NAPOLCOM sets PNP exams in April 2011

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) late last week announced that the nationwide conduct of the PNP Entrance and Promotional Examinations will be on April 17, 2011. The period of filing of applications is from February 7, 2011 to March 11, 2011.

EscuetaThe successful examinees of the entrance examination will be conferred by the NAPOLCOM through the PNP Entrance Eligibility which is appropriate for appointment to the rank of Police Officer 1. Also, those who will pass the promotional exam shall be conferred eligibilities appropriate for promotion to the ranks corresponding to the exam’s Eligibility Rank Coverage (ERC), NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said in a statement.


According to Escueta, the PNP entrance test is open to civilians who are bachelor’s degree holder, not more than 30 years old, 1.62 meters tall for male and 1.57 meters for female. The PNP entrance exam is also a requirement for PNP officers with temporary status as Police Officer 1 who aspire to have a permanent appointment in the police service. On the other hand, the promotional exam is open to all qualified uniformed members of the PNP; i.e., the Police Officers, Senior Police Officers, Police Inspectors and Police Superintendents.

Since April 2010, the Commission has been adopting a new procedure in the processing of applications for all NAPOLCOM-administered exams wherein the picture of the applicant will be permanently printed in the application form and notice of admission, the official pointed out.


A memo released recently said that the procedure requires all applicants to file their application personally at any of the NAPOLCOM regional or provincial office where they intend to take the exam. Applications received through postal mail shall not be entertained.

“The new rule will further protect the integrity of the exams by preventing substitution committed by unscrupulous examinees,” Escueta said.

Civilian applicants must bring (a) two (2) recent and identical 1” x 1” ID pictures (in color) with white background and complete name tag (for PNP members, the name tag should indicate the rank before the first, middle and last names); (b) one (1) legal size window envelope with Php9.00 worth of mailing stamp (for NCR, CAR, Regions 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5) and Php12.00 worth of mailing stamp (for Batanes, Occidental Mindoro, Palawan, Visayas and Mindanao,); (c) transcript of scholastic records or diploma; and (d) birth certificate issued by the NSO. For PO1 with temporary appointment, he/she must submit a certified true copy of Attested Appointment, Plantilla Appointment or Special Order.

Applicants for the Promotional Exam should submit the first two (2) requirements mentioned above, a certified true copy of Attested Appointment, Plantilla Appointment or Special Order and a Report of Rating/Certification issued by the NAPOLCOM Central Office, CSC Certificate of Eligibility and/or PRC Board Certificate.

Escueta emphasized that if an examinee failed in an exam and decides to apply again for the same exam in the same exam center, he/she will only have to submit the admission slip of the last exam applied for, fill out a new application form and index card with ID pictures, and pay the examination fee.

”In view of resource constraints, the regional office reserves the right to limit the number of examinees it will accommodate. Acceptance of applications shall be on a “first-come, first-served” basis and may be stopped even ahead of the deadline,” Escueta said.


For the April 27 exam, according to Escuata, the NAPOLCOM-NCR will accommodate only 2,000 examinees for the PNP Entrance exam and 2,500 for the promotional exam.

Application forms, NAPOLCOM said, can be obtained for free at the NAPOLCOM-NCR office at Jacinta Bldg. II, 1840 Sta. Rita St., Guadalupe Nuevo, EDSA, Makati City, at any of the NAPOLCOM regional offices nationwide, or can be downloaded at

Exam Fee

Examination fee is Php 400.00 for the PNP Entrance Exam and Police Officer Exam, Php 450.00 for the Senior Police Officer Exam, Php 500.00 for the Police Inspector Exam and Php 600.00 for the Police Superintendent Exam.

“The exam coverage for the PNP entrance test consists of general information, verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning and logical reasoning; while the promotional exam includes general information, police administration, police operations and police values and ethical standards,” Escueta added.