[Coverage & FAQs] NAPOLCOM Exam 2023

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) will conduct the PNP entrance and promotional exam nationwide this year pursuant to its constitutional mandate.

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) announced that the PNP Entrance Examination (PNPEE) and Promotional Exam (PNPPE) will happen on June 17, 2023 and June 18, 2023, respectively.

NAPOLCOM utilizes an online exam application scheduling system via NORIS which will be open only until May 18, 2023. Only applicants who have a scanned copy of their requirements are advised to proceed with online registration.

Exam centers

1San Fernando , La Union9Zamboanga
3City of San Fernando, Pampanga10Cagayan de Orogo
NAPOLCOM Exam Centers

Exam guidelines

As with other national eligibility exams, NAPOLCOM adheres to strict health standards and measures to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Make sure to adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Only 15 examinees per room will be accommodated (to ensure proper social distancing) and examinees shall be restricted to their assigned seats;
  • Bring 70% isopropyl or ethyl alcohol for hand sanitation and wear face masks and face shields at all times;
  • All examinees must submit the duly accomplished Health Declaration Form (to be provided by the Regional Office at the entrance gate or online using the QR Code of NAPOLCOM Telehealth) and Medical Certificate issued by a licensed government physician from the Municipal/City/Provincial Health Office, or other government health monitoring center/office where the examinees reside, at the designated area for the medical team. It must clearly state that he/she is COVID-19 free. Said Medical Certificate must be issued within 72 hours before the examination day (medical certificate issued by private health institution shall not be accepted);
  • Examinees shall bring their pens, pencils, and erasers. Borrowing pens, pencils, and erasers from seatmates is not allowed to prevent contamination;
  • Unnecessary chatting and loitering are prohibited anywhere within the premises of the testing center;
  • Eating is not allowed inside the examination room.

Gates in the examination venues will be open as early as 6:00 AM to avoid congestion. Only those with a normal body temperature of up to 37.5 degrees with no other symptoms like cough, cold, sore throat, or any flu-like symptoms are allowed to enter.

What to wear during the exam

The PNP follows a dress code even at the examination. You should wear a plain white T-shirt or white polo shirt, dark pants and shoes. Applicants who fail to meet the prescribed attire will not be allowed to enter the examination center.

What to bring during the exam

  • Notice of admission
  • Pencil Number 2
  • Any valid ID with a picture and signature


NAPOLCOM PNP Entrance Exam Coverage

PNP Entrance Exam covers general information, verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and logical reasoning. The exam will be in a multiple-choice format.

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

Exam Results

The exam result will be posted on NAPOLCOM’s official website and central office together with ratings. The regional list of passers will also be available in each of the NAPOLCOM Regional Offices nationwide.

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