LEAB Test: Free Guide & Practice Questions

The LEAB Ability Test

This section of the law enforcement aptitude battery aims to measure your cognitive abilities through 48 multiple choice questions spanning six distinct topics. Many of the questions aim to measure the clarity and accuracy of your written communication, and most if not all will revolve around law enforcement related scenarios.

The six sections of the LEAB ability test are:

  • Written Expression – measures your ability to write and convey information in a clear and concise manner. The main reason the LEAB test measures this ability is to see that as a future police officer, you are able to document incidents and communicate with your colleagues effectively.
  • Written Comprehension – in these questions, you will be presented with texts between 0.5-1 page long that describe law enforcement related scenarios. It aims to measure your ability to extract relevant information and work accordingly, as you would need to do while reading a report or following guidelines as a future police officer.
  • Problem Sensitivity – measures your ability to properly identify problems. This relates to a variety of police related scenarios, such as noticing something suspicious in a description given by a witness, an issue with equipment, or a deviation from procedures.
  • Deductive Reasoning – measures your ability to take a general rule and apply it to specific cases. For instance, you may be asked to determine whether a specific law applies in a scenario you are presented with, or to say if a case should be classified as one violation of the law as opposed to another.
  • Inductive Reasoning – this section of the LEAB test measures your ability to identify hidden patterns or rules in given information, and then to implement the rule in a different situation. This is the skill that allows law enforcement to put together a cohesive picture from the fragmented pieces of information that are found in a crime scene or an accident.
  • Information Ordering – these questions aim to measure the candidate’s ability to decide on the correct course of action during typical law enforcement scenarios, according to procedure. For instance, a police officer will regularly need to decide how to handle the scene of a car accident according to best practices and procedures.

Interested in seeing how well you handle these questions? Scroll down for LEAB practice test questions. 

LEAB Practice Test Questions

Below you will find free LEAB practice test questions from some of the most common subjects you will find in the LEAB test. Take your time to read the questions carefully before answering, as you would when solving the real LEAB test.

LEAB Practice Test - Inductive Reasoning

Consider the graph below, and answer the question:



During which period in 2015 did both arson incidents and electrical fire incidents steadily decrease?

A. April-June
B. March-May
C. February-April
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

Both the blue and red line's slope decrease from February to March and from March to April, therefore, Arson and Electric Fire incidents are steadily decreasing from February to April.

LEAB Practice Test - Information Ordering

The following steps should be followed when rescuing a drowning person.
(These steps are not listed in the correct order.)

1. Place your arm underneath the victim’s arm
2. Get a flotation device
3. Apply medical assistance
4. Swim to the victim
5. If other people are around, alert them to call for help.
6. Place the flotation device between yourself and the victim
7. Bring the victim to safety 

The most logical order for the steps above is:

A. 5, 2, 4, 6, 1, 7, 3
B. 3, 2, 4, 1, 6, 7, 5
C. 5, 4, 2, 1, 6, 7, 3
D. 2, 4, 6, 7, 1, 4, 3
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

The first thing you should do when a person is drowning is to call for more help (step 5). Answers B and D can therefore be eliminated.

According to answer A, after calling for help you should get a flotation device (step 2) and then swim to the victim (step 4).

According to answer C, after calling for help you should swim to the victim (step 4) and then get a flotation device (step 2).

Answer A must be correct, as you must get a flotation device before swimming towards the victim.

LEAB Practice Test - Reading Comprehension

Read the passage below and answer the following questions:

Employees working within organizations have a legislative obligation to monitor the content of e-mails sent to external bodies and to eliminate potentially sensitive internal information regardless of the perceived importance of that information. To guarantee that employees fulfill their legislative obligation and to prevent the possible leak of exclusive information, employers have prepared mandatory contracts stipulating this responsibility, to be signed by all employees, and additionally, inserted a copyright section to every external e-mail that emphasizes the confidentiality of the information provided. Employees’ carelessness in handling information circulated via email may result in serious punitive action.


Which statement does not follow from the passage?

