Q: What Are The Entry Requirements Into NMS?

  • You Must be a Male Nigerian and...
  • Interested candidates must be male Nigerians whose age should be between 12 and 14 years at the time of entry into Nigerian Military School, Zaria. Candidates must have completed their primary school education. They must also be medically and physically fit and must be of good moral character. Furthermore, Candidates would be considered for admission only if they follow the application procedures online through this portal; and only if they have been invited to the selection interview and they pass all requirements.

Q: Is NMS Only For Children of Military Personnel?

  • No, NMS is open to all male Nigerians who fulfil the given entry requirements.

Q: Where/How Can I Buy The Form?

  • Online, By Going To
  • Interested candidates must fill and submit their Application Form online only. Please note that the online Application Form can be accessed only within the application period.

  • Application for admission into NMS usually opens around February of every year and closes by middle or end of May. When the portal is opened, people who have ever sent a message to us via our Contact Us Page will automatically be notified.

Q: How Much Is The Form?

  • Application Form Fee is ₦2,300.00 Only
  • Application Form into the Nigerian Military School attracts a token fee of two thousand and three hundred naira (₦2,300.00) only; inclusive of the bank transaction charges.

Q: Is There Entrance Exam Into NMS?

  • 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 are automatically disqualified.

Q: How Is The Entrance Exam 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.

Q: How or Where Can One Get Past Questions?

  • Available for ₦1,000.00 Only
  • A compendium of past questions can be obtained from all the Nigerian Army Divisions and Brigade Education at the rate of One Thousand Naira (₦1,000.00) only per copy.

Q: Do You Accept Transfer Students From Other Schools?

  • No, NMS Does Not Accept Transfer Students.
  • Sorry, the Nigerian Military School does not accept students on transfer from other schools. All candidtes must enroll at JS 1 and then work hard and diligently to complete their education and training up to SS 3.

Q: How Do I Pay For The Form?

  • At Bank Branches Nation-Wide or Directly Online (using ATM Cards).
  • Interswitch logo   MasterCard, Verve, Visa are accepted

    Payments for Application Form can be made at any branch of designated banks or directly online using bank-issued debit cards (a.k.a ATM Cards). All payments are securely processed by Interswitch. For direct online payments, we accept Verve, Naira MasterCard, and Visa. To pay for any Application Form, follow these simple steps:

    1. If you are starting for the first time:
      • Go to and click Admissions, then click Apply.
      • If the form is on sale, you will be able to fill in the form and generate your payment advice otherwise you will see a "Form Not On Sale" message.
      • When your Payment Advice displays, you can either click the “PAY AT BANK” button or the “PAY ONLINE” button depending on your preferred choice.

    2. If you have already generated the form but have not paid:
      • Log in using your application form number as your Login ID and your email, gsm phone number, or birth month as your password.
      • When your personal page loads, click "My Payment" section to open your payment advice.
      • When your Payment Advice displays, you can either click the “PAY AT BANK” button or the “PAY ONLINE” button depending on your preferred choice.
    Payment Options
    Receiving Banks

    If you click on the “PAY AT BANK” button, the portal will automatically notify all the banks that you are coming to pay. When ready, simply print the slip and take it to any branch of the banks listed.

    If you click on the “PAY ONLINE” button, the portal will take you to the Interswitch WebPAY platform where you can pay using any of the accept card types.

    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«.

Q: How Do I Know if my Payment Succeeds?

  • Through Immediate Notifications (On-Screen, E-Mail and SMS).
  • All online payment attempts are followed by instant on-screen notfications displayed to you. Results of all payments are displayed onscreen (successful ones in green, failed ones in red). In addition, notification emails are sent to the email addresses specified by candidates in their profile. Depending on availability, SMS message alerts are also sent to the GSM numbers specified by candidates.

Q: What Happens to my Money When Transactions Fail?

  • No Money is Deducted When Transactions Fail.
  • On the online payment system riding on Interswitch WebPAY platform, money is deducted from debit cards if and only if the transaction is approved by the issuing bank. If the issuing bank has any reason to decline the transaction, no money is deducted and a "Transaction Failed" notice is displayed onscreen, along with reasons for the failure (eg: "The amount requested is above the limit permitted by your bank, please contact your bank", or "Suspected Fraud, Pick-Up", or "Your bank has prevented your card from carrying out this transaction, please contact your bank", or "Insufficient Funds", or "Incorrect security details provided. Pin tries exceeded.", etc).

Q: What If My Transaction Fails Many Times?

  • The Portal Will Sort It Out Automatically.
  • Sometimes, your attempts to make payment online may fail due to temporary network failure. If this happens, you will see a "Failed Transaction" error message. But you are given the opportunity to re-try the transaction again and, hopefully, get a successful result. This can be done by simply clicking the "Transaction Logs" link on your payment slip which takes you to a page where you can see a history of all your payment attempts and you can also click the "ReQuery" button on that page to re-try the payment.

    However, if payment attempts fail again, then you know you have to »Contact Our Help Desk« to help you sort it out.

Q: Can I Get A Refund If I Change My Mind?

  • All application fees, once paid, are non-refundable!

Q: Can I Change My Exam Centre After Submitting My Form?

  • Yes, But For A Limited Time Only. . .
  • Candidates can revisit their form on the portal to edit and update their preferred Exam Centers and all other details as many times as necessary.

    However, the portal automatically disallows any further edits or updates of data 10 days to the scheduled date of closure of applications.

Q: How Do I Know if I am Offered Admission?

  • Through E-Mail and SMS Notifications.
  • Successful candidates shall be notified through e-mail and SMS. It is therefore very important that you provide valid email and GSM number while filling the form, so that vital notifications will always reach you.

    The School may also decide to publish names of successful candidates on this portal; so you may want to check regularly for any new updates.

Q: More Questions? Please Write To Us!

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  • If you have some other questions that are not covered on this FAQs page, you can write to us on our »Feedback Page« and our Help Desk will respond within the shortest possible time.


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