Monday, October 02, 2017

2018 AFPSAT Coverage, Passing Score, Testing Centers & Free Reviewers

What is AFPSAT?

The Armed Forces of the Philippines Service Aptitude Test or also known as AFPSAT is the pre-entry examinations for qualified applicants of Officer Preparatory Course (OPC), Officer Candidate Course (OCC) and Candidate Soldier Course (CSC) being administered by the Army Recruitment Office.

Army aspirants must take and pass the AFPSAT to able to join the Philippine Army, Philippine Air Force, and Philippine Navy (Marines) as Candidate Soldiers to the least. The examination fee is free.

In order to qualify for the exam, aspirants should meet the basic qualification standard and requirements of the AFP indicated below.

Qualifications & Requirements

For Officer Candidate Course (OCC), one has to be a baccalaureate degree holder, natural born Filipino citizen, 21 to 29 years of age upon admission (no age waiver), single, never been married and never borne or sired a child, not less than 5’0 ft. (152cm) but not more than 6’4” ft. (193.04cm) in height for both male and female, of good moral character and physically, mentally and psychologically fit for active military service.

For Officer Preparatory Course (OPC), a natural-born Filipino citizen, inactive Commissioned Reserve Officer who were commissioned in the Philippine Army under Circular 4 Groups I and II, must not over 31 years old on the date of Called to Active Duty (CAD), a baccalaureate degree holder, physically, mentally and psychologically fit for active military service, not less than 5’0 ft. (152cm) both for male and female but not more than 6’4” ft. (193.04cm) in height and of good moral character.

Likewise, qualifications for Candidate Soldier Course (CSC) are the following: natural born Filipino citizen, at least 18 to 23 years old before the date of appointment as candidate soldier (no age waiver), at least high school graduate but possesses technical/vocational skills needed by the AFP, not less than 5’0 ft. (152cm) both for male and female but not more than 6’4” ft. (193.04cm) in height (no height waiver), unmarried and without a child, of good moral character and physically and mentally fit for military training.

The following are the requirements needed for the registration during the AFPSAT 

1) Birth Certificate
2) Transcript of Records and Diploma
3) Diploma w/ Form 137-A (for High School Graduate)
4) Valid ID (Government issued)
5) One (1) 2x2 Picture

AFPSAT Exam Coverage

The exam is consisting of 150 multiple choice items which usually cover the following topics:

-Philippine Constitution
-General Information
-Verbal reasoning
-Logical reasoning
-Quantitative reasoning
-Current Events

AFPSAT Mechanics, Validity, and Passing Score


  • Afpsat result shall be valid for a period of three (3) years
  • Retake shall only be allowed once for an applicant and it shall be conducted at least
  • six (6) months after the initial examination
  • All major service shall henceforth recognize the result as valid and said applicant need not take the same test if he/she applies in another branch of service within the period of three (3) years.

AFPSAT Examination Schedule| Processing Centers Info

For latest updates about AFPSAT exam dates and venue, please kindly visit our post: Latest AFP Exam Schedule

Where to get free study materials, reviewer and practice test for AFPSAT

The AFP does not offer any reviewers for AFPSAT and unlike other proficiency tests, you can rarely find a review center that caters review courses for military exams in the Philippines not even for PMAEE and PNPCAT.

However, if you're resourceful enough there are tons of study materials online where you can use as a reference for your review.

Below are our some of the supplement review materials with high relevance to AFPSAT exam coverage. You can download it for free and start answering the practice tests at your convenience.

DOWNLOAD: Free AFPSAT Study Materials, Practice test, and Reviewer
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