PMA Entrance Exam 2018 Date, Requirements, Coverage and Application Guide

For those who would want to become part of the Cadet Corps Armed Forces of the Philippines and later on serve as one of the leaders of the AFP, he/she may take the Philippine Military Academy entrance examination (PMAEE). The PMAEE is the first step in the selection process to become a cadet in the most prestigious leadership school in the country today. If you think you have all the qualifications below to become an officer of the armed forces, then this post is for you. Please read on.

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PMA Entrance Exam 2018 Schedule

The PMA will conduct the 2018 PMA Entrance Examination on September 9, 2018 in 40 testing centers nationwide. Interested applicants can now file their applications via mail or through the PMA’s online submission system. The application forms can now be downloaded at the PMA website or from this link: PMAEE Application Form 2018. The deadline for the submission of application two (2) weeks before the said examination date.

PMA Cadets in formation

PMA Entrance Exam Requirements

Here are the qualifications and requirements to become a cadet in the PMA:

  • Natural Born Filipino Citizen.
  • Physically fit and of good moral character.
  • Single and has never been married.
  • Must pass the PMA Entrance Examination.
  • No Administrative / Criminal Case.
  • At least High School Graduate with at least 85% GPA
  • Height Requirement for both Male and Female is 5 feet (not to exceed 6’4″ for both).
  • At least 17 years old but not a day older than 22 years on the reporting date (01 June 2019).

Note: Applicants younger than 17 years old but or and at least 16 years old on the reporting date (01 June 2019) may apply for cadetship provided that the applicant possesses the above-mentioned qualifications. Should the applicant pass the PMAEE, the procedure for handling the underage applicants will apply.

Medical Disqualifications

  • Colorblind
  • Any communicable disease
  • Physical deformities
  • Scoliosis
  • Tattoos
  • Other medical conditions as determined by AFP Medical Board

How to Apply

Those who are interested and qualified are advised to submit by mail a fully- accomplished application form with a copy of Birth Certificate in security paper issued by PSA and a certified true copy of High School Form 137. Mail it or hand carry to this address:

Office of Cadet Admission
Philippine Military Academy
Fort del Pilar, Baguio City

Online Application

UPDATE: Starting 03 August 2018, the Office of the Cadet Admission is no longer accepting online application. Interested applicants can still proceed to their nearest testing centers on September 9, 2018 and bring the following:

  • Photocopy of Birth Certificate (PSA or NSO)
  • Photocopy of most recent grades
  • 2 pcs 2×2 ID Picture
  • 2 pcs Pencil #2

Test permits will be sent starting August 5, 2018. For applicants who will not be receiving their permits and whose names will not be included in the master list, you will be considered as walk-in applicants and should bring the above-mentioned requirements on the examination day to your nearest testing center.

PMAEE Venues

Here are the official PMA Entrance Examination centers where the PMA will conduct the 2018 PMAEE simultaneously:

001Northwestern University, Laoag City
002Cagayan State University, Tuguegarao City
003Mt. Prov. State Polytechnic College,  Bontoc, Mountain Province
004St. Mary University, Bayombong, Nueva Viscaya
005 PMA, Baguio City
006Narciso Ramos Sports Complex, Lingayen, Pangasinan
007Araullo University, Cabanatuan City
008Tarlac State University, Tarlac City
009Clark Air Base Gym, Mabalacat City, Pampanga
010San Andres Sports Complex, Manila
011Ramon Magsaysay High School, Cubao, Quezon City
012Jose Rizal University, Mandaluyong City
013UP Losa Banos, Laguna
014AETDC, Lipa City
015Southern Luzon State University, Lucena City
016University of Nueva Caceres, Naga City
017Bicol University, Legaspi City, Albay
018Palawan National High School, Puerto Princesa City
019Dasmariñas National High School, Dasmariñas City, Cavite
101Northwestern Visayan College, Kalibo, Aklan
102University of Iloilo, Iloilo City
103STI West Negros University, Bacolod City
104Negros Oriental State University, Dumaguete City
105Univ. of Southern Philippines Foundation, Cebu City
106Samar State University-Mercedes Campus, Catbalogan City
107Eastern Visayas State University, Tacloban City
108Holy Name University, Tagbilaran City
201CARAGA State University, Butuan City
202Camp Evangelista Gym, 41D, PA, Cagayan De Oro City
203Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology, Iligan City
204University of Mindanao, Davao City
206Provincial Gymnasium, Kidapawan City
207 Lagao Gymnasium, General Santos City
208Misamis University, Ozamis City
209Notre Dame University Gym, Cotabato City
210Tacurong Gymnasium, Tacurong City
212Western Mindanao Command, Zamboanga City
214DMC College Foundation, Dipolog City
215St Mary’s College of Tagum, Davao del Norte
216Pagadian City Gymnasium, Pagadian City

PMA Entrance Exam 2018 Coverage

Like the past examinations, this year’s PMAEE will also cover the following subject areas:

  • Algebra and Geometry
  • Grammar
  • Composition
  • Reading and Comprehension
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Numerical Reasoning
  • Pattern Analysis.

