Room Assignments: November 2020 PLE Physician board exam

MANILA, Philippines – (UPDATED) The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) and the Professional Regulatory Board of Medicine announced the full list of room assignments, program and health and safety protocols for takers and exam personnel of the November 2020 Physician Licensure Examination (PLE).

Room Assignments: November 2020 PLE Physician board exam

The second regular PLE this year will be conducted on November 10, 11, 15 and 16, 2020 in Manila, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legazpi, Lucena, Tacloban, Tuguegarao and Zamboanga cities.

November 2020 PLE Room Assignments

PRC and the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases cited the urgent need for physicians as conveyed by the Department of Health (DOH) to meet the requirements of the Public Health Emergency due to COVID-19 pandemic.


1. Check or verify your school/building assignments at the PRC official website ( or through the Notices/Announcements to be posted at the PRC premises two (2) to three (3) working days before the date of the examination.

2. Report to the school/building assignment before 6:30 A.M. on the first day of the examination to verify your room and seat number. Be punctual. Late examinees will not be admitted.

3. Examinees are required to wear their school uniform.

4. Bring the following on examination day:

a. Notice of Admission

b. Official Receipt

c. Two or more pencils (No. 2)

d. Ball pens with BLACK ink only

e. One (1) piece long brown envelope

f. One (1) piece long transparent/plastic envelope (for keeping your valuables and other allowed items)

g. Health Forms (Pursuant to Resolution No. 21 (s 2020)

h. Negative RT-PCR Test Results, if applicable, or Certificate of Quarantine (Pursuant to Resolution No. 21 (s 2020)

5. The following items are strictly PROHIBITED inside the examination premises/rooms.

a. Books, notes, review materials, and other printed materials containing coded data/information/formula.

b. Calculators which are programmable or with embedded functions especially CASIO FX991ES and CASIO FX-991ES plus


1. Bags of any kind (ladies bag, shoulder bags, attaché case, backpacks, etc.)

d. Other examination aids not stated on this program.

6. Per Memorandum Order No. 24 (s 2020), the following precautionary measures and protocols shall be observed and implemented during the conduct of licensure examination such as, but not limited to:

i. All examinees shall be required to wear and bring protective face mask and alcohol-based sanitizers. For identity verification purposes and pre-examination checking of examination paraphernalia, the face mask shall be required to be properly taken off temporarily to show the examinees’ face and the inner part of the facemask. Face masks during the progress of the exam shall not be allowed to be taken off.

ii. All examination personnel shall be provided with extra protective face masks or face shield and latex gloves.

iii. All examinees shall be required to queue upon entry with a one-meter distance radius from other examinees.

iv. Body temperature shall be taken through thermal scanners prior entry to the testing venue premises. Those with fever, cough or colds shall not be allowed entry to the testing venues. Affected examinees shall be allowed, however, to take the next licensure exam without additional cost.

v. Physical/social distancing among and between examinees and examination personnel during the entirety of the exam and during their entire stay at the testing venue shall be observed. Congregation, gathering or assembly within the examination rooms, hallways or any area within the testing venue shall be strictly prohibited.

vi. All examinees shall not be allowed to go outside the examination room during break time and lunch time. All are advised to bring own packed lunch and snacks to be placed under the seats, and to be taken out only during break time.

vii. Proper hand hygiene shall be observed particularly every after use of the restrooms.

viii. Prior to entry to the examination room, examinees shall be required to sanitize their hands and their plastic envelopes with their sanitizers or alcohol.

ix. Prior to the distribution of the Test Questionnaires/Booklet, examinees shall again be required to sanitize their hands using their alcohol or hand sanitizers. Hand sanitizers thereafter shall be placed in the examinees transparent envelopes and shall be deposited or placed at the designated area of the examination room. The same process shall be done every start of each examination subject.

x. The testing venues shall be required to conduct thermal scanning procedure including the provision of sanitizing footbath and for their security personnel to implement proper COVID-19 precautionary measures.

7. In addition to Memorandum No. 24, please visit this link.

8. You may also visit this link for the Advisory on PRC COVID-19 precautions.

9. Read carefully and follow the instructions on your Notice of Admission and Examinees Guide.

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The Summit Express will also update this site for the results of the November 2020 PLE. Stay tuned and good luck, aspiring MDs.

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