NAPOLCOM Entrance Exam | Schedule and Requirements

Before becoming a police officer, one key step is to pass the NAPOLCOM Entrance Exam (aka PNP Entrance Examination). This is open to all Filipino citizens who meet the age and educational requirements as provided herein, as well as to Police Officers I (PO1) whose appointments are temporarily for lack of appropriate eligibility. Those who pass this examination are conferred by the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM).

Read Also: NAPOLCOM CAEx (Computer-Assisted Examination)


NAPOLCOM Examination Date

The exam is set on April 26, 2020.

Filing Period for NAPOLCOM Entrance Exam

The online application schedule will start on January 27-31, 2020. Please take note that the website is available at 12NN of January 27 onwards. The filing period will start on February 24 to 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 Examination, as follows:

NAPOLCOM Online Filing Schedule

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 2020 PNP Entrance Exam.

Minimum Qualification Standards

Applicant Classification Age Height Educational Attainment
 Civilian Not more than 30 years old Bachelor’s Degree
PO1 (Temporary) None  – Bachelor’s Degree

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.

Regional Testing Centers

Region Exam Center Region Exam Center
1  San Fernando City, La Union 9  Pagadian City; Zamboanga City
2  Tuguegarao City 10  Cagayan De Oro City
3  City of San Fernando, Pampanga 11  Davao City
4A  Cabuyao City, Laguna 12  Koronadal City
4B  Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro CAR  Baguio City
5  Guinobatan, Albay; CARAGA  Butuan City
6  Iloilo City, Iloilo ARMM  Cotabato City
7  Cebu City, Cebu NCR  Makati City
8  Tacloban City; Calbayog City

How to Get a Scheduled Appointment

  1. Applicants must log on the NAPOLCOM official website and click on the ONLINE EXAMINATION APPLICATION SCHEDULING SYSTEM. You can also directly log on to and fill out the mandatory fields.
  2. Click the SUBMIT after filling out the mandatory fields. A CONFIRMATION will appear if registration was successful. If not, the process should be repeated.
  3. Clcik the PRINT CONFIRMATION LETTER button flashed on the screen to print his/her confirmation letter.
  4. Applicant with confirmed schedule shall be sent an auto-generated email wherein they shall be required to access the on-link to enter the required information in the application form. The filled out application form shall be presented by the applicant to the Regional Office during his/her scheduled appointment date together with the confirmation schedule.

The applicant must be at the NAPOLCOM Regional Office on his/her scheduled appointment date with all requirements.

Where to Get Index Cards

Index Cards can be obtained for FREE at any NAPOLCOM Regional Office nationwide, or you can download and print it (LINK). This may also be reproduced using the original size of the Index Card.

How to File

An applicant should file his/her application, together with all the required supporting documents, on his/her scheduled appointment PERSONALLY only at the NAPOLCOM Regional Office where he/she will take the examination. APPLICATIONS RECEIVED THRU POSTAL MAIL SHALL NOT BE PROCESSED.

What to Bring When Filing

1. Printed letter-reply with corresponding reference number confirming the scheduled appointment.

2. Electronic Application (NAPOLCOM Form 1-A) and Index Card, duly accomplished by the applicant and two (2) recent and identical 1 x 1 ID pictures (in color) with white background and complete name tag (indicated rank before the first, middle, and last name, if PNP member).

3. One (1) legal-size window envelope with twenty pesos (PhP 20.00) worth of mailing stamps.

4. Transcript of Scholastic Record (with Special Order issued by CHED) and Diploma from CHED-accredited schools, state universities and colleges.

5. Birth Certificate (BC) in Security Paper issued by Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) or Certified True Copy of BC issued by the Local Civil Registrar (LCR) and duly authenticated by PSA.

6. For a PO1 with temporary appointment, a certified true copy of Attested Appointment, Plantilla Appointment or Special Order.

Is there a Fee?

Yes. The Examination Fee is four hundred pesos (PhP 400).


Examination Coverage

  • General Information
    • Philippine Constitution and History
    • PNP Law and History
    • Criminal Justice System
    • Current Events
    • Social Awareness and Value Judgment
  • Verbal Reasoning
    • Vocabulary
    • Comprehension
    • Grammar
  • Quantitative Reasoning
    • Basic Concepts
    • Problem-Solving Skills
  • Logical Reasoning
    • Verbal
    • Non-Verbal

During Examination

  • Notice of Admission
  • Pencil No. 2
  • Any valid ID with picture and signature
  • Wear PLAIN WHITE TSHIRT or WHITE polo shirt, DARK PANTS and SHOES. Examinees not in the prescribed attire will NOT be allowed to enter the examination area.

Calculator is NOT allowed.



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  1. Sir mam. Tanong lang po bakit not found sa pag online regesterd salamat. At qualified PO b kahit TOR lang meron. 3 years lng natapos wala pong deploma.

  2. Good Day!
    Ask ko lang po if mag exam pa din po ba kahit CSC passer na?
    tska po what the first thing to do para sa mga gaya ko na fresh grad (education). Thank you po!