You may start to review at least 3 months before the scheduled examination date. Gather as much review materials as you can or look for free PMA Entrance Exam reviewers. They will help you hurdle this first step of your PMA career.

What to do if I passed the PMAEE?

Applicants who passed the PMAEE will be notified by the Office of Cadet Admission (OCA) through the mail, newspapers and website announcement. The OCA will also inform the applicant the date of his/her physical examination.

Report to AFP Medical Center (formerly V. Luna) for medical, dental, and neuropsychiatric examination. They will also give further instructions on the next step of the application process.

Benefits of Being a Cadet

Successful applicants will be granted a free 4-year college education with a well-rounded curriculum, receive a stipend while studying, and a progressive career as an officer of the Philippine Army, Philippine Navy or Philippine Air Force.

For more information and inquiries, please contact the following:

Office of Admission
Philippine Military Academy
Fort del Pilar, Baguio City
Tel Nos. (074)446-8002 / 447-3690 / 447-3292 / 447-3686 local: 6551 or 6545
Telefax. (074) 447-2825
Mobile Phone Nos. 09065466989 / 09284325578

Public Information Office
Philippine Military Academy
Fort del Pilar, Baguio City
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220 thoughts on “PMA Entrance Exam 2018 Date, Requirements, Coverage and Application Guide

  1. Good day ma’am sir, mag aask lang po ako. Nag gawa po ako ng bagong Gmail ko tapos yung nailagay ko sa application form yung luma kong Gmail po. Pwede po ba i change yung luma kong gmail na nailagay sa application form?Baka kasi sa luma ko matatanggap yung exam permit ko po.

  2. Halo po ma’am/sir kasi po wala pa po along email na natatanggap mula sa inyo tungkol sa test permit ko malapit na pong mag one month pa wala along mater’s eve follow up ko lang po.

  3. Pwede po ba mag walk in sa mismong araw Ng exam kahit di nakapag register online or na-handheld ng personal Ang form? Pakisagot po salamat.

  4. Hi sir good day po. Ask ko lang po kailan po bIa ang exam dito sa zamboanga city sir. And sir nakatapos ko ako grade 11 and nag stop ko ako ng grade 12 pero sir yung admind mo namin binigyan kami ng second chance na maka pag graduate ng grade 12 sir pwdw po ba yun sir maka exam sir? Plsss reply sir thankyou and godbless

  5. Good pm po sir. matanong ko lang ho sir pwed po ba along mag take ng exam kahit grade 12 palang po ako? Ano po ang kinakailangan na grade young grade ko po mung grade 11 ako o kailangan ko pang makapagtapos ng pag- aaral ng grade 12.. salamat po….

  6. Pede bang mag-exam kung nagkaroon ng arm bone fracture due to motorcycle accident pero healed na ang fracture per X-ray pero di pa tinanggal ang mga pins&rods kasi Ayon sa Dr.’s advice paabutin muna ng 1 year… pero requirements wise kompleto lahat. Right now, nakakapaglaro na ulit ako ng basketball, push up na kunti.

  7. Good Evening Po TOPNOTCHER, itatanong ko lang po sana kung mayroon na po bang mga naka assign na personel sa venue kung saan po gaganapin ung PMAEE 2018, Nagbabakasakali lang po ako! balak ko po kasing ipasa ang mga requirements 2 weeks before the date of exam. mag wa walk-in exam po sana if pwede po pag ganun?. Salamat Po!! God Bless

  8. Hi Sir, Ask ko lang kung pede bang magpasa ng application form sa examination venue ng kahit anong araw ng weekdays before the exam? balak ko kase next week, magpapasa ako ng application form. Thanks

  9. Good eve po!May master list na po ba para sa online applicants para sa year 2018 na mag-eexam this coming August?Kailangan po ba yung registration code pag nakapag-apply ka na? pwede po pasend dito nung link or page . thanks in advance po.

