Nigerian Military School (NMS) Zaria Admission Form 2023/2024 Is Out | How to Apply

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We are glad to inform you that the Nigerian Military School, Zaria, has announced that sales of admission forms for Candidates who wish to receive comprehensive academic and military training adequate for their enlistment into the Nigerian Army as soldiers for the 2023/2024 Academic Session.

Latest News on NMS Admission Form 2023

Nigerian Military School (NMS) Zaria is currently receiving applications for admission into JSS 1 for the 2023/2024 Academic Session Online Application / Registration Form for 2023/2024 is now on sale. Online Application Closing date is by midnight of 02 MAY, 2023.

Admission to the Nigerian Military School (NMS) occurs once a year. The procedure begins with filling out an online admission application form, followed by a one-day pre-admission entrance examination held at specific locations around the country.

Successful applicants are shortlisted and invited to a Selection Interview at NMS Headquarters at Chindit Cantonment, Sabon-Gari, Zaria, following the entrance examination.

Those who perform well in both the entrance tests and the Selection Interviews are subsequently granted admission as the final successful applicants.

Eligibility For NMS Admission Form

  • Admission of Boys into the School is strictly for JSS1 ONLY.
  • Candidates for admission MUST not be less than 12 years old by September of this year of admission.
  • The maximum age limit is 14 years.

Requirements for NMS Admission Form

  • The Candidate must be a male Nigerian.
  • The Candidate must be at least 12 years old and not more than 14 years old by September of the year of entry.
  • The Candidate must have completed Primary School education.
  • The Candidate must be medically and physically fit.
  • The Candidate must be of good moral character.
  • The Candidate must fill out and submit his application form online through this portal.
  • The Candidate must sit for the Entrance Examination on the scheduled date and at the venue chosen by him while filling out the online application form.
  • 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.
  • Candidates invited for selection interviews will be made to undergo compressive physical and medical examinations.
  • Candidates invited for selection interview will be required to come with original copies of their Birth Certificate, completed Local Government Certificate of Origin, and Exam Photocard.

Please note that:

  • Admission into NMS is open to all male Nigerians who fulfill 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 candidates must enroll at JSS 1 and then work hard and diligently to complete their education and training up to SS 3.

Method of Applying for NMS Admission Form 2023

Eligible applicants must fill out the Application Form online using the following steps:

  • Visit
  • If you have already created your form for this year, you can log in by clicking the GREEN tab.
  • If you want to fill out 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 the candidate’s personal information and click “Next”.
  • In Step 3, fill in the 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.
  • 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 note that the application form fee, once paid, is non-refundable.
  • You can finally submit your Application Form only after your payment has been confirmed.
  • After finally submitting, remember to print out your Application Form, Payment Advice, and PhotoCard which you must present at the examination center.

How to Pay Online For NMS Admission Form

  • NMS Application Form Fee is ₦3,000.00 only; inclusive of Bank Transaction Charges.
  • Payments for the NMS admission application form can be made in two ways, viz:
  • By printing your payment slip and taking it to a bank for payment, or
  • By paying directly online using your bank-issued debit card (i.e. ATM card).

If you wish to pay online, simply login to the Candidate’s Dashboard and click the “My Payment” tab. When the payment advice slip opens, click the “Pay Online” button and complete the transaction.

If you prefer to pay physically at a Bank, simply login to the Candidate’s Dashboard and click the “My Payment” tab. When the payment advice slip opens, click the “Pay At Bank” button, then print out the payment slip and take it to any of the designated Banks to make payment.

Please note:

  • All payments (both online and Bank branches) are securely processed by Interswitch. For direct online payments, Interswitch accepts Verve, Naira MasterCard, and Visa.
  • If you have any problems concerning your payments, please write to us and our Help Desk will respond within the shortest possible time. Kindly register your complaints at our »Contact Us Page«.

Quick Tips To Boost Your Chances Of Getting Admitted Into A Nigerian Military School

The purpose of this 3-page document is to provide some important useful tips to candidates so as to help boost their chances of getting admitted into the Nigerian Military School, Zaria.


1. Start Early: Make sure you start filling out the form early, as soon as the sale of application form is opened on the NMS eForms Portal. Do not wait until the last day to start, because you may not be able to finish filling out the form and submitting it before 11:59 pm on the last day. NMS does not extend its sale of form; so when you miss it, you miss it!

2. Provide a Valid GSM Number and E-Mail Address: When filling out the application form, be sure

to sit with the person helping you to fill out the form and make sure that all data entered for you are correct in every respect! The portal automatically sends important notices to candidates through SMS and e-mail messages throughout the application and screening processes. If you are using someone else’s email and/or GSM number as your contact details, make sure that the person will receive messages and communicate them to you promptly. NMS does not give second chances to candidates who miss invitations because of communication failure on the part of the candidates.

