Ace The EB Jacobs LEAB Test: Practice Tests

The LEAB Test  

EB Jacobs assessment tests are used mainly for recruitment in law enforcement.

Today, the EB Jacobs Law Enforcement Aptitude Battery (LEAB) has become an internal part of the hiring process of police officers in over 50 municipalities, counties, and states, such as Massachusetts, New Jersey and NYC.

EB Jacobs Law Enforcement Aptitude Battery

The two current formats for EB Jacobs aptitude tests are Paper & Pencil and Online and you can expect the exam to last approximately three hours.

LEAB is composed of three sections:

While each section is scored separately, the final result is a compilation of all three scores.

It is important to note that failure to answer every question in the Work Styles Questionnaire and Life Experience Survey will mean automatic disqualification. As to the Ability Test, any question left unanswered is considered incorrect. So, guess if necessary.

Keep in mind that all answers are derived from the test questions, meaning you need no prior knowledge of law enforcement to pass this aptitude exam.

LEAB Time Organization

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. We suggest bringing a watch to the test in order to stay on track to answer all questions within the allotted timeframe.

The EB Jacobs LEAB Ability Test

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

  • Written Comprehension- tests the ability to understand law enforcement scenarios.
  • 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- simply the placing of informative statements in their correct sequence or determining the course of action according to already-ordered regulations.
  • 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 relates to the mishandling a crime scene, contrary to given rules and procedures.
  • Written Expression- these questions are based on grammar and vocabulary. You will find questions that require you to pick the most appropriate statement that reflects an idea.
    Note: First, there are two facets that are highlighted: Accuracy and clarity of written communication. Secondly, all exam scenarios and questions related to law enforcement. Lastly, you will encounter an additional type of question on this section of the Ability Test consisting of the sequencing of statements, usually relating to a police incident.
    The task is to place into order a series of events that arise from the given scenario.

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.

LEAB Sample Questions

Inductive Reasoning

Take a look at this graph and answer the question:



During which period in 2015 both Arson incidents and Electrical Fire incidents have steadily decreased?

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.

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.

Prepare for EB Jacobs Exams

The purpose of pre-employment test preparation is to become not only familiar with the style on the LEAB test, but also gain in-depth understanding and analysis of every section and topic. Lastly, you will receive strategy goals to help you further enhance your LEAB results.



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