Nigerian Army 85RRI Recruitment Form 2023/24 | APPLY NOW
Nigerian Army (NA) Eighty Regular Recruit Intake (85RRI) Recruitment Application Form, Requirements, Documents Needed, Application Guidelines and Closing Date for Trades / Non-Trades and Women 2023/2024 - How to Apply [FREE OF CHARGE].

This is to announce to the general public and interested candidate that the Nigerian Army has opened the registration web portal for the 85RRI for trades/non tradesmen and women for 2023/2024 session.

Online Registration for the Nigerian Army 85RRI exercise commences from 13th March and closes on 14th April, 2023.


Nigerian Army 85RRI Online Registration Documents Required

1). Passport Size Photograph
2). First School Leaving Certificate
4). Optional – NCE/ND/Trade Test/ RN
5). Birth Certificate / Declaration of age.

Nigerian Army Recruitment 85RRI Basic Requirements;

(1) Applicants must be single and Nigerian citizen by birth, and must possess National Identity Card/NIN or BVN.
(2) Applicants must be medically, physically and psychologically fit in accordance with Nigerian Army Standards.
(3) Applicants must be free of any criminal conviction by the court of law.
(4) Applicants must possess a valid birth certificate/age declaration endorsed by the National Population Commission, Hospital or Local Government Council.
(5) Applicants must possess a valid certificate of state of origin.
(6) Applicants must not be less than 1.68 metres and 1.65 metres tall for male and female candidates respectively.
(7) An applicant must not be less than 18 years or more than 22 years for non-trades men/women, while trades men/women must not be more than 26 years as at 31st April, 2023.
(8) All applicants must possess at least a minimum of 4 passes in not more than two sittings in WASCE/GCE/NECO/NABTEB.
(9) In addition to above qualification, those applying as trades men/women must also possess Trade Test/City Guild Certificate. Details are available on the website.
(10) Interested candidates are advised to log on to the NA recruitment website to complete online registration from 13th March - 14th April, 2023. Selected candidates will participate in the State Recruitment Screening Exercise scheduled for May 2 to May 17, 2023.
(9) Application for Trades Men/Women Category should be into the following:

Nigerian Army Engineering Corps: Tilling Works (Twks), Draughtsman (D/Man), Plant Operator Mechanic (POM), POP Designer/Screeding, Land Survey (L/Svy) Electrical/Electronics Technology, Carpentry/Wood Technology, Metal Works, Plumbing, Masonry/Concrete Technology, Painting and Graphics Arts.

Nigerian Army Signals Corps: Electrical/Electronic Technicians, Phones/Computer Hardware Maintenance/Repairers, Computer Operators, Ethical Hackers (Cyber Security) and Computing/Computer Forensics Expert, Installation and Maintenance of Audio Conferencing, Installation and Maintenance of Video Conferencing, Design and Installation of Internet Protocol Telephony, Digital Image and Video Processing, Website Management, VSat Installer, Microwave Comms Expert, Rigger.

Nigerian Army Intelligence Corps: Knowledge and Skills in UAV, Drone etc, Computer Web and Application Designer (HTML,CSS), Radio and Telecommunication Engineer/Technicians, Network Administrators (Should be able to manage a Local Area Network and Virtual Private Network), Computer Networking, General IT Knowledge, Computer, Phone and Mobile devices repair and maintenance, Geographic Information System, Cybersecurity/Ethical hacking, Server Administration.

Nigerian Army Corps of Supply and Transport: Drivers, Firemen, Caterers (emphasis on male) .

Nigerian Army Ordnance Corps: Textile Rofitters and Leather Works, Graphic Designers, Spare Part Technicians, Accounting Technicians, Tailor, Textile Technology, Printing Technology.

Nigerian Army Electrical and Mechanical Engineers Corps: Vehicle Diesel Mechanics, Vehicle Petrol Mechanics, Fabricators/Panel Beaters, Crane Operators, Hydraulic/Pneumatic Technicians, Caterpillar/Excavator Mechanics, Auto Elect, Powertrans Mechanics(gearbox), Vulcanizers (to be trained as combined rec mech/vulcanizers), Electro Medical, Machinist/instruments, Fuel Injector Specialist, Welders, Upholstery techs, Generator/Power Plant Techs, Spray Painting, Hydraulic Mechanics, electronics Technicians, Mechatronics, Brake System specialist, Truck/Heavy duty Veh Mech, Office eqpt techs, Air condition specialist, Fab/Panel Beater, Lathe/Mill Machinist (Turner), Programmers (Arduino/G Codes), Pneumatics Technician.

Nigerian Army Medical Corps: Electron Medicals, Radiographers, Occupational Therapy Technicians, Physiotherapy Technicians, Pharmacy Technicians, Nurses, Xray technicians, Dieticians Technicians, Medical Lab Technicians, Health Information Management, Health Service Admin, Optometry Technicians, Morticians, Speech Therapy Technicians, Dental Technicians, Environmental Health Technicians, Electromedical.

Directorate of Army Physical Training (PT): Archery, Athletics, Basketball, Boxing, Calisthenics, Football, Gymnastics, Handball, Judo, Kickboxing, Polo, Shooting, Swimming, Taekwondo, Volleyball, Weightlifting, Wrestling.


Specific Admission Requirements Details are available on Nigerian Army Recruitment Entry Requirements | Tradesmen & Non-Tradesmen

Other Requirements:

Minimium Age (Non - Trades)18
Maximium Age (Non - Trades)22
Minimium Age (Trades)18
Maximium Age (Trades)26
Minimium Height (Male)1.68
Minimium Height (Female)1.65
Minimium Educational QualificationAll applicants must have WASCE/GCE/NECO/NABTEB. In addition to above qualification, those applying as trades men/women must also possess Trade Test/City Guild Certificate.
Application Period13 Mar 23 – 14 Apr 23

Method of Application

The application portal is currently open. Interested candidates are to:
  1. Make sure you are currently on the official recruitment portal via
  2. Create a user account to enable you login. Your username must be a functional email
  3. Complete the application form, submit online and print a copy. Then, print and complete the Guarantor Form as appropriate.

(1) Candidates are to note that there will be no Pre-Selection Computer Based Test.
(2) No special center for recruitment.
(3) There will be no Zonal Screening Exercise.
(4) All screening of potential recruits will be conducted at the candidates’ respective state of origin.
(5) Candidates are not to bring electronic or recording devices to the venue of the State Recruitment Exercise.
(6) Any candidate who falsifies or forges his/her results and is discovered even during training at Depot NA would be withdrawn from training.
(7) Candidates are advised to come with their BVN printout.
(8) Candidates are advised in their own interest not to give any form of gratification or inducement to any person or group of persons to assist them in the recruitment exercise.
(9) Candidates are advised to carefully read the instruction on the website or call the following support lines if in doubt: 070812711985 and 07041467033.
(10) Names of shortlisted candidates for screening would be published on the NA website for the awareness of all candidates.
(11) Shortlisted candidates are to report to their respective states of origin for the screening exercise from 2nd - 17th May, 2023.

Closing Date

The Nigerian Army Recruitment Portal is expected to shut down at exactly 11:59pm on 14th April, 2023.