 PARENTS’ CONFERENCE


10.01 Parents’ Conference for 5th year students shall be conducted
twice.

The First one shall be convened for the purpose of orienting the
parents regarding the guidelines of the AR Comprehensive Exams and
Thesis Guidelines.

The Second one shall be convened for the distribution of AR 511


results which shall be handed directly to the parents.
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10.02 A Parents’ Acknowledgement and Approval Form provided by the


council shall be signed by the Parents or Guardians of a qualified AR
511 Examinee after reading the AR Comprehensive Guidelines and shall be
submitted to the respective Advisers. Failure to submit means
disqualification from the AR Comprehensive Examinations.

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COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATIONS CALENDAR OF
ACTIVITIES
REVIEW EXAM
SUBJECT INSTRUCTOR SUBJECT INSTRUCTOR
WEEK 01
WEEK 02 HOA AR. DUENAS
WEEK 03 TOA AR. MAGPAYO HOA AR. DUENAS
WEEK 04 TROPICAL AR. UMALI TOA AR. MAGPAYO
WEEK 05 P. PRACT AR. MIRANDA TROPICAL AR. UMALI
WEEK 06 PLAN AR. DAVID P. PRACT AR. MIRANDA
WEEK 07 UTILITIES AR. MERCADO PLAN AR. DAVID
WEEK 08 RULE VII & VIII AR. CATU UTILITIES AR. MERCADO
WEEK 09 B. TECH. AR. GUECO RULE VII & VIII AR. CATU
WEEK 10 B. TECH. AR. GUECO
WEEK 11 AR DESIGN COMPRE COUNCIL
WEEK 12 REST
WEEK 13 COMPRE PROPER
WEEK 14
CHECKING
WEEK 15
WEEK 16 RELEASING OF RESULTS
WEEK 17 RECHECKING
WEEK 18

* The Department of Architecture has the right to modify the schedule as the need arises.

A C T I V I T I E S A N D P R O P O S E D D A T E S

10.01 Review For Comprehensive Examinations


JUNE 25, 2019 to August 30, 2019
10.02 Filing of Registration for Compre Exams and Collection of
Examination Fee (850)
JULY 01-31, 2019
10.03 Posting of Names and Qualifiers with corresponding Examinee
Code Numbers
September 06, 2015
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10.04 Final briefing


September 06, 2015
10.05 Posting of room assignments and seat arrangements
September 06, 2015
10.06 FIRST DAY OF COMPREHENSIVE EXAMS
12 September 2015
10.07 SECOND DAY OF COMPREHENSIVE EXAMS
13 September 2015
10.08 Announcement of results
To coincide with Second Parents’ Conference
10.09 Distribution of corrected test papers
To be announced (TBA)

Prepared by :

ARCH. MARIA KRISELLE L. CORTEZ


Chairperson, AR Comprehensive Exams
2019-2020

ARCH. DARLENE MAE M. CUNANAN


Co-Chairperson, AR Comprehensive Exams
2019-2020

ARCH. JERONE T. AGA


Co-Chairperson, AR Comprehensive Exams
2019-2020

ARCH. ANALIZA M. SIMPAUCO


Co-Chairperson, AR Comprehensive Exams
2019-2020

Approved by:

ARCH. ED CHRISTOPHER S. DAVID


Chairperson, Department of Architecture
College of Engineering and Architecture