PMA sets entrance test on Sunday-A A +A
Thursday, August 23, 2012
THE Philippine Military Academy (PMA) has lowered its height requirement to five feet, from 5’4” tall for men and 5’2” tall for women, for both male and female applicants.
The PMA also announced the holding of the nationwide entrance examination on Sunday, Aug. 26.
The move to lower the height requirements was made to cater and increase the number of applicants for the academy.
The changes in the minimum height requirement came about when it was observed during the conduct of the limited physical examination in different exam centers.
Many were denied the chance to go through the first phase of the selection process, solely because of their failure to meet the height requirement.
With the previous height requirement, many Filipino youth, who have good educational background and physically fit, are denied the opportunity of being able to take the entrance examination.
This year, the academy will hold the PMA entrance examination (PMAEE) in 37 examination centers in the country.
In Cebu City, the examination will be held at the Southwestern University.
The requirements for admission to the PMA are: natural-born Filipino citizen, physically fit and of good moral character, single and has never been married, at least high school graduate with no administrative/criminal case, must pass the PMAEE, should have been born from April 1, 1991 to April 1, 1996.
Being a PMA cadet gives an individual a noble privilege of serving the country.
Qualified applicants can avail themselves of free college education with a well-rounded curriculum and will 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.
Successful applicants will compose the PMA Class 2017 who will be officially received in the academy through the oathtaking and reception rites on April 1, 2013.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on August 24, 2012.