MANILA A total of 48,613 examinees will take this year's first Philippine National Police (PNP) entrance and promotional examinations on Sunday.
In a statement Friday, Napolcom vice chairman and executive officer, Rogelio T. Casurao, said that 34,290 will take the PNP entrance exam while 14,323 are distributed among various promotional test categories.
Casurao said 3,503 of the 34,290 examinees for the PNP entrance test and 2,537 of the 14,323 police examinees for promotional tests shall take the PNP exams in the National Capital Region (NCR) testing centers Makati High School, Pitogo High School, Benigno Aquino High School, and Fort Bonifacio High School 1 and 2, all in Makati City.
He said the exams will cover the qualifying exam for Patrolman/Patrolwoman and the promotional exams for Police Corporal and Police Staff Sergeant; Police Master Sergeant to Police Executive Master Sergeant; Police Lieutenant; Police Captain; Police Major and Police Lieutenant Colonel.
"The PNP entrance examination consists of questions on general information, verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and logical reasoning; while the promotional examinations include general information, police administration and operations, and police customs and tradition/values and ethical standards," Casurao said.
Applicants are scheduled to proceed to their respective testing centers in the cities of Makati, San Fernando (La Union), Tuguegarao, Angeles (Pampanga), Cabuyao, Calapan, Iloilo, Cebu, Tacloban, Calbayog, Pagadian, Zamboanga, Cagayan de Oro, Davao, Koronadal, Baguio, Butuan, and Cotabato, and in the provinces of Batangas, Palawan, Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Albay, and Catanduanes.
Strict compliance with the prescribed dress code will be observed. Applicants for the PNP entrance test should wear a plain white T-shirt/polo shirt, dark pants, and shoes while those who will take the promotional tests are required to wear GOA Type B (in field cap, no awards/medals, only accouterments) or the PNP Patrol Shirt.
Examinees not in the prescribed attire will not be allowed to enter the exam center.
They should bring their notice of admission, pencil no. 2, black ball pen and any valid identification card with picture and signature. Examinees are also strictly prohibited to bring inside the testing center cellular phones, electronic gadgets, pagers or any two-way radio set, calculators, review materials, explosives, firearms, or deadly weapons.
Examinees who will be caught in possession of cellular phones/electronic gadgets shall be automatically disqualified and, after due investigation, shall be directed to leave the exam center immediately. Regional/provincial testing centers shall not accept firearms for deposit or safekeeping.
The Commission reiterates that committing any form of cheating is unacceptable. According to Napolcom Memorandum Circular 2013-007 issued on Oct. 30, 2013, civilian examinees shall be permanently barred from taking the PNP entrance examination. Moreover, if these acts were committed by a police officer, he/she shall be charged with dishonesty and, if found guilty, be meted the penalty of dismissal from the service. (PNA)
Source: Philippines News Agency