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 2022. We will also provide a free online reviewer to increase your chances of passing the AFPSAT and getting 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.
Note: New age requirement for Officer Candidate Course (OCC) is 20 years old to not a day older than 25 years old and for Candidate Soldier Course (CSC) is still the same at 18 years old to not a day older than 26 years old upon admission.
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)
- Government-issued Valid ID (e.g., PhilSys ID, Driver’s License, SSS ID)
- 2 pcs 2×2 picture with white background
- Female applicants should be at least 72 units from college.
- Mongol Pencil No.2.
- Medical Certificate from Municipal / City Health Office stating that you are COVID-FREE/Fit to travel.
face mask, face shield, and disinfectant/alcohol
Schedule and Venue
The ARO-Region 8 will conduct AFPSAT, AQE/SWE for Officer Candidate Course on the following dates and venues:
|AFPSAT||29 June – 01 July 2022||Provincial Capitol, Catarman
|AQE/SWE||02 July 2022|
|AFPSAT||03 July- 05 July 2022||Mapanas Elementary School,
Mapanas, Northern Samar
|AQE/SWE||06 July 2022|
|AFPSAT||07 July – 08 July 2022||Eastern Samar State University
Borongan City, Eastern Samar
|AQE/SWE||09 July 2022|
|AFPSAT||10 July – 11 July 2022||Poblacion, Basey
|AQE/SWE||12 July 2022|
Coverage and Reviewer
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Like any other AFPSAT exam in the past, the AFPSAT for 2021 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.
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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)
|Below Average||D||48-59||PASSING SCORE|
|Very Low||E||36-47||BELOW PASSING SCORE||RETAKE AFTER 6 MONTHS|
|Failed||F||0-35||FAILED||RETAKE AFTER 6 MONTHS|
AFPSAT Form B (17 April 2019 to date)
|Below Average||D||56-73||PASSING SCORE|
|Very Low||E||47-55||BELOW PASSING SCORE||RETAKE AFTER 6 MONTHS|
|Very Poor||F||0-46||FAILED||NO RETAKE|
If you only managed to get a below-passing score, a 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!
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