Nigeria Police Academy (NPA) 2020/2021 admission application form (for 8th Regular Course)

The Nigeria Police Academy (NPA), Wudil, Kano has commenced admission process into its 8th Regular Course degree programmes for the 2020/2021 academic session. Interested candidates should follow the instructions when applying for admission.

About the NPA programs

Candidates offered admission into the Nigeria Police Academy (NPA) degree programs will undergo a combined academic and police training which lasts for a minimum period of five (5) year.

Upon completion of the program, successful students are awarded Bachelor’s degrees and get commissioned into the Nigeria Police Force as Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP).

Nigeria Police Academy application form

Sale of the NPA online application forms will commence on Monday 13th April 2020 and end on Sunday 5th July 2020.

Make sure to apply before the deadline specified above.

Nigerian Police Academy Admission Requirements.

a. Candidates seeking admission into the Academy must be Nigerian citizens and must be between 17 and 22 years of age, and must have a height of not less than 1.67 Metres (5 Feet 6 Inches) if male, and 1.62 Metres (5 Feet 4 Inches) if female. In addition, male candidates must have an expanded chest size of not less than 86cm (34 Inches for those between 21 and 22 years of age). All candidates must be free from any physical deformity or mental disability.

b. Candidates must have obtained a minimum of SIX (6) credits at the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE) conducted by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), the National Examinations Council (NECO) or the National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB) at not more than 2 sittings and including a credit pass in English Language and Mathematics as well as subjects relevant to the candidate’s chosen course of study in the Academy.

c. Candidates must also obtain satisfactory scores in both the written examination and the interview and must pass physical and psychological tests of fitness.


Nigeria Police Academy (NPA) Available Programmes.

Kindly see the list of faculties and the courses offered at the Nigeria Police Academy

How to Apply for Police Academy Admission

Make payment

Interested Applicants are advised to go to the Nigeria Police Academy’s Website: in order to obtain or generate Remita Retrieval Reference (RRR) Code.

The RRR code obtained can be used to make payment of N3,500.00 only through any commercial Bank Branch in Nigeria.

Applicants must, in addition, apply through the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board [JAMB] as well as sit for the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

Candidates need not select the Nigeria Police Academy, Wudil as a University of choice in the JAMB form. However, only candidates who obtained the minimum UTME scores of 180 which is the Academy’s Cut-off mark in JAMB and purchased the Academy online Application Form will be eligible to sit for the Nigeria Police Academy Selection Examination.

Register online

After making payment, applicants are to visit to create an online application account.

Submit your application

Applications are to be submitted online. On submission of the applications, candidates are required to download Acknowledgement Form. Candidates who obtained the minimum national cut-off marks or above will be enabled to download and print their examination cards.

Nigeria Police Academy Entrance Examination Date and Requirements

Mode of the exam

The Nigeria Police Academy, Wudil Selection Examination, will be Pencil and Paper-Based (PPB) and probably Computer Based Test (CBT) as the case may be.

The examination shall comprise of a General Paper (Section A) which is compulsory for all candidates.  It will cover areas such as general knowledge and current affairs, English Language and Mathematics.  Other sections are to be selected according to the candidate’s Faculty of choice.

The date for Nigeria Police Academy exam 2020/2021

The NPA exam will be conducted on Saturday the 8th August, 2020. Only candidates who meet the Academy’s cut-off mark of 180 in UTME and above will be eligible to sit for the Nigeria Police Academy Selection Examination at the 21 designated Centres.

Venue and document to bring along for NPA exam 2020

The list of Centres is in the Academy Website.

Eligible candidates are to bring along to the examination venue their

  • Acknowledgement Form,
  • Examination Card,
  • current JAMB Result Slip
  • two Postcard size photographs (3.5×5 Inches) which should show only from the chest upwards.  At the back of each of the two Postcard size photographs, the candidates must write their name, State of origin, Examination Centre and signature.

The next steps

Only candidates who are successful in the Selection Examination will be invited for the Nigeria Police Academy Selection Board screening and interview. The list of successful candidates will be published on our website.

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