The Philippine Military Academy announced yesterday that the entrance examination this year for applicants wanting to join the uniformed service has been moved to a later date.
The academy said the PMA Entrance Examination 2021 scheduled from August 16 to September 19 was modified. “The PMAEE will be administered from September 2 to October 2, 2021,” it said.
The academy has identified 10 testing centers on September 2 to 4, including in Tabuk City, Bontoc in Mountain Province, Tuguegarao City, Gamu Isabela, Bayombong Nueva Vizcaya, Laoag City, Vigan City, Cabanatuan City, Tarlac City, Legazpi City, Naga City, Lucena City, Lipa Batangas, Los Baños Laguna, Sangley Point Cavite, and Clark in Pampanga.
On September 16 to 18, the PMAEE will be held in Davao City, Tagum City, Mati in Davao Oriental, Bayugan City, Cagayan de Oro City, Cotabato City, Kidapawan City, Tacurong City, General Santos City, Zamboanga City, Pagadian City, Dipolog City, Ozamis City, Iligan City, San Jose Occidental Mindoro, the Phil. Army headquarters at Fort Bonifacio, Philippine Air Force headquarters at Villamor Air Base, Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City, Puerto Princesa City, Baguio City, and Lingayen in Pangasinan.
The last examination schedule will be from September 30 to October 2 at Kalibo in Aklan, Iloilo City, Bacolod City, Dumaguete City, Catbalogan City, Tacloban City, Tagbilaran City, Cebu City, and Manila.
The academy administration said that the change in schedules aims to avoid problems that may be encountered by examinees whose residences are in higher community quarantine classifications.
“The Inter-Agency Task Force guidelines published July 29 raised the risk-level classifications of provinces, highly urbanized cities, and independent component cities where some of the PMAEE testing centers were affected,” it said.
It also said that the cadet recruitment and admission no longer accept online or mailed applications.
“Interested applicants who were not able to submit may still take the PMA Entrance Examination as walk-in applicants,” it added.
Applicants must be a natural-born Filipino citizen, physically fit and of good moral character, single and has never been married nor pregnant nor have a legal obligation to support a child or children, at least a Senior High School graduate, with no administrative or criminal case, at least 5 feet in height for both male and female, and at least 17 years old and not more than 22 years old on June 1 of the year of admission.
A cadet receives 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 with all training requirements provided.*PNA