Please note that there will be a new format for the literacy and numeracy components of the entrance exam which will be implemented from 1 January 2019.
    These changes will result in no change to the standard of the exam, it is purely an update/new format.

    Applicants sitting the exam AFTER 1 January 2019 should use the following preparatory materials (click icons below)

    FREE Police Recruit Information Booklet


    Any applicant who books a re-sit after 1 January 2019 will undertake the new format testing for both literacy and numeracy (regardless of the initial sitting format).

    Applicants will need to refer to the updated study material provided above or from the ACER website - CLICK HERE


    ACER is the examination authority for Victoria Police.


    The Victoria Police Entrance Examination is made up of eight (8) sections:

    1.  Verbal Reasoning Assessment
    2.  Numeracy Skills Assessment
    3.  Abstract Reasoning Assessment
    4.  Literacy Skills Assessment
    5.  Summary Writing Assessment
    6.  Extended Writing Assessment
    7.  Oral Communications Assessment
    8.  Computer Skills Assessment


    Entrance Exam Summary Writing Component Tutorial

    This tutorial explains in detail what’s involved in the Summary Writing Component to help applicants better prepare.


    Entrance Exam Extended Writing Component Tutorial

    This tutorial explains in detail what’s involved in the Extended Writing Component to help applicants better prepare.

    If you do not pass at the Police standard, but do pass at the Protective Services Officer (PSO) standard, some applicants may be offered the opportunity to change streams into the PSO application process.

    Applicants will be responsible for all examination costs, including the initial exam ($160) and any subsequent re-sits.

    After booking your exam, you will receive email instructions to download an electronic ticket seven (7) days prior to sitting date. You will not be able to change the session date and time beyond this point.

    You must bring a printed copy of your electronic ticket to your exam sitting; failure to do so will result in you not being allowed entry into the exam.

    If you do not arrive at the venue at the time stated on your ticket and/or if you are not able to present a printed ticket, you will not be permitted to sit the exam. However, you may apply to ACER for an exemption in order to re-book for a future date.

    The dress code for the Entrance Exam is tidy casual attire.

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