Do you have dreams of becoming an officer of the Armed Forces of the Philippines? The first phase of the stringent selection process of the Philippine Military Academy will be held on August 2 as the PMA will conduct their annual entrance examinations in 37 locations in the country.
To be part of the Class 2020, one must at least be 5’5″ in height, born between April 1, 1994 to April 1, 1999, Single and never been married, natural born-Filipino citizen, physically fit and of good moral character,at least high school graduate, and have no administrative or criminal case. The applicants who passed in the entrance examinations will be officially received in the the country’s Top military school in a path-taking ceremony and reception rites on April 1, 2016.
Tagalog: Melchor Hall, Philippine Military Academy, aking gawa (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Now one will only need to be at least by 5 feet tall to enter the Philippine Military Academy (PMA). PMA Superintendent Major General Nonato Peralta said that the move allows more people who dreamed to have a military career enter the service. A year ago, an applicant who were lower than 5’4″ for males and 5’2″ for females were rejected due to the height requirement. The 2013 batch will have plebes that will be shorter than the previous batches.
This year’s Philippine Military Academy Cadet Qualification Test (PMACQT) will be on August 26. Other requirements for admission are the following: Birth Certificate as only Natural-born Filipino citizens are admitted, physically fit and of good moral character, CENOMAR, high schoool diploma, NBI clearance as proof no criminal or administrative case.
Successful applicants will be guaranteed of a free college education with monthly salaries and allowances. Upon graduation, a PMA cadet can start a progressive career in the different military branches of the Armed Forces of the Philippines with a rank of 2nd Lieutenant or its equivalent.
The Philippine Military Academy Entrance Examinations this year will be in 37 locations in the country on Sunday, August 28. The examination center in Cebu City will be in the Southwestern University (SWU) Campus.
Walk-in applicants can still take the exam by going to any examination center. They must bring their High School Form 137 (with an average grade of 85% or higher) and NSO copy of the Birth Certificate (Born between April 1, 1990 to April 1, 1996) together with 2 pcs 2×2 ID picture, valid ID (Student ID, Drivers License, Postal ID, etc..), Pencil Nr 2 and eraser.
Here are the examination centers for the PMA entrance exams:
||Manila City (Mapua Institute of Technology)
||Quezon City (Ramon Magsaysay High School)
||Baguio City (Philippine Military Academy)
||Laoag City (Northwestern University)
||Dagupan City (University of Pangasinan-PHINMA)
||Bontoc, Mountain Province (Mt Province General Comprehensive High School)
||Bayombong (Saint Mary’s University)
||Tuguegarao City (Cagayan National High School)
||Cabanatuan City (Araullo University)
||Tarlac City (Tarlac State University)
||City of San Fernando, Pampanga (Heroes Hall Building , Sta Magdalena)
||Calapan City (Divine World College of Calapan)
||Lipa City (Fernando Air Base)
||Puerto Princesa (Holy Trinity University)
||Lucena City (Quezon National High School)
||Legaspi City (NAVFORSOL, Rawis)
||Naga City (University of Nueva Caceres)
||Bacolod City (West Negros University)
||Iloilo City (Iloilo National High School)
||Kalibo,Aklan (Northwestern Visayan Colleges)
||Cebu City (Southwestern University)
||Dumaguete City (Siliman University)
||Tagbilaran City (Holy Name University)
||Catbalogan (Samar State University-Mercedez Campus)
||Tacloban City (Leyte Normal University)
||Zamboanga City (AFP Western Mindanao Command)
||Butuan City (Agusan National High School)
||Cagayan De Oro City (Camp Evangelista, Patag)
||Ozamis City (Cong Hilarion J Ramiro Jr City Gymnasium)
||Davao City (University of Southeastern Philippines)
||Gen Santos City (Mindanao Polytechnic College)
||Tacurong City (City Gymnasuim)
||Iligan City (Iligan City National High School)
||Cotabato City (Notre Dame of Cotabato-Boys)
||Jolo Sulu (Notre Dame of Jolo College)
||Basco Batanes (Batanes National Science High School)
||Tawi-Tawi (MSU Bongao Campus Prep High Gym)