NAPOLCOM Exam 2023 (Comprehensive Guide)

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Welcome to NAPOLCOM Exam 2023 (Comprehensive Guide)

This guide aims to help you understand the NAPOLCOM Exam, an important step for those wanting to join the Philippine National Police (PNP).

Here’s a quick overview of what we’ll cover:

we will discuss NAPOLCOM Exam, its eligibility criteria, application process, confirmation schedule, testing centers, exam coverage and passing rate, 2023 exam tips, and where to check results.

What is NAPOLCOM Exam?

The NAPOLCOM (National Police Commission) Exam is a standardized test administered in the Philippines for individuals aspiring to become part of the Philippine National Police (PNP). PNP Salary Grade

It evaluates the knowledge, skills, and qualifications of candidates to determine their eligibility for a law enforcement career. The exam covers various subjects such as general knowledge, reasoning, and other areas relevant to policing. 

Passing the NAPOLCOM Exam is a crucial step in the recruitment process for aspiring police officers, allowing them to proceed to the next stages of joining the police force. 

To pass the Napolcom exam, it’s important to prepare properly and understand what will be in the exam.

Who Can Apply for the NAPOLCOM Exam?

Minimum Qualification Standards

  • Filipino Citizen
  • 30 Years or Younger
  • Graduate with a bachelor’s degree


 is open to all Filipino citizens who meet the age, height and educational requirements.” Click here to view the General Qualifications

Those who pass this exam are given the PNP Entrance eligibility by the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM).

This eligibility allows them to be appointed as Patrolman/Patrolwoman, as stated in Sec. 30 of Republic Act No. 6975, amended by Republic Act No. 8551.”


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.  Click here to view the General Qualifications  – Addendum to the General Qualifications

Applicants shall utilize the On-Line Exam Application Scheduling System (OLEASS) to request the Regional Office for their schedule on the filing of examination application. Applicants will personally appear at the NAPOLCOM Regional Office on the date assigned to them, with their printed on-line Confirmation Letter, filled-out Application Form and other required documents, for further evaluation.”

Napolcom Latest Update

Published On September 29, 2023

Nationwide PNP Recruitment

“The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) has approved the recruitment of 6,501 Patrolmen/Patrolwomen attrition quota under the PNP CY 2023 Recruitment Program, broken down as follows:”

Police Regional Office (PRO)Recruitment Quota
PRO 1300
PRO 2100
PRO 3600
PRO 4A400
PRO 48200
PRO 5300
PRO 6300
PRO 7300
PRO 8100
PRO 9300
PRO 10300
PRO 11300
PRO 12200
PRO 13200
PRO Cordillera200

“Applicants should meet the following general qualifications:

  1. Must possess a formal baccalaureate degree;
  2. Must be eligible with any of the following eligibilities:
    • PNP Entrance Examination (NAPOLCOM)
    • Career Service Professional (Civil Service Commission)
    • A. No. 1080 (Bar and Board Examination)
    • A. No.6506 (Licensed Criminologist)
    • D. 907 (Civil Service Eligibility to College Honor Graduate)
    • Police Officer Exam (Civil Service Commission);
  3. Must be at least 1.57 meters in height for male and 1.52 meters for female;
  4. Must not be below 21 nor more than 30 years of age; and
  5. Must be of good moral conduct.

For additional queries, qualified applicants may visit the Police Regional Office in their area.”

Publication September 20, 2023

For NAPOLCOM Exam Passers

You can view the list of successful examinees for the PNP Entrance Examination (PNPE) and Promotional Examination (PROMEX) on the NAPOLCOM website. Simply log in to

“Certificate of Eligibility (COE) for examination passers and Report of Rating (ROR) for unsuccessful examinees will be sent by mail.

Upon request and payment of PHP150.00, CERTIFICATION of successful examinees may be issued by the Examining Division-Personnel and Administrative Service (ED-PAS), NAPOLCOM Central Office, and by the 17 NAPOLCOM Regional Offices nationwide.

Please contact the ED-PAS and the Regional Office concerned for inquiries:”

Examining 8899-0085(02) 8403-2588 8882-1190 442-7193
Region 242-5064
Region 396-0445
Region 3napolcomr3HRMS1@gmail com(045) 455-0253
Region 545-1368 531-4833
Region 482-556009176522754
Region 335-0023(033) 328-105809560438796
Region 260-2215(032) 261-0226
Region 832-068409810095629
Region (Pagadian City) (Zamboanga City)(062) 925-1112Pagadian City(062) 991-4900 Zamboanga City
Region 850-570109260636253 (Globe)09219004157(Smart)
Region 228-5645
Region 228-2317 09282132775 225-9282 421 4401(064) 551 4254

How to apply?

here is a Step-by-step Guide: How to apply and schedule an appointment for NAPOLCOM Exam

