Victoria Police

After you have submitted your online application to Victoria Police, you will be invited to sit the entrance examination. You will have 3 months from the date of acceptance from Victoria Police Recruitment to book and sit the exam before your application number becomes invalid.

VETASSESS manages the entrance examination on behalf of Victoria Police and if your examination is successful you will proceed to the next stage of the recruitment process.

If you have not already submitted an application, please visit: www.policecareer.vic.gov.au.

Victoria Police Step-by-Step Online Application Process

What is involved?

The Victoria Police entrance examination comprises 6 tests, all of which must be passed:

COMPONENT DETAILS TIME ALLOWED PASS MARK
Verbal Reasoning The test involves verbal problem solving.

34 multiple-choice questions. Each questions has either 5 of 6 alternatives, with 1 or 2 answers (as required by the question).

1 mark for each correct answer (no marks are deducted for incorrect responses).
5 minutes practice time plus 15 minutes of writing time. 15/34
English Skills This component involves demonstrating comprehension of the English language.

70 multiple-choice questions, each with 4 alternative answers.

1 mark for each correct answer (no marks are deducted for incorrect responses).
2 minutes reading time plus 40 minutes of writing time. 42/70
Abstract Reasoning The test involves abstract problem-solving.

45 multiple-choice questions, each with 5 alternative answers.

1 mark for each correct answer (no marks are deducted for incorrect responses).
5 minutes practice time plus 20 minutes of writing time. 32/45
Numerical Reasoning The test involves numerical problem-solving.

34 short answer questions, each with either 1 or 2 answers.

1 mark for each correct answer (no marks are deducted for incorrect responses).
5 minutes practice time plus 20 minutes of writing time. 13/34
Spelling 30 words spoken at 20 second intervals – each word is spoken twice. Candidates are required to correctly spell each word after it is spoken.

1 mark is allocated for the correct spelling of the word.
15 minutes of writing time 20/30
Writing Task Candidates are required to choose 1 task from the 2 tasks provided. The task requires candidates to produce a clear, fluent piece of writing that should be structured appropriately, according to the type of communication being prepared. Candidates should pay attention to spelling, punctuation and grammar, as all English skills will be marked. While there is no word limit, candidates should write enough for the assessor to mark (approximately 2 pages). 2 minutes reading time plus 40 minutes of writing time. 35/50

Fees & payment

Victoria:

  • $125.00* for first attempt
  • $50.00* for a re-sit of 1 component
  • $100.00* for a re-sit of 2 components
  • $125.00* for a re-sit of 3 or more components

* Price effective July 1 2013

Interstate:
Victoria Police have suspended all interstate sittings of the Education Entrance Examination.

VETASSESS Refund Policy

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Results

If you have sat for the Victoria Police Entrance Examination, you will receive a Statement of Results by email within 5 working days from the examination date.