Preparing for Australian Federal Police (AFP) Aptitude/Cognitive Tests

If you are applying to join the AFP, you are required to undergo cognitive, aptitude and psychometric testing:

The timed cognitive and aptitude test is conducted online and takes twenty minutes to complete. This measures reasoning ability using your verbal, numerical and abstract skills.

Verbal Reasoning Test Questions:

In this online test, you are presented with questions to test your logical thinking (deductive and inductive). Your task is to correctly answer each question.

Here is an example for a verbal reasoning test question:

Which two statements together prove that flowers are not cheap?

a. flowers are not on sale

b. pretty things are not cheap

c. flowers are colourful

d. the cheapest things are not colourful

e. florists are usually rich

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Numerical Reasoning Test Questions:

In this type of online test, you are presented with number series and basic speed and efficiency type problems. Your task is to quickly identify patterns within the number series, or use basic maths to correctly answer each question.

Here is an example for a numerical reasoning test question:

23       30       37       ?          51

Which of the following answers best completes the series above?

a. 44

b. 40

c. 45

d. 43

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Abstract Reasoning Test Questions:

In this type of online test, you are presented with non-verbal problems. Your task is to quickly identify logical rules from the shapes to correctly answer each question.

Here is an example for an abstract reasoning test question:

Which figure is next in this series?

To discover how to answer this type of abstract reasoning test question, please click here to take our tailored preparation solutions for candidates applying for professional jobs with the police. 

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