Guide on How to Apply for NAPOLCOM June 2023 Exam: Master the Application Process!

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The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) conducts regular exams for aspiring police officers in the Philippines. If you have a passion for serving the community and dream of a career in law enforcement, the NAPOLCOM exam is your gateway to joining the Philippine National Police (PNP).

In this comprehensive guide, we will take you through the step-by-step process of applying for the NAPOLCOM June 2023 Exam. Whether you are a first-time applicant or need a refresher, this guide will provide you with the necessary information and tips to navigate the application process successfully.

Overview of the NAPOLCOM

The National Police Commission conducts two sets of police examinations twice a year, one for those who are already in the police service (promotional), and another for those aspiring to enter the Philippine National Police (PNP entrance).

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) has announced the schedule of the nationwide conduct of the December 2022 NAPOLCOM PNP Entrance (PNPE) Examination and PNP Promotional Examinations (PROMEX) via the NAPOLCOM Online Registration Information System (NORIS).

To make the NAPOLCOM online registration platform for civilians and police officers who will take the PNPE and PROMEX more efficient and effective, the NAPOLCOM has launched the NORIS, which replaced the On-Line Examination Application Scheduling System (OLEASS). Likewise, the new information system was designed to provide convenience in managing the registration of examinees and maintaining their records in a secure and efficient platform using the latest cloud-based technologies.

When will the Exam take place?

  • PNP Entrance Examination is dated June 17, 2023.
  • PROMEX is dated June 18, 2023.

What are the Qualifications?

  • For PNP Entrance Examination
    • Filipino Citizen
    • Bachelor’s degree holder
    • Not more than 30 years old
    • Must be at least one meter and fifty-seven centimeters (1.57m) in height for males and one meter and fifty-two centimeters (1.52m) for females
  • For PNP Promotional Examinations
    • Patrolman/Patrolwoman with a temporary appointment due to lack of appropriate eligibility

What are the Application Requirements?

  • For PNP Entrance Examination Documentary Requirements:
    • One (1) Government issued ID with signature (SSS, GSIS, Voter’s, Postal, Passport, Driver’s License, PRC, etc.);
    • Birth Certificate issued by Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA);
    • 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 cap) with white background and complete name tag (indicate rank before the first, middle, and last names, if PNP member);
    • Specimen Signature;
    • Certified True Copy of Appointment/General Order (for a Patrolman/Patrolwoman with temporary appointment); and
    • Other supporting documents (if any).
  • For PNP Promotional Examinations Documentary Requirements:
    • One (1) Government issued ID with signature (PNP, SSS, GSIS, Voter’s, Postal, Passport, Driver’s License, PRC, etc.);
    • KSS/Promotion Order;
    • Passport size photo with name tag (indicate rank before the first, middle and last names);
    • Specimen Signature; and
    • Other supporting documents (if any).

According to NAPOLCOM, due to the modification of the PNP rank classification under Republic Act No. 11200, the current promotional examination titles are no longer appropriate with the present rank classification, hence, it has to be renamed.

For this coming 2023 examination, NAPOLCOM has approved the renaming of the PNP promotional examination titles in relation to RA No. 11200.

Below are the new examination titles and the corresponding rank coverage:

a.) Police Officer 1st Class Examination for Police Major and Police Lieutenant Colonel (formerly Police Superintendent Examination for Chief Inspector and Superintendent);

b.) Police Officer 2nd Class Examination for Police Lieutenant and Police Captain (formerly Police Inspector Examination for Inspector and Senior Inspector);

c.) Police Officer 3rd Class Examination for Police Master Sergeant, Police Senior Master Sergeant, Police Chief Master Sergeant, and Police Executive Master Sergeant (formerly Senior Police Officer Examination for Senior Police Officer I to IV); and,

d.) Police Officer 4th Class Examination for Police Corporal and Police Staff Sergeant (formerly Police Officer Examination for Police Officers II and III).

How to Apply?

Before registering, applicants shall prepare scanned copies of the requirements (in JPEG or PNG format). After which, the following steps shall be followed:

Step 1: Go directly to website or through the link found on the NAPOLCOM website

Step 2: Click the Register Here button to create an account.

