Doctor of Medicine - board exam passing rates

Displaying the Physician Licensure Exam overall passing rates for each exam, as well as the accumulated passing rate by region.

Overall Passing Rates

Exam Date Passing Rate
(First Timers)
Passing Rate
(Overall)
September 2018 89% 89% passing rates by schools
March 2018 84% 66% passing rates by schools
September 2017 90% 82%
March 2017 80% 61%
September 2016 87% 78%
March 2016 70% 46%
August 2015 93% 85%
February 2015 91% 71%
August 2014 93% 81%
February 2014 77% 52%
August 2013 95% 82%
February 2013 76% 48%
August 2012 93% 78%
February 2012 78% 52%
August 2011 91% 75%
February 2011 73% 53%
August 2010 87% 69%
February 2010 66% 46%
August 2009 - 71%
February 2009 - 64%
August 2008 - 60%
February 2008 - 53%
August 2007 - 65%
February 2007 - 53%
August 2006 - 55%
February 2006 - 54%


Passing Rates by Regions

Region Passing Rate (first timers only)
Region X (Northern Mindanao) 95% 423 of 444
Region XI (Davao) 94% 796 of 845
Region III (Central Luzon) 92% 294 of 318
NCR (Metro Manila) 92% 14,395 of 15,558
CAR (Cordillera Administrative Region) 90% 869 of 962
ARMM (ARMM) 88% 388 of 437
Region VI (Western Visayas) 87% 1,508 of 1,714
Region IX (Zamboanga Peninsula) 87% 261 of 297
Region II (Cagayan Valley) 85% 319 of 373
Region VII (Central Visayas) 85% 2,284 of 2,667
Region VIII (Eastern Visayas) 76% 323 of 424
Region IV-A (Calabarzon) 71% 1,413 of 1,977
Region XII (Soccsksargen) 66% 2 of 3
Region I (Ilocos Region) 58% 314 of 534
Region V (Bicol Region) 43% 36 of 83
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