NCAE 2012 is an aptitude test geared toward providing information through test results for self-assessment, career awareness and career guidance of high school students for their post-secondary courses and application for scholarship. The NCAE test is mandatory and held annually.
NCAE is a paper and pencil test using multiple choices format, on scannable answer sheets which can be checked electronically. NCAE also measures a senior high school student’s potentials or inclination in such areas as general scholastic aptitude (GSA), technical vocational aptitude (TVA), entrepreneurial skills, nonverbal ability and occupational interest. The test components are:
NCAE result is a requirement in college but still recommendatory in nature. There is still no passage of law that makes the NCAE mandatory prior to enrollment in college/university. NCAE results will give the students and the parents an idea on the career path most suited to the graduating students thus, allowing for better decision on their choice of courses. Usually results are releases 3-4 months after the exam.
Department of Education (DepEd) is all set to administer the National Career Assessment Examination (NCAE) to all third year students of public and private schools on August 29, 2012.