  10. Greetings, Ma’am/Sir:

    I have always been trying to apply online for the PMAEE, Ma’am/Sir, but I keep getting the exact same RunTime Error after countless tries of filling up, Ma’am/Sir, even after Facebook’s Registrar PMA advised that I must once again try. I have used all devices possible to go to the site but it still is giving me the same error, Ma’am/Sir, google says this could be caused by programming errors, Ma’am/Sir.

    I also tried opening downloadable pdfs posted in an article by the Topnotcher Philippines but the attached pictures show another error, Ma’am/Sir, this time it’s an HTTP Error telling me that the pdfs (Downloadable Application Forms) posted online can’t be found, Ma’am/Sir.

    Does this mean applications are no longer accessible, Ma’am/Sir? Or is there a delay happening within the online system?

    Your most favorable response will be highly appreciated.

    Christian Joseph Capuli Aquino
    Laoag City, Ilocos Norte

    • The online application is working fine on my end, but the link to the downloadable application form is broken.

      • Sir, may I please have the link to the online application? The application does open and is accessible to type info but as soon as I click on “I agree” nd eventually “Submit Application” only then it shows a RunTime Error, Sir.

  11. Good Afternoon po sir/ma’am, ask lang po sana ako kung through online po ba ipapasa yung mga requirements, or doon na po ba mismo sa venue ng exam ipapasa? Salamat po!!

    • Hi, AFAIK, pwede magwalk-in. Subukan mo din pumunta sa exam venue a week before the exam. Open sila nun for submission of application.

  12. Good afternoon Sir. Ano po ang gagawin kapag hindi mo nadocument yung confirmation code mo after mareceive yung registration code?Paano mo po malalaman na kasali ka sa list nung examinee ngayong 2018, diba po kailangan namin ipresent yung code before examination for verification. Patulong po please.

  13. good evening maam/sir
    tanong kulang po kailan po kayo mag sesend nag message sa amin ?
    kasi almost 5 days na po. then kailan po ang exact date ng examination at saan po ang venue kasi malayo po ang amin taga cagayan de oro city po ako..

  14. Good morning TOPNOTCHER! ask lang po sana ako kung qualified po ba akung mka exam this september 9, 2018 ng PMEE. 85.25 po ung GPA ko sa grade 12, pero nung high school po ako hindi po umabot ng 85 GPA ko. mkaka take pa din po ba ako ng exam? SALAMAT PO!

  15. Good day po ma’am/sir!!
    I am a Grade 12 student and an aspiring cadet, 91% po yung GPA ko no’ng Grade 11 pero hindi po abot ng 5ft yung height.. pwede parin po ba akong mag take ng exam?

  16. Good evening sir ! ask lang po how can i submit my application form and other documents? Is it through mail or i will submit it at the examination center ?

  17. Good morning ma’am/sir, tanong ko lang po sana kung kailan po ba yung exact na date ng exam sa PMA dati po kasi august 19, 2018. tapos ngayon po ang nakalagay na naman na date and month September 9, 2018. yan lang po sir SALAMAT!

  18. Sir good day, pwede poba maka exam ako sa june 01 2019 na grade 12 pa ako?? Kasi ngayon grade 11 pa ako. Pwede po ba sir??

  19. Good evening po. Sir/Maam, paano po pala ung picture para sa application form na isi-send online, db sabi nyo po with complete name and signature at the back? Hindi po ba sa ibaba lang un? Thank you po

  20. Goodevening maam/sir dun po sa online application for PMA need po ng Form 137 hindi ba po??? Kaso yung school kopo need muna ng request from PMA bago po nila ibigay yung form 137, ask lang po paano po ba makakakuha ng request galing po senyu para po makuha po yung requirements needed po for the application

  21. Good day sir/ma’am, I’ m a college graduate, 20 years old at gusto ko po na mag take dito sa pmaee, ang tanong ko lng po kung pwede bang TOR lng ang gagamitin ko sa pag file instead sa form 137?

    • Ang alam ko kailangan mo pa din ipakita ang grade mo sa high school. Provide form 137 or 138 when you apply.

  22. sir/ma’am;
    Wala na po bang adjustment sa age limit?sa dami po kasi ng out of school youth ngayon malaking tulong po sana kung maaadjust po, 22 years old na po ako, gusto ko po talaga makapasok..sana may pag asa pa.

  23. Sir? Can i ask something? Because I want to take a exam this august, but i can’t submit an online application. Hindi pa po ba tumatanggap ng online application?

  24. sa APEC po ako nag aaral incomimg grade 12 grad ko po sa june10 grad. namin at pwd po original 137 padala ko by mail

  25. Mam\sir 5th year student na po ako . Mag apply po sana ako pero mababa po mga grades ko sa colleges at 82% lang gpa ko nung high school ako. Pwede po ba mag-apply pagganun? Or aaccepin pa kaya ako?

