5 Killer Tips For Success In The Nigerian Army Recruitment Process

Are you thinking of joining the Nigerian army recruitment process?

If so, you’re not alone.

Every year, thousands of Nigerians apply to the annual “76RRI” (Regular Recruits Intake) program but only small number of elite candidates will make it in to this program.

The purpose of this article is to give you 5 killer tips for making sure your Nigerian army application stands out from the crowd.

Is Nigerian Army Form Out

#1 Know When The Nigerian Army Form Becomes Available

Anyone wanting to apply to the Nigerian army will be asking themselves the question: “When is the Nigerian Army form out?”

This is a crucial question to ask, so you’re to start the process from the starting pistol.

In 2016, the 776RRI form became available online for the first time on 21st November 2016.

There’s no guarantee that the Nigerian Army form will become available on the same date each year. But the general rule of thumb is that the Nigerian Army releases its recruitment form in November.

We’ll let you know here as soon as we know when the form is released for this year, 2017.

#2 Keep Up To Date With The Latest News on Nigerian Army Recruitment

If you want to take your application to the Nigerian army seriously, you must (I repeat, must) keep in the loop about the process.

A great example of why this is essential came in 2016: the army all of a sudden decided to publish the Nigerian army recruitment list on a different date than previously announced.

That means you should regularly check the Nigerian army recruitment website and keep track of the Nigerian army’s Facebook page.

If you have any questions, you can always email the Nigerian army’s support team at the following email address: support@narerecruitment.org.

The bottom line here is that if there are sudden changes in the timetable for Nigerian army recruitment, you need to know.

All of this brings me onto my next point…

#3 Get To Know The Timetable for the Nigerian Army Recruitment Process

You need to get to know the timetable for the recruitment process.

After all, there’s no point submitting an application form if you will be unavailable on a date that you need to participate in the exam.

  1. By a certain date, the Nigerian Army lists the candidates shortlisted for the pre-screening exercise on its website
  2. The shortlisted candidates attend pre-screening exams throughout Nigeria
  3. Those who pass the pre-screening exams are listed on the Nigerian Army’s website
  4. The shortlisted candidates attend the zonal screening exercise
  5. Successful candidates immediately commence training at the Nigerian Army Depot in Zaira

#4 Do Not Rely On Past Questions for the Nigerian Army Exam

So many candidates fall into the trap of searching for past Nigerian army exam questions.

There are even some companies that charge people for Nigerian army past recruitment questions.

We highly recommend that you do not rely on past questions.  

The aptitude tests are designed to test your ability and not someone else’s. If the army founds out that you cheated, there could be severe consequences.

Also – it’s highly unlikely that the Nigerian army keeps the same questions and tests each year.

So, ultimately, you are really just wasting your time by relying on the past questions.

But that doesn’t mean that you can’t prepare for the exam as I explain in the next top tip…

#5 Swot Up on The Nigerian Army Ranks, Salary, Logo and Much Much More…

If you were applying for a new job, you would learn as much about the company as possible.

It’s no different with the Nigerian army.

You need to do basic research in order to succeed with your application.

Whether it’s in the exam hall or during an interview, you might be asked about the army at any point in time. And you better have a good answer…

Ask yourself: How would I have answered any of the following questions?

Nigerian Army Logo

The Nigerian Army Logo: Do you know its meaning and history?

What is the history and meaning of the Nigerian army logo?

Suggested answer: The Nigerian army logo makes use of an eagle which appears in various state logos and emblems of Nigeria. Think about the Coat of Arms of Nigeria or the “Super Eagles” football team. The eagle symbolizes the strength of Nigeria’s army and its watchful eye over the borders of the country.

You may also be aware that the Martial Eagle is native to Nigeria and can be seen in many of the national parks throughout the country. The Nigeria army logo also features Arabic script (“Nasrunminallah”) meaning “Victory comes from God alone” – the motto was first used by Shehu Usman Dan Fodio, a chief of the Sokoto Caliphate, in the colonial wars fought against the British army.

What are the Nigerian army ranks and their salary?

Suggested answer: The Nigerian army has the following hierarchy (from the highest rank to the lowest rank:

  1. Field Marshal
  2. General
  3. Lieutenant General
  4. Major General
  5. Colonel
  6. Lieutenant Colonel
  7. Major
  8. Captain
  9. Lieutenant (First)
  10. Second Lieutenant
  11. Sergeant
  12. Corporal

According to this article from Economic Confidential, the salary of a Nigerian army general per month is 1.72 million Naira. A corporal officer in the Nigerian army earns much less than this, taking home a reported 50,000 Naira each month.

If you have enjoyed reading about our guide to the Nigerian army recruitment process, feel free to check out our super interesting article on 10 must-know facts about the Nigerian airforce.

Are you wondering whether the Nigerian army form is out yet? If so, please write to us below and let us know why you want to join the ranks of the Nigerian army. 

1 Comment

  1. Ogbonnaya Egwu

    May 17, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    I just heard am information that the Nigeria army is recruiting, but I hv search through out the website and portals, but I couldn’t see it. is the form closed? pls this is my number 08066618879

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