2013 POEA EPS-Korea Application Process

2013 POEA EPS-Korea Application Process


Congratulations to 2,436 passers for the Special Employment Permit System – Test of Proficiency in Korean Examination released by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) that was held last March 17, 2013 at San Beda College in Manila.

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 next Test of Proficiency in Korean EPS-TOPIK in the Philippines is to be conducted as follows:

1. Announcement of EPS-TOPIK

The EPS-TOPIK is an exam used as selection criteria for jobseekers in Korea for the purpose of improving proficiency of Korean and pair selection of Foreign workers who hope to work in Korea. It also evaluates the level of Korean language skills of job applicants and promotes adaptation to Korean life. It is a 50-item exam for 1 hour and 10 minutes on Listening and Reading.

2. Registration for EPS-TOPIK

Applicant must register only in the registration venue where he/she wants to take the test


  • Must be 18 years of age and not more than 38 years old on the next EPS-TOPIK exam date
  • Must be physically and mentally fit
  • Must not have any record of conviction or imprisonment
  • Must not have any record of deportation or departure orders from the Republic of Korea
  • Registered with active status in the POEA Manpower Registry

Registration venues will soon be posted.

What to Bring for registration:

  • Valid passportor valid governmaent-issued Identification Card with picture and date of birth such as SSS, GSIS, Driver’s License or Voter’s ID
  • Two (2) pcs. passport size colored picture showing a full face with no hat and taken not more than six (6) months before registration
  • Registration/Test fee – US $24 or Php1,044.00. (previous exam)

3. Conduct of EPS-TOPIK

All job seekers who want to work in Korea under the Employment Permit System should pass the EPS-TOPIK, implemented by the Human Resources Development Service of Korea (HRD Korea) authorized by the MOEL, and only those who passed the test are allowed to submit the job application form for EPS.

Test Structure & Scores:

Question Structure No. of Questions Given Total Score Time Given
Reading 25 100 40 mins.
Listening 25 100 30 mins.
TOTAL 50 200 70 mins
  • Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQ)
  • Listening and Reading test are done continuously without a break.

4. Announcement of test results

Results of the first special EPS-TOPIK exam was already released by the POEA.

5. Submission of Medical Certificate

6. Preparation of jobseekers roster

7. Transmission of jobseekers roster

  • Employment permit application/issuance
  • Application for worker’s entry
  • Application and issuance of CCVI

8. Signing of labor contract

9. Pre-departure contract

10. Visa application and issuance

11. Entry confirmation

12. Departure of worker

  • Worker Training/Turnover to employer

According to the MOU between Ministry of Employment and Labor of the Republic of Korea and the Department of Labor and Employment of the Philippines on the Sending 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.

Passing the EPS-TOPIK does not guarantee employment in Korea but only inclusion on the available list of jobseekers available for employment.

Those who fail to pass the medical examination, has record of illegal stay in Korea, cannot be selected as job seekers.

Recruitment will be announced soon on this post.


  1. maam di po ako maka pag register sa eps ngaung araw,,,di kasi nakakapag lagay ng mga word sa registration form e..

  2. gud pm po sana makapag exam kami dahil d kami nasurvey last time
    sana bigyan nyo po kami ng chance sayang naman po pag di kami mka pagtake this year
    minsa lng po kasi ang pagbibigay ninyo ng exam

    salamat sa pagbasa
    God Bless

  3. Hello.im edgar d. Navarro from pampanga hindi po ako nakasagot ng survey pero gusto ko po sana mag paregister sana po mabigyan kme change mkapagreg sa klt10.thank you

  4. Helo..im frank lester j. Macapagal from pampanga hindi po ako nka sagot ng survey pero gusto ko po sana maka pag register.pano po gagawin ko? Salamat po.

  5. Gudpm…im Albert Guevarra from pampanga hindi po ako nakasagot ng survey pero gusto ko mag paregister.sana po mabigyan kme chance maka pag register para maka take kme ng exam sa klt10.salamat po…

  6. hello po..ako po si raymark n.macapagal taga pampanga hindi po ako nakasagot pero gusto ko po mag take ng exam sa klt10.pwede pa po b ako maka pg register..salamat sa sasagot ng request ko..

  7. bakit kailangan po yung survey para makaregester po bakit po ganon hind naman po lahat ng tao ay nakatutok sa internet minsan busy sa work ang iba tulad ko nangangarap din na makapagwork sa korea wala po ako sa survey hind ako nag kachance na makapagregester kahit na makiusap ako dahil gabi palang ng andun naako sa osch building 9pm hanggang 11am ako pero its to sad wala akong napala ng nagpost ng schd para sa regestration agad akong nagleave sa company ko 21 hanngang 25 april para po makaregester po ako at maayos ang lahat but its to sad and bad na dahil sa survey na balewala lahat ng ginawa ko nakakalungkot na nagkulang po kau sa info sa mga tao dapat una palang nag palabas kau na ang survey ay isa sa mga magiging requirments para makaregester for exam at kung hind naka regester ay wag na umaasa its to late nakakaiwan ang sistema nyo bulok…

    • ung sakin nga po napunta ng la union pero naka pag survey aq pero nasa ibang lugar kaya d dn aq nakakuha ng reg

  8. Hello! Po, im rosemary from qc, ask ko lang pi if kilan uli exam ng korean language? Pls pm me!, i want to apply work in korea, okay lang po ba ang age ko, mag 40yrs na po me,

      • hi po pano po kaya gagawn sa mga nalipat ang name sa ibang lugar katulad po sakin na dapat sa osch eh napunta po ng la union kaya d dn po aq nakpag reg,pano po magandang gawin? salamat sa sagot

  9. Hi good afternoon! just want to know where is your exact address so that i can apply in your office in personal. hope can get a feedback asap. thanks

  10. gud’evning,itatanong ko lng po kong kailan po uli ang registration para maka exam,im from iligan city..MINDANAO..thanxs po

  11. Gud morning po,can i apply for registration for the up coming korea language exam even though my pasport not yet release?thanks

    Hello gud morning,pwede ba mag apply ng registration for korea language exam kahit hindi pa narelease pasport ko?

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