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)
March 2018 84% 66% passing rates by schools
September 2017 90% 82% passing rates by schools
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) 94% 374 of 395
Region XI (Davao) 93% 642 of 690
NCR (Metro Manila) 92% 12,384 of 13,418
Region III (Central Luzon) 91% 219 of 240
CAR (Cordillera Administrative Region) 89% 724 of 809
ARMM (ARMM) 88% 336 of 379
Region VI (Western Visayas) 87% 1,275 of 1,451
Region IX (Zamboanga Peninsula) 87% 260 of 296
Region VII (Central Visayas) 86% 1,909 of 2,214
Region II (Cagayan Valley) 85% 272 of 318
Region VIII (Eastern Visayas) 76% 277 of 360
Region IV-A (Calabarzon) 69% 1,169 of 1,680
Region XII (Soccsksargen) 66% 2 of 3
Region I (Ilocos Region) 59% 244 of 408
Region V (Bicol Region) 46% 30 of 65
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