PNP Entrance Exam 2020 | Application Period and How to Apply

If you are one of those who desire to be part of the Philippine National Police (PNP), you must take first the PNP Entrance Exam 2020.

PNP Entrance Examination 2020

This is also known as the NAPOLCOM Entrance Exam. You can take this exam if you are a Filipino Citizen who meets the age and educational requirements, or those who are already Police Officers (PO1) whose appointments are temporarily for lack of appropriate eligibility.

Read Also: NAPOLCOM CAEx (Computer-Assisted Examination)

Qualification for the PNP Entrance Exam 2020

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.


PNP Entrance Exam Date

The exam is set on April 26, 2020.

Filing Period for PNP 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:

PNP Entrance Exam 2020 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.

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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