1.2K hopefuls to take PNPA entrance in Bicol

LEGAZPI CITY — Some 1200 police commissioned officer aspirants from different provinces in the Bicol Region will take the entrance examination or cadet admission test of the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) here on Sunday, August 6.

Lt. Col. Jonel Averilla, PNPA chief examiner for Legazpi City, said the 1200 aspirants are just part of about 37,000 applicants nationwide who will take the exam.

“The examinees were from the provinces of Albay, Catanduanes, Sorsogon, and Masbate who have complied with the basic requirements to vie for slots at the prestigious police academy,” Averilla said.

They will take the exam at the Bicol University here, and examinees from Camarines Sur and Camarines Norte will take the examination at Naga College Foundation.

Twelve PNPA examination contingent, who are natives of the Bicol Region, will proctor the exam which will cover at least six topics– Mathematics, General Science, English, Filipino, current events, and abstract reasoning.

He said passing the entrance exam is the first step for a future commissioned officer journey in PNPA.

The regular examinees are expected to be at the examination venue at 6:00 a.m. on Sunday, we will still conduct a visual inspection, measurement of heights, and other documents needed. The examination time will start at 9:00 a.m to 12:00, while in the afternoon it will be 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.,” Averilla said.

He said the result of the examination will be expected to be posted by January 2024.

“Passers will receive a notice from PNPA and then they will undergo a series of physical, agility, and neuropsychiatric tests as part of the competitive selection and admission process. Those who will pass all the tests will take their oath in July as part of Class 2028,” he added.

Averilla said qualified examinees will enjoy a full scholarship grant for the cadetship program with pay and allowances while undergoing training and education for four years.

“During their graduation, they will be conferred a degree of Bachelor of Science in Public Safety and will automatically be given the rank of lieutenant. They will be a member Philippine National Police (PNP) and will protect and serve the country,” he added.

The PNPA is the premiere public safety institution that hones the country’s future leaders. I Connie Calipay