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 2018. 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 for 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.
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 2018 AFPSAT schedule updates.
Update: August 18, 2018
The Army Recruitment Mobile Team of ARO-Luzon and ARO-VISAYAS will conduct Pre-Entry Examination (AFPSAT and AQE / SWE) to qualified applicants for Officer Candidate Course (OCC), Officer Preparatory Course (OPC) and Candidate Soldier Course (CSC) in order to widen the pool of applicants who are willing to join the Philippine Army. Here are the details:
|October 2-3, 2018||AFPSAT||Dipolog City, Zamboanga del Norte|
|October 4, 2018||AQE/SWE||Dipolog City, Zamboanga del Norte|
|October 23-25, 2018||AFPSAT||Cabatangan, Zamboanga City|
|October 26, 2018||AQE/SWE||Cabatangan, Zamboanga City|
|September 25-27, 2018||AFPSAT||Camp Panacan, Davao City|
|September 28, 2018||AQE/SWE||Camp Panacan, Davao City|
|September 18-20, 2018||AFPSAT||Camp Siongco, Awang, Cotabato City|
|September 21, 2018||AQE/SWE||Camp Siongco, Awang, Cotabato City|
Please note that these AFPSAT schedules are still tentative and may change based on the availability of the examiner. Applicants from Region 6 and 8 may register online using this link to be prioritized. The pre-screening of prospective applicants prior to the examination should satisfy the following mandatory qualifications and needed requirements during registration.
Coverage and Reviewer
Like any other AFPSAT exam in the past, the AFPSAT for 2018 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 minute 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.
|Poor||E||62-64||BELOW PASSING SCORE||RETAKE AFTER 6 MONTHS|
|Very Poor||F||0-61||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 98 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. Goodluck!
Do you have any questions, reactions or suggestions? Feel free to drop a comment below. Thank you and good day!