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 BEFORE 1 January 2019 should use the following preparatory materials (click icons below)

    FREE Police Recruit Information Booklet




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

    FREE Police Recruit Information Booklet

    Additional practice guides for the updated format will be available to purchase on the ACER website - CLICK HERE


    Those applicants who have booked to sit their exam before 31 December 2018, must sit on the date booked with no extensions granted (unless exceptional circumstances exist).

    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 exam will include the following components:

    1.  Verbal Reasoning Assessment
    2.  Numerical Reasoning Assessment
    3.  Abstract Reasoning Assessment
    4.  English Skills Test (multiple choice)
    5.  Summary Writing Assessment
    6.  Extended Writing Assessment
    7.  Oral Communications Assessment
    8.  Computer Skills Assessment

    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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