2016 Nigeria Police Recruitment: Aptitude test begins August 22

Breakdown of the 110,469 shortlisted applicants

Cadet ASPs: 22, 454

Cadet Inspectors: 24, 456

Police Constables: 63, 559

The Police Service Commission (PSC) said on Friday that aptitude test for the 110,469 shortlisted candidates would begin on August 22, 2016 nationwide.

The commission disclosed that the 110,469 shortlisted applicants were from the 338, 250 applicants invited for the just concluded screening at the states and FCT Police Commands.

Chairman of the commission, Mr Mike Okiro, made the disclosure at a news conference in Abuja.

Okiro, who was s former head of Nigeria Police said that out of the 110, 469 applicants, 22, 454 were shortlisted for Cadet ASPs; 24, 456 for Cadet Inspectors and 63, 559 for Police Constables.

Okiro said that aptitude test for cadet ASPs for both general duty and specialists will begin on August 22; aptitude test for Cadet Inspectors for both general duty and specialists will hold on August 23, while aptitude test for police constables for both cadres would take place on August 24.

According to him, document and physical screening of specialists is scheduled for August 29 after they must have taken the aptitude tests.

He disclosed that some of the applicants were screened out for over age, alteration and falsification of documents and year of graduation.

The others included physical features, tattoo marks, first school leaving certificate, certificate of state origin and class of degree or diploma.

According to him, “Over 115 applicants who were arrested during the screening for forgery and impersonation were handed over to the police for investigation and prosecution.”

He said that emails have been sent to all shortlisted applicants, adding that the master list for each state had been sent to all state commands to paste at command headquarters and examination centres.

The commission received 911,438 applications comprising 262, 462 for cadet ASPs, and 211,832 for cadets Inspector and 437,144 for police constables and shortlisted 338,250 for the screening.

The 110,469 shortlisted candidates will continue battle for the 10,000 seats announced by the Federal Government.


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