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LEARNING

OBJECTIVES

After completing this module, the learners should be able to:
Discuss and appreciate the different laws, memorandums, and
resolutions that are related to the ECE Board Examination.
R.A. No. 1080
P.D. No. 997
Board Circular No. 8509
NTC Memorandum Circular No. 11-89
Executive Order No. 200
Board Resolution No. 7 Series of 1993
PRC Resolution No. 256 Series of 1993
PRC Resolution No. 332
PRC Resolution No. 298
PRC Resolution No. 93-268
Republic Act No. 1080
Republic Act No. 1080
An Act declaring the Board Examinations and Bar
Examinations for lawyers as equivalent to government eligibility
examinations.

When was R.A. 1080 approved?
It was approved on June 15, 1954.
What is the equivalent of the Board and Bar
Examination?
It is equivalent to a first grade regular examination given by the
Civil Service Commission
What is the requirement for CSC eligibility for the
Board and Bar examination?
At least four years of study in college and practice for at least
two years for first grade regular examination.
Less than four years of college study for second grade
regular examination
Presidential Decree No. 997
Conferring Civil Service Eligibilities
to Scientific
and Technological Specialists
(Professionals)


When and where was P.D. 997 passed?
The law was passed on September 16, 1976 in the City of Manila.
Reasons for Passing P.D. 997
To meet the efforts of the government to emphasize scientific and
technological programs.
To meet constitutional provision to promote scientific research and
invention.
To meet constitutional provision on the advancement of science.
To promote recruitment into the government of scientific and
technological personnel.
Because the CSC, responsible for government service examination,
does not have a test for scientific and technological personnel.
Because scientific and technological specialist in the government
service need to be given some form of recognition.
Because technical qualifications through education, research and
experience, can be considered adequate for government job.

What shall the government policy be on science and
technology?
To give support and encouragement
To attract specialists into the public service
What is a technology specialist?
A person with a Bachelors Degree with major or specialization
in any of the following fields:
1. Applied Sciences 4. Engineering Sciences
2. Biological Sciences 5. Mathematics
3. Biophysical Sciences 6. Physical Sciences
What are the requirements for conferment of eligibility?
3 years experience in research and/ or teaching
Graduate degree
Who may sit in the deliberations of the qualifying committee?
The chairman of Civil Service Commission or his
representatives.

Board Circular No. 8509
Revision of the subjects for the ECE
board examination.

What are the three major topics and their
weights for the board examination?
Mathematics (30%) for six hours
Electronics (35%) for seven hours
Communications (35%) for seven hours
Republic Act No. 9292
(New Law)

Scope of Examination:
1. Mathematics 6. Applied Sciences
2. Laws and Ethics 7. Electronics
3. Communications 8. Computers
4. Engineering Economics
5. Information and Communications Technology
Rating: 70% on each subject

NTC Memorandum Circular No. 11-89
Allowing ECE graduates to take the commercial
radiotelephone operators exam

Issued by: Commissioner Jose Luis A. Alcuaz

When was this memorandum issued?
The memorandum was issued on August 23, 1989.
What laws cover the Radiotelephone Operators
Exam?
Radio Control Law
R.A. 3846
D.O. 5

Executive Order No. 200
Institutionalizing of the full
computerization of the
licensure examinations
When did E.O. 200 take effect?
The law took effect on September 20, 1994.\

How does E.O. 200 describe the licensure
examinations?
The most vital means of initially certifying the
technical fitness or competence of an aspirant of
the practice of a profession.


What does E.O. 200 mandate?
The PRC shall undertake measures towards the full
computerization of the licensure examinations of all
Professional Regulatory Boards under its
supervision.

What duty should the regulatory boards perform
pursuant to E.O. 200?
Work with PRC to establish guidelines for the
implementation of full computerization of licensure
examination.

What areas require guidelines for computerization of the
licensure examination?
Examination objectives, standards, and nature.
Establishment and operation of a computerized test bank.
Correction of test papers and grading, deliberating, decoding, and release of
test results through computers.

Board Resolution No. 7 Series of
1993
The full computerization of the ECE
Board Examination.



Why was this resolution passed?
To preserve and improve the standards of the Electronics and Communications
Engineering



What is the benefit of the computerization of the
ECE Board exam?
To strengthen the public trust and faith in the process of the examination.
How will this resolution be made public?
Publication of the official gazette or newspaper of general circulation.
Circularized to the school/colleges offering BSECE

PRC Resolution No. 256 Series of
1993
All board examination shall be
computerized in
1993, except those professions with
examinees
below 1000 which shall be
computerized in 1994

What is an examination test bank?
It is a computer database from which questions are
extracted and randomly arranged.

When was the first fully computerized ECE Board
exam given?
It was given on November 6 and 7, 1993.
How are questions entered into the test bank?
An initial of 500 questions for each subject.
Minimum of 300 test questions every examination.
Ideal 3000 test questions or more.
Can questions in the test bank be removed or
replaced? Yes
How will the questions of the examination be rated?
55% for objective type questions, 45 % for problem solving, essay type or similar
nature of questions
How many sets would be generated for each board examination? At
least two sets.
How different would the sets be for an examination?
Same questions but having different sequence of arrangement.
PRC Resolution No. 298
Guidelines for the release of
examination topnotch
When was this resolution implemented?
It was implemented on January 31, 1994.

Why is this resolution implemented?
To bestow honor and distinction to the topnotch and their alma matter for their
laudable excellent performance.
To motivate future examinees and their colleges to excel through
qualitative educational preparation.
To enhance the standard of education.
To upgrade and enhance the quality of graduates.

How and when is the topnotch list released?
Rank, Name, College, and the Rating of the Topnotch shall be indicated the same
time as the official release of the examination results.

PRC Resolution No. 93-268
Guidelines for the mass oath taking
of professionals


When was this implemented?
This was implemented on April 19, 1993.

What are the specific oaths to be taken?
Oath as a professional
Oath as a new member of the Accredited Professional Organization
(APO)

Why is the oath taking necessary?
Because it is required by the law that every successful examinee must, before
exercising the rights and privileges of a professional, take this professional oath
in the form prescribed by the commission, before any person authorized to
administer the same.



When should the mass oath taking be given?

Within 15 days after the release of the examination results.


How should the mass oath taking be conducted?
There shall be solemnity in the occasion.


What are the options for the attire of the participants?
Uniform prescribed by their schools/colleges
Formal attire
Either Barong Tagalog or long sleeves with tie for male