BFP Qualifying Exam Date, Reviewer, Coverage

The BFP conducts the Qualifying Written Examination to qualified applicants to advance to the next step of the recruitment process which is the Physical Agility Test. It has the highest percentage points (40%) in the overall ranking computation. The conduct of the nationwide Bureau of Fire Protection qualifying exam will be facilitated by the concerned BFP Regional Personnel Selection Board with the assistance from the BFP national Headquarters.

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BFP Qualifying Exam Schedule

The registration (evaluation of valid IDs, seat plans, etc.) will start at exactly 1200H on May 21, 2019.  The simultaneous conduct of the qualifying examination will commence at exactly 1400H. The full duration of the said examination is about two (2) hours. Examinees must bring the following items on the day of the examination:

  • Two (2) valid IDs;
  • Passport size picture with a nametag;
  • Black ballpen(s);
  • A folder size illustration board, in case of unavailability of an armchair.

The examinees must wear a white t-shirt, maong pants, and rubber shoes during the examination.

Coverage and Reviewer

The BFP Qualifying Exam is comprised of 100 questions in multiple choice format. It will cover the following subject areas:

To access the reviewers, please follow the links above. As much as we try to keep the practice exams as accurate as possible, we make no guarantees about the veracity and accuracy of the information it provides. If you found errors or parts that need corrections, please contact us thru the comments below.


Things to Remember

  • To standardize/rationalize the number of FO1 applicants who will proceed to the next stage of hiring, the “Quota x 2” per region will be implemented. For example, if the approved quota for Region 3 is 100, and the total number of examinees is 400, then 100 x 2= 200. This means only 200 out of 400 examinees will be allowed to take the next stage of the selection process.
  • For ranking purposes, the following criteria with the corresponding maximum percentage points will be observed:
    • Qualifying Written Examination- 40%
    • Physical Agility Test – 30%
    • Panel Interview – 30%
  • The DILG and BFP Regional Officers will post the results of the qualifying written exam on their websites on May 31, 2019.

57 thoughts on “BFP Qualifying Exam Date, Reviewer, Coverage”

  1. Hi po..tanong ko lang po kung klan ulet sched ng exam for FOE? D po kc ako nakapag file last time. Khit posible date or year lang po.. 30 na po kc ako. Sana po masagot tanong ko..salamat po

  2. Hi po topnotcher, kailan po yung next batch for examination ng FO1 ? 31 years old po ako at LET passers pwede po bang makatake ng exam for FO1?

  3. Mgandang araw po.

    Pwede pa po ba aq mag apply bilang FO1?
    Seaman aq at pasado aq ng board exam.

    Kaylangan q pa po ba mag take ng qualifying exam?

    Maraming salamat po sa sagot at God bless

  4. Thanks TOPNOTCHER PH sa online reviewer niyo. Maybe 50% ng reviewer niyo sa Current events/Gen Info eh lumabas sa Exam last Aug 11. at may lumabas din sa Vocabulary part. Salamat nang marami. God bless sa inyo.:)

  5. Gud day po. Sir nakapasa po ako sa foe last june 24,ang worry ko po mag 35 na ako next year. Di na rin po ako aabot sa recruitment this year. Possible po ba namagamit ko pa ung eligibility ko na ito next year?

  6. hi sir! ask ko lang po kung meron na list na mag take ng qualifying exam. nag pass po ako application ko fo NCR and NHQ as off now wala parin po feedback saken.

  7. Hello po, yan po ba ang coverage ng exam for FO1? Wala na po ba fire and arson investigation? Or mga fire apparatus? Parang hindi kasi nag tutugma sa ibang nababasa ko. Salamat

  8. Hi po topnatcher..i have a question po it means so lot for me i hope u can answer this…pwede po bang mg.take nang qualifying exam kahit wlang eligibility?..

    • Hi Jheen, first of all, para mag qualify ka for the BFP Qualifying Exam, dapat meron ka na 2nd-Level eligibility,or it’s equivalent (RA 1080). Secondly, dapat ay qualified ka sa ibang criteria like age, height, educational attainment, and the likes.

  9. Good pm topnotcher ph. Thank you so much for your help. Its all cleared now.
    Sir, id like to know how to avail the free reviewer for qualifying examination of BFP.

  10. Good am. I would like to ask how this [] related. I am planning to take the exam, but by now i’m confused of the coverage. Please enlightened me. Thank you

    • Fire Officer Examination is for the required eligibility for the BFP while the BFP Qualifying Exam is the one given to BFP qualified applicants. The former is taken prior to BFP application while the latter is a part of the recruitment stage.


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