PNP entrance, promotional exams application filing starts August 15, 2011

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) announced that the nationwide conduct of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Entrance and Promotional Examinations will be on October 23, 2011. The period of filing of applications is from August 15, 2011 to September 16, 2011.

NAPOLCOM logoIn a press statement, NAPOLCOM vice-chairman and executive officer Eduardo Escueta clarified that “the acceptance of applications shall be on a ‘first come, first-served’ basis and, upon due notice, may be stopped even ahead of the deadline.”

He added that in view of resource constraints, the NAPOLCOM regional offices reserve the right to limit the number of examinees it will accommodate.


PNP Entrance Examination is open to all Filipino citizens who are not more than 30 years old, bachelor’s degree holder, and 1.57 (female) and 1.62 meters (male) in height.

“Police Officers I (PO1) whose appointments are temporary for lack of appropriate eligibility are also required to take the PNP Entrance Examination,” Escueta said.

On the other hand, the Promotional Examinations are open exclusively to all qualified uniformed members of the PNP who meet the minimum qualification standards for examination in terms of rank and eligibility.


Application forms and index cards can be obtained for free at the NAPOLCOM NCR Office in Guadalupe Nuevo, EDSA, Makati City, at any NAPOLCOM Regional Office, and at These may also be reproduced using the original size of the Application Form and Index Card.

Civilian applicants must bring two recent, colored, and identical 1”x1” ID pictures in white background and complete name tag (for PNP members, the name tag shall indicate the rank before the name); one legal size window envelope with P9 worth of mailing stamp (for NCR, CAR, Regions 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5) and P12 (for Batanes, Occidental Mindoro, Palawan, Visayas and Mindanao); transcript of scholastic record or diploma; and birth certificate issued by the Local Civil Registrar or National Statistics Office (NSO).

For a PO1 with temporary appointment, a certified true copy of Attested Appointment, Plantilla Appointment or Special Order is also required for submission.

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

Examination fee is P400 for the PNP Entrance and Police Officer Examinations; P450 for Senior Police Officer Examination; P500 for Police Inspector; and P600 for Police Superintendent Examination.

Exam Coverage:

“The coverage for the PNP Entrance Examination consists of general information, verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning and logical reasoning; while the PNP Promotional Examinations includes general information, police administration and operations, and values and ethical standards,” Escueta explained.


Those who pass the PNP Entrance Examination, Escueta emphasized, are “conferred by the NAPOLCOM the PNP Entrance eligibility which is appropriate for appointment to the rank of PO1.

Those who pass the promotional examinations shall be conferred eligibilities appropriate for promotion to the ranks corresponding to the examination’s Eligibility Rank Coverage (ERC).”