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Announcement of Test of Proficiency in Korean [EPS-TOPIK]

In relation to the MOU on the Sending of Workers between the Ministry of Employment and Labor of the Republic of Korea (MOEL) and the Department of Labor and Employment ofthe Philippines, the 8th Test of Proficiency in Korean [EPS-TOPIK] in the Philippines is to be conducted as follows: All job seekers who want to work in Korea under the Employment Permit System must pass EPS-TOPIK, implemented by the Human Resources Development Service of Korea (HRD Korea) authorized by the MOEL in cooperation with the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, and only those who passed the test will be uploaded for transfer to the roster of available workers by submitting the job application for the EPS. Passing the EPS-TOPIK does not guarantee employment in Korea but only inclusion on the available list of job seekers available for employment.

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Test Date and Time: March 18, 2012 (Sunday)

10:30-11:40 (Session 1), 15:00-16:10 (Session 2) All examinees must be in the designated test room until the designated time (09:30 for the session 1, 14:00 for the session 2) for the orientation.

Available Type of Industry: Manufacturing

All applicants of 81h EPS-TOPIK can only choose 'Manufacturing', for selection of the type of industry. Choice of other type of industry is not allowed.

The Expected Number of passers : will be announced on March 6, 2012 on POEA

website.

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Passers of each industry will be selected based on the test result (from the top Expected number of passers can be changed according to the circumstances of

scorer) among those who scored 80 or higher. (Full Score: 200 points) EPS.

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Test Venue : Test venues will be announced on March 6, 2012 on POEA website

( www.poea.gov.ph)
Qualifications for EPS-TOPIK Registration

1) Must be between 18 and 38 years of age (Born between March 18, 1974 and March 18, 1994) 2) Must not have any record of conviction or imprisonment for a heinous crime 3) Must have no record of deportation or departure orders from the Republic of Korea

4) Must not be restricted from departure from the Philippines 5) Must be physically and mentally fit

Registration Procedure

1) Period: February 6(Mon.)- 9(Thu.), 2012 (For 4 days) - Registration Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm 2) Registration Region: Metro Manila, Bulacan, Tarlac, Baguio, Iloilo and Davao

* Registration venue per Region will be announced later on POEA website.


* Applicant must register only in the registration venue where he/she wants to take the test. 3) Registration Method : Personal appearance 4) Required documents -EPS-TOPIK Registration Application form (To be distributed at the registration venue) * Application numbers are written on each application form. Each applicant receives and submits one application form only, use correction tape in correcting errors. -Valid passport or valid government-issued ID card such as SSS, GSIS, Driver's License or Voter's ID (a copy of passport or ID card must be attached on application form) * If an applicant's personal information on the passport is not exactly the same as the one on the application form, their entry to Korea will not be permitted in any case, and the applicant is fully responsible for any problem caused by the differences in their personal information. *We will use the personal information (name, date of birth, and gender) written on the application form and the applicant's photo attached on the application form for their future employment in Korea, and these are not changeable in any case. -2 pes. passport size (pictures taken within 6 months) 5) Test fee: P1 ,044 (local currency equivalent to US$24) * No refund will be entertained after registration period. (However, re-application

after cancellation is not allowed.)

D Test Details:
1) Test Structure & Scores

Question Structure
Reading Listening

Number of Questions
25 25

Total Score
100 100

Time Given
40 min. 30min.

Total

50

200

70min.

0 Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQ) 0 Listening and Reading test are done continuously without a break.

2) Items to prepare on the test day

0 Admission Ticket (which is issued during registration) 0


Passport or 10 card (must bring the same passport submitted during the registration) *No applicant is allowed to take the test without passport or ID card and Test Permit

0 Felt tip pen or ball-pen (only black ink)


* Except the above mentioned pen, marking an answer sheet with other pens (pencil or blue color ball-point pen etc.) can be regarded as wrong answer. * One answer sheet will be distributed to each applicant only once and any replacement or correction is not allowed. Besides, correction of answers on the answer sheet with correction fluid or tapes can be regarded as wrong answer.

D Announcement of Test Result


1) Announcement Date: March 30, 2012 2) Method of Announcement of Passers:
- Internet website of DOLE: www.dole.gov.ph - Internet website of POEA: www.poea.gov.ph -Internet website of EPS Korea: www.eps.go.kr -Internet website of EPS-TOPIK: http://epstopik.hrdkorea.or.kr

3) Method of Announcement of Test result


-Home Page of the Employment Permit System (http://www.eps.go.kr)

4) Period of Validity of test score (for passers): 2 years from the date of test result

announcement

D Other Information
0 mobile phones, cassette players, PDA, MP3 player, electronic dictionaries, and other electronic devices are not allowed in the test venue. 0 If caught cheating, test will be void, and examinee will NOT be allowed to take the test for two years. 0 The questions and answers for the test may change partially to improve foreign works' profiency in the Korean language 0 Personal information written on application form must be the same as passport( or ID Card) and If ID Card copy attached on the application form, full name on the application form should be used on passport in the same way. 0 If an applicant's personal information on the passport is not exactly the same as the one on the application form (name, date of birth, and gender), their registration to the EPS job seekers' roster and entry to Korea is not permitted in any case, and the applicant is fully responsible for any problem caused by the differences in their personal information. *Passing the EPS-TOPIK does not guarantee employment in Korea but only inclusion on the available list of jobseekers available for employment. Those who fail to pass the medical examination, has record of illegal stay in Korea, cannot be selected as job seekers.

+According to the MOU between Ministry of Employment and Labor of the Republic of Korea and the Department of Labor and Employment of the Philippines on the Sending and Receiving of Workers under the Employment Permit System of Korea, only the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has the legal authority to send Philippine workers to the Republic of Korea. Only the job seekers who passed EPS-TOPIK and registered on the roster by POEA can be hired by Korean employers. If any other private sectors are found to be involved in the procedure of sending workforce, there will be the legal punishment for those acts.

Held by: Implemented by:

Ministry of Employment and Labor of the Republic of Korea Human Resources Development Service of Korea and Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA)

In cooperation with: Department of Labor and Employment of the Philippines (DOLE)