Preparation Materials

Sample questions are provided by the NSW Police and ACER which can assist you to improve your language and literacy skills. They can be found in the Candidate Information Booklet which is available for free from this website. The sample questions will provide candidates with an understanding of the content, style and structure of the examination.

It is recommended that you attempt these questions to identify areas needing development, then continue practising to improve your results. You may choose to complete the sample qNuestions several times to become familiar with the types of questions you will encounter in the exam. It is also a good idea to time yourself so you become familiar with time constraints.


In addition to the questions provided in the Information Booklet, ACER has put together a Practice Test BookThis is available at a small cost and can be purchased when you register.

This downloadable PDF contains practice test questions for the NSW Police Entrance Examination components:

  • Literacy Skills (Reading)
  • Summary Writing
  • Extended Writing
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Abstract Reasoning

The downloadable PDF includes full sample tests for each exam component. The sample tests can be used to practice sitting the tests under timed conditions. Answers are also provided.

This ebook can be purchased when you register, or via the ACER Shop.



Practise Now! New South Wales Police Entrance Examination provides valuable preparation for candidates applying to join New South Wales Police.

This book will help you build your confidence in each of the five areas assessed as part of the entrance exam. It identifies specific skills required, describes a range of question types you are likely to encounter and provides detailed explanations of how correct answers may be reached.

This ebook can be purchased when you register, or via the ACER Shop. A hard copy of this book is also available via the ACER Shop.


There are no past exam papers available from ACER or the NSW Police.