Step 3: Read the Data Privacy Notice and click Proceed.

Step 4: For non-PNP personnel applying for PNPE, select the Civilian button. If the applicant is already a PNP member, click the PNP Personnel button.

Step 5: Fill in the personal details required in the fields. Do not leave any blank fields. Type N/A if not applicable.

Step 6: Select Region to process documents.

Step 7: Submit /Upload the scanned copy of the requirements.

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, lastly, submit the application by clicking the Apply Button.

Step 10: FOR PAYMENT validation status will appear in the dashboard and the 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, hereunder specified:

  • Four Hundred Pesos (P400.00) for PNP Entrance Examination
  • Four Hundred Pesos (P400.00) for Police Officer 4th Class Examination
  • Four Hundred Fifty Pesos (P450.00) for Police Officer 3rd Class Examination
  • Five Hundred Pesos (P500.00) for Police Officer 2nd Class Examination
  • Six Hundred Pesos (P600.00) for Police Officer 1st Class Examination

The applicant is given 48 hours to pay the examination fee from the time his/her application is validated. Non-payment of the application within the given 48-hour period will result in the forfeiture of his/her application. The applicant may also avail of the electronic mode of payment (e-payment), if available.

Likewise, the applicant is advised to bring one (1) valid ID for verification of identity and one (1) legal-size window envelope with P21.00 worth of postage stamp. Applicants who paid his/her examination fee through e-payment need not go to the Regional Office for the submission of the required legal-size window envelope. Said envelope will be submitted to his/her proctor together with his/her printed Examinee Profile on the date of examination.

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.

The NORIS is open to all applicants aspiring to be a member of the Philippine National Police, who have a bachelor’s degree and are not more than 30 years old, as well as Patrolman/Patrolwoman with a temporary appointment due to lack of appropriate eligibility.

Any Queries?

Should you have concerns about the 2022 NAPOLCOM exams, you may reach them at the following contacts:


The National Police Commission is the agency mandated by the 1987 Constitution and the Major Police Reform Laws, Republic Act Nos. 6975 and 8551 to administer and control the Philippine National Police.Under R.A. 8551, otherwise known as the “PNP REFORM AND ORGANIZATION ACT OF 1998” the Commission’s authority over the PNP were strengthened and expanded to include administration of police entrance examinations, the conduct of pre-charge investigation of police anomalies and irregularities, and summary dismissal of erring police officers.

In 1966, Congress enacted Republic Act 4864 otherwise known as the Police Act of 1966 to provide the foundation for the much needed police reforms in the country. It created the POLICE COMMISSION (Polcom) “to achieve and attain a higher degree of efficiency in the organization, administration and operation of local police agencies; and to place the local police service on a professional level.”

Since 1966, the Commission had undergone changes in its organizational structure. It was reorganized in 1972 as the National Police Commission (Napolcom). Originally under the Office of the President, it was transferred to the Ministry of National Defense in 1975 by virtue of Presidential Decree 765, known as the Police Integration Law. This Decree also established the Integrated National Police (INP) with the Philippine Constabulary (PC) as the nucleus. Ten (10) years later in 1985, it was returned to the Office of the President pursuant to Executive Order No. 1040. In 1989, Executive Order No. 379 placed the INP directly under the “command, supervision and control of the President.”

The same executive order vested the National Police Commission with the powers of administrative control and supervision over the INP. With the passage of Republic Act No. 6975 on December 13, 1990, the Philippine National Police (PNP) was established under a reorganized Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG). A new National Police Commission was created within the DILG “ for the purpose of effectively discharging the functions prescribe in the Constitution and provided in the Act.”

On February 25, 1998, Congress passed into law Republic Act No. 8551 otherwise known as the “Philippine National Police Reform and Reorganization Act of 1998“ thus, amending RA 6975. This Act strengthened and expanded the Commission’s authority over the PNP to include administration of police entrance examination, conduct of pre-charge investigation against police anomalies and irregularities and summary dismissal of erring police members.

Source: National Police Commission