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Philippine Merchant Marine Academy (PMMA) Entrance Examination 2012 for SY 2013 – 2014

Philippine Merchant Marine Academy (PMMA) has already announced the schedule for its entrance examination for SY 2013 – 2014.

Examination Schedule

September 29, 2012

Basic Qualification Requirements

  • Male or female, physically fit, natural born Filipino citizen/foreigner with study permit;
  • Single and never been married;
  • At least 16 but not more than 22 years old by June next year;
  • Height of at least 160 cm. (5 ft. 3 in.) weighs 55 kgs. (120 lbs.) stripped for male and 155 cm. (5 ft. 1 in.) weighs 50 kgs. (110 lbs.) stripped for female;
  • Free from being accused/convicted of any crime against the law and state;
  • At least a high school graduate qualified to enroll in a four-year course or graduating from high school on April next year;
  • At least earned average academic performance and preferably has taken Trigonometry in High School;
  • Applicants must have never been enrolled at PMMA.

Grounds for Medical Disqualification


  • Undescended testicles
  • Absence of one or both testicles
  • Suspicious enlargement of testis or epididymis
  • Varicocoele
  • Uncircumcised (must be circumcised before medical exam)
  • Height less than 5ft & 3 inches


  • History of childbirth/lactation
  • Pregnancy
  • Irregular menstrual cycle including menorrhagia
  • Dysmenorrhea , incapacitating to a degree which necessitates recurrent absences
  • Ovarian cyst, persistent and considered clinically significant
  • New growth of the external and internal gentalia, e.g. myoma of the uterus
  • Breast mass
  • Endomentriosis unless surgically eradicated or controlled
  • Cervicitis, acute or chronic
  • Generalized enlargement of the uterus due to any cause
  • Cervical polyps
  • Height: less than 5 ft & 1 inch

For males and females:

  • Lordosis, kyphosis, scoliosis (thoracic & lumbar) regardless of angle
  • Bowlegged/knock kneed
  • Pes Planus (flat footed)
  • Arthritis, acute or subacute
  • Underweight or overweight. Applicants must have the ideal body weight one week prior to start of probationary period
  • Severe skin diseases: bacterial, fungal or viral in nature. Excessive acne. Warts and all skin diseases must be cured prior to medical exam
  • Leprosy in any forms
  • Tattoo/hypertropic tattoo scars causing disfigurement, extensive keloid scars specially in the facial area.
  • Gross physical deformity asymetry whether congenital due to trauma or disease including extra or missing appendages (i.e. fingers)
  • Errors of refraction of eyes: near-sighted, far-sighted, astigmatism, cross-eyed and other ocular disorders.
  • Visual Acuity of>20/30 OU
  • Wearing contact lenses and eyeglasses
  • Color blindness/defective color
  • Deafness/perforated eardrum
  • Severe or chronic otitis media
  • Impact cerumen (must be removed prior to medical exam)
  • Chronic sinusitis, nasal polyps
  • Hypertension, abnormal ECG tracings (e.g AV blocks, bundle branch blocks, ischemia, infractions, arrhythmia tachycardia, bradycardia, etc.), heart abnormalities and diseases.
  • Active PTB, massive pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary infractions, pneumonitis, bronchopneumonia, atelectasis and other lung diseases.
  • History of Asthma
  • Lymphadenopathy
  • Epilepsy, seizures, syncope and vertigo
  • Anemia and blood dyscracia
  • Hyperthyroidism (goiter) Hypothyroidism
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Hepatitis B whether active or inactive
  • Gallstones
  • Chronic gastritis, peptic ulcer disease, duodenal ulcers and other GIT problems
  • History of major operations within the preceding 6 months
  • External/internal hemorrhoids and fissures, fistula-in-ano
  • Old or recent fractures wherein internal fixation plats, screws are left in place which may be easily subjected to trauma
  • Sexually transmitted diseases i.e HIV, gonorrhea & non-gonoccocal urethritis & syphilis
  • Hernia
  • Renal diseases and stones

Dental Disqualifications

  • Cleft palate
  • Malocclusion
      • Class II
      • Class III
      • Lateral crossbite
  • Open bite
  • Tongue tied which may interfere with speech, breathing, swallowing and eating
  • Missing of four anterior/posterior (front teeth/molar teeth)
  • Complete upper or lower denture
  • Impacted tooth/teeth
  • Facial asymmetry
  • Wearing of orthodontic brackets or any orthodontic appliances