Supervisors should monitor employees' emails
Leakage of information could result in punishment
Employees are obligated to information confidentiality 
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

In order to answer this question, we must go over each statement and decide whether it follows from the passage or not. Statement A- according to the text: ‘employees …. have (an) … obligation to monitor the content of e-mails…’. Nowhere in the text does it say that this is part of the supervisors' role. Therefore, this statement does not follow from the passage. Statement B- according to the text: ’employees’ carelessness in handling information circulated via email may result in serious punitive action.' In other words, leakage of information will result in punishment and so statement B is correct. Statement C- according to the text: 'employees working within organizations have a legislative obligation to monitor the content of e-mails… and to eliminate potentially sensitive internal information’. Thus, statement C is also correct.


Which one of the following would best replace ‘stipulating’ while maintaining the meaning of the passage?

Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

The word ‘to stipulate’ means ‘to specify’, often as a condition of an agreement. In the context, the word is used to express that the contracts prepared by employers specify the responsibility employees have to monitor their e-mails and prevent leakage of classified information. All three remaining distracters don't correspond with the meaning of the sentence.


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 LEAB Work Styles Questionnaire

While the abilities test is the largest part of the LEAB test, the work styles questionnaire is no less important and gives your employer an understanding of important mental attributes.
This section of the test is a short type of personality test in which you will need to answer 66 short statements relating to your behavior or attitude toward different situations, both professional and personal. This section should take approximately 15 minutes to complete.

It is a common misconception that there is no need to prepare for personality tests, and understanding the logic behind these tests and how to answer them in a way that best presents your strengths can highly improve your chances of passing.

Remember that not answering a question in the work styles questionnaire could result in your disqualification from the selection process, so be sure to answer everything!

LEAB Life Experience Survey 

This section is intended to gather information about your typical behavior and attitudes at work and also in your personal life. For example, you might be asked how often you are late for work on average during the year. You will be presented with 44 multiple choice questions, from which you will need to select the choice which matches you the closest.

We recommend allocating 20 minutes to answering this section of the test, and like the work styles questionnaire, it is vital to answer all the questions because otherwise you could be disqualified from the police hiring process.

LEAB Test Time Management

The law enforcement aptitude battery is timed as a whole, and there is no time limit for the individual sections. This is why you need to manage your time accurately and set yourself a general timeframe in advance. 

You have 2.5 hours to complete the whole LEAB test, with the recommended completion time for the cognitive ability test is being 1.5 hours, for the work styles questionnaire approximately 15 minutes, and for the life experience survey 20 minutes.

We recommend allocating 15 minutes for a thorough reading of the exam's instructions, leaving you 10 minutes of spare time to review your questions. It is important to bring a watch to the test (not your phone!) so that you can keep track of time and answer all questions within the allotted time.

Prepare For Your LEAB Test

Many candidates find the LEAB (law enforcement aptitude battery) intimidating, as this tough assessment can be what stands between you and that position you are aiming for.

To help you pass the test smoothly, JobTestPrep offers a specialized prep pack with sophisticated practice materials that can highly increase your chances of excelling on the LEAB test, including the following sections:

  • Reasoning skills - 14 practice tests that will improve your ability to solve deductive reasoning and inductive reasoning problems, information ordering, and problem sensitivity questions - all of which are crucial parts of the law enforcement aptitude battery.
  • Reading Comprehension - 15 practice exams designed to help you comprehend information faster and more accurately, saving you precious time while solving the LEAB test.
  • Personality Profiling - The goal of the full NEO5 Personality test we offer on our PrepPack is to make you more familiar with personality questions that you will face during your assessment, allowing you to understand the logic and the theory behind them and thus to present your best self. 
  • Written Communication - This topic is central to the LEAB test, and includes 2 Written Expression, 1 Paragraph Organization, 2 Restatements, 4 Sentence Completion and 2 full Written Communication practice tests. After solving these practice tests, your verbal expression skills will be sharper and at the level expected of a future police officer. 

JobTestPrep's LEAB PrepPack™ includes LEAB test simulations that will sharpen the skills you need to ace the test. Keep scrolling for free LEAB practice test questions just like the ones you get when purchasing our PrepPack™. 


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