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.
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 3, 2020
The ARO- Mindanao will conduct the AFPSAT and AQE/SWE on the following dates and venues:
|AFPSAT||February 15-16, 2020||Western Mindanao Command (WMC), Zamboanga City|
|Central Mindanao University, Maramag (CMU), Bukidnon|
|AQE/SWE||February 17, 2020||Western Mindanao Command (WMC), Zamboanga City|
|HQ 52nd Engineer Brigade, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon|
|AFPSAT||February 18-19, 2020||MACFI, Lamitan City, Basilan Province|
|HQ 52nd Engineer Brigade, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon|
The registration for the examinations is on February 10-14, 2020 at the following venues:
- WMC, Zamboanga City
- MACFI, Lamitan City, Basilan
- CMU, Maramag, Bukidnon
- H52EBDE, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon
The screening starts at 7 A.M. and the exam immediately follows on the above-mentioned dates/venues. The registration will be on a ‘first come, first serve’ basis. Priority is those graduates of MS-43, qualified professionals, college graduates, college-level (at least 72 units), high school graduates/ALS passers (with skills) in that order.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
|7-12 February 2020||Jamindan, Capiz or Roxas City|
|21- 26 February 2020||Tacloban City or Ormoc City|
|7-11 March 2020||Bacolod City|
|21-25 March 2020||Cebu City|
|04-08 April 2020||Tagbilaran City or Trinidad, Bohol|
|18-22 April 2020||Iloilo City|
|24-29 April 2020||Dumaguete City or Bais City|
|01-06 May 2020||Tacloban City or Catbalogan City|
|16-20 May 2020||Tagbilaran City or Tubigon, Bohol|
|22-27 May 2020||Bacolod City or Kabankalan City|
|06-10 June 2020||Cebu City|
|19-24 June 2020||Calbayog City or Tacloban City|
|03-08 JUly 2020||Bais City or Dumaguete City|
|17-22 July 2020||Jamindan, Capiz or Roxas City|
|24-29 July 2020||Tacloban City or Ormoc City|
|01-05 August 2020||Tagbilaran City|
|14-19 August 2020||Bacolod City or Sagay City|
|22-26 August 2020||Cebu City|
|05-09 September 2020||Iloilo City|
|11-16 September 2020||Tacloban City or Catbalogan City|
|26-30 September 2020||Kabankalan City|
|03-07 October 2020||Cebu City|
|09-14 October 2020||Jamindan Capiz or Roxas City|
|23-28 October 2020||Bacolod City|
|06-11 November 2020||Iloilo City|
|21-25 November 2020||Tagbilaran City|
|04-09 December 2020||Ormoc 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 http://afpsat.afp.mil.ph/ 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.
Here is the distribution and training timeline of the first cycle Candidate Soldier regular quota for CY 2020- Regular Enlistment.
|FSRR||47||3||50||FEBRUARY- JUNE 2020|
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.
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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.
|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, 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!