PMA entrance exam 2023 – Qualifications, Requirements, and Application Process

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Labor Day marks a special occasion for the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) as it proudly announces the commencement of the PMA Cadet Online Application System for the highly anticipated PMA Entrance Examination 2023. This opportunity is open to all aspiring cadets who wish to join the esteemed PMA Class of 2028.

From May 1, 2023, to August 1, 2023, the PMA Cadet Online Application System will be accessible, inviting the youth to embark on their PMA journey and contribute to the noble cause of serving our beloved nation as leaders of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.

This blog post will provide comprehensive information about the application process, ensuring that you are well-prepared to #StartYourPMAJourney.

Overview of the Philippine Military Academy

The Philippine Military Academy has long been recognized as a prestigious institution that moulds individuals into exceptional leaders, instilling in them the values of integrity, service, and excellence.

By joining the PMA, you will have the opportunity to be part of an esteemed community that is committed to safeguarding the nation and its people. Becoming a PMA cadet is not just a career choice but a lifelong commitment to honor, duty, and sacrifice.

REMINDER: All interested applicants are REMINDED to READ and UNDERSTAND the QUALIFICATIONS and REQUIREMENTS before applying online. Please visit the PMA website at https://www.pma.edu.ph for the detailed admission process.

Online Application QR Code Link

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Qualifications for Admission

Before diving into the application process, it is crucial to understand the prerequisites for applying to the PMA. The PMA seeks individuals with exceptional physical, mental, and emotional attributes. The eligibility requirements include:

  • Must be a natural-born Filipino citizen;
  • Must be at least 17 years of age and not more than 22 years of age on 01 June of the admission year;
  • Must be at least a Senior High School Graduate (Grade 12);
  • Must have at least a GPA/GWA of 85% or its equivalent;
  • Must have a barefoot height of not less than 5°0″ (152.4cm) but not more than 6’4″ (193.04cm) for both males and females;
  • Must be single and never been married, never borne or sired a child;
  • Must be of good moral character;
  • Must have no administrative or criminal case;
  • Must pass the PMA Entrance Examination;
  • Must be physically and mentally fit for military training;
  • Must pass the Complete Physical-Medical Examination by AFP Medical Board Nr 1;
  • Must pass the Physical Fitness Test and Aptitude for the Service Interview;

NOTE: For more details on qualifications and the physical and medical disqualifications please visit https://www.pma.edu.ph

PMA Entrance Exam Online Application

  • Computer or smartphone/mobile device with internet access
  • A valid and working email account
  • Scanned copy of PSA birth certificate and Form 137/138 or Transcript of Record in Portable Document Format (PDF) or image JPEG format.
    • ALL PAGES of the document should be saved in ONE (1) document file format.

NOTE: Scanned copies of PSA birth certificate and Form 137/138 are required and will be uploaded in the PMA Online Cadet Application System.

PMA Entrance Exam Schedule 2023

The Philippine Military Academy has officially launched the highly anticipated Online Cadet Application System for the upcoming PMA Entrance Exam 2023, designed specifically for those aiming to join the prestigious PMA Class of 2028. From May 1, 2023, until August 1, 2023, the online application system will be open, providing a convenient and accessible way for passionate individuals to kickstart their journey towards a fulfilling career in the armed forces.

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Gone are the days of manual application processes and long queues. With the introduction of the PMA Online Cadet Application System, applicants can streamline their application experience and eliminate unnecessary hassle. This user-friendly platform allows aspiring cadets to complete the application process from the comfort of their own homes, making it more convenient and accessible for individuals from all walks of life.

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How to Apply for the PMA Entrance Exam Online?

Once you have verified that you meet the eligibility requirements, you can proceed with the online application process. Here are the steps to guide you through:

Step 1: Access the online application link: admission.pma.edu.ph or scan the QR Code to access the Cadet Application System Landing Page.

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Step 2: Click “Not registered yet? Sign-up instead”

Note: ALL NEW and RE-APPLICANTS shall register new accounts. Old accounts are no longer valid for this recruitment and selection cycle.

