ONLY 2,026 or 7.63 percent of the 26,561 examinees passed the Philippine National Police (PNP) entrance exam conducted by the National Police Commission (Napolcom) in April.
Napolcom Vice Chairman and Executive Officer Rogelio T. Casurao said that out of the 6,634 who took the police officer exam, 2,440 or 36.78 percent passed. Meanwhile, 2,648 or 33.87 percent of the 7,819 examinees hurdled the test for special police officers. The exam was given on April 23, 2017.
The results of the tests for police inspector and police superintendent exam categories have yet to be released.
Casurao said the overall passing percentage rate of 7.63 percent is significantly lower than the 11.57 percent result of the October 16, 2016 exam.
“The low passing rate in the entrance exam may be attributed to the Commission’s continuous upgrading of standards on its police examinations in line with its sustained effort to professionalize the PNP by ensuring that only the best and most qualified individuals are admitted in the police service,” Casurao explained.
The commission released the partial list of successful examinees in the PNP Entrance and Promotional Examinations [Police Officer (PO) and Senior Police Officer (SPO) categories only.
The list of successful examinees will be posted at the Napolcom central office in Quezon City. It can also be viewed at the Napolcom website at www.napolcom.gov.ph. Individual reports of rating will be mailed to all examinees. Verification of test results will be entertained at the Napolcom central office and its regional offices nationwide in July 2017.