NAPOLCOM Online Registration Information System (NORIS) for 2023 PNP Entrance Exam
  • Step 1. Go directly to website or through the link found in NAPOLCOM website
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  • Step 2. Click Register Here button to create an account.
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  • Step 3. Read Data Privacy Notice and click Proceed.
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  • Step 4. For non-PNP personnel applying for PNPE, select Civilian button. If applicant is already a PNP member, click the PNP Personnel button.
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  • Step 5. Fill in the personal details required in the fields. Do not leave any blank fields. Type N/A if not applicable.
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  • Step 6. Select Region to process documents.
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  • Step 7. Submit / Upload the scanned copy of the documents
  • Step 8. Click the Finish Button.
  • Step 9. Log-in to the NORIS account and check if NAPOLCOM Regional Office validated the uploaded scanned documents. Once documents have already been validated, the available test center and apply buttons are shown. Click apply examination button and select region, testing center, examination category and examination date and, lastly, submit the application by clicking the Apply Button.
  • Step 10. FOR PAYMENT validation status will appear in the dashboard and applicant will be advised to proceed to the Regional Office for the payment of the examination fee corresponding to the examination he/she applied for.
  • Step 11. Once payment has been validated, the FOR EXAMINATION status and Print NOA buttons are shown. Print the Notice of Admission (NOA) and Examinee Profile (EP) which will be generated by the NORIS. The NOA and EP shall be collected by the proctor on the day of the examination.
  • Step 12. -END-

NAPOLCOM Exam Requirements

Here’s a list of Requirement for Napolcom exam.

  • One (1) government-issued valid ID with signature (SSS, GSIS, Voter’s ID, Postal ID, Passport, Driver’s License, PRC License, etc.);
  • PSA-issued birth certificate;
  • Complete Transcript of Records with Special Order issued by CHED (if applicable);
  • Diploma from CHED-accredited schools, state universities, and colleges;
  • Passport-size photo with name tag (without a cap with white background and complete name tag;
  • Specimen signature
  • Certified True Copy of Appointment/General Order (for a Patrolman/woman with the temporary appointment;
  • Other supporting documents (if any).

and for

PROMOTIONAL Exam Requirements

Below is the list of requirements for the promotional NAPOLCOM EXAM

  • One (1) government-issued valid ID with signature (SSS, GSIS, Voter’s ID, Postal ID, Passport, Driver’s License, PRC License, etc.);
  • KSS/Promotion Order;
  • Passport-size photo with name tag (without a cap with white background and complete name tag (indicate rank before the first, middle, and last name);
  • Specimen signatures; and
  • Other supporting documents (if any).

When is Napolcom Exam 2023 Schedule?

  • Examination Date: To be announced
  • Application Period: To be Announced
  • Time: To be Announced

We will update the dates above when a new schedule has been published by the National Police Commission. 

List of testing centers

attached below is the list of Testing centers.

RegionTesting Center
NCRQuezon City
CARBaguio City
1San Fernando City, La Union
2Tuguegarao City
3City of San Fernando, Pampanga
4ACalamba City
4BCalapan City
5Legazpi City
6Iloilo City
7Cebu City
8Tacloban City
9Zamboanga CityPagadian City
10Cagayan De Oro City
11Davao City
12Koronadal City
CARAGAButuan City
BARMMCotabato City

Preparation for Exam 

What to wear during the NAPOLCOM’s PNP Entrance Exam?

  • Plain white T-shirt or collared shirt
  • Dark pants
  • Dark shoes

For promotional examinations, 

examinees are required to wear 

  • GOA Type B (in field cap, no awards/medals, only accouterments) or the PNP Patrol Shirt.

(Examinees not in the prescribed attire will not be allowed to enter the Examination Center.)

What to bring during the NAPOLCOM’s PNP Entrance Exam? 

  • Notice of Admission
  • 2 Government Issued ID with Picture and Signature
  • Pens, Pencils (Number 2), Erasers

Not to bring during the NAPOLCOM’s PNP Entrance Exam? 

Bringing in of any of the following inside the testing center is STRICTLY PROHIBITED.

  1. Firearm, explosive or any deadly weapon.
  2. Pager, any two-way radio or any electronic gadget (bringing of cellular phone is allowed for purposes of QR Code scanning).
  3. Review materials.

What to Expect during Exam?

  • Written Exam:
    • The main part of the entrance exam is a written test. It includes multiple-choice questions, which means you’ll have some questions with options, and you need to choose the right answer. They’ll ask you about things like the law, rules, and procedures that police officers need to know. You’ll need to study and understand these topics.
  • General Information:
    • Some questions will be about general knowledge and current events. This can include things like the Philippine government, history, and recent news. It’s important to stay updated on what’s happening in the country.
  • Reading Comprehension:
    • You might have to read a passage or a story and answer questions about it. This tests how well you understand what you read.
  • Math:
    • There could be math questions, but don’t worry, they won’t be too hard. They might involve basic math like addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
  • English and Filipino:
    • You’ll be tested on your English and Filipino language skills. This can include grammar, vocabulary, and reading comprehension in both languages.
  • Logical and Analytical Skills:
    • Some questions might test your ability to think logically and solve problems. These questions are meant to see how well you can make decisions and use your brain to figure things out.
  • Time Management:
    • You’ll have a limited amount of time to complete the exam, so it’s important to manage your time wisely. Try to answer all the questions within the given time

What is the Passing rate of the NAPLOCOM’s Entrance Exam?

