South Korea in the Perspective of a Filipino Expatriate

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Announcement of Examination for the 14th Korean Language Test (1st point system)



Finally, the long wait is over for all the Filipinos who aspire to work in South Korea. The Human Resource Department of Korea (HRD) through the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has announced the schedule of registration and examination for the Paper Based Test (PBT) and Computer Based Test (CBT) for the Korean Language.


But before you get too excited, they also announced that there are additional requirements in order to be qualified as a foreign worker in Korea. I have posted the Process on How To Apply As Factory Worker in Korea in this blog before, apparently, that process is no longer applicable for this year’s recruitment because Korea is now hiring foreign workers based on Point System.


Before we get the details of the examination, please be informed that passing the Korean language test is not the only requirement to be hired. Aside from the Language Test, you must also pass the Skills test and at the same time you will be given the option for the competency test. We will discuss the other parts of point systems soon, but if you want to know the details of this, you can check THIS LINK for more information.


Your first challenge now is to pass the Korean Language Test. The qualifications of applicants have been revised already. The following are the new qualifications:


① Person aged between 18 and 38(Person born between Feb 1, 1978 ~ Jan 31, 1999)
 ② Person who has not been convicted of imprisonment or heavier punishment
③ Person who have no record of deportation or departure orders from the Republic of Korea
 ④ Person who is not restricted from departure of home country
⑤ Person who has no color blindness and color weakness
⑥ Person who has no physical handicaps such as the slipped disc or finger amputation


If you think you have the qualifications above, these are the dates of registrations and examinations:
For Registration:


Registration Period (4 DAYS): 31 January (Tues) ~ 3 February (Fri)

 Period: January 31-1-2 – February 3 – Male Applicants
February 3 – Male and Female Applicants may register (However, Male Applicants are preferred due to the nature of work) Presently, POEA has 2,000 Female Jobseekers in the roster. Allowed registrants per day: 7,500 or a maximum of 30,000 for four (4) days

 Time: From 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM
For Examination:
▪Announcement of Test Date, Place & Method: 17 March (Fri)
▪ Actual Test via PBT: 25 March (Sat) ~ 26 March (Sun)
 ▪ Actual Test via CBT: 3 July (Mon) ~ 31 July (Mon) / May be changed
▪ Announcement of Passers via PBT: 7 April (Fri)
 ▪ Announcement of Passers via CBT: 11 August (Fri)


Here are the requirements you need to submit:

1. Passport (validity should not be earlier than January 2018)
2. Clear copy of scanned passport
 3. Clear recent colored ID picture with dark blue background and name tag: (Last Name, First Name, Middle Initial, Suffix in capital letters), size: 3.5 cm X 4.5 cm


How to Apply Online(www.poea.gov.ph):

1. Create an EPS-TOPIK Registration Account
2. Check the email you provided 3. Click the link to activate your account in your email
4. Complete the registration form and then click “Submit”
5. Your application is now for evaluation. Please check your email for the status of your registration.
6. Login to your EPS-TOPIK Registration Account. If your registration has been approved, click “proceed to payment”.
7. Type the required information in the payment form 8. Wait for payment confirmation. Message, “You are now registered” 9. Print your test permit on the scheduled date.


Please note that this is just the FIRST STEP for the Point System. If you pass this test, then you can proceed to the SECOND STEP which is the Skills Test. I will discuss about this test in the future blogpost.

Good Luck!


44 comments:

  1. ano po ba ang puwedewng aplayan ng mga babae sa manufacturing jobs? kindly site po. wala po kasi akong idea.

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    1. hi. wala pong categories ang trabaho for lalaki and babae. Nakadepende p kasi sa employer kung sino pipiliin nya, babae o lalaki? Halimbawa, ang isang may ari ng pagawaan ng bakal, obviously lalaki ang pipiliin nya. May mga employer din na mas preferred ang babae, pero madalang lang.

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  2. Good day po saranghae korea! Gusto ko po tlga makapag work sa south Korea, kaso lng worried ako na required na working experience na 1 year. Totoo ba? Nalaman ko lng yan sa other blog na binabasa ko rin. Tsaka po wala pa kong passport pero may appointment nako on the 27th. Good thing parin ba yun? Pwede parin po ako makapag apply diba? At choice po ba na mag take ng test kung gusto mong PBT or CBT? Gusto ko po malaman. Salman po sa blogs nyo

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    1. hello Melai. Before, experience is not required, pero this batch, point system na sila, kung wala kang experience, ok lang, pero kung meron mas ok kasi dagdag points din para sayo yon. Sa Feb 3 na po ang registration ng mga girls, kelangan na po ang passport that time, kung wala pa, you may need to wait another year para makapag test. PBT is for new applicants, ang CBT is for ex Korea yan.

