Professional Preparation for Queensland Police (QPS) Entrance Assessment

If you are applying to join the Queensland Police, you are required to undergo a set of tests as part of your selection process. One of those is a Entrance Assessment.

Preparation for QLD Police Entrance Assessment

QPS's entrance assessment conducted by ACER is grouped into 3 timed psychometric tests:

  • Literacy test
  • Numeracy test
  • Abstract reasoning test

Queensland Police's Literacy Test:

In this online test, you are presented with questions to test your understanding of the English language.  

In this style of verbal test questions you will be given two words that are associated in some way (i.e. an analogy) and a list of options. You will then asked which of the options is most like the given word association. 

Let’s look at the following example:

Cane is to Walk, as Eyeglasses are to …

A.   Taste

B.   Hear

C.   Colour

D.   Run

E.   Observe

F.   Sun

To solve this style of verbal aptitude test question you need to find the association between the first two words. The association between ‘cane’ and ‘walk’ is that the cane is an ancillary instrumentto assist someone to walk. Therefore, we need to find a word in the list with a similar association to ‘eyeglasses’. ‘Eyeglasses’ are an ancillary instrument to help someone ‘observe’, so this forms the same relationship as exists between ‘cane’ and ‘walk’.

Queensland Police's Numeracy test:

In this type of test, you are presented with simple numeracy questions such as number series and basic speed and efficiency type problems. Your task is to quickly identify patterns within the number series, or use basic maths to correctly answer each question.

Tom has been flying his small jet for 30 minutes and has travelled 200 Kilometres. What has been his average speed in Kilometres per hour?

To answer this question, you need to show ability to change scales - in this example question, you will need to show your ability to change from minutes to hours. The second component that you will need to demonstrate your ability in, is the understanding of the relationships between the components of time, speed and distance (distance = time by speed).

QPS's Abstract Reasoning test:

In this type of online test, you are presented with non-verbal problems. Your task is to quickly identify logical rules from the shapes to correctly answer each question.

Here is an example for an abstract reasoning test question:

To answer this question we need to find what patterns can be identified in this group of shapes going from left to right. In this group, we have an outer square containing one of three shapes (circle, square and triangle) and a number of lines across the corners of the square. There are two underlying patterns to this series. The first pattern is that the three inner shapes always repeat in the same order. The second pattern is more complicated, as we need to count the lines. Given that the missing shape is in the middle, we best to start from the shapes after the missing shape. In the first shape (left to the missing shape) we have 2 lines across the top left corner and one line across the other corners. In the next shape there is no change in the lines. In the next shape we see a drop of one line from the top left corner. Then in the following shape we see another line drops. This time from the bottom left corner. In the next shape there is no change in the number of lines. This means that the pattern is one line drops from the first shape. Then in the next shape another line drops. Then there is a pause in the next shape. Then the pattern repeats. Therefore, shape D is the correct answer.

How the Institute will assist you to prepare for your entrance assessment with Queensland Police

The Institute’s Psychometric test experts have prepared several full preparation solutions for these tests. They include:

Entrance Assessment Preparation:

Tailored Practice Abstract Reasoning, Literacy & Numeracy tests online for Queensland Police's entrance assessment:

  • All tests are based on real test questions.
  • All tests are timed to give you the same experience as in your real test.
  • All tests have step by step answer explanations so you know how to answer in your real test.
  • You get tests' scores in comparison to others' performance.
  • You get effective advice about how to improve your scores.
  • Immediate Access.

Abstract Reasoning, Literacy & Numeracy test Courses online

  • Abstract reasoning test course
  • Verbal test course
  • Numerical test course
  • All the knowledge you need to answer the Cognitive test
  • Developed by experienced Psychometric test trainers.
  • Immediate Access.

1-on-1 Tutoring for your Entrance Assessment

  • Delivered by experienced Australian Psychometric test trainers.
  • Offered face to face or via Skype live.
  • Prior to a personal coaching/tutoring you will be asked to complete several practice tests so we can identify your baseline and areas of weakness.
  • Then your coach works with you, during the personal tutoring, about how to improve your skills and scores.
  • Immediate Access.

Please note that IPC is not in any way affiliated with, endorsed or authorised by state or federal police and that your training courses are not approved by or based on any official state and federal police training courses.

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