Nigerian Army Recruitment 85 Intake 2023

Nigerian Army Recruitment 85RRI: Step-by-Step Application Guide


  • Applications are now being accepted for the 2023 85th Regular Recruits Intake (RRI) of the Nigerian Army.
  • Nigerian citizens aged 18 and above, with at least 4 passes in WASCE/GCE/NECO/NABTEB (in no more than two sittings), are invited to apply.

Nigerian Army Recruitment Requirements

Minimum Educational Requirement:

  • To be eligible, all applicants must have a minimum of 4 credits or passes (including English and Maths) in no more than two sittings in WASCE/GCE/NECO/NABTEB. Tradesmen/women applicants must also possess a Trade Test/City Guild Certificate. Visit the Nigerian Army’s website for more information on specific trade qualifications.

Basic Requirements:

  • Be a single Nigerian citizen by birth
  • Possess a National Identity Card/NIN or BVN
  • Meet medical, physical, and psychological fitness standards set by the Nigerian Army
  • Have no criminal convictions
  • Hold a valid birth certificate or age declaration endorsed by the National Population Commission, Hospital, or Local Government Council
  • Possess a valid certificate of state of origin
  • Meet height requirements: at least 1.68 meters for males and 1.65 meters for females
  • Be between 18-22 years old for non-tradesmen/women applicants, and no older than 26 years for tradesmen/women applicants as of April 31, 2023

Requirements Summary:

Minimum Age (Non-Trades) 18
Maximum Age (Non-Trades) 22
Minimum Age (Trades) 18
Maximum Age (Trades) 26
Minimum Height (Male) 1.68 meters
Minimum Height (Female) 1.65 meters
Minimum Educational Qualification WASCE/GCE/NECO/NABTEB + Trade Test/City Guild Certificate (for tradesmen/women)
Application Period 13 Mar 23 – 14 Apr 23

How to Apply for Nigerian Army Recruitment Form

  • Visit the online application portal at
  • Create a user account using a functional email address as your username.
  • Log in using your username and password.
  • Fill out and submit the application form, then print a copy.
  • Print and complete the Guarantor Form.
  • Bring copies of the Application and Guarantor Forms to your state’s recruitment centre.

Important Dates:

  • Shortlisted candidates’ names will be published on the Nigerian Army website.
  • State Recruitment Screening Exercise will take place from May 2 to May 17, 2023.
  • Application deadline: April 14, 2023.


















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