PMA Entrance Exam PMAEE 2020: requirements, application schedule, how to apply

    MANILA, Philippines – Ready to embrace the profession of arms? The Philippine Military Academy (PMA) opened on May 1 the application system for 2020 entrance examinations (PMAEE). View on this page the comprehensive details of application process, requirements, qualifications and reminders.
    PMA Entrance Exam PMAEE 2020: requirements

    PMA entrance exam this year is set on different dates from August 26 to October 3 in 44 sites nationwide. Successful applicants will be part of PMA Class of 2025.


    To adhere to the protocol on social distancing, PMA said each testing center will be allocated with four days to administer the examination to the qualified applicants. Note that the number of examinees shall not exceed 50 percent of the seating capacity of the exam venues.

    "We also want to reiterate that we are accepting applications either online or through mail/courier until the first week of August 2020," PMA said.

    July 18, 2020: The online application will be until August 1, 2020 only.

    • Natural-born Filipino
    • Physical fitness and good moral character
    • Single, never married or pregnant and not supporting any child or children
    • High school graduate with a general average grade of at least 85 percent
    • At least 5 feet in height
    • No administrative or criminal case
    • At least 17 but not older than 22 years old on April 1, 2020
    • Pass the PMA entrance exams

    • Privilege and honor of serving our country
    • Free College Education
    • Monthly Salary and Allowances
    • State of the art training facilities
    • Progressive and rewarding career as an officer of one of the branches of the Armed Forces of the Philippines


    CADET APPLICATION: How to apply?

    There are three ways to apply for PMA entrance exam: via online, mail or hand-carry to Office of Cadet Admission in Baguio City.

    Online application: High School Form 137 or Form 138 and NSO copy of Birth Certificate are the necessary documents for our Online Application. All interested applicants are requested to scan (pdf file format) said documents and attach it to the Online Application System. Check out here to apply.

    Mail application: You can open, print and fill-up the application form and mail it to:
    • Office of Cadet Admission (OCA)
    • Philippine Military Academy
    • Fort del Pilar, Baguio City
    • 2602

    Or hand carry it to this address:
    • Office of Cadet Admission (OCA)
    • Philippine Military Academy
    • Fort del Pilar, Baguio City

    NOTE: If you did not apply online or by mail, you may still get the test on exam day but you will be last priority. "Priority will be given to regular applicants. Proctors bring only limited number of exam materials," PMA said.

    NOTE: For Honor students, fill-up your information via this PMAEE contact form.


    PMAEE aims to measure the mental ability of applicants in the areas of MATH (Algebra and Geometry), ENGLISH (Grammar, Composition, and Reading and Comprehension) and Abstract Reasoning which is called SPMA (Verbal and Numerical Reasoning and Pattern Analysis).

    NOTE: The exam is FREE.


    After receiving the Test Permit from the OCA, the applicant will report to the designated Examination Center on the date indicated on the permit. The applicant must bring the Test Permit so that s/he will be allowed by the Proctors to take the Exam.

    What to bring?
    • Exam permit
    • Medical Certificate (within 48-72hrs)
    • Health declaration form
    • Copy of PSA birth certificate
    • Copy of latest grades
    • 2 pcs 2x2 ID Pictures
    • 2 pcs pencils
    • Valid ID
    • Mask, face shield and personal alcohol

    • No face shield and mask, no exam.
    • Do not also to forget to get your travel pass from your respective barangays to allow you to move from your home to the testing center.

    How long is the exam?

    On examination day, the whole morning (7am to 11am) will be for administrative aspects of the exam (fill up forms, limited physical examination, etc). The exam proper starts at exactly 12:00 noon and will last up to 4:30 pm.

    UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 pandemic, examinees were divided into morning and afternoon schedule for a particular day of the allotted period. Start time is either 7am or 1pm.

    Do's and Don'ts

    1. DO NOT FOLD, ROLL, DISFIGURE NOR WRITE ON TOP OF YOUR ANSWER SHEET as this may cause problems with the reading machine.

    2. When shading your chosen answer, make sure that you do not extend your shading outside the circle. Do not shade more than one circle. Do not make any stray pencil marks on the answer sheet. If you wish to change your answer, erase your old answer completely and shade your new answer. If you do not know the answer, make an intelligent guess. Do not leave any item unanswered.

    The following acts will cause you to be disqualified:
    • Cheating
    • Talking to other applicants during the test
    • Passing to or receiving anything from another applicant or unauthorized persons during the test
    • Using any of the following: calculators, cellular phones, or any other electronic gadget


    If the applicant passes the Exam, s/he will receive a written notice from OCA informing him of the result of the Exam and instructing him to report to AFP, Medical Center (AFPMC). He will then undergo the Complete Physical Examination (CPE) where his medical, physical, mental and emotional condition will be examined to determine his readiness and fitness for the military training in the Academy.

    Minimum Requirements for Physical Fitness Test (PFT):
    • Push Ups: Male 30 reps; Female 25 reps
    • Situps: Male 30 reps; Female 25 reps
    • Pullups: Male 10 reps; Female 7 reps
    • Run: Male and Female 3.2km

    Medical Disqualifications
    • Color blind
    • Any communicable disease
    • Physical deformities
    • Scoliosis
    • Tattoos
    • Other medical conditions as determined by AFP Medical Board Nr 1

    NOTE: CPE takes days, so a cadet candidate is required to stay in the billeting area provided by the Academy in AFPMC.

    If the applicant successfully makes it, he will be required to report to PMA Liaison Office in AFPMC for final processing during the last week of March before s/he will be brought to Philippine Military Academy (PMA) on April 01 for the Oath-Taking Ceremony and Reception Rites, signaling his official entry to the Academy as member of a PMA Class.


    In the August 2019 exams, a total of 1,629 out of 33,000 examinees passed the tests.

    Meanwhile, 1,506 out of 29,601 successfully hurdled the September 2018 PMAEE.


    For more details, applicants may call the Office of the Cadet Admission at (074) 442–5520, (0906) 546 6989(Globe), (0919) 068 0877 or (0919) 068 8078 (Smart).

    They may also visit the official website of PMA and their Facebook page.

    The Summit Express will also update this page for the results of PMAEE 2020. Visit this page or the official page of PMA for more announcements.

    — The Summit Express
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