Last Updated on 04 November 2013

18,206 applicants (13,890 males and 4,316 females) are expected to take the Philippine National Police Academy Cadet Admission Test (PNPACAT) for the Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Class of 2018 this coming November 10, 2013 in twenty-five (25) designated test centers nationwide.

These test centers are located in the cities of Vigan, Urdaneta, Tuguegarao, Cauyan, Cabanatuan, San Fernando, Calamba, Dasmariñas, Lucena, Naga, Legazpi, Baguio, Manila, Batangas, Quezon, Iloilo, Bacolod, Cebu, Tacloban, Zamboanga, Cagayan de Oro, Davao, General Santos, Butuan and Cotabato.

Applicants may wait for their notice of examinations until November 4, 2013. They may check on their notice of examination at the test centers information booths located in their respective test centers on November 9, 2013 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on

In addition, all applicants are advised to take note of their respective test center codes. Should there be any discrepancies in their test codes, they may check and visit our website at or call 0939-938-7344 or 0917-5937-672 for more information and details.

Examinees are required to be at their respective test centers on or before 7:00 a.m. of the examination day. Every applicant is advised to bring his or her notice of examination. Attached therein is his or her latest 2 x 2 picture, self-stamped window envelope, black-ink ball pen, pencils (lead no. 2), eraser, and ID as the PNPACAT follows a “NO REQUIREMENT, NO EXAM POLICY.”

The PNPA strengthened the selection standards this year such as raising the age bracket requirement from 17-21 to 18-22 years old; all PNPA applicants must be high school graduates upon their submission of application. More over, high school valedictorians and salutatorians as well as college cum laude, magna cum laude and summa cum laude were given privileged to be admitted on the second phase of screening without taking the first phase of the Cadet Admission test, which is the written exam, provided that they provide their certifications of honors and submit them to the PNPA Registrar.

Out of 20,475 applicants recruited this year, 2,269 were already disqualified. Some were unable to meet the age and height requirements along with the other medical qualifications for cadetship.

“Many are called but only few are chosen and among the chosen few, only the best remains to be of service to the Filipino People.”


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