LET Reviewer

Preparing for the Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) means you’re now one step away from your dream of becoming a professional teacher.

With a passing rate of more than 50% last January 20221, LET can make or break your path to being a licensed educator. 

Just like any examination, LET requires preparation that involves learning effective test-taking strategies and using good review materials. For this reason, we’ve prepared this LET reviewer to refresh your mind on the concepts covered by the exam and to increase your chances of being part of the roster of the country’s future educators.

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Table of Contents

 

What Is the Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET)?

Passing the Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) is one of the requirements to become a professional licensed teacher in the country’s public elementary and secondary school system. The LET is administered twice every year (September and March) in various testing centers nationwide by the PRC Regulatory Board for Professional Teachers. 

Before you start dusting off your old books and notes for your review sessions, you need to familiarize yourself first with the coverage of the LET2.

Both elementary and secondary teacher examinees have to take two subtests: (1) General Education and (2) Professional Education. However, secondary teacher examinees have to take a third subtest dedicated to their Area of Specialization

To pass the LET, an examinee must obtain an average of at least 75% with no rating lower than 50% in any of the subtests.

 

How To Use This LET Reviewer

This LET reviewer provides a discussion on each topic that might be included in the exam. There are also topic summaries that are best for those who are cramming. Printable flashcards are available to serve as learning aids for visual learners or anyone who wants to level up their review experience. Finally, every end of each topic has a set of practice questions (and their respective answer keys) to gauge your learning.

 

1. General Education Component

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Both Elementary and Secondary Teacher Examinees

This subtest covers lessons you’ve encountered in your elementary and high school classes. This part comprises 40% of the LET grade for elementary teachers and 20% for secondary teachers.

General Education Modules and Readings + Printable Quizzes (Coming Soon)

Subjects included in this LET component and the corresponding topics under them are listed below.

a. English 

  • Study and Thinking Skills
  • Writing in the Discipline
  • Speech and Oral Communication
  • Philippine Literature
  • Master Works of the World

b. Science

  • General Biology
  • Physical Science
  • Earth Science

c. Mathematics

d. Filipino

  • Komunikasyon sa Akademikong Filipino
  • Pagbasa at Pagsulat Tungo sa Pananaliksik
  • Masining na Pagpapahayag

e. Social Sciences

  • Philippine Government New Constitution with Human Rights
  • Philippine History
  • Basic Economics, Taxation, and Agrarian Reform
  • Society and Culture with Family Planning
  • Rizal and Other Heroes
  • Philosophy of Man
  • Arts
  • General Psychology
  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

General Education Shortcuts and Topic Summaries Printable Handouts (Coming Soon)

General Education Printable Flashcards (Coming Soon)

General Education Review Tips and Tricks

  • English and Filipino have the highest share of questions in this subtest so you have to dedicate more time preparing for them. Aside from mastering their respective grammar rules and usage, familiarize yourself also with English and Filipino literature. There are some questions pertaining to famous writers (e.g., Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe, Nick Joaquin, Francisco Baltazar, etc.) as well as literary masterpieces (e.g. The Iliad, Shakespearean plays, The Divine Comedy, etc.)
  • The subtest has a broad scope so you have to retain as much information as possible within your limited time. Refrain from delving deeper into each topic since it’s time-consuming. An overview of these concepts is sufficient. 
  • Reading the Philippine Constitution should give you enough information about our political system. No need to remember every detail of our laws; instead, focus on those that are related to the structure and functions of our government (e.g., branches of the government, qualifications for public officials, bill of rights, duties of the state, etc.)
  • Calculators are prohibited during the LET (except for those whose specialization is math). So, make sure that you can perform basic arithmetic with ease and speed. 
  • Answering math mock exams repeatedly is the best way to develop your quantitative skill. It’s impossible to master a lot of mathematical concepts within a week so you have to start answering practice tests as early as possible.
  • Refrain from simply memorizing scientific terms and concepts. Most questions require the application of these concepts so you must have at least basic comprehension of how these concepts work. 
  • Don’t take this portion lightly. Some examinees failed this part due to overconfidence. Consistent practice is the key to gaining mastery of the general concepts.

General Education FREE Practice Questions and Answer Keys (Coming Soon)

 

2. Professional Education Component

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Both Elementary and Secondary Teacher Examinees

Questions in this subtest are about subjects that are related to the teaching profession and concepts you have learned in your major classes. It comprises 60% of total LET grades for elementary teachers and 40% for secondary teachers.

