The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) is one of the largest and most respected law enforcement agencies in Africa, with over 370,000 personnel. The NPF is responsible for maintaining law and order, preventing and detecting crime, and protecting lives and property in Nigeria.
The NPF is currently undergoing a massive recruitment exercise to fill up 10,000 vacancies for constables, the lowest rank in the force.
The recruitment process involves several stages, including online application, physical and credential screening, aptitude test, medical examination, and final selection.
However, many applicants have been confused and misled by some fake news and rumors circulating on social media about the examination dates for the aptitude test.
The Police Service Commission (PSC), the body overseeing the recruitment exercise, has issued a statement to clarify the situation and advise applicants on what to do.
In this article, we will provide you with the latest and accurate information about the Nigeria Police recruitment examination dates, as well as answer some frequently asked questions about the recruitment process.
What is the official examination date for the Nigeria Police recruitment?
As of the time of writing this article, the official examination date for the Nigeria Police recruitment has not been announced by the PSC. The PSC has disowned the examination dates that have been circulating on social media, saying that they are fake and misleading.
The PSC has assured applicants that the official examination date will be announced in due course, and that successful candidates from the physical and credential screening exercise will be duly notified.
Therefore, applicants are advised to disregard any information or updates on the examination date that are not officially issued by the PSC through its recognized media platforms, such as its website, social media handles, and press releases.
How will I know if I have been shortlisted for the examination?
The PSC will communicate the shortlisted candidates for the examination through its official channels, such as its website, social media handles, and press releases. The PSC will also send SMS and email notifications to the shortlisted candidates, using the phone numbers and email addresses they provided during the online application.
Therefore, applicants are advised to check their phone numbers and email addresses regularly for any updates from the PSC. Applicants are also advised to avoid giving out their personal information or paying any money to anyone who claims to be an agent or representative of the PSC or the NPF, as they may be fraudsters.
What are the requirements for the examination?
The examination for the Nigeria Police recruitment will be a computer-based aptitude test, which will test the candidates’ general knowledge, numerical ability, verbal reasoning, and current affairs. The examination will be conducted by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), the body that organizes the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) for admission into tertiary institutions in Nigeria.
The requirements for the examination are as follows:
- The candidates must have completed the online application and the physical and credential screening exercise.
- The candidates must have a valid national identity card, such as the National Identity Number (NIN), the National Identity Card, or the Voter’s Card.
- The candidates must have a printout of their application confirmation slip, which contains their reference number and other details.
- The candidates must have a printout of their examination slip, which contains their examination date, time, and center.
- The candidates must arrive at their examination center at least 30 minutes before the scheduled time, and follow the instructions of the invigilators.
What are the next stages after the examination?
The candidates who pass the examination will proceed to the next stages of the recruitment process, which are:
- Medical examination: The candidates will undergo a comprehensive medical examination to ascertain their physical and mental fitness for the job. The medical examination will include tests for vision, hearing, blood pressure, blood sugar, HIV, hepatitis, and other diseases. The candidates will also undergo a drug test and a pregnancy test (for female candidates).
- Final selection: The candidates who pass the medical examination will be selected based on their performance in the examination, their qualifications, their state of origin, and the federal character principle. The final selection will be approved by the PSC and published on its website and other media platforms.
- Training: The selected candidates will undergo a rigorous and intensive training program at the Police Colleges and Training Schools across the country. The training will cover both theoretical and practical aspects of policing, such as law, ethics, human rights, firearms, self-defense, investigation, intelligence, and community policing. The training will last for six months, after which the candidates will be deployed to their respective commands and formations.