Nigerian Military School (NMS) Admission Form 2023/2024

Nigerian Military School (NMS) Admission Form 2023/2024:The Nigerian Military School was established on 20 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.

We are currently receiving applications for admission into JSS 1 for the 2023/2024 Academic Session. Closing date is by midnight of 02 MAY, 2023.

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 (subject to review).

NMS trains male Nigerian Boys only. Admission of Boys into the School is strictly for JSS1 ONLY. Candidates for admission MUST not be less 12 years old by Ocober 1st of year of admission. Maximum age limit is 14 years.


strictly for JSS1 ONLY. Find below, the key entry requirements for admission 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 October 1st 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 are also advised to report to the Examination Centre with print-out copies of their Application Form and Payment Slip as generated from the portal.
  10. Candidates invited for selection interview will be made to undergo compressive physical and medical examinations.
  11. Candidates invited for selection interview will be required to come with original copies of Birth Certificate, completed Local Government Certificate of Origin, Exam Photocard and other documents/items to be communicated.


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

Visit Nigerian Military School website below.

NMS Zaria Portal

  1. If you have already created your form for this year, you can log in by clicking the GREEN button in the GREEN box.
  2. If you want to fill the form for the first time, click the BLUE button in the BLUE box:
    • 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 relevant details and click “Next”.
    • Finally, read the declaration, click the checkbox to acknowledge your consent, then generate your Form.
  3. 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).
  4. Please note that application form fees, once paid, are non-refundable.
  5. You can finally submit your Application Form only after your payment has been confirmed and a proper passport photo is uploaded.
  6. After finally submitting, remember to print out your Application Form, Payment Advice and PhotoCard which you must present at the examination center.

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 SS 3.


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 (₦2,500.00) only; inclusive of the bank transaction charges.

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 Zaria Entrance Exams 2023/2024

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.


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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