48,613 to take NAPOLCOM police exams nationwide

April 26, 2019      

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) will conduct the first Philippine National Police (PNP) entrance and promotional examinations for the 2019 calendar year to a total of 48,613 on April 28 in designated testing centers nationwide.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao said that 34,290 will take the PNP entrance exam while 14,323 are distributed to the various promotional test categories.

A total of 3,503 of the 34,290 examinees for the PNP entrance test and 2,537 of the 14,323 police examinees for promotional tests shall take the PNP exams in the National Capital Region (NCR) testing centers, namely, Makati High School, Pitogo High School, Benigno Aquino High School and Fort Bonifacio High School 1 and 2, all in Makati City.

Vice-Chairman Casurao added that this Sunday’s examinations will cover the qualifying examination for Police Officer I and the promotional examinations for Police Officers 2 and 3; Senior Police Officer (for SPO1 to SPO4); Police Inspector (for Inspector and Senior Inspector); and Police Superintendent (for Chief Inspector and Superintendent).

“The PNP entrance examination consists of questions on general information, verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning and logical reasoning; while the promotional examinations include general information, police administration and operations, and police customs and tradition/values and ethical standards,” Casurao said.

Applicants are scheduled to proceed to their respective testing centers in the cities of Makati, San Fernando (La Union), Tuguegarao, Angeles (Pampanga), Cabuyao, Calapan, Iloilo, Cebu, Tacloban, Calbayog, Pagadian, Zamboanga, Cagayan de Oro, Davao, Koronadal, Baguio, Butuan, and Cotabato, and in the provinces of Batangas, Palawan, Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Albay and Catanduanes.

Strict compliance with the prescribed dress code is observed. Applicants for the PNP entrance test should wear plain white T-shirt/polo shirt, dark pants and shoes while those who will take the promotional tests are required to wear GOA Type B (in field cap, no awards/medals, only accoutrements) or the PNP Patrol Shirt. Examinees NOT in the prescribed attire will not be allowed to enter the examination center.

Examinees should bring their notice of admission, pencil no. 2, black ballpen and any valid identification card with picture and signature. Examinees are also strictly prohibited to bring inside the testing center cellular phones, electronic gadgets, pagers or any two-way radio set, calculators, review materials, explosives, firearms or deadly weapons.

Examinees who will be caught in possession of cellular phones/electronic gadgets shall be automatically disqualified and, after due investigation, shall be directed to leave the exam center immediately. Regional/Provincial testing centers shall not accept firearms for deposit or safekeeping. 

The Commission reiterates that committing any form of cheating is unacceptable. As per NAPOLCOM Memorandum Circular No. 2013-007 issued on October 30, 2013, civilian examinees shall be permanently barred from taking the PNP entrance examination. Moreover, if these acts were committed by a police officer, he/she shall be charged with dishonesty and, if found guilty, be meted the penalty of dismissal from the service.

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