3. Upload a Proper Passport Photo: The passport photo you upload for your application form must meet all the criteria for acceptance spelled out on the photo upload page of the portal. Candidates who fail to observe all the stipulated qualities of a good acceptable passport photo will have their application rejected without warning.

4. Beware of Online Scam: Many ill-intentioned people may go on social media or use some
another form of an online platform to defraud unsuspecting candidates or their parents/guardians. Please avoid anyone who comes to you or contacts you and claims to be “Captain This” or “Major That”. Stay away from anyone who comes online and claims to be an “NMS Admission Officer” or whatever else they may claim. Also, do not reveal your bank-issued debit card PIN/PASSWORD details to unknown strangers when paying for the form online. For the avoidance of doubt, all correspondences should be sent to our official NMS eForms HelpDesk at Our official contact phone numbers are 09055522283 and 09055522284.

5. Remember to Submit Your Form: When you first apply and fill out the form, it remains in an
“open/pending mode”, which means it does not qualify for consideration until you explicitly
click the declaration and submit the form. The form will remain in this “open/pending mode” until after:
(a) Your payment for the form is confirmed.
(b) You upload a correct passport photo.
(c) You tick the declaration box and then click the Submit Finally button.


1. Revise Your Math, English Language, and General Studies: The NMS pre-admission entrance exam consists of objective questions in three subjects, namely Mathematics, English Language, and General Studies. Candidates are advised to prepare well in these subject areas to enable them to score high and thereby boost their chances of being invited for the Selection Interview. If possible, try and get ideas of the scope of examination or interview questions by looking for past questions to study, if available.

2. Know Your Centre in Advance: Candidates are advised to try and find out the main road(s) as well as alternative roads to their chosen examination centers at least 48 hours before the day of the exams. This is to avoid transportation delays that may cause them to arrive late or miss the exams on the scheduled day. By trying to find out the roads and location early in advance, candidates will be able to familiarize themselves and identify any potential transportation hitches that may dim their chances of getting admitted into NMS.

3. Get Your Writing Materials Ready: All candidates should bring their pens and mathematical sets (containing pencils, sharpeners, erasers, etc) to the entrance examination center. No notebooks or textbooks whatsoever are allowed. Candidates are, however, advised to print clear, sharp copies of their Application Form, Exam Photocard, and Payment Advice Slip from the NMS eForms Portal and present them at the Exam Centre when requested.

4. Get Good Sleep, Eat Some Breakfast: All candidates are expected to arrive at their chosen examination centers no later than 7:00 am. The excitement notwithstanding, candidates should endeavor to have a good night’s rest before the day of the exam and also have some light breakfast to keep them fully awake and mentally alert during the examination.


1. Get Your Documents In Order: Soon after starting to fill the application form online, it is important that applicants start preparing all their papers and certificates as may be required for the Selection Interview. Failure to come to the screening venue or center with all the required documents leads to immediate disqualification. The originals of the following documents must be presented by each and every candidate invited for the Selection Interview:

(a) Primary School Leaving Certificate.
(b) Birth Certificate.
(c) Completed Local Government Certificate of Origin.
(d) Application Form printed from the NMS eForms Portal.
(e) Exam Photocard printed from the NMS eForms Portal.
(f) Payment Advice Slip printed from the NMS eForms Portal.

2. Improve Your Health and Physical Fitness: All candidates invited for the Selection Interview will be made to undergo compressive physical and medical examinations. As such, it is a good idea for candidates to improve their health and general fitness levels well before the invitation. Candidates are advised to eat healthy meals and observe good hygiene every time so as to avoid illnesses that could make them unfit for the selection process. Doing some simple, age-appropriate exercises at least 4 times a week will also help. Candidates do not need to engage in Olympic-grade physical training activities, however!

3. Improve Your Confidence: The Selection Board will consist of various activities manned by
various personnel, including officers in and out of uniform. Candidates should endeavor to build their confidence so that they will be able to comport themselves well while appearing before a panel of interviewers without any form of shyness or stage fright.

Make sure you are well-dressed in simple but smart clothing on the interview day. Also, be sure to lift your head up and be audible while answering questions.

4. Stay Informed: Not getting the correct information, or getting the correct information late, can negatively affect your chances of getting admitted into the Nigerian Military School. Candidates are advised to frequently check the NMS Portal for regular updates at the following URL:

NMS Admission Form Closing Date 2022

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

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