Nigerian Army DSSC Recruitment 2024/2025 Form and How to Apply

Nigerian Army DSSC Recruitment 2024/2025 Form and How to Apply Online on portal |starting and closing date /requirements and list of shortlisted candidates

In this article we shall talk about the much anticipated Nigerian army DSSC recruitment programme for the 2024/2025 and also the Nigerian army DSSC Recruitment requirements every applicant must meet.

Nigerian army recruitment form 2019/2020

Not done, we are still going to give you the starting and closing date of the application please endeavor to read to the last of this page.

Nigerian Army DSSC Recruitment


DSSC simply means Direct short Services commission which is a window that has been made open for both universities and polytechnics graduate to get enlisted into the Nigerian army where they are expected to strengthen the military to achieve their goals and objectives.

As a civilian graduate who has a degree such as BSc and HND you can apply, the same thing goes to serving military personnel but there is a little technics here that you need to know and apply for your application to be well received and accepted.
serving military personnel who want to join the DSSC will have to be sponsored by the military or civil institutions.

Nigerian Army DSSC Recruitment Entry Requirements

If you are applying for the Nigerian Army DSSC Recruitment programme then please try to meet the minimum requirements of the Nigerian army Direct Short Service Commission which is as follows:

  1. The Nigerian Army will only accept citizens of the federal republic of Nigeria.
  2. The Nigerian army requires that all Direct Short Service Commission applicant should be at least 22 years of age and not be more than 30 years of age.
  3. Are you applying as a medical consultants in the Direct Short Service Commission? If yes please ensure you are not above 40 years of age.
  4. From the above it shows that those in the medical profession Will be allow to apply once they have not crossed 40 years of age while other applicants should not be above 32 years of age.
  5. All applicant applying for different positions need to be mentally fit and sound.
  6. Applicant who are very short won’t be recruited to this point the require height for male is 1.68m and for female should be 1.65m. Please try to check your height before submitting your application.
  7. Applicants needed to be free from court cases, police cases or any form of criminal cases. You might be ask to get a police report to back your claims up.
  8. Direct short Service course is for graduate and as such you if you are a university graduate then your Degree result should be at least a second class lower Division while those who are of polytechnic applicants should be at least a Lower Credit. Please take note of this.
  9. Another requirement you will meet is like showing any document that proves you are within the required age bracket as required for the position you are applying for. This document can be a declaration of age or Birth certificate.
  10. As a graduate we believe that you have an NYSC discharge certificate or an exemption letter hence you will have to upload this document during or when applying.
  11. As you are applying they will ask for your contact or home address such as email, phone number, Next of Kin, parents name, phone number etc so be ready to share this information.
  12. All your documents must be presented in their original form for cross examination.
  13. Please if you have tattoos get it cleaned up before the screening process else you won’t be accepted
  14. Military personnel applying will need to get a recommendation letter from their superiors in this case their commander, they should also get a valid military means of identification.
  15. If you are a female applicant then you have been advised to apply for Medical, Legal Service or Army Public Relations.
  16. All graduate with professional degree will need to first be a registered member of the body before applying.
  17. Lastly you should get a certificate of state of origin as this will be used to ascertain if truly you are a citizen or not.

Required Documents For NIgerian Army DSSC Recruitment

This are the documents that you should prepare down before applying online :

  • Passport photograph.
  • Birth certificate or age declaration
  • Evidence of membership of any
  • Educational certificates.
  • Certificate of state of origin.
  • professional body

How to Apply for Nigerian Army DSSC Recruitment

Log on to the Nigerian army military recruitment page @
Create or sign up using a valid email address and also setting up a strong password.
Ensure you go through all instruction and required qualifications very well.
Look for Select DSSC application and click on it.
Wait for a notification in your email after you must have validated the email address. A notification message should contain your login details.

Move to the next step by clicking on login, input your login details to access the form

Fill all your information, be it personal or how they demand it from you but ensure that all information are correct.

There is a space that requires you to upload the following documents

  • Certificate of state of origin.
  • Educational certificates.
  • Passport photograph.
  • Birth certificate or age declaration
  • Evidence of membership of any professional body.

Go through all you have entered and before clicking on the submit button.

Print Out.

At the end of your application you are advice to make a print out of your online generated photo-slip and this slip should be taken to a Court of Law where they need to sign on the first page while the second page should be taken to your Local Government where the Chairman/Secretary will have to sign on it or in other case if you have any military officer of the rank of Lieutenant Colonel that is from your own state the person can. sign.

Items needed for state screening:

  • White vest
  • National Identity card/slip
  • Original and photocopies of the
  • White canvas
  • Blue shorts
  • Passports and full size 5 x 7 photographs
  • White socks
  • Scratch cards for online verification of result (WASSEC/GCE/NECO/NABTEB)
  • credentials
  • Writing materials
  • File jacket

Nigerian Army DSSC Recruitment  CLOSING DATE:

The Nigerian Army DSSC Recruitment has not been made public yet although that of  recruitment exercise ended on 30th of November same year.


Each applicant are entitled to apply just once, the Nigerian army has emphasis much on this and even labeled multiple application as a crime which means if caught such a person might be arrested and prosecuted .
Secondly you are not supposed to register via proxy, do your registration your self and follow all the necessary steps to ensure a smooth registration.

Do not bribe any person who claims that they can influence your chances into the Nigerian army DSSC list of shortlisted candidate.

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9 thoughts on “Nigerian Army DSSC Recruitment 2024/2025 Form and How to Apply”

  1. Thanks allot but can u help in notifing my mail that I out down here if the army form for 2020 is out ,thanks alot

  2. Please I was unable to get my photo slip printed out after my registration was submitted and the portal has close how can I go about it

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