The Philippine Air Force through its official Facebook page, announced the conduct of the pre-entry examinations for applicants who are interested to join the Air Force this 2019. In line with its efforts to strengthen its force and add additional manpower to man its incoming new air assets, the PAF is now looking for young and qualified individuals who will join the PAF Officer Candidate Course (PAFOCC) Class 2020.
The pre-entry exam for the PAF Officer Candidate Course (PAFOCC) Class 2020 will be conducted starting March 02, 2019 to April 5, 2019, at the different examination areas nationwide.
PAF Exam Schedule 2019
The Philippine Air Force qualifying examination for 2019 will be conducted nationwide in these following dates and venues:
|600TH ABG, Clark Air Base, Pampanga||10-11 March 2019|
|AETDC, Fernando Air Base, Lipa City, Batangas||18-19 March 2019|
|TOWWEST, Antonio Bautista Air Base, Palawan||22-23 March 2019|
|Tactical Operations Group 2, Cauayan Airport, Cauayan, Isabela||06-07 March 2019|
|5th Fighter Wing Basa Air Base, Pampanga||02-03 March 2019|
|580th ACWW, San Fernando, La Union||02-03 March 2019|
|Tactical Operations Group 1, Loakan Airport, Baguio City||06-07 March 2019|
| University of Nueva Caceres (UNC),|
J. Hernandez Ave., Naga City, Camarines Sur
|22-23 March 2019|
|Tactical Operations Group 3, Camp Servillano Aquino, San Miguel, Tarlac City||22-23 March 2019|
|Col. Jesus Villamor Air Base, Pasay City||02-05 April 2019|
|528TH DAST, Negros Oriental State University, Main Campus II, Dumaguete City||10-11March 2019|
|Tactical Operations Group 6, Camp Gen. Adriano Hernandez, Dingle, Ilo-Ilo City||14-15 March 2019|
|560TH ABG, Benito Ebuen N Air Base, Lapu-Lapu City||14-15 March 2019|
|TOG 6, TACP Bacolod, Camp Alpfredo, Montelibano, Bacolod City||18-19 March 2019|
|TOG 8, Air Force, DZR Airport San Jose, Tacloban City||18-19 March 2019|
|TOG 10, Lumbia Airport, Cagayan de Oro City||02-03 March 2019|
|TOG 11, Old Airport Sasa, Davao City||06-07 March 2019|
|TOS Rajah Buayan, General Santos City||10-11 March 2019|
|TOG 12, Datu Udin Sinsuat, Cotabato||14-15 March 2019|
|530TH ABG, Edwin Andrews Air Base, Zamboanga City||26-29 March 2019|
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Requirements and Qualifications
The steps to becoming a part of the Philippine Air Force is: submit your application, take the pre-entry exam for the PAFOCC/BMT and pass it, then you’ll undergo training. But before you do it even the first step, you must first meet all these requirements and qualifications:
- You must be a natural born citizen of the Republic of the Philippines.
- of good moral character
- Must be single, never been married and never borne nor sired a child.
- Must have a barefoot height of not less than 152.4 centimeters or 5.0′ for both male and female*
- Physically and mentally fit for military training
*Indigenous people or member must submit certification from the National Commission on Indigenous People Main Office.
The applicants for the PAF Officer Candidate School must possess the following requirements and qualifications:
- Age- not less than twenty-one (21) nor more than twenty-nine (29) years old upon admission for training.
- Must be a 4 or 5-year college graduate and holds a Baccalaureate Degree.
For Candidate Soldier Course: For the Candidate Soldiers who will take the Basic Military Training, here are the requirements: Age: must not be less than 18 years old or a day older than 26 years old upon appointment on 22 October 2018. K to 12 graduate or at least 72 College units.
