18,000 to take PNPA entrance exams on Nov. 10

11:39 AM November 05, 2013

Silang Cavite –A total of 18,206 qualified applicants (13,890 males and 4,316 females) are expected to troop to 25 testing centers nationwide this Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, to take the highly-competitive Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) Cadet Admission Test (CAT), according to PNPA Director CSupt Noel G. Constantino.

The testing centers are located in the cities of Vigan, Urdaneta, Tuguegarao, Cauayan, Cabanatuan, San Fernando, Calamba, Dasmarinas, Lucena,
Naga, Legazpi, Baguio, Manila, Pasay, Quezon, Iloilo, Bacolod, Cebu, Tacloban, Zamboanga, Cagayan de Oro, Davao, General Santos, Butuan and Cotabato.


The PNPA administration, in its quest for genuine reforms in order to improve the quality of graduates, has increased the recruitment and
selection standards starting this year which includes increasing the minimum age requirements for admission from 17-21 years old to 18-22 years old and applicants must at least be high school graduates upon application, among others.

In addition, the PNPA administration likewise adopted a competency-based predetermined passing score of 70% and with no score below 50% in each of the 4 parts of the examinations.


The examinations cover English & Communications, Mathematics & Science, Abstract and Logical Reasoning and Aptitude for the Service, General Information and Current Events.

Successful examinees will undergo further testing which includes neuro-psychiatric test, physical/medical/dental exams, physical fitness test and a panel interview. The selection process is sequential, that is, an applicant will not be allowed to proceed to the next stage if he/she does not qualify in the previous stage.

As part of the innovations and scheme to attract the best and the brightest applicants, for the first time, high school valedictorians and
salutatorians as well as college cum laude graduates who are qualified were granted the privilege to be exempted from taking the test. A total of 140 honor high school and college graduates have availed of this privilege.

The notices of examinations were earlier sent via mail to the qualified applicants. All examinees are advised to be at respective testing center not later than 7:00 a.m. and bring with them their notice of examination and other requirements as indicated in the said notice.  Qualified applicants may check out the PNPA website at or for any inquires may call mobile nr 0939-9387344 and 0917-5937672.

Applicants who will hurdle all phases of admission will be appointed as cadets of PNPA on April 15, 2014 and will be part of the Bachelor of Science in Public Safety (BSPS) Class of 2018.

PNPA cadets are full government scholars and also receive a monthly pay and allowances amounting to P29,525.00 in addition to other benefits such as clothing allowance and bonuses.

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