To become a police officer in Alberta you need to take two exams. The Alberta Communication Test (ACT) and the Alberta Police Cognitive Ability Test (APCAT).
The APCAT test measures abilities need to successfully complete police recruit training and to perform effectively as a police officer in the province of Alberta. The test includes 120 multiple-choice questions. You will be given 30 minutes to review a Pretest Study Booklet. You will then have 2 hours and 15 minutes to complete the test. The APCAT includes questions that measure five different areas: judgement; observation skills; learning/memory recall; written communication; and problem analysis.
The portions of the ACT that you must take are designed to assess your ability to communicate in writing in English. In particular, the test focuses on vocabulary, spelling, and English grammar. The test is comprised of 134 multiple-choice questions. It will take approximately 1 hour and 35 minutes to complete (including instructions and breaks). The ACT includes questions that measure three different areas: vocabulary; spelling skills; and English grammar.
We provide sample questions in common areas found on police exams to prepare you for the exam. Try practicing for the exam with our free sample questions.
We provide you with test format and content to prepare you for the exam. Our custom made police practice packs will help you get one step closer to becoming a police officer in Alberta. We are currently working on a Alberta Police Practice Test to fit the specific needs of the Alberta police exams.
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