  26. Hello po,. Im a senior high school graduate, and gusto ko pong magenroll dito sa PMA . nadownload ko na po ung application form . ask ko lang po kung what’s next po after ko pong ma ipaprint at mafill-apan san ko po ito ipapass? thanks po

  27. Good day po sir,. Graduate po aq ng senior high. Ask ko lng po kung pano po ung tungkol sa application form.. nadownload ko n po ung form.. pano pu une pa nafill -up pan ko n po ba pass ko n po agad sa office nyo?.. thanks po

  28. Mom/sir
    Kaka graduate Ko lang Po nitong April 6 2018
    19 years old napo ako…. Ilang taon Po ang traning saka
    Pano Po ba nagiging reserve ang isang sundalo. Gusto kopo kasi sir/mam hindi Po ako reserve. Yung bang nasa duty Po. Paano Po yun? Salamat

  29. SIR/MA’AM.. can i ask something? for me to know if i can take the exam even though i’m still studying in grade 9 this year 2018. but i am 16 years old? thank you..

    • Sir/Ma’am
      Gusto ko po sanang magtake ng entrance exam sa mandaluyong, saan po ba yung exact location doon? Tsaka kailan po ba yung date ng examination ? Kase po this June palang po kami magtatapos ng G11, pwede po ba ako magtake ng July or onwards?


  30. Sir/Ma’am gusto ko po sanang itanong kung pwede nang mag entrance exam ang 16 years old pero mag seseventeen na po this april 28, 2018. High school graduate po ako at grade 11 na po ako ngayon

  31. Sir and ma’am gusto ko pong maging PMA pero tanong ko lang po may deadline po ba ang pag pafile para makasali sa PMAEE??

    At pwedi bang gumamit nalang ng high rating performance? kasi yong form 137 namin ay di panim makokoha.

    • Wala pa naman announcement kung kelan start ng filing of application. Pag may announcement na, dun natin malalaman if kelan deadlline.

  32. Sir/mam
    Ask ko lang po kung pwede anak ki mag exam graduate na po sya ng grade 12 85.45 po average ng grade nya kaso kalawite po sya at wala po buto ung kanan nya tumb willing po sya mag cadet sa pma kung pwede po
    Thanks po.

  33. sir/maam
    kami po yong last batch na hindi na abutan ng k12 mag 4th year college na po ako ngayung pasukan .ask kulng po kong anug year level ng highschool ang basihan ng GPA PO? salamat

  34. Good pm po. paano kung 3rd year college eh nakapasa po siya sa exam, paano po kung gusto niyang ipagpatuloy yung kanyang pag- aaral? pwede po ba yun magkasabay? pag-aaral at PMA?

    • The post has been updated. As of now, wala pa decision ang entrance exam committee about sa exact date of the PMAEE. Please stay tuned for more updates.

  35. Sa morning po ba bago mag exam ipapagawa na nila ang Physical Fitnesa test? Yung 3.2 km run, push ups, sit ups and flex arm hang?

  36. Can I take the exam even if i’m just an incoming grade 12 student? You said that i can but i need to graduate before April 1. But they need my form 137 as a proof that i have already completed Senior High School and my form 137 is yet to be completed. So the question is, can i take the exam?

      • Thank you. May official date ba kung kailan pwedeng magpasa ng requirements for the exam? Hindi gumagana sa website ang mga link for forms nila.

  37. Greetings ma’am/sir,
    Saan po ba ang venue ng entrance examination sa Visayas? Taga Cebu po Ako. Maraming salamat po at magandang araw.

  38. salamat po gusto ko po kasi na makapasok bilang Cadet grade 11 senior student po ako pag nakatapos na ako ng grade 12 san po pweding mag entrance exam

  39. sir/maam
    pwede po bang kumuha muna ng ibang kurso.At kong makatapos na ng college pwede na po bang mag take ng exam.Salamat po

  40. Hi Sir/Ma’am…incoming 4th year college na po ako ngayun…form 137 or 138 parin po ba yung kailangan kasama ng birth certificate from psa…?..hindi po TOR..?

  41. Good day po, TAnong ko lng kung may exam ba for pma dito malapit sa amin sa Ozamis City meron ba?.. Pano po ba mg file para sa Examination?