Professional Education Modules and Readings + Printable Quizzes (Coming Soon)

  • Teaching Profession and Social Dimensions of Education
  • Principles of Teaching, Educational Technology, Curriculum Development
  • Facilitating Learning, Child and Adolescent Development
  • Assessment of Student Learning, Developmental Reading
  • Field Study, Practice Teaching

Professional Education Shortcuts and Topic Summaries and Printable Handouts (Coming Soon)

Professional Education Printable Flashcards (Coming Soon)

Professional Education Review Tips and Tricks

  • Get a sense of what the questions in this subtest look like by taking mock exams. Some examinees stated that some LET questions are similar to the previous exams they took. Thus, mock exams will give you an idea of what concepts are usually asked and how to answer them.
  • Take note of recent changes in the curriculum, if there are any.
  • Most questions are about concepts and theories that you’ve learned in your education classes. Hence, it might be helpful to reread your old notes and lectures if you have any. Allot at least 1 to 2 hours daily for reading to ensure effective recall of those previous lessons. 
  • Don’t stress too much with this portion. Although this part seems challenging, there are actually questions that can be solved just by using your common sense and intuition. 

Professional Education FREE Practice Questions and Answer Keys

 

3. Area of Specialization (Majorship)

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For Secondary Teacher Examinees Only

The questions included in this portion will depend on your specialization. This part comprises 40% of the total LET grade of secondary teachers. 

Area of Specialization Modules and Readings + Printable Quizzes (Coming Soon)

Shown below is the coverage of each subject specialization:

a. English

TopicSubtopics
Remedial Instruction in English
English for Specific Purposes
Theoretical Foundations of Language and LiteratureIntroduction to Linguistics
Structure of English
Introduction of Stylistics
Literary Criticism
LiteratureMythology and Folklore
Afro-Asian Literature
English and American Literature
MethodologyThe Teaching of Speaking, Listening, and Reading
Teaching of Literature
Preparation and Evaluation of Instructional Materials
Language and Literature Assessment
Language and Research
Campus Journalism
Translation and Editing of Text
Speech and Stage Arts
Creative Writing

b. Filipino

TopicSubtopics
Mga Batayang TeoretikalIntroduksyon sa Pag-aaral ng Wika
Panimulang Linggwistika
Wika
Panitikan
Metodolohiya
Pagtataya at Ebalwasyon
Kagamitang Panturo

c. Mathematics

TopicSubtopics
Arithmetic and Number SenseReal Numbers and Imaginary Numbers
Operations on Integers 
Order of Operations (PEMDAS)
Factors and Multiples
Divisibility Rules
Fractions and Decimals
Operations on Fractions and Decimals
Percent
Ratio and Proportion
AlgebraAlgebraic Expressions
Laws of Exponents
Logarithms
Polynomials
Special Products and Factoring
Linear Equations
Quadratic Equations
Rational Expressions
Radical Expressions
Inequalities
Functions
Cartesian Coordinate System
Sequence and Series
Using Algebra to Solve Word Problems
GeometryIntroduction to Geometry: Undefined Terms, Definitions, Postulates, and Theorems
Angles and Triangles
Perimeter and Area of Plane Figures
Volume of Solid Figures
Circles
Right Triangles
Converting Units of Measurements
TrigonometrySix Trigonometric Functions
Unit Circle
StatisticsMeasures of Central Tendency
Probability
Graph Analysis
CalculusLimits and Continuity
Basic Differentiation
Basic Integration

d. Biological Sciences

e. Physical Sciences

TopicSubtopics
ChemistryNature of Science
Atomic and Molecular 
Chemical Bonds
Conservation of Matter and Stoichiometry
States of Matter
Acids and Bases
Solutions
Chemical Thermodynamics
Chemical Kinetics and Equilibrium
Organic and Biochemistry
Nuclear Processes
PhysicsPhysical Quantities and Vectors
Mechanics
Electricity
Magnetism and Electronics
Thermodynamics
Modern Physics
Light and Geometrics Optics
Earth and Space
Astronomy and Environment

f. Social Studies/Social Sciences

TopicSubtopics
Trends in Social Studies
Research
Geography
Sociology and Anthropology
Politics, Governance, and Law-related Concepts
World History and Civilization I and II
Asian Studies
EconomicsMicroeconomics
Macroeconomics
Economic Planning and Strategy
MethodsTeaching Approaches in Secondary Social Studies
Productions of Instructional Materials
Building Bridges Across Social Science Discipline

g. Values Education

TopicSubtopics
Foundation of Values Education (VE)Philosophical and Ethical Foundations of VE
Socio-Cultural, Anthropological, and Legal Bases of VE
Psychological Theories of VE
Personhood DevelopmentPersonhood Development
Dynamics of Intra and Interpersonal Relations
Psycho-Spiritual Development
Management of Behavior Problems
Transformative Education Family Life and Filipino Values System
Education for Human Rights and Responsible Citizenship
Foundations of Gender Studies
Peace and Global Education
Information Technology and Human Development
Moral Issues and Concerns in Contemporary Living
Work Ethics and Community Service: Commitment to Social Responsibility and AccountabilityCareer Development and Work Values
Values Education through Community Service
Approaches and MethodologiesFacilitation: Theory and Practice
Teaching Approaches and Strategies in Transformative Education
Values Integration in the School Setting
Research and EvaluationBehavioral Statistics
Development of VE Instruction Materials and Assessment Tools
Research 

