Step 1: SUBMIT REQUIREMENTS.
This is specific to Camp Lapu-Lapu Recruitment Center. It may vary from one center to another but you can have a glimpse on the process. You can call their hotline which is found on their website here for next schedules. I submitted the requirements two days prior the said date because I was advised to do so when I phoned the Army Recruitment Center in Cebu City. But if your place is far from Lahug, submitting the requirements on the examination date is totally fine. They would still accept it but just make sure you wouldn’t arrive later than 8 in the morning.
Step 2: TAKE THE EXAMINATION TEST. A. PAATB (Philippine Army Aptitude Battery Test) It comprises of three parts: Abstract Reasoning, Numerical Ability and Verbal Reasoning. I couldn’t remember the specific no. of items on each part but it was more or less 500 items all together. The exam was fair. Something that an average person could pass even without prior reviews. By the way, the passing rate for officership is above 100. We started at approximately 9AM and finished before 12NN. We were then advised to come back after 1PM for the next series of exams. That was the exam processing I experienced but based on my co-applicants, they took the PAATB first and advised to return at a later date once the result was in. It would be proctor’s discretion, I believe.
B. AQE (Army Qualifying Exam) This consists of several exam parts like Numerical Ability, Logic, and other types that I unfortunately couldn’t remember. The main twist of the test is solving the most no. of items you could for SEVEN MINUTES only. You could not go back to the previous test part once the time ended. So, I suggest not to stick to one difficult item that would probably take most of your time. I personally have not finished all of the math items so, I opted to do ninja moves. Hahaha! This is not advisable but desperate times call for desperate luck and measures. So, I shaded the letters I have the gut feeling would be the correct answers even without reading the questions. I made it after the proctor has announced the remaining time.
C. SWE (Special Written Exam) Essay writing. There was no time limit, but you needed to write legibly and non-cursive. Most of the topics would be, of course, about the military. The good thing, though, there was no right or wrong answer. They just wanted to check on your grammar, sentence constructions, vocabulary, and spelling. After that, there would be an additional multiple choice questions on Reading Comprehension and other topics.
WAITING TIME Probably around a month because all answer sheets are forwarded to main ARC(Army Recruitment Center) in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City. They would be checking the items there then would be reporting the results to the regional branches. I saw some of the results being posted on FB pages of authorized recruitment personnel or this certain blog of a high-ranking official, rangercabunzky.blogspot.com. But it would be best for you to call their hotline and inquire for updates.