  3. Hello maam/sir tapos po ak ng marine engineering 32 yrs old qualified po ba akong mag exam sa napolcom sa ganyang edad thanks reply pls

  4. Hello Admin, san po ang Exact Location ng Examination Center sa Cabuyao Laguna like Name of School po? Cabuyao Laguna lang kc nakikita ko lagi, di p ocomplete adress dahil malawak po ang Cabuyao. Sana ma-update po kami. Thank you

  5. Hello po sir/mam tapos na po ako this year ng college sa course na BSIT nais ko pong kumuha ng Napolcom exam sa October 27 pwede po ba
    pake sagot naman po Salamat

  6. kailan po ulit pwede mag pasa ng requirement for the napolocom entrance exam? lagi kasi akong tumitingin dito until now di pa ko nakakapag requirments.

  7. ako po ay seaman bale nakapasa po ako ng board exam sa marina at according po sa CSC yung license ko as officer ay under ng RA 1080 eligibility .ask kolang po kung pwede ako magapply sa pnp?

  8. Good morning ,mam / sir, ask ko lang po bakit wala pang ipinadalang schedule for pnp test ,January pa ako nag apply and saan po pwedeng mag foolow-up if ever po ? College grad at board passer po ..tnx po sa reply.

  9. Gusto ko maging pulis yan tlga pangarap ko… kaso ang. Sinunod ko yung mga magulang ko… 33 npo ako pede pa ba ko mag exam

  10. Pwede po bang mag walk-in ngayon sa pag apply for the April exam? We were not able to apply online po kasi. Kung pwede po, may schedule po ba for walk-in applicants? Thank you po.

  11. Good day!

    I’m Shielou po. tanong ko lang po, pwede po ba na sa ibang exam center ka mag take ng exam? kasi taga Cagayan de Oaro po ako tapos sa Calbayog po kasi yung na register ko sa online gawa po ng yun lang po ang available sa time na yun. salamat po.

  12. Good day!
    Nakapagfile na po ako online for process of examination at hindi ko po napuntahan ung nakascheduled appointment due to emergency, pwede pa po bang ihabol ang pagprocess for examination?

  13. pano po kapag walk-in application po. ano ano po yung need na dalhin for requirements, tsaka san po magpa file? salamat po sa reply. Godbless..

  14. hi good morning po admin when next exam of NAPOLCOM? then schedule of online registration po? matagal na kasi ako nag abang pero hindi ako naka register sa sites ninyo po exact date po ng online registration po then paano kapag hindi maka register meron po bang other way? sa cebu po na location po.Thank you in advance po.

  15. Sir/Ma’am ask ko lang po bat wala pa yung reply letter sa email ko pero may print out na po aq sa confirmation letter tama naman po yung email address na nilagay ko, salamat po.

  16. Good Day Admin, pa help po ako, wala po kasing link na dumating sa gmail ko po in order to access the application form.
    paano po yun??

    Please help, thanks

  17. Hello Po, Good Day! ask ko lang po kung papaani e cancel po yong naunang confirmation q po kasi hindi po ako makaka punta sa exam place napakalayo po sa akin tapos I try to find the nearest test center pro wla po sa list..pls help me po I want to tske the exam na malapit lng dito sa amin.. Misamis Oriental po ako tpos ang nakuha ko po ay cebu…salamat po at God Bless!

  18. Hi, Maam/Sir, May I know lng po if theres still slot testing center in NCR for PNP Entrance Exam for walk in applicant.?Thank you.

  19. Good Day!
    Pwede po bang mag proceed sa further application process kahit namali ang spelling ng lastname sa pagfill.up sa online appointment schedule? Namali kasi yung spelling sa confirmation letter.

  20. Good Day! What if na wrong spelling ang last name sa pag fill.up ng online appointment schedule so wrong spelling dn ang nasa confirmation letter. is it okay?

  21. sir bakit po kapag nag seselect ako kung saan ako region mag file sa entrance exam sa napolcom e wala po ako naseselect na ARMM or even region 12 wala po kasi sa list nag scrolll po ako dirin po xa na scroll 11 region lng ang lumalabas ?

  22. Hindi pa po akong eligibility. Plan ko palang po magtake sa march ng let. Ma qualified po kaya ako pag nag apply ako sa PNP?

  23. Hi. Hindi naka.set ng schedule appointment online kasi ang bilis, hindi nakapasok agad. If pwede walk-in, maka.apply po ba on the day na magpunta sa office para maka.file ng application? Will they still be entertained?

  24. Hello Admin,

    I’d like to ask regarding on the provide link by the OLEASS: (, I can’t access po. Please advise

    Thank you!

  25. Ask ko lng po. Napolcom Entrance Examination or PO1 passer napo ako nung 2002 pa. Employed at permanent na po ako sa MMDA. Pwede ko ba gamitin yung Napolcom Entrance Examination or PO1 as a eligibility ko para sa promotion as an officer sa MMDA?

  26. Sir/madam,

    Napolcom passer na po ako matagal na pero sa ngayon ofw ako. Paano po kung gusto ko magwork as non personel sa napolcom o kahit saang hanay ng govt. Im 40 yrs old, my chance pa ba ako makapagwork? Paano po ba? Sana po matulungan nyo ako.

  27. Good evening admin. Pwede po bang graduating plang ng bachelors degree?? Nagaaral palang po.4th yr. College na

  28. Good afternoon! If Civil Service (Professional) passers want to apply to PNP, do they need also to undergo NAPOLCOM entrance examination? Thank you.

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