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Those candidates who want to become a police officer in Scotland are required to sit a Standard Entrance Exam and an initial fitness assessment. The information on this page is designed to provide information on how to approach these tests and pass them.

The standard entrance test and fitness assessment are normally carried out on the same day at the same venue. The venue used will either be a test administration centre or a Police Force establishment. It is vital that candidates are fully prepared for both parts of the assessment.

The way in which they can achieve this is to use our Scottish Police Practice Paper Resources and our Police Fitness Test download.

Upon successful completion of the application paper-sift stage all Scottish police candidates must undergo the Standard Entrance Test for Scottish Police Forces. To become a Scottish Police Officer you must pass all three stages / test papers to move onto the next stage of the selection process.

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ABOUT THE POLICE SCOTLAND ENTRANCE TESTS

Before we tell you more about how our resource will help you to pass the police assessments, let’s first recap on what the tests actually involve:

The first element of the test for becoming a Police Officer in Scotland consists of one paper comprised of three elements. In total you will be required to answer 57 questions in 60 minutes. These are as follows:

  • Language test;
  • Numbers test;
  • Information Handling test.

The area in which most applicants fail is the numbers test. These Scottish Police Practice Papers are perfect for preparing for the Police Scotland Entrance Test.

If you fail the test then you will be permitted to take a re-sit at a later date.

It is a requirement that you pass all three elements of the test before you can progress onto the next stage.

THE POLICE SCOTLAND ENTRANCE TEST: BREAKDOWN OF THE THREE ELEMENTS

PSET – LANGUAGE test QUESTIONS

The language element of the PSET will test you on areas such as grammar, spelling, punctuation, understanding of sentence structure, and tenses.

There are four different types of questions you will be tested on in the language part of the PSET.

Grammar: These are fairly simple grammar-based questions. It will contain questions based on spelling, tenses, verbs, conjunctions, prepositions, pronouns, comparatives and superlatives, and vocabulary.

Missing Words: This will test your reading comprehension ability and understanding of grammar. You’ll be provided with a passage, and then be required to pick 12 words out of a total of 17, to fill in gaps in the passage.

Mixed Up Sentences: These questions are pretty tricky. You’ll be given four jumbled-up sentences and will need to work out the correct order of the words. These sentences are deliberately difficult, and therefore it’s important to stay calm and focused, and don’t panic if you find them confusing initially.

Reading Comprehension: This is a direct test of your reading comprehension. You will be presented with a number of passages, with questions following each passage. The questions will be based on what you’ve read. So, you need to pay close attention to all of the facts contained in the passage, and answer based on this.

PSET – NUMBERS TEST QUESTIONS

As part of the PSET you will have to answer mathematical questions. This is possibly the area where the highest number of candidates fall down. If you aren’t familiar with the mathematical concepts that are assessed or haven’t practiced, then you will really struggle with this part of the test. With this in mind, you need to revise thoroughly beforehand. You will not be allowed to use a calculator for this assessment, and there are 20 questions in total.

The structure of the numbers questions are as follows:

Questions which will require you to perform simple calculations, such as adding, subtracting and multiplying.

The numbers questions will also contain a mixture of ratio questions, time-based questions, adding/subtracting money, calculating speed, distance and time, and percentages.

When taking this paper, a basic thing to remember is to always include symbols in your answers. For example, if the question asks you to add together two amounts of money, and you omit the £ sign from your answer then you will not get the mark. This is the same for factors such as %, am/pm and weight.

PSET – INFORMATION HANDLING TEST QUESTIONS

The remaining subject of the PSET is the Information Handling assessment. Along with the numbers questions, these are also questions candidates tend to find the most tricky, and many people will fall down when it comes to this.

There are lots of reasons for why these questions are so hard. Foremost among these, is that the style of test is something that most people won’t be used to. You’ll be given lots of tables and charts, and will need to answer questions based on the information within these. Fear not though. While the test is really difficult, you can practice for it, and that’s where we are here to help!

The information handling questions run on a six-monthly rotation. This means that every 6 months, Police Scotland swap the questions for new ones. They have a number of questions in rotation at the moment, with all of the these differing in difficulty and style. This is deliberate. Although Police Scotland want you to prepare, they also want to see how well you can deal with unexpected information.

There are two different types of question in this subject, observation questions and calculation questions. Typical observation questions will look like this:

Which mode of transport are people most likely to use to get to the supermarket?

Between what times were most crimes committed?

What is the most likely crime for people between the ages of 30-40 to commit?

Typical calculation questions will look like this:

On average, how many armed robberies were committed per day in the month of June?

What is the difference in the number of cars that were stolen by people who are under the age of 40, compared to those over the age of 40?

Benefit fraud offences in April account for what percentage of total crimes committed throughout the year?

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Sample Scottish Police Officer Test Questions

To help you get a better understanding of the Police Scotland Entrance Test, let’s take a quick look at a few sample questions.

PSET - NUMBERS SAMPLE QUESTION

A woman earns a salary of £32,000 per year. How much would she earn in 15 years?

A. £280,000

B. £380,000

C. £480,000

D. £260,000

E. £460,000

 

ANSWERS (CLICK TO EXPAND)

C. £480,000

EXPLANATION = The lady earns £32,000 per year. To work out how much she earns in 15 years, you must multiply £32,000 by 15 years to reach your answer of £480,000.

PSET - LANGUAGE SAMPLE QUESTION

Sample Question

You should read all of the passage below before you begin the test. You will see that there are missing words in the passage. Fill in each of the blanks by choosing the best word from the list below so that the passage makes sense. You have 5 minutes to complete the question.

If you can’t even arrive on …………… for your interview, how is your employer supposed to …………….. that you’ll arrive on time for work? Plan to arrive for your interview with ………….. of time to spare, taking into account any traffic you may …………….. on the route. If you’re not familiar with …………….. the job interview is taking ………….. you might even want to locate it beforehand – ……………. lost on the day will get you in a fluster before you’ve even had a chance to shake hands.

7 of the following 12 words have been taken out of the above passage.

Choose one word that best fits each blank space. Use your choice of word only once and write it down in the order in which you think it appears in the passage.

time, believe, hands, chance, encounter, you, plan, where, place, plenty, account, getting

ANSWERS (CLICK TO EXPAND)

If you can’t even arrive on time for your interview, how is your employer supposed to believe that you’ll arrive on time for work? Plan to arrive for your interview with plenty of time to spare, taking into account any traffic you may encounter on the route. If you’re not familiar with where the job interview is taking place you might even want to locate it beforehand – getting lost on the day will get you in a fluster before you’ve even had a chance to shake hands.

PSET - INFORMATION HANDLING SAMPLE QUESTION

Study the information in the table below, then answer the following question:

Sample Question

How many people preferred boxing at university compared to secondary school?

ANSWERS (CLICK TO EXPAND)

ANSWER: 465

EXPLANATION = There were 481 people who participated in boxing at university. There were just 16 people who participated in boxing at secondary school. 481 – 16 = 465

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The Police Practice Papers have been designed to help you prepare for the test. Since the police force allows you only three attempts at the entrance test, there is a real need to be prepared if you want to make the most of each test opportunity. Give yourself every chance of successfully passing the Scottish Police Standard Entrance Test with these outstanding downloadable practise testing booklets.
 
Give yourself every chance of successfully passing the Scottish Police Standard Entrance Test with these outstanding practise testing resources.
 
The introduction contains up-to-the-minute, relevant information written in a clear, concise and to the point style. Each practice paper is designed to be as close as possible to the actual test.
 
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