Step 3: Fill out and complete the Sign-up Section.

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Step 4: Recheck your information and Click “Sign-up” button.

Note: DO NOT FORGET your EMAIL and PASSWORD. Use it to Sign-in to your Philippine Military Academy Online Cadet Application System account.

Step 5: If the verification code is valid, you will automatically be signed in/Logged-in to your Philippine Military Academy Online Cadet Application System account. Click the “Personal Information” Tab.

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Step 6: Accomplish and fill out the data fields with your CORRECT personal information.

  • Data fields with “*” are required to be filled.
  • Incorrect information may invalidate your application.
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Note: Your preferred Exam Site/Center can be changed anytime before closing of the Online Application on August 1, 2023. Further, Exam Sites/Centers are not yet final. Monitor Philippine Military Academy Facebook Page for Exam Center updates.

Step 7: Once all required data fields and other fields are accomplished, Click “Save Information” button at the bottom of the page.

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Note: Data fields with “*” are required to be filled.

Step 8: After saving the Personal Information Tab, sub Tabs will appear below the Personal Information Tab. Click the “Educational Background” Tab.

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Step 9: Click the “Add Educational Background” Button.

Step 10: Fill- up all fields for “Educational Background.

  • Data fields with “*” are required to be filled.
  • Incorrect information may invalidate your application.
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Step 11: Once all required data and other fields are accomplished, click the “SAVE” button.

  • Make sure all entries are CORRECT.
  • ALL APPLICANTS NEED TO ADD AT LEAST their HIGH SCHOOL credentials. College-level students may add their credentials as applicable.

Step 12: Click the “Requirements” Tab. Upload your scanned documents (Form 137/138, Transcript of Records as applicable, and PSA birth certificate) as an attachment (Click the “Choose File” button). After uploading, Click “Save” button.

Note: Upload one (1) file for each requirement. All scanned pages must be in one (1) file.

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Step 13: Click the “Survey” Tab and answer the question by selecting from the options in the list. After choosing an answer, click the “Save Changes” button.

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After clicking “Save Changes”, you will be directed to the Notifications Page to display your Application Progress.

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Medical Disqualifications for PMA Entrance Exam

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

PMA Entrance Exam 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.

What to do if I passed the PMAEE?

Applicants who pass 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 online 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.

Privilege and Benefits as a PMA Cadet

  • It is a noble privilege to serve the country and its people
  • Free college education with a well-rounded curriculum
  • Monthly pay and allowances
  • Progressive career as an Officer in the Army, Air Force or Navy
  • Specialized professional training for military
  • Exceptional training and billeting facilities
  • Training requirements are all provided

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For Inquiries

You may contact the following:

  • OFFICE OF THE CADET RECRUITMENT AND ADMISSION (OCRA)
  • PLDT Number:
    (074) 442- 5520
  • Cellphone Numbers: (0919) 068-0877 (SMART), (0919) 068-0878 (SMART), (0906) 546 6989 (GLOBE)
  • You may also reach them through the following official social media accounts of PMA:
    Facebook: Philippine Military Academy “Face-Bok”
    Instagram: pma_ccafp
    Twitter: @pma_ccafp
  • You may also message ocapma@gmail.com, and don’t forget to visit https://www.pma.edu.ph.
  • Please standby at the Philippine Military Academy Facebook page for Examinations Updates.

Final Thoughts

Now, it is time to prepare yourself physically, mentally, and emotionally for the challenges. The Philippine Military Academy selection process is rigorous, but the rewards are immeasurable.

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As a final note, staying updated with the latest announcements and instructions from the Philippine Military Academy is essential. Regularly check your email for notifications regarding the examination schedule, examination venue, and other important updates. Ensure that you know the examination guidelines and requirements to avoid any complications during the examination day.

Remember, the journey to becoming a PMA cadet is not just about personal growth but about contributing to the greater good and serving your country with honor and distinction. Embrace the values of integrity, service, and excellence, for they will guide you throughout your career as a military officer.

Source: Philippine Military Academy