Nigerian Military School (NMS) Admission Form 2022/2023

Nigerian Military School (NMS) Admission Form 2022/2023:The Nigerian Military School (NMS) was established on 20th May 1954 with an initial intake of thirty Boys known as the “First Platoon”. At inception, the school was named Boys Company of Nigeria and the First Platoon was divided into 4 Houses, namely Exam, Inglis, Fairbanks and Swynuerton. However, its history can be traced to 1951 when the idea of establishing “Boys Company” along the same pattern of the Boys Wing of British Army was conceived for each of the four British West African colonies namely the Gambia, Gold Coast (Ghana), Nigeria and Sierra Leone. The aim was to inculcate and encourage family tradition in the force, hence the bulk of the pioneer set were sons and wards of serving military personnel.

NMS Zaria Update: Once every year, NMS opens admission for suitably qualified candiates to apply. The application period usually opens between middle of February to end of May. NMS trains male Nigerian Boys only. Admission of Boys into the School is strictly for JSS1 ONLY.


READ ALSO: Check NMS Zaria List of Succesful Candidates for Selection Interview 2022/2023


Entry Requirements For Admissions Into NMS:

  1. The Candidate must be a male Nigerian.
  2. The Candidate must be at least 12 years old and not more than 14 years old by September of the year of entry.
  3. The Candidate must have completed Primary School education.
  4. The Candidate must be medically and physically fit.
  5. The Candidate must be of good moral character.
  6. The Candidate must fill and submit his application form online through this portal.
  7. The Candidate must sit for the Entrance Examination on the scheduled date and at the venue chosen by him while filling the online application form.
  8. Candidates are to report to the Examination Centre with the ORIGINAL COPY of their Exam Photocard as generated from the portal.Candidates without Exam Photocard shall NOT be allowed to sit for the exam.
  9. Candidates invited for selection interview will be made to undergo compressive physical and medical examinations.
  10. Candidates invited for selection interview will be required to come with original copies of Birth Certificate, completed Local Government Certificate of Origin and Exam Photocard.


Please note that:

  • Admission into NMS is open to all male Nigerians who fulfil the given entry requirements. It is NOT restricted to only children of Military Personnel.
  • NMS does NOT accept students on transfer from other schools. All candidtes must enroll at JSS 1 and then work hard and diligently to complete their education and training up to SS3.


Method of Application:

Interested candidates must fill the Application Form online by following through these procedures:

  • Visit NMS Zaria Portal

OR Nigerian Military School Portal;

  • If you have already created your form for this year, you can log in by clicking the GREEN tab.
  • If you want to fill the form for the first time, click the BLUE tab:
  • In Step 1, read the instructions carefully, then click the START button.
  • In Step 2, fill in candidate’s personal information and click “Next”.
  • In Step 3, fill in candidate’s contact details and click “Next”.
  • In Step 4, fill in other details and click “Next”.
  • Finally, click “Generate Form” to complete the form creation.

4. When your Payment Advice displays, you can either click the “PAY AT BANK” button or the “PAY ONLINE” button depending on your preferred choice (please see instruction on how to pay).

5. Please note that application form fees, once paid, are non-refundable.

6. You can finally submit your Application Form only after your payment has been confirmed.

7. After finally submitting, remember to print out your Application Form, Payment Advice and PhotoCard which you must present at the examination center.


How Much is NMS Zaria Application Fee?

  • Application Form into the Nigerian Military School attracts a token fee of two thousand and five hundred naira (₦3,000.00) only; inclusive of the bank transaction charges.

The fee can be paid directly online while filling the application form or the Transaction Slip could be printed and taken to a Bank Branch for payment. This fee might be reviewed from time to time.


Is There any Entrance Exams into NMS Zaria?

  • Yes, all Candidates must sit for the Entrance Exam!

All candidates must sit for the exams at their chosen Centre. Candidates are advised to report at their designated examination centres not later than 07:00 am on the day of Entrance Examinations.

Candidates who fail to sit for the Entrance Examinations for whatever reason are automatically disqualified.


How is the NMS Entrance Exams Like?

  • Candidates Will Be Tested in Mathematics, English Language and More…

NMS Entrance Examination will test Candidates on Mathematics, English Language, Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and General Knowledge.



NMS Entrance Exams Past Questions:

  • Available for ₦1,300.00 Only

A compendium of past questions can be obtained from all the Nigerian Army Divisions and Brigade Education at the rate of One Thousand, Three Hundred Naira (₦1,300.00) only per copy.


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