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  3. hello po pwede pa pa sample nung "Clear recent colored ID picture with dark blue background and name tag " hawak po ba yung name tag nyan pag mag picture na o ung edited na na name tag?

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    1. hello Aiyu, wala akong sample eh, pero clear naman information diba? To make sure, dun ka papicture sa mga shops na nagpipicture ng mga applicants for Korea,for sure alam na nila yan

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  4. Hi! Can u give details about the different exams, im kinda confused about everything ive read, i understood that there are different exams also what are the steps to take to work in Korea? your response would be highly appreciated. thanks!

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  5. In korean language po ba yung exam?

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  6. HI sir This is avel what is the first process should i do? coz im really interested to worrk in KOREA..Thanks

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  7. Hi, just to help everyone out..

    The exam is already on its 14th batch. And ito yung batch na nirevise yung EPS-TOPIK exam. Ginawa na syang "Point System".

    Yung 1st batch up to 13th batch, once na maipasa lang nila yung exam per se, maiinclude na sila sa jobseeker's roster. Pero itong ika-14th batch, which is naging point system na nga yung EPS-TOPIK. Bale meron ka nang dalawang rounds na dapat ipasa para mapasama ka sa jobseeker's roster..

    1st Round is yung usual na Paper Based Test (PBT) - eto yung usual na, may questionnaire then may answer sheet, ishashade mo lang yung letter corresponding to your answer.

    2nd round is yung Skills Test - dito imeameasure kung may "skills" ka ba or kakayanan na magtrabaho sa manufacturing (for Filipinos, manufacturing pa lang ang offer ni Korea). So yung Skills Test, divided siya sa 3 categories: Interview, Basic Skills test, and yung Physical test.

    > Yung PBT and interview is done pure Korean (although sa experience namin sa interview, may times na nagttranslate sila to english pero mas maganda, aralin niyo in pure Korean)

    > Yung Basic Skills Test naman, pagagawin nila sayo any of these: Arrange pins, Hang rings, Cylinder measurement, Wood Joinery, Wire measurement, Unscrew/screw bolts and nuts, etc. Lahat to under time pressure. Search niyo na lang sa youtube, marami na ding videos about dito.

    > Yung physical test basically is imeameasure lang nila yung back strength mo (pagbubuhat) and yung lakas ng grip mo

    SO ANO BA YUNG PINAKAUNANG STEP NA DAPAT MONG GAWIN KUNG GUSTO MONG KUMUHA NG EXAM?

    1st - learn Korean language, their alphabet (kung paano bumasa at sumulat), and konting grammar (di naman kailangang fluent, basta makuha mo lang yung basic understanding kung paano gumawa ng basic sentence or greeting)

    2nd - Wait for POEA's announcement ng 15th batch of EPS-TOPIK exam. Hindi kasi sya yung parang kung kailan mo lang gusto magtake, pwede ka magtake. You need to wait for the opening of new batch ng exam. May balibalita na baka meron daw ulit this year pero di sure.
    Just go and visit http://www.poea.gov.ph/epstopik/epstopik.html or http://www.poea.gov.ph/ - jan nila inaannounce lahat regarding EPS-TOPIK

    3rd - study, study, and STUDY! Medyo challenging na ang EPS-TOPIK ngayon dahil nga 2 rounds na sya, habang di pa nag aannounce ang POEA, better to be ready once mag announce na sila. Aralin niyo muna yung alphabet nila which is called Hangeul (hangul). Konti lang yung letters compared to Japanese alphabet kayang kaya niyo yan.

    Just to share my personal experience, hindi ako nag enroll sa any Korean Language School, lahat self study. I'm not saying na applicable ito sa lahat, and di ko din sinasabing wag na kayong mag enroll, pero I'm just saying na, at first, if you want to try out, maganda mag mag self study muna kayo kahit dun lang sa basic part (reading and writing Hangul). Para din makatipid kasi medyo mahal yung tuition sa mga Language centers.

    If you want to know more about eps topik, basahin niyo lang yung posts sa poea, kahit na mejo intimidating yung website nila, kumpleto naman yung info dun, even reviewers for the exam, nandun, pati yung mga itatanong sa Interview sa 2nd round, and Basic Skills Test nandun din..

    Mayroon nga pala akong copy nung exam namin, upload ko sya and i-share ko sa inyo this week.

    Goodluck sa ating lahat!

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    1. hello. wow, appreciate your effort to post this information. This will surely help the readers of this page. Thank you soo much.