  • You will need to score an average of 70% to pass the exam. 

What is the Coverage of the NAPOLCOM Exam? 

  • The three-hour examination consisting of objective-type/multiple choice items cover the following subject areas:
PNP Entrance ExaminationI. General Information II. Verbal Reasoning III. Quantitative Reasoning IV. Logical Reasoning


Here is the following coverage of the Philippine National Police – NAPOLCOM exam.

    • Philippine Constitution
    • Philippine Law and History 
    • Criminal Justice System 
    • Current Events
    • Social Awareness 
    • Values/Uprightness
    • Vocabulary
    • Comprehension
    • Grammar
    • Basic Concepts
    • Problem-Solving Skills
    • Verbal
    • Non-Verbal

Where to check NAPOLCOM exam results?

  • If you want to see who passed the NAPOLCOM exams in the Philippines, you can simply visit this article. 

Tips for taking the NAPOLCOM exam in 2023

Tips on What to do during the NAPOLCOM Entrance Exam

Here are some simple and easy-to-understand tips for your NAPOLCOM examination day:

Get a Good Night’s Sleep: 

  • Make sure you rest well the night before the exam. A tired mind doesn’t work as effectively, so aim for 7-8 hours of sleep.

Eat a Healthy Breakfast: 

  • Have a nutritious breakfast on the day of the exam. A balanced meal can provide the energy you need to stay focused during the test.

Arrive Early: 

  • Plan your journey and aim to arrive at the exam center early. This avoids the stress of being late and gives you some time to relax before the exam starts.

Bring Necessary Documents: 

  • Double-check and ensure you have all the required documents such as your ID, exam permit, and any stationery you might need.

Stay Calm: 

  • When you get the question paper, take a few deep breaths. Read the instructions carefully and stay calm. Don’t rush; take your time to understand each question.

Manage Your Time: 

  • Allocate a specific amount of time to each question. If you find a question particularly challenging, don’t spend too much time on it. Move on to the next one and come back to it later if time permits.

Answer Clearly: 

  • Write or mark your answers clearly. If it’s a multiple-choice exam, mark your answer sheet neatly. If it’s a written exam, ensure your handwriting is legible.

Review Your Answers: 

  • If time allows, go through your answers again. Check for any mistakes or questions you might have missed.

Stay Positive: 

  • Stay positive throughout the exam. If you encounter a difficult question, don’t panic. Take a deep breath and try to think it through logically.

Follow Instructions: 

  • Follow all the instructions provided by the invigilators. If you have any doubts during the exam, don’t hesitate to ask for clarification.

Believe in Yourself: 

  • Remember, you’ve prepared for this exam. Believe in your abilities and trust your preparation. Confidence can make a significant difference.

Stay Hydrated: 

  • Bring a water bottle with you. Staying hydrated can help you stay alert and focused during the exam.

Remember, exams can be challenging, but they are also an opportunity to showcase what you know. Stay confident, stay calm, and do your best. Good luck!

Frequently Asked Question (FAQ)


In summary, the NAPOLCOM Entrance Exam is important if you want to join the Philippine police. This guide provides helpful information to increase your chances of passing. We discussed the application process, the exam content, and the passing score required.

Understanding the NAPOLCOM Exam is crucial for success. It is not just a test of knowledge, but also a way to determine if you are prepared for a career in law enforcement. We explained the application steps and provided details on the test location and necessary items to bring.

Lastly, we explored the topics covered in the exam. Having this knowledge allows you to focus on what is important. The NAPOLCOM exam is your gateway to the world of policing. Get ready, prepare well, and you will excel. Best of luck on the exam!

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  1. NAPOLCOM | National Police Commission
  2. PNP Entrance Examination [General Qualifications]: RA-11549.pdf (
  3. Promotional Examinations [General Qualifications]: Res 2013-501.pdf (, RES 2016-069.pdf (
  4. Approved 6,501 Recruitment Patrolmen/Patrolwomen:Publication [September 29, 2023]. Regional Result Contact Credentials:Publication [September 20, 2023]: Latest Releases: | NAPOLCOM
  5. Application Guide
  6.  NAPOLCOM Exam: PNPE Requirements & PNPPEX ExamRequirements 
  7. NAPOLCOM Exam Coverage, Entrance Exam do’s and don’ts, Preparation for Exam, testing centers 


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