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PMMA Entrance Exam 2023: Ultimate Application Guide

The Philippine Merchant Marine Academy (PMMA) has officially announced the opening of its PMMA Entrance Exam 2023 application process, paving the way for aspiring maritime professionals to kickstart their careers by becoming a part of Class 2028.

As one of the most prestigious maritime institutions in the country, PMMA offers a unique opportunity to those who dream of joining the shipping industry. In this article, we’ll walk you through the essential details of the PMMA application process, eligibility requirements, and tips to help you ace the PMMA Entrance Exam 2023 and embark on a successful maritime career in the Philippines.

Benefits of Studying at PMMA

Students who successfully pass the PMMA Entrance Exam 2023 and enroll at the Philippine Merchant Marine Academy can expect to enjoy the following benefits:

  • A government scholarship
  • Experience a semi-military lifestyle of leadership environment
  • Rewarding leadership and training experiences
  • Travel the world for free while still a cadet
  • An assured shipboard training onboard international ocean-going vessels
  • Automatic commissionship in the Philippine Navy and Philippine Coast Guard as Ensign (2Lt)
  • Earn a Bachelor’s Degree
  • 100% employability, immediate hiring by more than thirty (30) partner international and manning companies
  • Promising careers in the seafaring industry as master mariners, chief engineers, shipping executives, naval or coast guard officers, educators, and trainers in maritime-related industries/institutions

Eligibility Criteria for PMMA Entrance Exam 2023

Before diving into the Philippine Merchant Marine Academy 2023 application process, ensure that you meet the following eligibility criteria for the PMMA Entrance Exam 2023:

  • Male or female, physically fit, natural born Filipino citizen;
  • Single and never been married and has no children out of wedlock;
  • Free from being accused or convicted of any crime against the law and the state;
  • At least 17 years old and not more than 23 years old upon enrollment on August 01;
  • Grade 12 student; College Level
  • At least 160 centimeters (5 ft. & 3 in.) for male and 155 centimeters (5 ft. & 1 in.) for female;
  • BMI of less than 25;
  • At least of good academic performance;
  • Has not been enrolled in PMMA.

For list of medical and dental disqualifications, you may visit this website.

PMMA Entrance Exam 2023 Application Process

Follow these steps to complete the PMMA application process for the PMMA Entrance Exam 2023:

Step 1 Create an Account:

Visit the official PMMA website to register and click Signup to create an account.

Step 2 Fill Out the Online Application Form

Provide accurate information while completing the application form. Provide a valid email address and click Signup.

Step 3 Verify your Email

In the email you have provided in the Signup sheet, check for an email verification from PMMA Admissions and click Verify Email. If you can’t find it in your inbox, try checking your email’s Spam folder.

Step 4 Log in to your account and apply

Once you have verified your account, you may now log in to your account. Once logged in, click on the “Announcements” tab and then click Apply.

Step 3 Submit Required Documents

Upload the specified documents as required by PMMA.

  • Recent 2×2 colored pictures with name tag, front view; white background;
  • Photocopy of PSA Birth Certificate. (Baptismal and Hospital Birth Certificate not honored)
  • Applicants who are currently Grade 12:
    • Certification from School Principal that applicant is currently enrolled as Grade 12
    • Photocopy of Grade 11 Report Card
  • Applicants who are Grade 12 Graduate and 1st year college
    • Photocopy of Senior High School Diploma
    • Photocopy of Grade 12 Report Card
  • Applicants who are currently enrolled in College
    • Photocopy of Registration Form
    • Certified True Copy of Grades
  • Applicants who are College Graduate
    • Photocopy of College Diploma
    • Photocopy of Transcript of Records
  • To be submitted upon enrollment as Probationary Midshipmen-women
    • Certificate of No Marriage (CENOMAR)
    • NBI Clearance
    • Certificate of Good Moral Character from Barangay

Note: Incomplete filing requirements will not be processed.

Step 4 Review and Submit

Double-check your application before submission.

Step 5 Print Examination Permit

Once you have submitted your application, download your Examination Permit by going to the “Downloadables” tab. Download and print your test permit, and attach your 2×2 picture.

For Applicants with old account:

  1. Log in using the same credentials you used during your previous application. Click the Announcement Tab and apply for this school year 2024-2025.
  2. Applicants who have passed the entrance examination and are currently undergoing other admissions phases may not be able to apply for this school year until the admissions process for the previous application has officially concluded and its result has been released.

PMMAEE 2023 Deadline of Application

The deadline for PMMA 2023 Applications will be on October 7, 2023.

PMMAEE 2023 Examination Date

The Entrance Examinations will be held on October 28, 2023, from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

PMMAEE Exam Coverage

According to the Philippine Merchant Marine Academy, test questions will be objective type and will cover the graduating high school’s core subjects such as the following:

  • English
    • Vocabulary, Grammar, Analogy, Reading Comprehension
  • Mathematics
    • Algebra, Geometry, Statistics and Trigonometry
  • Science
    • General Science, Chemistry and Physics
  • Abstract Reasoning

Once you have passed PMMAEE:

Candidates who will pass from the entrance examination are further assessed for Neuro-Psychological health evaluation including IQ for intelligence, EQ for emotional stability, and Personality profiling.

Once you have passed the neuro-psychological evaluation, you will undergo and pass the following medical screening

  • Pre-Medical
    • Height/ Weight Requirements
    • Color Perception Test ( ISHIHARA)
    • Snellen’s Eye Test
  • Dental Examination
  • Laboratory Examination
  • Physical Examination

By understanding the PMMA Entrance Exam 2023 application process, meeting the PMMA Entrance Exam requirements, and following the expert tips outlined in this article, you’ll be well-prepared to embark on a fulfilling maritime career in the Philippines. Don’t miss this opportunity to turn your dreams into reality; start preparing for the PMMA Entrance Exam 2023 today and take the first step towards a successful future in the maritime industry.

SOURCE: Philippine Merchant Marine Academy

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