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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 of the 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. 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 8th 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.

Passers of each industry will be selected based on the test result (from the top
scorer) among those who scored 80 or higher. (Full Score: 200 points)

Expected number of passers can be changed according to the circumstances of


EPS. 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, Drivers License or Voters ID (a copy of passport or ID card must be attached on application form)

If an applicants 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 applicants photo attached on the application form for their future employment in Korea, and these are not changeable in any case. -2 pcs. 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.)

Test Details: 1) Test Structure & Scores Question Structure Reading Listening Total Number of Questions 25 25 50 Total Score 100 100 200 Time Given 40 min. 30 min. 70 min.

Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQ) Listening and Reading test are done continuously without a break. 2) Items to prepare on the test day Admission Ticket (which is issued during registration) Passport or ID 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 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. 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 Other Information mobile phones, cassette players, PDA, MP3 player, electronic dictionaries, and other electronic devices are not allowed in the test venue. If caught cheating, test will be void, and examinee will NOT be allowed to take the test for two years. The questions and answers for the test may change partially to improve foreign works' proficiency in the Korean language 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. If an applicants 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. According to the MOU between Ministry of Employment and of illegal stayRepublic of Those who fail to pass the medical examination, has record Labor of the in Korea, Korea and the Department of Labor and Employment of the Philippines on the Sending cannot be selected as job seekers. 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:

Ministry of Employment and Labor of the Republic of Korea

Implemented by:

Human Resources Development Service of Korea

In cooperation with: Department of Labor and Employment of the Philippines (DOLE) and Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA)