Nigerian Army (87RRI) Shortlisted Candidates (2024/2025) – List PDF

Great news if you recently applied for the Nigerian Army (DSSC) or 87 Regular Recruit Intake (87RRI) recruitment and were wondering if the shortlist has been released. If you are that person then welcome because this article contains detailed information on how to access the recently released Nigerian Army shortlist for 2024.

Is the Nigerian Army 87RRI Recruitment Shortlist for 2024 Candidates Out?

No! For now, the 2024 87RRI shortlist is yet to be released because the registration portal is still open. The army recruitment which started on May 3, 2024, will close on June 7, 2024. After the deadline, the names of those who successfully passed will be published on the yet-to-be-released list in PDF format which will be available for download on the official Nigerian army website at

How Do I Check the 2024 Nigerian Army Shortlist?

Those who recently applied for the just concluded army recruitment can check the shortlist using the simple steps below:

  1. Visit the official Nigerian Army recruitment website:
  2. Click on “Careers” and select ” Regular Recruit Intake Application (Secondary School Certification Holders)” or click on “RRI Applications” on the menu.
  3. A pop-up window will appear, prompting you to download the shortlisted candidates list.
  4. If you miss the pop-up, simply refresh the page to access the list.
  5. Check the list for your name and details if you’re shortlisted.
  6. Lastly, make sure you print or save a copy for use later.

What to Bring to the Training Ground

If you’ve passed the screening, here are important documents you should bring/take with you to the training ground which may likely be at the Headquarters 2 Division Nigerian Army, Ibadan, Oyo State or Zaria base:

  • Original certificates (WASCE/GCE/NECO/NABTEB) in a file jacket
  • Bank Verification Number (BVN) certificate from your bank
  • Birth certificate from the National Population Commission, hospital, or Local Government Council
  • State of origin certificate
  • WASCE/GCE/NECO/NABTEB certificates
  • Completed printouts from the portal, including guarantor forms
  • 2 pairs of white T-shirts and blue shorts
  • A pair of white canvas and white socks (you may need more during training)
  • Trade Test/City Guild Certificate (if applicable)

Important Reminders

  • Don’t alter your documents, or you’ll be disqualified.
  • No electronic, mobile, or recording devices will be allowed during the exercise.
  • Follow instructions and maintain discipline, or you’ll be disqualified.
  • Make you are healthy and ready for the rigorous training you will undergo because the Nigerian Army won’t be responsible for any injuries or death during the training.

Frequently Asked Questions (Nigerian Army Shortlisted Candidates)

Q1: What does it mean to be shortlisted in the Nigerian Army recruitment?
A1: Being shortlisted means you have been selected to proceed to the next stage of the recruitment process, which is usually the screening exercise or interview.

Q2: How do I know if I’m among the shortlisted candidates?
A2: The Nigerian Army typically publishes the list of shortlisted candidates on their official website or social media channels. You can also check your email or phone number for notifications.

Q3: What are the requirements for the screening exercise?
A3: Shortlisted candidates are usually required to bring original copies of their credentials, a printed copy of their application form, and other relevant documents.

Q4: What is the next step after being shortlisted?
A4: The next step is usually a screening exercise or interview, which assesses your physical and mental fitness, as well as your knowledge and skills.

Q5: Can I still apply if I missed the initial application deadline?
A5: Unfortunately, no. The Nigerian Army usually does not accept late applications. However, you can try applying for future recruitment exercises.

Q6: How long does the entire recruitment process take?
A6: The duration varies, but it typically takes several months to a year or more to complete the entire process, from application to deployment.

Q7: Will I be notified if I’m not shortlisted?
A7: Unfortunately, no. The Nigerian Army usually only notifies shortlisted candidates. If you don’t hear back, it’s likely your application was unsuccessful.

Q8: Can I appeal if I’m not shortlisted?
A8: No, the Nigerian Army’s decision is usually final. However, you can try reapplying in future recruitment exercises.

Q9: What are the benefits of serving in the Nigerian Army?
A9: Serving in the Nigerian Army offers a range of benefits, including a competitive salary, comprehensive training, and opportunities for career advancement and personal growth.

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Q10: How do I stay updated on the recruitment process?
A10: Regularly check the Nigerian Army’s official website and social media channels for updates, and ensure you have a working email address and phone number.

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