1. Go to afpsat.afp.mil.ph and register an account. Secure your examination permit by accomplishing the online AFPSAT registration process. For the PAFGCT permit, go to recruitment.airforce.mil.ph then upload the following documents in pdf form (.jpg for pictures):
- 2 pcs latest 2×2 ID in white background;
- Birth Certificate in SECPA issued by the PSA
- Transcript of Records
2. Print your exam AFPSAT and PAFGCT permits (with examinee number) and bring them along with the original copies of the above-mentioned documentary requirements on the examination day. For those applicants who previously passed the Armed Forces of the Philippines Service Aptitude Test (AFPSAT), please attached a photocopy of AFPSAT Individual Result Form (IRF).
*To know more about the AFPSAT, you may read our guide on AFPSAT 2018 Reviewer, Coverage, Schedule, and Requirements
3. Photocopy and submit all the required documents but bring the original copies to prove their authenticity. Original copies will not be accepted because all the documents submitted will become PAF Personnel Management Center (PAFPMC) property.
4. PAFOCS applicants who will pass the written examinations and who will be included in the qualified applicants to be processed will be notified to report to PAFPMC for their Physical Fitness Test (PFT) and Special Written Exam (SWE). Aspiring Candidate Soldier applicants who managed to pass the pre-entry exam will be notified to report to their Processing Center for the PFT.
5. On the examination day, wear a white polo shirt, pants and any closed shoes. Likewise, please bring two (2) pcs pencils preferably Mongol Nr 2 and two (2) valid IDs.
Please be reminded that all applicants will undergo a limited physical examination prior to the examination. They will check for the following physical features/deformities:
- Ear or facial piercing for males;
- Multiple ear/facial piercings for females;
- Crossed eyes;
- bow-leggedness / knocked-knee
- Crooked arm(s)
- Lacking finger(s)
- Cleft lip and cleft palate
For those whose height is under 5 feet and is a member of any Filipino tribe, he/she must present a certificate from National Commission Of Indigenous People (NCIP).
Minimum Requirements for Physical Fitness Test
Please refer to the table below for the requirements to pass the physical fitness test. Category I is for test takers under 21 years old, II is for 22-22, and III is for 27-28 years old.
|Category I||Category II||Category III|
|PUSH UP (2 Minutes)||31 reps||30 reps||28 reps|
|SIT UP (2 Minutes)||36 reps||35 reps||37 reps|
|3.2 Km Run||18:14 mins||18:44 mins||20:14 mins|
|Category I||Category II||Category III|
|PUSH UP (2 Minutes)||13 reps||11 reps||9 reps|
|SIT UP (2 Minutes)||23 reps||22 reps||24 reps|
|3.2 Km Run||20:14 mins||21:14 mins||22:59 mins|
PAF Application Processing Centers
You may submit your application, report for the physical fitness test and inquire at these following Philippine Air Force units near you:
PAF Personnel Management Center
Col. Jesus Villamor Air Base, Pasay City
Tel. Nos. 09495906803 / 812-9055/ Local: 8500 / 6034
*PAFPMC is the only Processing Center for PAFOC applicants.
Air Education, Training and Doctrine Command (AETDC)
Fernando Air Base, Lipa City
Tel. Nos. – (043) 756-1502 / 09062721492/ 756-1117 / Local: 3201 / 3211
5th Fighter Wing
Basa Air Base, Floridablanca, Pampanga
Mobile Nos. 09506277673
530th Air Base Wing
Edwin Andrews Air Base, Zamboanga City
Mobile Nos. 09267292574
Air Mobility Command
BGen Benito N Ebuen Air Base, Lapu-Lapu City
(032) 340-3128 / 09430170993 / 09061412339
600th Air Base Wing
Air Force City, Clark Air Base, Pampanga
(0942) 746-4147 / 09064344544 / Local: 6303
570th Composite Tactical Wing
Antonio Bautista Air Base, Puerto Princesa City
(048) 433-3991 / 09205645859 / 09174890701/ Local: 4141
Phone numbers indicated herein may change without prior notice.
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