  42. sir/maam,,, pano po kung garaduate ng college ngayong may pwede ba yung grades na college ang i submit or kailangan talaga form 137 ng high school,, thanks

  43. Gud am po! I just want to know if there is a review center for the PMA entrance examination. My son is interested po eh graduate na po sya ng grade 12. He will be staying in manila this summer to enrol in any review center. Can u give/suggest for a review center? Thank u.

  44. ask lang po ,what if you were able to pass the PMAEE , but then weren’t able to pass the second stage ,which is the medical for instance in dental.Is there any chance that i will still be part of the PMA cadet?

  45. good day sir pwedi papoh bah mag apply kahit 21 napoh ako?
    at kaylan po yong examination date ditu mindanao

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  47. sir.. Good day po. form 137 lng po ba ang kelangan sir para mka take ng entrance exam? at meron din po bang ibang form na kelangan fill upan sir or application form?

    • Print and fill out the application form then mail it to the Office of the Cadet Admission with a copy of your birth certificate (PSA) and Form 137.

  48. Good day, ma’am/sir. Are there chances for PMA to consider applicants without a 20/20 vision and those who wear prescription glasses?

  49. Good day Topnotcher.Regarding your post po about PMA exam it was stated there that in online application ,you need to scan your birth cert. and form 137 po in a pdf form since I’m a college undergrad 3rd year napo ako.I already have my requirements in a pdf form and I used my grade card last semester po instead of form137.Okey lang po ba yun maam/sir? Thank you po for your immediate response.Godbless po

  50. Good evening ma’am/sir, ask lang po sana ako kung saan yung specific place sa mindanao gaganapin ang entrance exam this coming August 19 ?

  51. Topnacher ask LNG po 4rtyear college level bscime LNG po ako hindi nkpg tpos dhil SA hirap ng buhay. . I want to be apart of PMA. If ever pwedi pa po ba ako I’m 22 years old and babae . Kung pwedi pa po ako mag exam saan po at kailan . Davao city po

      • Pwde pa po ba ako sa pma im 22 y/o lalake po. Kaka 22 ko lng po this march. Pangarap ko po na makapasok sa pma. At kung may pagasa pa po akong makapasok, pag bubutihin kopo. Sana po mapansin

        • Di na po pwede. Over age na po. Pero if you are a bachelor’s degree holder, you may take the AFPSAT and apply for the Officer Candidate Course instead.

          • Sir im computer technology course. im graduated in 2yrs course? Can i also take afpsat and officer candidate?

  52. Ma’am / sir may i ask if i can i take a exam? Even I graduated in als ? I graduated last 2015 before k to 12 started.. I’m 20 years of age and 5’7height, .Before I go to als I also graduated 3rd year highschool. I’ve stop because of family problem.. I really want to become an army ,can help me..? Please huhu..

  53. good evening po topnacher.pH
    grade 12 student po graduating
    this coming month of April, taga Zamboanga city
    po , tanong LNG po? mag pa register paba
    muna bago mag take ng exam, ta saan po
    ako hihingi ng form?

  54. hai topnotcher philippines
    i am a college student… if ever na di ko po makuha agad yung TOR ko for submission of requirments dahil di pa available sa admin namin, pwede bang gamitin yung certificate of grades?

  55. pwedi ka pa pong mag take ng exam kasi NOT OLDER THAN 22 years on april 01 2018, december ka pa naman mag turn ng 23, your still 22 on april 01 and not older. please do understand carfully.

    • For an applicant to qualify for the August 19, 2018 examination, he or she must be at least 17 years old but not a day older than 22 years on 01 April 2019. Why April 01? Because it will be the Oath-Taking Ceremony and Reception Rites, the official entry to the Academy as a member of a PMA Class.

  56. good day ma’am/sir, may i ask if what requirements to hold when you’re take the exam in the said date. thank you and god bless

    • I’m sorry but you will not be allowed to take the exam. You have to be at least 17 years old but not a day older than 22 years on 01 April 2019.

      • Sir, I have the same height issues. My height is 149 cm and will graduate from Grade 12 this coming April 29. Since I was little, this is the school I dreamed to enter. Is there any way to resolve this problem? A height waiver perhaps?

        • Sir, how does a height of a person measure one’s dedication in studying? How does it affect the performance of someone who has the passion to prove oneself worthy in the academe of PMA?

        • I have read somewhere that height waiver is no longer issued. But to be sure, you may call the Office of Cadet Admission on the numbers posted above.

    • If you can graduate in senior high before April 01, 2019, I think you will be allowed to take the exam this August 19 provided that you have all the qualifications listed in this article. You may call the Office of Admission on the numbers stated above for more information. Thank you.

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