The Nigerian Army Application Process for 85th Regular Recruit Intake 2024

Applications are now being accepted for the 2024 86th Regular Recruits Intake (RRI) of the Nigerian Army.

Nigerian citizens aged 18 and above, with at least four passes in WASCE/GCE/NECO/NABTEB (in no more than two sittings), are invited to apply.

The Nigerian Army recruitment form is free of charge, and the deadline for application submission is October 20th, 2024.

Nigerian Army Recruitment

The Nigerian Army has notified the public of the commencement of its 86th Regular Recruits Intake (RRI) for 2024; qualified candidates for both tradesmen/women and non-tradesmen/women positions are invited for application.

An overview of the requirements, qualifications, and application process to guide you throughout the journey of becoming a part of the Nigerian Army will be stated in this post.

Requirement for Nigerian Army Recruitment

Minimum Educational Requirement

To be qualified, a minimum of 4 credits or passes (including English and Maths) should an applicant have not more than two sittings in WASCE/GCE/NECO/NABTEB.

A Trade Test/City Guild Certificate must be possessed by tradesmen/women applicants. For more information on specific trade qualifications, visit the Nigerian Army website.

Basic Requirements

  • Be a single Nigerian citizen by birth
  • Possess a National Identity Card/BVN or NIN
  • Possess state of origin certificate
  • Meet Nigerian Army medical, physical, and psychological fitness standards
  • Be between the age of 18-22 years for non-tradesmen/women applicants and for tradesmen/women applicants no older than 26 years as of December 18th, 2024 should not have criminal convictions
  • Possesses a valid birth certificate or age declaration endorsed by the Local Government Council, the National Population Commission, and the Hospital.
  • Height requirements of at least 1.68 meters for males and 1.65 meters for females

Requirements Summary

  • Maximum Age (Trades) 26
  • Minimum Age (Non-Trades) 18
  • Maximum Age (Non-Trades) 22
  • Minimum Age (Trades) 18
  • Minimum Height (Female) 1.65 meters
  • Minimum Height (Male) 1.68 meters

Application Period: September 25th – October 20th 2024

The Application process for the Nigerian Army Recruitment Form

  • Visit the online application portal.
  • Create an account using your email.
  • Log in with your username and password.
  • Fill out and submit your form of application; a copy should be printed
  • The Guarantor Form should be printed and completed.
  • Application and Guarantor Forms should be submitted to the state’s recruitment center.

Important Dates

  • On the Nigerian Army websites, shortlisted candidates’ names will be published.
  • Screening Exercise of the State Recruitment will take place from 6th – 19th November 2024
  • Application deadline: October 20th, 2024

General Instructions of the Nigerian Army Recruitment

  • There will be conduction of a no-pre-selection computer-based test.
  • All screening will take place in the state of origin of the candidates, respectively.
  • During the recruitment process, candidates must adhere to the COVID-19 protocol.
  • Candidates will be disqualified and handed to the police for prosecution if found falsifying or forging results or documents.
  • Avoid giving gratification or inducements to anyone during the recruitment exercise.


The 86th RRI of the Nigerian Army is now open for interested and eligible candidates.

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