h. MAPEH

TopicSubtopics
Foundations of MAPEHMethods and Strategies of Teaching MAPEH
Coaching and Officiating of Sports Events
Dance Competitions and Music Activities
Organization and Management
Research
Special Education in MAPEH
MusicPhilippine and Asian Music
Solfeggio and Applied Piano
Integrated Music Theory
Music Literature
Choral Works
Conducting and Rondalla Playing Instrumentation
Art Education
Physical EducationAnatomical, Mechanical, and Physiological Bases of Movement
Gymnastics
Philippines Folk Dance
Team Sports
Aquatics
International Folk Dance and other dance forms
Athletics
Individual, Dual, and Combative Sports
Health EducationPersonal Community
Environmental Health
Safety Education and First Aid
Health Practicum

i. Agriculture and Fishery Arts

  • Functional Application of Knowledge
  • Breeds of Farm Animals and Fish
  • Pests and Diseases Affecting Animals
  • Fish Propagation
  • Marketing Strategies in the Industry/Entrepreneurship
  • Proper Care and Management of Agricultural and Fishery Products

j. Technology and Livelihood Education (TLE)

  • Basic Drafting
  • Business Math
  • Basic Electricity
  • Basic Plumbing
  • Cosmetology
  • Foods 
  • Carpentry and Masonry
  • Basic Electronics and Entrepreneurship

Area of Specialization Shortcuts and Topic Summaries Printable Handouts (Coming Soon)

Area of Specialization Printable Flashcards (Coming Soon)

Area of Specialization Review Tips and Tricks

  • Since you’ve already studied the topics in your specialization during your undergraduate days, spend most of your review sessions for this subtest taking practice exams instead of rereading your previous lessons. 
  • Study with people that have the same major as you. It is possible that they know something about your major that you were unable to cover in your undergraduate classes.

Area of Specialization (Majorship) FREE Practice Questions and Answer Keys (Coming Soon)

 

General Tips To Pass the LET

  • Create a schedule or plan that sets which lessons you’ll study each day. This gives structure to your self-review and allows you to cover as many topics as possible. Furthermore, it helps you determine how much time you can realistically allot for review in case you have to perform other tasks at the same time (e.g., family responsibilities, work, etc.).
  • Allot at least 4 hours a day reviewing. If it’s difficult for you to study continuously for hours, use the Pomodoro technique where you have to split that 4 hours into smaller blocks of 25 minutes with 5-minute breaks in between.
  • Recognize your weakness/es as soon as possible. To do this, take a diagnostic exam and identify which subjects you think you perform worst. This helps you identify what field/s you must spend more time on so that you can address your weakness.
  • Learn to anticipate the answer to the question before reading the given choices. The wrong choices are there to confuse you; however, by already having an answer in your mind after reading the question, chances are you will be less likely to be swayed by the misleading choices.
  • Train yourself to answer a question in less than a minute. In the actual LET exam, examinees will be under time pressure. Hence, it’s important to hone your time management skills to reduce your anxiety when taking the exam.
  • Prepare a logbook where you can write what you’ve learned for the day. This is to keep you from the trap of reviewing the same concepts again and again without realizing that you have little time left to cover lessons you haven’t studied yet.
  • LET is not just a test of memory and knowledge but also of endurance. Remember that you’ll be taking more than a 5-hour exam so you must be prepared physically and mentally. Hence, do not forget to take some rest while reviewing. Sleep early before the exam and have a good breakfast.
 

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How many hours is the LET exam?

The LET for elementary teachers is about 5 hours long while the LET for secondary teachers is about 8.5 hours long.

2. Is LET a board exam?

Yes, the Licensure Examination for Teachers is the board exam that every aspiring professional teacher must pass before they’ll be able to practice their profession in a Philippine Public School System.

3. How many times can I take the LET?

As long as you are qualified and able to submit the documentary requirements, you can retake the LET as many times as you wish.

4. Is the LET exam difficult?

Previous examinees said that the General Education portion is difficult while the other subtests are not that much. Overall, the LET exam is manageable to pass with enough preparation and proper reviewers.

 

References

  1. RESULTS: January 2022 Licensure Examination for Teachers. (2022). Retrieved 1 April 2022, from https://www.rappler.com/bulletin-board/results-january-2022-licensure-examination-for-teachers/
  2. Professional Regulation Commission (PRC). (2021). Program of the Licensure Examination for Professional Teachers (LEPT) on March 28, 2021 (Sunday) [PDF]. Retrieved from https://www.prc.gov.ph/sites/default/files/LET%20PROG-%20MARCH%202021.pdf

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