Structure and Content

Candidates need to allow approximately four and a half (4 and 1/2) hours for the entire testing session. There will be two (2) 15-minute breaks during the test administration.

Test Section

Type of Assessment

Number of Questions

Time  Allowed

Pass Mark

Police

Pass Mark

PSO

Literacy Skills

Online Multiple Choice

4 tasks

45 min

38/50

33/50

Summary Writing

Written notes

1

20 min

14/20

12/20

Extended Writing

Written Essay

1

45 min

14/20

12/20

Verbal Reasoning

Online Multiple Choice

34

15 min

15/34

14/34

Numerical Reasoning

Online Numeric Entry

34

20 min

13/34

12/34

Abstract Reasoning

Online Multiple Choice

45

20 min

32/45

30/45

Oral Assessment

Online Audio Response

5

10 min

14/20

12/20

Computer Skills Assessment

Online Response

13 tasks

15 min

22/25

22/25

The Victoria Police Entrance Examination is made up of eight (8) sections. Apart from the written components, all sections of the test will be conducted online, using a computer. All candidates planning to sit the Victoria Police Entrance Examination will be required to register and attend an Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) test centre.  

To be selected for progression to the next stage of the Victoria Police recruitment process, candidates must obtain a score at or above the pass marks listed in the table above.