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PNPA Admission (Entrance Exam) 2022 | Qualifications, Requirements and Benefits

The PNPA Cadetship Program is a Government Scholarship Program. It is a 4-year schooling and preparing program prompting the Bachelor of Science in Public Safety degree. Hopeful cadets need to take the PNPA Cadet Admission Test (PNPACAT) to be equipped for the subsequent stage of enlistment.

Graduates are appointed as Police Lieutenants of the Philippine National Police, as Inspectors of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, and Bureau of Fire Protection.

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Qualifications for PNPA Admission

You should have these following qualifications to be able to join the maroon line

  • Must be 18 to 22 years old BEFORE June 1, 2023;
  • Must be at least Senior High School Graduate BEFORE June 1, 2023 (graduating students may try applying again on the next CY after completion of this requirement);
  • Must be a Filipino Citizen;
  • Must have a NORMAL BMI;
  • Single with NO parental obligation;
  • Must be (minimum barefoot) 5’2” (158.4 cm) for males and 5’0 (152.4 cm) for females;
  • PHYSICALLY and MENTALLY fit to undergo rigorous training;
  • With good moral character (not have been convicted of any criminal, administrative or civil case);
  • No pending case of moral
    turpitude/crimes against the state;
  • Not a former cadet of PNPA and other service academies; and
  • Never been dismissed for cause from any private or government position.

All possible questions relative to this may be answered if the post is carefully read and understood. These requirements cannot be waived or adjusted for conformity. Do not apply if you are not qualified.

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When is the start of the Online Application?

The PNPA Online Application is now open.

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When is the actual PNPACAT?

Tentatively scheduled either last week of October or 1st week of November, again the PNPA will make the official announcements.

Where will the PNPACAT be held?

In the 34 Testing Centers Nationwide. Those will be provided as choices in your online application.

Grounds for Medical Disqualifications

  • Defective Visual Perception (color blindness, nearsighted/farsighted with corrective eyeglasses or lens, nystagmus);
  • Physical Deformities Example: bowlegged or congenital defects;
  • Perforated eardrum, chronic sinusitis, bleeding tendencies, hemorrhoids, hernia (if not treated), varicocele, extensive skin disorders;
  • History of heart disease, hypertension, asthma, active PTB, kidney and liver diseases, epileptic seizure disorders, major operations; communicable diseases (such as AIDS, Hepatitis, VD, etc.);
  • Full dentures, upper and lower, Cleft lip and palate, malocclusion, Deformities of the face, Open bite, Tongue-tied, missing of four(4) anterior or front teeth & Missing of six (6) posterior/molar teeth;
  • Tattoos or other brotherhood marks;
  • Ear piercing for male and multiple ear piercing for female;
  • For Females: Goiter; History of pregnancy; Presence of breast mass; Painful menstruation;
  • Any other similar defects which may hinder in the Cadetship Training Program.

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Exemption for PNPACAT

If you are a Senior High School with highest honors or college summa cum laude, magna cum laude, cum laude then you are exempt from taking the Cadet Admission Test (written).

You just need to apply and submit the application form with certification of honor from your School to reach PNPA Registrar’s Office before the end of the announced application period. Provided also, that you satisfy the initial requirements for admission.

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Grounds for Disqualification in the Online Application

  1. When an applicant fails to meet the initial qualifications;
  2. When an applicant deliberately inputs false and/or incorrect entries in any of the fields of the online application form;
  3. When an applicant uploads any fraudulent document; and
  4. Incomplete entries not satisfying the online application requirements.

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Benefits as a PNPA Cadet

One of the benefits of turning into a piece of the PNPA Cadetship program is that you will be a researcher of the public authority. They offer a full scholarship grant for a very long time of preparing and instruction with pay and recompenses.

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  • Full scholarship grant for four (4) years leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Public Safety
  • Free tuition fee, clothing, subsistence and accomodation;
  • Comprehensive Training and Education Program;
  • Opportunity to participate in partner institution- hosted activities/exchanges i.e. Korean Police Academy, INTERPA, etc.
  • With pay and allowances of not less than PhP38,366.00 monthly; and
  • Opportunity to serve our country and people in permanent duty status with full benefits upon appointment as Police Lieutenant in the PNP, and as Fire and Jail Inspector in the BFP and BJMP after graduation.

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Phases of Screening

Candidates who effectively passed the PNPACAT will meet all requirements to the following period of screening which as follows:

  1. Physical Agility Test (PAT);

The following are the passing scores in each event for PAT:

Pull-Ups
Male:3 Reps Female:N/A
Full Arms Hanging
Male:N/A Female:45 Sec
2 Min Push-Ups
Male:25 Reps Female25 Reps
2 Min Sit-Ups
Male:40 Reps Female:40 Reps
100 Meter Dash
Male:18 Sec Female:20 Sec
3 Km Run
Male:24 Mins Female:27 Mins
  1. Psychological and Psychiatric Examination (PPE);
  2. Physical, Medical and Dental Examination (PMDE); and,
  3. Panel Interview.
Source: Philippine National Police Academy
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