It is recommended that candidates take steps to ensure that they are adequately prepared for the NSW Police Entrance Examination.

To achieve the best possible results, a number of strategies can be used.  

It is important to remember that to be successful, applicants will need to be flexible; to have good thinking skills (critical and analytical); to be able to respond quickly to new situations and problems; and to have a well-developed ability to understand and respond to individual situations.  

As with any exam, doing wide and critical reading, along with practising answering questions of a similar type, and under similar time constraints as those found in the real exam is helpful preparation and reassuring to most candidates.

For further tips on how to prepare, please make sure you read the preparation information provided in the Candidate Information Booklet.


ACER and NSW Police do not recommend or endorse any commercially available courses offering NSW Police Entrance Examination preparation. Nor do ACER or NSW Police have knowledge of the content of such courses, or any involvement in their development, or any commercial interest in the programs. Thus ACER and NSW Police are unable to comment on their relevance or usefulness. It is possible that some commercial preparation courses might provide misleading information or advice to candidates.

Neither ACER nor NSW Police conduct NSW Police Entrance Examination preparation courses. ACER and NSW Police have however provided online practice materials to assist candidates to prepare for the NSW Police Entrance Examination.