Admission into the Nigerian Military School (NMS) 2020/2021 – Application Guide

Last Updated on March 2, 2020 by

Nigerian Military School (NMS) Admission form 2020/2021

The Online Application for Admission into The Nigerian Military School Zaria for the 2020/2021 session has Commenced. Application commences on 1st March 2020, and closes 9th March 2020. Entrance examination is scheduled to take place on Saturday, 16th May 2020 at all designated examination centres nationwide.


See also: Nigerian Military School Recruitment

How to Apply for Nigerian Military School 2020 Admission

  1. Interested candidates are to visit NMS portal at and click the APPLY tab.
  2. Click the BLUETAB to open the Application page and read the instructions carefully, then click the START button.
  3. Follow steps 1 – 4 of the application process to fill in all the required data and click the GENERATE FORM button to generate candidate’s form and open the PAYMENT ADVICE page.
  4. At the payment advice page, payment can e made through:
    • Online using bank issued ATM Card. Click the PAY ONLINE button on tpayment advice page and you shall be redirected to the Interswitch platform to complete the payment.
    • Bank Branch Click PAY AT BANK button and wait for a few seconds for your details to be forwarded to the bank in advance, then print the payment advice and take it to any of the banks listed to make payment. After making payment, return to the portal to complete the Online Application.
  5. Candidates can submit their forms on the portal only when payment is confirmed and a valid Passport-sized photograph is uploaded.
  6. After the final submission, Candidates are advised to print clear copies of their ApplicationĀ  Form, Payment Advice Slip and Examination Photo Card from the portal. Candidates MUST present their Examination Photo Card at the Examination Centre on the day of Entrance Examination.
  7. For more information, please visit the general instructions page at and also the FAQs Page at,php

For further enquiries call 09055522283 & 09055522284, E-mail:

How To Pay For Nms Admission Application Form

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. Find below, the procedure for making payment for the admission application form:

    1. NMS Application Form Fee is ā‚¦2,300.00 only; inclusive of Bank Transaction Charges.
    2. Payments for 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).


  1. If you wish to pay online, simply log in to the Candidateā€™s Dashboard and click the “My Payment” tab. When the payment advice slip opens, click the “Pay Online” button and complete the transaction.
  2. If you prefer to pay physically at a Bank, simply log in to the Candidateā€™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 branch) are securely processed by Interswitch. For direct online payments, Interswitch accepts Verve, Naira MasterCard, and Visa.

Nigerian Military School (NMS) Entry Requirements

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 isĀ 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 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 theirĀ Exam PhotocardĀ as generated from the portal.Ā 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 SS 3.

Nigerian Military School (NMS) Entrance Examination Centres

Once every year, NMS opens admission for suitably qualified candiates to apply. All candidates applying for admission into NMS must sit for an Entrance Exam at designated Centres nation-wide. Candidates can choose any of the designated Exam Centres when filling their form online. Find below, the approved list of NMS Entrance Exam Centres nation-wide:


SerialStateExamination CentresRemarks
1.ABIAIbeku High School, Umuahia
2.ADAMAWACommand Day Secondary School, Yola
3.AKWA IBOMChrist the King Primary School, Uyo
4.ANAMBRAIgwebuike Grammar School, Awka
5.BAUCHIGovernment Day Secondary School Shadawanka Barracks, Bauchi
6.BAYELSABishop Dimieari Grammar School (BDGS), Yenagoa
7.BENUECommand Day Secondary School, NASME Barracks, Makurdi
8.BORNOCommand Day Secondary School 21 Brigade, Maiduguri
9.CROSS RIVERCommand Children School 13 Brigade, Calabar
10.DELTAWest End Mixed Secondary School, Asaba
11.EBONYICommand Secondary School, Abakaliki
12.EDOArmy Children School, Nigerian Army School of Supply and Transport, Ugbowo, Benin City
13.EKITIChrist School, Ado Ekiti
14.ENUGUCommand Day Secondary School, Enugu
15.FCT-ABUJACommand Day Secondary School Lungi Barracks, Abuja
16.FCT-ABUJAGovernment Secondary School, Garki
17.GOMBEGovernment Secondary School 301 Artillery Regiment (GS), Gombe
18.IMOCommand Children School Obinze Barracks, Owerri
19.JIGAWAJigawa State Polytechnic, Dutse
20.KADUNACommand Children School Chindit Cantonment, Zaria
21.KADUNACommand Children School Dantuku Road, Kaduna
22.KADUNACommand Day Secondary School, Kaduna
23.KADUNACommand Secondary School, Kaduna
24.KANOCommand Children School 3 Brigade Bukavu Barracks, Kano
25.KATSINAArmy Day Secondary School 35 Battalion Natsinta, Katsina
26.KEBBICommand Children School 1 Battalion Dukku Barracks, Birnin Kebbi
27.KOGICommand Children School Chari Maigumeri Barracks, Lokoja
28.KWARACommand Children School Sobi Barracks, Ilorin
29.LAGOSCommand Children School Ans Barracks, Yaba
30.LAGOSCommand Day Secondary School, Ikeja
31.LAGOSCommand Secondary School, Ipaja-Lagos
32.NASARAWACommand Science Secondary School, Lafia
33.NIGERArmy Day Secondary School, Minna
34.OGUNArmy Children School Nyango Barracks, Abeokuta
35.ONDOArmy Children School 32 Brigade Barracks, Akure
36.OSUNOsogbo Grammar School, Osogbo
37.OYOCommand Children School Mokola Barracks, Ibadan
38.PLATEAUCommand Day Secondary School, Jos
39.RIVERSCommand Children School 6 Division, Port-Harcourt
40.SOKOTOCommand Children School 1 Brigade, Sokoto
41.TARABAGovernment Teachers College, Jalingo
42.YOBEGovernment Girls Secondary School, Damaturu
43.ZAMFARACommand Science Secondary School (Girls), Gusau

Kindly leave comments below if you have any questions.


  1. taiwoolatunji

    Thanks very much for this great info.

  2. Ewien prosper

    I hope the management of the nms would informed me, when the examination time would be out for the New candidates God bless

  3. Salim muddassiir Halliru

    I like the military school very much please help me sir I want to be among them in the 2021 student if you can help me I will be very happy and I will work harder


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