PNPACAT 2024 Online Application: Schedule and Requirements

The Philippine National Police Academy is the premier public safety institution that hones the future leaders of the PNP, BJMP, and BFP. Created by Section 19 of Presidential Decree 1184, it was established for the training and education of the members of the tri-bureau services of the Department of Interior and Local Government.

Admitted cadets will undergo the PNPA Cadetship Program, a government-sponsored 4-year tertiary education course. Upon entry to the Academy, the PNPA cadets will receive monthly pay and allowances for their training and education expenses. After graduation, they will be granted a Bachelor of Science in Public Safety (BSPS) degree. Moreover, graduates are automatically appointed as Police Lieutenants of the PNP, Jail Inspectors of the BJMP, or Fire Inspectors of the BFP.

PNPACAT 2024 Schedule

The Online Application System (OAS) for the Philippine National Police Academy Cadet Admission Test (PNPACAT) for the Calendar Year 2024 is now officially open! The deadline for applications is June 15, 2024.

How to Apply

The PNPA Entrance Exam online application requires the applicant to upload the following documentary requirements:

  • a scanned copy of your PSA Birth Certificate (keep your official receipt because you may need this in other phases if you pass the exam);
  • a scanned copy of the PNPA BMI form signed by a licensed physician. Your BMI rating must not be more than 28.0 for you to qualify for the PNPA Cadet Admission Test.
  • A scanned copy of one (1) passport-sized (4.5cm x 3.5cm) or 2″x2″ ID picture with a name tag.

Please be reminded that these files should not exceed 20 MB in size. Reduce the image size before uploading.

Once you have all the necessary documents, follow these simple steps to register:

  1. f you do not have an account yet, go to using a computer or a smartphone with a good internet connection.
  2. After creating an account, proceed to the application page using this link:

All unfinished, incomplete applications or incorrect information submitted will be considered DISQUALIFIED. Applicants must finalize and submit their applications by the DEADLINE DATE. The online application will be disabled after the DEADLINE DATE.

Initial Requirements

We advise our readers to read this part. Please do not submit your application if you are not qualified; you’ll just waste your time. To be able to take the PNPACAT, an aspiring cadet must possess the following criteria, listed below:

Unlike the previous PNPACAT, those senior high school graduates with Highest Honors as well as college graduates with Latin awards are no longer exempted from taking the PNPACAT.

  • The interested applicant must be a natural-born Filipino citizen;
  • Must not be more than 22 years old or less than 18 years old upon admission. Those applicants who will be 23 years old or have not reached 18 years old by June 1, 2025 are disqualified.
  • Single and without a child to support;
  • At least a Senior High School (SHS) Graduate upon admission.
  • Pursuant to Republic Act (RA) 11549, male and female aspirants of 5’2” and 5’0 in height, respectively, may now apply for the PNPACAT 2024. There is no need for a height waiver.
  • With a weight that corresponds to the applicant’s height, gender, and age in reference to Body Mass Index (BMI);
  • Physically and mentally fit to undergo rigorous training;
  • With good moral character (no criminal, administrative, or civil derogatory record);
  • With no pending complaint and/or case in court involving moral turpitude or other cases against the State;
  • Not a former cadet of PNPA or other service academies (PMA, PMMA, MAAP); and
  • Never been dismissed from any private employment or government position for a cause;


Failure to meet just one of these initial requirements means disqualification from taking the PNPACAT and admission to the PNPA. Likewise, applicants who have any of the medical or dental conditions listed below are also disqualified:

  • Under height and overweight or obese;
  • Defective Visual Perception (e.g. color blindness, near-sightedness or farsightedness with corrective eyeglasses or lenses, nystagmus);
  • Any physical deformities like bow-leggedness, missing or extra fingers/toes, and other birth defects;
  • Hearing problems due to a perforated eardrum;
  • Chronic sinusitis, bleeding tendencies, hemorrhoids, hernias (if not treated), varicocele, extensive skin disorders;
  • History of heart disease, hypertension, asthma, active PTB, kidney and liver diseases, epileptic seizure disorders, major operations; communicable diseases (such as AIDS, Hepatitis, VD, etc.);
  • Full dentures, upper and lower, cleft lip and palate, malocclusion, deformities of the face, open bite, tongue-tied, missing of four (4) anterior or front teeth, and missing of six (6) posterior/molar teeth;
  • Tattoos or other brotherhood marks;
  • Ear piercing for males and multiple ear piercings for females;
  • For Females:  Goiter; a history of pregnancy; the presence of breast mass; painful menstruation; and
  • Any other similar defects that may affect the performance of the cadet in the program.

Next Steps

Successful examinees who pass the PNPACAT shall qualify for the next stage of screening, which is as follows:

  1. Physical Agility Test:
     Pull-ups  3  N/A
     Full Arms Hanging  N/A  45 seconds
     2-Minute Push-Ups  25  25
     2-Minute Sit-Ups  40  40
     100-Meter Dash  18 seconds  20 seconds
     3-Km Run  24 minutes  27 minutes
  2. Psychological and Psychiatric Examination (PPE);
  3. Physical, Medical, and Dental Examination (PMDE); and,
  4. Panel Interview.

The applicant must pass the early stages of the screening, as the said testing is sequential. Applicants who fail at an earlier stage will not be allowed to proceed to the next step. Those who managed to pass all stages of admission will be appointed as PNPA cadets no later than May 1, 2025, as members of the PNPA Class of 2029.

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1 day ago

Hala baka full na Ang slot🥲

2 days ago


Angelo Rosell
Angelo Rosell
2 days ago

Hindi po makaregister kailan po kami pwede maka register?

5 days ago

kailan po maaayos yung website?

5 days ago

Sir tanong kulang Po. Hindi po Ako maka register. ano po ba Ang pwideng gawen.