MELE RESULTS: August 2023 Mining Engineering Board Exam Passers

MANILA, Philippines – The August 2023 Mining Engineer Licensure Exam (MELE) results, including the complete board list of passers, top 10 examinees, and overall performance of schools, are released by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) Board of Mining Engineering in three (3) working days after the last day of exams.

The Mining Engineering board exams were conducted on August 22-24, 2023, at PRC testing centers located at NCR, Baguio, Cebu, Davao, and Legazpi. The August 2023 MELE was conducted by the Board of Mining Engineering headed by its Chairman, Ramon N. Santos, and its members, Rufino B. Bomasang and Augusto C. Villaluna.

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List of Passers

Here are the August 2023 Mining Engineer licensure exam results as posted by the Professional Regulation Commission:

Roll of Successful Examinees in the
Held on August 22-24, 2023
Released on August 29, 2023

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Release of Results

According to PRC Resolution No. 1589 series of 2022, entitled “Schedule of the Licensure Exam for the Year 2023“, the August 2023 Mining Engineer board exam results are expected to be released on August 29, 2023. We advise everyone to bookmark this page and follow us on our social media channels for the freshest updates on MELE results in 2023.

Meanwhile, PRC may release the mining engineering licensure exam results in August 2023, earlier or later than the estimated date, without prior notice.

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Schedule of Registration

The schedule of online appointments for issuance of Professional ID and Certificate of Registration for the new Registered Guidance Counselors will be held on the following date(s):

Date(s) of Registration: TBA

Initial registrants are advised to register online via the PRC official website and follow the steps in online registration. Here are the registration requirements:

  • Notice of Admission/NOA (for identification purposes only)
  • Duly accomplished Oath Form or Panunumpa ng Propesyonal
  • Two (2) pieces of passport-sized ID photos on a white background with a complete name tag
  • Two (2) sets of documentary stamp
  • One (1) piece short brown envelope

PRC added that successful examinees should personally register and sign in to the Roster of Registered Professionals.

Verification of Rating

The verification of ratings and test results for the Guidance Counselor licensure exams given by the PRC Board of Guidance and Counseling will be available online a few working days after posting results.

Successful takers can refer to the PRC official website and use the Verification Page to know their board examination passing rate.

As posted, a passer shall only provide the exam name, the date of examination, the application number, first name and last name, and the birth date.


All successful examinees interested in attending the face-to-face mass oath-taking shall register no later than 12:00 NN of the day before the date of the oath-taking at to confirm their attendance.

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Further, inductees shall bring ANY of the following on the day of the oath-taking:

  • Vaccination Card
  • Negative RT-PCR results took within 48 hours before the oath-taking

Inductees are advised to register and confirm their attendance in the regions where they took their licensure examination and intend to register as professionals.

The details and exact date(s) of whether the oath-taking will be conducted face-to-face or virtual/online will be provided here or on our FB page.

Coverage of Mining Engineering Board Exams

The three (3) days Mining Engineering board exam covered the following topics:

  • Mining Engineering 1 (Mineral Prospecting and Exploration; Sampling and Ore Reserve Estimation; Mining Methods, Mine Planning, Designing, and Development; Ventilation and Mine Safety; Rock Mechanics in Mining Engineering, and Applied Mathematics in Mine Mathematics)
  • Mining Engineering 2 (Mineral Economics; Mine Evaluation and Feasibility Studies; Applied Mathematics in Mining Engineering; Mine Management and Computer Application; Mine and Mineral Land Surveying; and Mining Law and Ethics)
  • Mining Engineering 3 (General Geology; Mineralogy and Petrology; Economics Geology; Structural Geology; Principles of Metallurgy; Mineral Processing; and Assaying and Applied Mathematic in Geology and Mineral Engineering, Ecology)

2023 Mining Engineering Licensure Exam Schedule

Shown below is the schedule for the 2023 Mining Engineering board exams, including the opening and deadline for processing.

Date of Exam Testing Locations Start of Application Deadline of Application
August 22-24, 2023 NCR, Baguio, Cebu, Davao, and Legazpi May 22, 2023 July 24, 2023

Mining Engineering Board Exams Summary (Stats)

MELE is one of the programs with fewer examinees conducted by the PRC.

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In the most recent exams held in September 2022, 253 out of 389 examinees passed. John Martin Rivera Cirio from the University of the Philippines – Diliman ranked first in the exams, garnering a rating of 89.40%, followed by Jaime Cumigad Baquiran Jr., also from UP Diliman, 89.30%. UP Diliman was the top-performing school, having a 100.00% overall passing rate.

In August 2021, 206 out of 274 examinees passed. Andy Llanita Macasaet from CARAGA State University ranked first in the exams, garnering a rating of 88.25%, followed by Hobbie Alonzo Capuyan from Cebu Institute of Technology – University garnering 88.10%. Bicol University – Legazpi was the top-performing school, having 85.29% overall passing rate.

During the August 2019 MELE, 310 out of 375 (82.67) examinees passed. Rachel Angela Penuliar Ferrer from the University of the Philippines Diliman ranked first in the exams, garnering a 91.20% rating, followed by Gian Carlo Masagca Seblos also from UP Diliman, having 90.50%. UP Diliman was the top performing school, having all of its examinees pass or 100% overall passing rate, followed by Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology having a 97.44% rating.

Here is the summary of results for LEME exams in previous years:

Exam Date No. of Examinees No. of Passers Passing Rate
August 2021 274 206 75.18%
August 2019 375 310 82.67%
August 2018 326 282 86.50%
August 2017 317 281 88.64%
August 2016 259 211 81.47%
August 2015 214 173 80.84%
August 2014 146 123 84.25%
August 2013 141 117 82.98%


For those who want to clarify something, PRC advised to email them through the Licensure Exam Division at below contacts:

To receive fast and reliable news and announcements regarding the Mining Engineering board exams for 2023, we advise our readers to visit the PRC official website.

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