If you are looking for a guide on how to become a patrolman or patrolwoman, then you are on the right page. This article will cover the procedures and the requirements for the NAPOLCOM-PNP Entrance Examination. If you think you have all the qualifications below, you may proceed with your application. Please, do not apply if you are not qualified. You’ll just waste your time.
Update as of March 12, 2020– In compliance with Proclamation No. 922 signed by President Duterte, dated March 8, 2020, declaring a State of Public Health Emergency throughout the Philippines and calling for the implementation of urgent, critical measures to contain the spread of COVID-19, the National Police Commission suspends the conduct of the April 26, 2020 PNP Entrance and Promotional Examinations until further notice.
Minimum Qualification Standards
|Applicant Classification||Age||Height||Educational Attainment|
|Civilian||Not more than 30 years old||–||Bachelor’s Degree|
Yes, there is no more height requirement but here’s the catch:
According to NAPOLCOM, they removed the height requirement for the entrance examination only (successful PNP exam takers are eligible for other government jobs outside the PNP). Police aspirants must still possess the required height – men and women need to be at least 1.62 meters (5’4″) and 1.57 meters (5’2″) tall, respectively to be admitted to the police service. The NAPOLCOM cannot just remove the height requirement because it is mandated by RA 6975 unless this law is amended.
*The NAPOLCOM MC. No. 2007-009, Section 7 Item No.4, as amended by NAPOLCOM MC No. 2011-0001, provides that the minimum height requirement for PNP applicants who are members of indigenous communities shall be 1.52 meters for males and 1.45 meters for females. For examination purposes, they are required to submit a Certification of their tribal membership issued by the Main Office of the Commission of Indigenous People (NCIP) or the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF), or a height waiver issued by the NAPOLCOM.
What is the PNP Entrance Exam?
The PNP Entrance examination is open to all Filipino citizens who meet the age, height, and educational requirements. Those who pass the examination are conferred by the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) the PNP Entrance Eligibility which is appropriate for appointment to the rank of Patrolman/Patrolwoman, as prescribed under Section 30 of RA 6975, as amended by Republic Act 8551.
To help you hurdle this examination, please read our 10 Important Tips to Pass NAPOLCOM/PNP Entrance Exam.
NAPOLCOM Entrance Exam 2020 Schedule
The NAPOLCOM conducts the entrance examinations for those who are aspiring to enter the police force twice a year. The NAPOLCOM recently released the application and examination schedule for 2020 (first batch).
|Exam Date||Period of Online Scheduling||Period of Filing Application|
|April 26, 2020||January 27-31, 2020 (Website is available at 12 NN Jan 27, 2020 onwards)||February 24-March 23, 2020|
Note: The first letter of an applicant’s family name shall be adopted in the scheduling of applicants for the PNP Entrance Examinations, as follows:
|SCHEDULED DATES||FAMILY NAME|
|Day 1- Jan 27||A and B|
|Day 2- Jan 28||C, D, E and F|
|Day 3- Jan 29||G, H, I, J, K and L|
|Day 4- Jan 30||M, N, O, P and Q|
|Day 5- Jan 31||R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y and Z|
Get a scheduled appointment for the filing of the application
The NAPOLCOM utilizes the Online Examination Application Scheduling System (OLEASS) for the scheduling of the filing of applications for the PNP Entrance examinations. Keep in mind that only the applicants with a confirmed scheduled appointment with a reference number will be entertained. Secure your schedule as soon as possible because the acceptance of applications is on a “first-come, first-served” basis.
To get the scheduled appointment, please follow the instructions below:
- On a computer with an internet connection, go to the NAPOLCOM official website. Click on the Online Examination Application Scheduling System or log directly to www.napolcom-oleass.com and fill out the mandatory fields.
- Click the SUBMIT button after filling out the required details. A confirmation will appear if the registration was successful. If not, repeat the whole process.
- Click the PRINT CONFIRMATION LETTER button on the screen to print your confirmation letter. Bring this confirmation letter when you file your application.
The Test Center where the applicant will take the exam is automatically assigned by the system based on the permanent/home address provided by the applicant. Please see the table below for the different test centers this 2019 PNP Entrance Exam.
|Region||Exam Center||Region||Exam Center|
|1||San Fernando City, La Union||9||Pagadian City/Zamboanga City|
|2||Tuguegarao City, Cagayan||10||Cagayan De Oro City|
|3||Angeles City, Pampanga||11||Davao City|
|4A||Cabuyao City, Laguna||12||Koronadal City|
|4B||Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro||CAR||Baguio City|
|5||Guinobatan, Albay / Virac, Catanduanes||CARAGA||Butuan City|
|6||Iloilo City, Iloilo||ARMM||Cotabato City|
|7||Cebu City, Cebu||NCR||Makati City|
|8||Tacloban City/Calbayog City|
File your Application
On your scheduled appointment, submit the application personally together with all the required supporting documents to the NAPOLCOM Regional Office where you will take the examination. They only accept personal appearance and reject applications received through post mail. Here are the things you need to bring when filing your application:
NAPOLCOM Entrance Exam Requirements:
- The printed confirmation letter with the corresponding reference number confirming the scheduled appointment.
- A duly accomplished NAPOLCOM Form 1-A or the application form and index cards.
- 2 recent and identical 1×1 ID photo (colored) with white background and complete name tag.
- Examination fee of Php 400.00
- One (1) legal-size window envelope with Php 17.00 worth of mailing stamps.
- Transcript of Scholastic Record (with Special Order issued by CHED) and Diploma from CHED-accredited schools, state universities, and colleges
- NSO/PSA Birth certificate in security paper or a certified true copy of the birth certificate issued by the local civil registrar and duly authenticated by the Philippine Statistics Authority.
The application forms (Form 1-A) and Index Cards can be obtained for FREE at any NAPOLCOM Regional Office nationwide or you may download them from the NAPOLCOM Official website.
If you are qualified, the Commission will issue a Notice of Admission on the day you file your application for the examination. You may also verify the status from the NAPOLCOM Regional Office where you filed the application.
What to Wear During the Exam
The PNP follows a dress code even at the examination. You should wear a plain white T-shirt or white polo shirt, dark pants and shoes. Applicants who fail to meet the prescribed attire will not be allowed to enter the examination center.
What to Bring During the Exam
Applicants are only allowed to bring the following items during the examination:
- Notice of Admission
- Pencil Number 2
- Any valid ID with picture and signature.
Bringing in of any of the following items inside the testing center is strictly prohibited:
- Firearm, explosive or any deadly weapon
- Phones, two-way radio set or any electronic gadget
- Review material
Violation of this rule will automatically disqualify you from taking the entrance test and will result in the nullification of your examination.
2020 PNP Entrance Exam Coverage
The 3-hour October 2019 NAPOLCOM Entrance Examination will cover the following subject areas. The exams will be in an objective-type/multiple-choice format.
- Philippine Constitution and History
- PNP Law and History
- Criminal Justice System
- Current Events
- Social Awareness and Value Judgment
- Basic Concepts
- Problem-Solving Skills
How to know the PNP Entrance Exam results?
The NAPOLCOM exam results will be posted on their official website and at the NAPOLCOM Central Office. The regional list of passers will also be available in each of the NAPOLCOM Regional Offices nationwide. The ratings can be viewed using Online Verification of Ratings system at the NAPOLCOM official website.
A Report of Rating (RR) will be mailed to the passer’s mailing address. If you successfully pass the test but did not receive the RR via mail, you may request the issuance of a certificate from the NAPOLCOM Central Office.