THE National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) will conduct the first Philippine National Police (PNP) entrance and promotional examinations for the 2017 calendar year to a total of 44,098 on Sunday, April 23 in designated testing centers nationwide.
NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Rogelio T. Casurao said that 27,473 will take the PNP entrance exam while 16,625 will take the various promotional test categories.
A total of 2,666 of the 27,473 examinees for the PNP entrance test and 3,446 of the 16,625 police examinees for promotional tests shall take the PNP exams in the National Capital Region (NCR) testing centers, namely, Pitogo High School, Benigno Aquino High School and Fort Bonifacio High School, all in Makati City.
Vice-Chairman Casurao added that this Sunday’s examinations will cover the qualifying examination for Police Officer I and the promotional examinations for Police Officers 2 and 3; Senior Police Officer (for SPO1 to SPO4); Police Inspector (for Inspector and Senior Inspector); and Police Superintendent (for Chief Inspector and Superintendent).
“The PNP entrance examination consists of questions on general information, verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning and logical reasoning; while the promotional examinations include general information, police administration and operations, and police customs and tradition/values and ethical standards,” Casurao said.
Applicants are scheduled to proceed to their respective testing centers in the cities of Makati, San Fernando (La Union), Tuguegarao, Basco (Batanes), Angeles (Pampanga), Calamba, Bacoor, Palawan, Calapan, Sablayan (Occidental Mindoro), Romblon, Marinduque, Legazpi, Iloilo, Cebu, Tacloban, Calbayog (Samar), Pagadian, Zamboanga, Cagayan de Oro, Davao, Koronadal, Baguio, Butuan, Cotabato (ARMM) and Bacolod.
“Strict compliance of the prescribed dress code is observed. Applicants for the PNP entrance test should wear plain white T-shirt/polo shirt, dark pants and shoes while those who will take the promotional tests are required to wear GOA Type B (in field cap, no awards/medals, only accoutrements) or the PNP Patrol Shirt. Examinees NOT in the prescribed attire will not be allowed to enter the examination center,” Atty. Casurao stressed.
Director Ramon M. Rañeses, NAPOLCOM Personnel and Administrative Service Chief, reminds examinees to bring their notice of admission, pencil no. 2, black ballpen and any valid identification card with picture and signature. Examinees are also strictly prohibited to bring inside the testing center cellular phones, electronic gadgets, pagers or any two-way radio set, calculators, review materials, explosives, firearms or deadly weapons.
Examinees who will be caught in possession of cellular phones/electronic gadgets shall be automatically disqualified and, after due investigation, shall be directed to leave the exam center immediately. Regional/Provincial testing centers shall not accept firearms for deposit or safekeeping
The Commission reiterates that committing any form of cheating is unacceptable. As per NAPOLCOM Memorandum Circular No. 2013-007 issued on October 30, 2013, civilian examinees shall be permanently barred from taking the PNP entrance examination. Moreover, if these acts were committed by a police officer, he/she shall be charged with dishonesty and, if found guilty, be meted the penalty of dismissal from the service.