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Philippine Merchant Marine Academy (PMMA) Entrance Examination 2013 for SY 2014 – 2015

Philippine Merchant Marine Academy (PMMA) has already announced the schedule for its entrance examination for SY 2014 – 2015.


Deadline of Submission of Application Forms

August 31, 2013

Examination Schedule

September 29, 2013


Basic Qualification Requirements

  • 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;
  • Not a day younger than 16 years old or a day older than 22 years old upon admission by June;
  • At least high school graduate qualified to enroll in a four year course or graduating from high school on April of next year;
  • At least 160 centimeters (5 ft. & 3 in.) weighs 55 kgs. (120 lbs.) stripped for male and 155 centimeters (5 ft. & 1 in.) weighs 50 kgs.
  • (110 lbs.) stripped for female;
  • At least average academic performance and preferably has taken Trigonometry in High School;
  • Has never been enrolled in 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
Antique National High School San Jose, Antique
Aurora State College of Technology Baler, Aurora
Bacoor National High School Bacoor, Cavite
Baguio City National High School Baguio City
Batangas National High School Batangas City
Batasan Hills National High School IBP Road, Batasan Hills, Quezon City
Cagayan National High School Tuguegarao, Cagayan
Camarines Sur National High School Naga City, Camarines Sur
Cebu City National Science High School Cebu City
Dagupan City National High School Dagupan City, Pangasinan
Dr. Cecilio Putong National High School Tagbilaran City, Bohol
Gen. Santos City High School- Main Rizal St., Calumpang, South Cotabato
Ifugao State University of Agriculture & Forestry Nayon, Lamut
Ilocos Norte National High School Laoag City, Ilocos Norte
Iloilo City National High School La Paz, Iloilo City
La Union National High School San Fernando, La Union
Malay National High School, Motag, Malay Aklan
Marcelo H. Del Pilar National High School Malolos City, Bulacan
Misamis Oriental General Comprehensive High School Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental
Mt. Province General Comprehensive High School Bontoc, Mt. Province
Pedro Guevarra Memorial National High School Sta. Cruz, Laguna
Pacita Complex National High School San Pedro, Laguna
Palawan National School Puerto Princesa City, Palawan
Pampanga High School San Fernando, Pampanga
Philippine Merchant Marine Academy San Narciso, Zambales
Quezon National High School Lucena City, Quezon Province
Ramon Magsaysay High School EDSA, Cubao, Quezon City
Rizal National High School Santiago City, Isabela
Solano High School  Solano, Nueva Vizcaya
St. Anthony High School Southern Leyte
Tabaco National High School Tabaco City, Albay
Tarlac National High School Anahawan, Southern Leytel
Zamboanga City State Polytechnic College R.T. Lim Boulevard, Zamboanga 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, 2013

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