About

In the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, individuals who apply for employment with the State Police, encounter a Mass. Police Officer exam. EB Jacobs Law Enforcement Aptitude Battery (LEAB) is the standardized test used in the Mass. Police exam. You can expect to find three primary sections within LEAB:

The entire examination is geared to the traits, abilities, work preferences, on-the-job judgment and personal experience that lead to high-quality performance in the field of law enforcement. Therefore, the questions on the MA Police Civil Service Exam involve the everyday working environment of police officers.

Testing dates, fees and eligibility

All fees are to be paid online with Visa or MasterCard. As to eligibility, the test is administered for entry-level positions, and is therefore open to the public. Jobs that are subject to this police exam consist of municipal and MA Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) police officer positions. You can expect to receive email notice to appear for the exam.


Format & Content of the Massachusetts Police Officer Exam

Paper & Pencil is the format for the Mass. State Police test. In accordance with the scoring mechanism, a No. 2 pencil must be used when marking the Answer Sheet. Regarding the question format, you will find a multiple-choice system throughout the exam.

Scoring– Each section is scored separately; and the three scores are combined to formulate the test result. Applicants must take and pass the MA police exam in order to be placed on the eligibility list for officer vacancies.


Ability Test

The Ability section contains 48 questions and is composed of six parts:

  • Written Expression
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Deductive Reasoning
  • Inductive Reasoning
  • Information ordering

The time frame for this section of the police exam is two hours. Answer the easier questions first, then answer the harder questions without dwelling on any question. Since blank answers are considered as being incorrect for scoring purposes, it is best to answer every question; guess if necessary.On the Ability Test, you will encounter many short passages, each followed by one or more questions. Four possible responses follow each question. Read every question carefully before marking your answer.


Work Styles Questionnaire (WSQ)

The WSQ is a personality profiling test. Among other traits, it assesses your goals, teamwork, leadership propensity, sensitivity to negative remarks and decision-making ability. You will read a statement, then select the rating that most closely reflects your views. There are five ratings to choose from: Strongly Disagree (1) through Strongly Agree (5). You must answer every question or the disqualification of your application may be the result.

There are 103 short statements within the WSQ. The time frame of WSQ together with LES total 45 minutes.


Life Experience Survey (LES)

In this section, you will encounter 68 questions covering a wide range of topics. Each question is followed by five alternatives. The job is to pick the response that best describes you and your past experiences. The assessments contained in LES concern characteristics such as work ethic and community-based involvement.


Preparing for the MA Police Officer Exam

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