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EB Jacobs assessment tests are used mainly for recruitment in the field of law enforcement. Today, the EB Jacobs Law Enforcement Aptitude Battery (LEAB) is used as a primary aide in addition to other tests performed in the hiring process of police officers in over 50 municipalities, counties, and states, such as Massachusetts, New Jersey and NYC.


Format and Content of LEAB

The two current formats for EB Jacobs aptitude tests are Paper & Pencil and Online. You can expect an exam lasting approximately 3 hours. LEAB is composed of three sections:

Each Section is scored separately. The result is a compilation of all three scores. While the entire test is timed, the individual Sections have no specific time limit. However, the recommended completion time for the Ability Test is 2 hours; Work Styles Questionnaire, approximately 15 minutes; and Life Experience Survey, 15 to 45 minutes depending on the test version used.

Allocate approximately 15 minutes for a thorough reading of the entire exam instructions. Bring a watch to the test in order to stay on track to answer all questions within the allotted timeframe.

Applicants who do not answer every question in the Work Styles Questionnaire and Life Experience Survey, are disqualified. As to the Ability Test, any question left unanswered is considered incorrect. Guess if necessary.

Keep in mind that all answers are within the framework of the test itself. You need no prior law enforcement experience to pass this aptitude exam.


The EB Jacobs LEAB Ability Test

The Ability Test section of LEAB consists of 48 multiple-choice questions spanning six varied topics.

  • Written Expression- concerns more than grammar and vocabulary. You will find questions that require you to pick the most appropriate statement that reflects an idea. There are two facets that are highlighted: Accuracy and clarity of written communication. All exam scenarios and questions concern law enforcement. A second question type that you will encounter on this portion of the Ability Test consists of the sequencing of statements. The usual scenario is comprised of a police incident. The task is to place into order a series of events that arise from the given scenario.
  • Written Comprehension- tests the ability to understand law enforcement scenarios.
  • Problem Sensitivity- requires the identification of a problematic witness whose description of the perpetrator of a crime differs from that of other witnesses. Another set of questions consists of the identity of a mishandling of a crime scene, contrary to given rules and procedures.
  • Deductive Reasoning- requires the application of a general rule or principle to identify specific cases.
  • Inductive Reasoning- consists of an identification of the rule that fits the specifics of a situation.
  • Information Ordering-is simply placing informational statements in the correct sequence, or determining the course of action according to already-ordered regulations.

Work Styles Questionnaire

This section of LEAB is basically a personality test - like other common personality assessment tests. Pick the degree to which a given statement applies to you. Expect between 74 and 102 statements.


Life Experience Survey

You will find between 47 and 96 questions that require the response that best reflects yourself and your experience.


Prepare for EB Jacobs Exams

The purpose of pre-employment test preparation is to become familiar with the types of questions that will be facing you on the LEAB test. A further purpose concerns the analysis of each Section, to present an in-depth understanding of exactly what is being tested. A third preparation goal is to acquire strategies to enhance your LEAB results.


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What's Included

  • Two personality tests with a complete breakdown of the ideal Law Enforcement profile
  • Over 900 practice Questions & Answers
  • 18 Written Comprehension drills including Police Forms
  • 11 Written Expression drills
  • Four Problem Sensitivity and Deductive Reasoning drills 
  • Four Information Ordering drills
  • Four Inductive Reasoning drills
  • Original study guides
  • Comprehensive explanations and solving tips for all questions
  • Secured payment 
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