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 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).
Applicants who are currently in Grade 11 are not qualified to take the exam while those who are currently in Grade 12 are qualified to take if they will graduate before June 1, 2019. Those who have GPA lower than 85 may still apply as walk-in applicants. However, they will be placed on a secondary list of walk-in applicants and will be given a chance to take the exam depending on the slots available.
- Any communicable disease
- Physical deformities
- 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:
Update: The PMA is no longer accepting applications through mail or courier. However, interested applicants can still take the examination as walk-in applicants. Just proceed to their exam center of choice on the examination day and bring the needed requirements below.
Office of Cadet Admission
Philippine Military Academy
Fort del Pilar, Baguio City
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
What grade to submit:
- Applicants who are high-school graduates not covered by the K to 12 program, you can submit your 4th-year high school grades.
- Those applicants who are currently on Grade 12, please submit your Grade 11 grades.
- Applicants who are K to 12 graduates, submit your Grade 12 grades.
- College level/graduate applicants, please submit your latest grades or TOR or your Grade 12 (HS) grades.
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.
Here are the official PMA Entrance Examination centers where the PMA will conduct the 2018 PMAEE simultaneously:
|001||Northwestern University, Laoag City|
|002||Cagayan State University, Tuguegarao City|
|003||Mt. Prov. State Polytechnic College, Bontoc, Mountain Province|
|004||St. Mary University, Bayombong, Nueva Viscaya|
|005||PMA, Baguio City|
|006||Narciso Ramos Sports Complex, Lingayen, Pangasinan|
|007||Araullo University, Cabanatuan City|
|008||Tarlac State University, Tarlac City|
|009||Clark Air Base Gym, Mabalacat City, Pampanga|
|010||San Andres Sports Complex, Manila|
|011||Ramon Magsaysay High School, Cubao, Quezon City|
|012||Jose Rizal University, Mandaluyong City|
|013||UP Losa Banos, Laguna|
|014||AETDC, Lipa City|
|015||Southern Luzon State University, Lucena City|
|016||University of Nueva Caceres, Naga City|
|017||Bicol University, Legaspi City, Albay|
|018||Palawan National High School, Puerto Princesa City|
|019||Dasmariñas National High School, Dasmariñas City, Cavite|
|101||Northwestern Visayan College, Kalibo, Aklan|
|102||University of Iloilo, Iloilo City|
|103||STI West Negros University, Bacolod City|
|104||Negros Oriental State University, Dumaguete City|
|105||Univ. of Southern Philippines Foundation, Cebu City|
|106||Samar State University-Main Campus, Catbalogan City|
|107||Eastern Visayas State University, Tacloban City|
|108||Holy Name University, Tagbilaran City|
|201||CARAGA State University, Butuan City|
|202||Camp Evangelista Gym, 41D, PA, Cagayan De Oro City|
|203||Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology, Iligan City|
|204||University of Mindanao, Davao City|
|206||Provincial Gymnasium, Kidapawan City|
|207||Lagao Gymnasium, General Santos City|
|208||Misamis University, Ozamis City|
|209||Notre Dame University Gym, Cotabato City|
|210||Tacurong Gymnasium, Tacurong City|
|212||Western Mindanao Command, Zamboanga City|
|214||DMC College Foundation, Dipolog City|
|215||St Mary’s College of Tagum, Davao del Norte|
|216||Pagadian 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
- 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 of 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