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    2. Pwd rin poh b pasend ulit nong copy if ok lng..tnx po

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    3. hello po asan na po yung copy nung exam mo? kasama po kasi ako sa mag eexam this year and napepreasure po ako.. sana ay magreoly ka kaagad.. or send mo po sa gmail ko.. marasigan.wendy2017@gmail.com, ang facebook acc. ko ay wendy marasigan

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    4. hello sir now po b na 2018 my 2nd po ba na exsam uli.?pkiadd po aq sir sa fb rapair gadget po.heheheh cnsya na po.imbis po repair po nilagay q.xtaiwan po ako.salamat po.

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    5. pwede po aq sr makahingi copy ng exam nyo tnx po
      add po kita sa fb

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  8. Sir I have read all your answers here.... I salute you for all your effort,,, Im planning now to apply for Korea... I would like to ask you how long does it takes you to self study Korean language? Actually there is a Korean training language here in Bohol but it will cost me 10k to learn the language... I have a little idea on some Korean words since Im a fan of Korean movies/drama/music (lol) and Ive already learning the Korean alphabet.. so how long does it takes you Sir?? And also to you Anneyeongxxi???...Hope to hear ur response. Godbless...

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    1. Hello. It took me one month fo study korean by myself. I would guess that the training center you are referring to is Victory?

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  9. Hi! Ask ko lang paano yung sa Skills Test? Meron po bang training para dun? Kasi wala pa po akong experience sa manufacturing. Thanks po in advance sa sasagot. :)

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    1. hello, depende po yan sa training center. meron nagcoconduct ng skills test training, meron wala.

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  10. Hello Sir.. I forgot to ask what was the name of the Training Center here in Bohol ,,, Im still undecided :-( classes will start this july 17.

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  11. Hello may I know if when the POEA will announce the next batch og EPS TOPIK EXAM this tear

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  12. Hello po..kelangan po ba in person na magpapa register sa POEA?..

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  13. Hello po..kelangan po ba in person na magpapa register sa POEA?..

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    1. this year po through online na po, i don't know if they will do the same next year.

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  14. Thanks for all your information, Website is very nice and informative content.

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  15. Anonymous
    July 30, 2017 at 4:47 AM
    Hello po.�� willing po akong mag work in korea.fresh Graduate po ako ng Mechanical Engineering. turning 22 this coming september, kaso po wala pa akong experience sa work. but i had ojt in ABSCBN. do you think im qualified po? hehe

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    1. very much qualified po. Just study Korean language and you are good to go.

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  16. hello saranghae korea. May itatanong lang po sana ako. Im from cebu po and the 54th topik exam is on october pero yung location po nang exam is on Manila and Laguna if I am not mistaken po. Is okay na im from cebu tas pupunta akong manila for the exam ? tnx po

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  17. hello po.. tanong lng.. konte lng ba ang babae na kinukuha ng employer? kasi sa nakikita ko sa mga social media maraming ng aaral sa learning center na babae samantala puro lalaki ang nakakaalis na.. thank u po sa mkakasagot..

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    1. Compared po sa mga lalaki, mas konti lang talaga nahihire na mga babae.

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  18. Hi I already korean language ..when is the next exam? Thanks

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  19. Hi I already study a korean language ..when is the next exam? And how ti register ?

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  20. Hello po. Ask ko lang po kng tama po ba? Sa MAY 20 po yung EPS-TOPIK next yr 2018 po? Yun po kc yung nakalagay sa website. May work po kc ako ngayon. Balak ko pa pong sa January sana mag enroll ng Korean Language. Makakaabot pa po ba kaya ko sa exam?

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    1. saan mo nakitang website ung post na may 20 start ng eps topik exam ng 2018?salamat.

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    2. Sa Google po. May website po ng eps topik exam dun.

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  21. Anu po ang sched ng topik exam dito sa pinas at ang mga venues?salamat po..

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  22. Hi po, taga cebu po ako matake po sana ako ng exam dito nalang po ako kukuha saan po yung exact location dito in cebu? Tnx po Godbless

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  23. Hi po ask ko lang po may mga nakaalis na bang babae n nkpsa sa last 2017 n ng exam pakorea?

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  24. hi, saranghae,.,., my schedule na po ba para sa cbt exam this year? saan poh i2 mkkkta? slmat poh,.,.


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  25. hello ask ko lang sana kung matagal dn po talaga mag karon ng approval sa data sa eps site acct mo?😊😊thanks po s response!

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  26. hello ask ko lang sana kung matagal dn po talaga mag karon ng approval sa data sa eps site acct mo?😊😊thanks po s response!

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