4 New NSW Police Tests

This is the first of our more frequent blog on recent updates to police testing and what we’re doing to keep up with the most up to date preparation.

Today I’ll cover off quickly on the new NSW Police Entrance Test. There are four main categories to this. They are now:


Literacy Assessment: 33 questions in 40 minutes 

These are multiple choice questions designed to test your skills in spelling, grammar, comprehension and general english language skills.


Written Summary Task: 20 minutes writing

Here you are given a text of about a few paragraphs in length. You must then write 1/2 to 1 page in your own words summarising the content of the article.


Extended Writing task: 45 minutes writing

This one is a bit more involved. For starters you are expected to write about double than the above summary. Also, you are required to reflect on the positions of two opposing articles on a random topic.  You are also expected to input some of your own opinion into the piece where relevant. Please remember that it is primarily a writing test though. The purpose of the test is still to assess your spelling, grammar, sentence structure and ability to link sentences into logical paragraphs.


Verbal / Abstract Reasoning: 89 questions in 35 minutes (plus practice time of 10 minutes)

This is your basic aptitude test. Notably, there are no more numerical reasoning questions! Yay 🙂 This is one of the most sensible decisions of the new testing. What did maths ever have to do with being a police officer? (Specialists excepted :p)


So we’ve upgraded the eBook “Master the NSW Police Exams” accordingly and we’ll also be providing assistance for the police writing test components. This will be email support to correct your work. We will also include tips on how to rapidly improve. This will be specific to each person’s submission. If you’re interested in this – check out the updates to THE VAULT resource page.

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