Testing Centers:
Testing Center Location
Philippine Merchant Marine Academy San Narciso, Zambales
Ramon Magsaysay High School EDSA, Cubao, Quezon City
Batasan Hills National High School IBP Road, Batasan Hills, Quezon City
Tabaco National High School Tabaco City, Albay
Antique National High School San Jose, Antique
Batangas National High School Batangas City
Baguio City National High School Baguio City
Dr. Cecilio Putong National High School Tagbilaran City, Bohol
Marcelo H. Del Pilar National High School Malolos City, Bulacan
Cagayan National High School Tuguegarao, Cagayan
Camarines Sur National High School Naga City, Camarines Sur
Bacoor National High School Bacoor, Cavite
Cebu City National Science High School Cebu City
Ilocos Norte National High School Laoag City, Ilocos Norte
Iloilo City National High School La Paz, Iloilo City
Rizal National High School Santiago City, Isabela
La Union National High School San Fernando, La Union
Pedro Guevarra Memorial National High School Sta. Cruz, Laguna
Pacita Complex National High School  San Pedro, Laguna
Misamis Oriental General Comprehensive High School Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental
Mt. Province General Comprehensive High School  Bontoc, Mt. Province
Solano High School  Solano, Nueva Vizcaya
Palawan National School Puerto Princesa City, Palawan
Pampanga High School San Fernando, Pampanga
Dagupan City National High School Dagupan City, Pangasinan
Quezon National High School Lucena City, Quezon Province
Gen. Santos City High School- Main Rizal St., Calumpang, South Cotabato
St. Anthony High School Anahawan, Southern Leyte
 Tarlac National High School Tarlac City


Contact Information:

Office of the Registrar

Philippine Merchant Marine Academy

San Narciso, 2205 Zambales, Philippines

Trunkline: (63) (47) 913-4396 local 112


Courses in the Philippines is not affiliated with Philippine Merchant Marine Academy. For specific questions and other concerns, please get in touch with their official representatives or visit their official website for more information.
Last Modified: June 27, 2012

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  1. Hi how and where can i get an application form because the link you’ve given about the application form doesn’t work correctly?

    • Hi, Neil!

      Thanks for visiting our site.

      The pdf application form when you click on the link above downloads automatically.
      If you’re having trouble downloading the form, it’s best to contact PMMA directly using the contact information above.

  2. Hi maam/sir panu ko poh malalaman na magtatake ako ng exam sa september 29, 2012 sa San Fernando pag pumunta po ba ako sa school na pinili kung testing centers ay makikita ko poh dun ung name panu ko po malalaman na natanggap neo na poh ung inihatid kung applicant form..

    • Hi, Kenedy!

      Thanks for visiting our site.

      We’re guessing that would probably be the case, but we’re not affiliated with PMMA so we can’t tell for sure. It’s best if you’ll contact them directly so they can give you a more accurate and more detailed response. 🙂

      • another question ma’am/sir paano po ung permit no. thanks for replying
        my message

  3. hi, how to apply on online application? hindi naman po kasi pwede? i am interested to take the apply.. is’t possible for me to take the examination without the application form? thank you very much.

  4. saan po bang ang pagkukuha ng test

    • Hi, Jomari!

      Thanks for visiting our site.

      You can find the list of testing centers on the post above.


  5. eh san po kaya ang entrance exam, kasi po i live in infanta quezon. may mgpapatake pa po ba kaya d2.

    • Hi, Cedric!

      Thanks for visiting our site.

      The only testing center for Quezon Province is Quezon National High School. You can find the complete list of testing centers on the post above.


  6. Hello, how do I purchase the form and write the exam? I stay in Nigeria and I have nobody to stay with in Philippine.
    Another question is what is a study permit and how do I get it?
    Thanks for your responses

  7. pede pa po bang magpas ng form till the next week?
    sept.17- 23?

    • Hi, Jhe!

      Thanks for visiting our site.

      According to the PMMA website, application forms can be submitted until the first week of September. However, according to the note on the application form, forms should be mailed to the Committee on Admissions no later than August 31. We’re not sure which one is the actual deadline, so it’s probably be best if you’ll ask PMMA directly so they can give you an accurate response.


  8. ano ano po ba ang pedeng maging trabaho kapag nakatapos sa PMMA ?

  9. mag kano po ba ung bayad

    • Hi, Mark!

      Thanks for visiting our site.

      Application fee is P 350.00 (Non-refundable).


  10. where can i get the copy of application form? and where to submit?
    tsaka kaylan po ba exam?

    • Hi, Lhynne!

      Thanks for visiting our site.

      Examination date is September 29, 2012. You can download the application form through the link below:

      Application forms may either be submitted “personally from January to September at PMMA Zambales only” or “sent through mail from January to first week of September only.”


      • san po ba mag eexam? magkano po bayad?

        • Hi, Lhynne!

          Thanks for coming back.

          You can find the list of testing centers on the post above. Application fee is P350.00. (Non-refundable)


  11. hi! gusto ko lang po itanong kung saan po ako magsubmit ng requirements ko for taking entrance exam, i live in san mateo rizal

    • Hi, Kit!

      Thanks for visiting our site.

      We’re sorry, but we’re not sure about that. It’s best if you’ll contact PMMA directly so they can give you an accurate response.


  12. . pano po pag 14 palang po ako,, pero graduate po ako ng highskul,, naaccelerate po kc ako noon.

    • Hi, Alenmark!

      Thanks for visiting our site.

      As much as we’d like to help you with your concern, we’re not affiliated with PMMA so we’re not in the position to answer that question for you. It’s best if you’ll contact them directly using the contact information above so they can give you a more accurate and detailed response.


  13. where can i get a copy of the application form? and where to submit. I reside at tagbilaran city , bohol