Test Taking Strategy

The majority of the questions in the NSW Police Entrance Examination are in multiple choice format. The exceptions to this are the Extended and Summary Writing Assessments.

It is advantageous for candidates to develop their own strategies for answering multiple choice questions.

It is recommended that candidates work steadily through the exam.

It is not advisable that candidates spend too much time on any one question. Read through all the alternative answers to a question, even if you think the first one is correct, before marking your chosen response. If you think you know the answer to a question, mark it, even if you are not certain. Go on to the next question and come back later if you have time. 

Since all questions have the same value, by attempting as many questions as possible you stand the best chance of maximising your score. No marks are deducted for a wrong answer.