The Philippine Military Academy will be conducting the PMA Entrance Examination on AUGUST 03, 2014 (first Sunday of August) in thirty-seven (37) examination centers all throughout the country. The PMA Entrance Exam is the first stage in the selection process for cadetship in the premier leadership training school in the country.
Being a PMA cadet gives an individual a noble privilege in serving the country. One is able to avail of a free college education with a well-rounded curriculum, as well as, receive monthly pay and allowances. After graduating from the Academy, one is guaranteed a progressive career as an officer in the army, Navy or Air Force.
This year, PMA will now be accepting interested applicants with a minimum height of 5’0 inches, both for male and female. The lowering of the height requirement from 5’4 for male and 5’2 for female is expected to bring about increase in the number of applicants. The changes in the minimum height requirement came about when it was observed during the conduct of the Limited Physical Examination (LPE) in different exam centers, that many are denied the chance to go through the first phase of the selection process, solely for the reason of not meeting the height requirement. With the previous height requirement, many Filipino youth, who have good educational background and are physically fit, are disenfranchised from the opportunity of being able to take the entrance examination. With the adjustment made in the height requirement, PMA will be increasing the pool where the best candidate for PMA cadetship will be selected.
Other requirements for admission in the Philippine Military Academy are the following: Natural-born Filipino citizen, physically fit and of good moral character, single and has never been married, at least high school graduate, no administrative/criminal case, must pass the PMAEE, and should have been born from April 01, 1993 to April 01, 1998.
Addressing one of the major issues that usually deters interested applicants from entering the Academy, PMA has made a firm stand on its policy against maltreatment in the Cadet Corps, Armed Forces of the Philippines (CCAFP). PMA advocates “Zero Tolerance to Maltreatment”. The Academy is aggressively implementing a “NO- MALTREATMENT POLICY” among the cadets. PMA adheres to the respect of human rights, and observance of the principles of International Humanitarian Law and the rule of law.
Successful applicants will compose the PMA Class 2019 who will be officially received in the Academy in an Oath-Taking Ceremony and Reception Rites on April 01, 2015.
(NB. Application Forms can be downloaded from www.pma.ph. Applicants can also apply on-line in the said website. For more information, call (074) 447-3686, (074) 447-2632 local 6751, 6752, Smart – 0928-559-7651, Sun Cellular – 0943-705-6890, Globe – 0917-896-4299, or write the Office of Cadet Admission, Philippine Military Academy, Fort Gregorio H Del Pilar, 2602, Baguio City.)