AFPSAT 2020 Schedule, Requirements and Reviewer

The Armed Forces of the Philippines Service Aptitude Test or the AFPSAT is the pre-entry examination for qualified applicants who wish to join the armed forces. If you are planning to join the Philippine Army, Philippine Navy, or the Philippine Air Force, you must first take and pass this test administered by the Army Recruitment Office. To help you on the first step to your future military career, we will discuss the requirements, schedule and exam coverage of the AFPSAT this 2020. We will also provide a free online reviewer to increase your chances of passing the AFPSAT and get the required score for your chosen course. Please read on.

AFPSAT Qualifications and Requirements

The AFPSAT is only given to those who are qualified to take the Officer Candidate Course, Officer Preparatory Course, or the Candidate Soldier Course. Do you want to find out if you are qualified? Check out our post on “How to be a soldier in the Philippine Army“. That article is for the Philippine Army, but it is also applicable to the Air Force and Navy.

Basic Requirements:

If you think you have all the qualifications, please prepare the following basic requirements for the AFPSAT:

  • Birth Certificate in SECPA issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority
  • Original Transcript of Records and Diploma (for degree holders)/TOR for college undergraduates.
  • Original diploma with Form 137-A ( for high school graduate applicants but with Tesda or Vocational course certificate)
  • Valid ID (Government-issued)
  • 2 pcs 2×2 picture with white background
  • For female applicants, should be at least 72 units from college.
  • Mongol Pencil No.2.

Schedule and Venue

For Metro Manila and nearby provinces, the AFPSAT is open every day (0800H-1700H) at the Philippine Army Recruitment Center, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City. Similarly, the Army Recruitment Mobile Teams of the Army Recruitment Offices in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao conduct AFPSAT, AQE, and SWE on the different venues across the country. Follow their official Facebook pages for the AFPSAT schedule and venues. You may also bookmark this page for 2020 AFPSAT schedule updates.

Update: February 24, 2020

Mindanao Area

In line with the fast-spreading COVID-19, the scheduled AFPSAT/AQE/SWE will be suspended to ensure that all applicants and personnel are safe. Just wait for further announcement

Visayas Area

The ARO- Visayas will conduct the AFPSAT and AQE/SWE on the following dates and venues. Please note that these AFPSAT schedules are still tentative and may change based on the availability of the examiner. For the complete details on the exact exam venues and other pertinent information, please contact the Army Recruitment Office- Visayas at (032) 231-5157 or email them at

7-12 February 2020Jamindan, Capiz or Roxas City
21- 26 February 2020Tacloban City or Ormoc City
7-11 March 2020Bacolod City
21-25 March 2020Cebu City
04-08 April 2020Tagbilaran City or Trinidad, Bohol
18-22 April 2020Iloilo City
24-29 April 2020Dumaguete City or Bais City
01-06 May 2020Tacloban City or Catbalogan City
16-20 May 2020Tagbilaran City or Tubigon, Bohol
22-27 May 2020Bacolod City or Kabankalan City
06-10 June 2020Cebu City
19-24 June 2020Calbayog City or Tacloban City
03-08 JUly 2020Bais City or Dumaguete City
17-22 July 2020Jamindan, Capiz or Roxas City
24-29 July 2020Tacloban City or Ormoc City
01-05 August 2020Tagbilaran City
14-19 August 2020Bacolod City or Sagay City
22-26 August 2020Cebu City
05-09 September 2020Iloilo City
11-16 September 2020Tacloban City or Catbalogan City
26-30 September 2020Kabankalan City
03-07 October 2020Cebu City
09-14 October 2020Jamindan Capiz or Roxas City
23-28 October 2020Bacolod City
06-11 November 2020Iloilo City
21-25 November 2020Tagbilaran City
04-09 December 2020Ormoc City or Tacloban City

Interested applicants may register online thru AFPSAT E-Portal Login and have the examination permit printed. Screening starts at 7 A.M. and the exam immediately follows on the above-mentioned dates. You must first register online at and print your examinee number and bring it along with the other above-mentioned documentary requirements.

The pre-screening of prospective applicants prior to the examination should satisfy the following mandatory qualifications and needed requirements during registration.

Quota Allocation

Here is the distribution and training timeline of the first cycle Candidate Soldier regular quota for CY 2020- Regular Enlistment.

SFR (A)47350
ARMOR DIV33218350


FSRR – First Scout Ranger Regiment
SFR (A) – Special Forces Regiment (Airborne)
LRR – Light Reaction Regiment
ID – Infantry Division

Coverage and Reviewer

Like any other AFPSAT exam in the past, the AFPSAT for 2020 will cover the following subjects in a 150-question test in multiple-choice format. This examination is not that hard but the real deal here is the time limit. Each of the covered subjects has a duration of 30 minutes. It means you only have about 1 and a half minutes to answer each question.

Do you want to join the Air Force and get the chance to become a pilot someday? Check this out: Philippine Air Force Exam 2019 Schedule, Venue and Requirements

Passing Score and Mechanics

After taking and passing the AFPSAT, the results shall be valid for 3 years. All the major services in the AFP (Army, Navy and Air Force) shall recognize the AFPSAT results as valid and you do not need to repeat the same test if you decide to apply in another branch of service within the 3-year validity.

AFPSAT Form A (30 September  2019 to date)

Above AverageB71-91PASSED
Below AverageD48-59PASSING SCORE

AFPSAT Form B (17 April 2019 to date)

Above AverageB88-109PASSED
Below AverageD56-73PASSING SCORE

If you only managed to get a below-passing score, retake shall only be allowed and it shall be conducted at least 6 months after the first examination. Examinees who failed the test will not be allowed for a retake.

If you are an officer candidate who will undergo the Officer Candidate Course or the Officer Preparatory Course, you must pass this exam with a raw score of 88 or higher.


Do you have what it takes to be the next officer or enlisted personnel in the Armed Forces of the Philippines? What are you waiting for? Go to the nearest Philippine Army Recruitment Office in your area and submit your application. Good luck!

Do you have any questions, reactions or suggestions? Feel free to drop a comment below. Thank you and good day!

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Aripal, Eufimio t.
Aripal, Eufimio t.
13 days ago

kailan kaya examination ngayung 2021 region IX area

Jayshier A.Esmabe
1 month ago

Okay po

Noria Bangcola
2 months ago

Pwde po pa send ng apsat reviewer

Ellen Vida I. Santos
Ellen Vida I. Santos
4 months ago

Good Afternoon po. LET Passer po ako at gusto kong pumasok sa Military. Nakapagregister na rin po ako online para sa AFPSAT Examination kaso wala namang notification na okay na ang application ko. Kailan po ba ang AFPSAT Examination sa Tacurong City/Sultan Kudarat? Taga Mindanao po ako. OCC rin po aapplyan ko. Salamat sa pag sagot.

4 months ago

Follow up lng

6 months ago

ask lng maam/sir anong age requirement po? at saka kailan po kaya ulit ang exam? thank you po.

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