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FBI Intelligence Analyst Test:

While the Intelligence Analyst FBI Test includes three phases, JobTestPrep only offers phase I preparation at this time. However, to give you an idea of what the entire exam will look like, here is a very brief overview before we dive into phase I.

Phase I (90 minutes).

    1. Analytical Thinking Skills – ATS-1 (40 questions, 35 minutes) 
    2. Analytical Thinking Skills – ATS-2 (25 questions, 30 minutes).  
    3. Personal Experiences Inventory – PEI. (160 questions, 25 minutes). 


Phase II (90 minutes). 

This section includes real simulations to assess your ability to review intelligence and prepare reports by presenting you with materials similar to what you will see on the job.


Phase III (60 minutes). 

This last phase of the test will be a paneled interview that will aim to asses your soft skills, including organizing and planning, oral communication, interpersonal skills, along with analytical thinking. Note that the interviews will be recorded and the panels will be comprised of three senior-level Intelligence Analysts.

FBI Intelligence Analyst Phase I Test Prep

Now that we have presented an overview of the entire exam, let’s get a more in-depth look at Phase I.



In this portion of the test, you will be presented with 9 passages which contain facts that are all technically true. Following each passage, you will read four or five sentences and have to determine if they are true to the facts contained with the passage.  You will have to choose between true, false, and indeterminable. It is crucial that you strictly stick to the information presented in front of you and not allow outside knowledge to impact your answer.



This next segment takes your analytical reasoning skills to the next level by reducing your ability to rely on reading and verbal comprehension to answer questions. The 25 questions will be very novel including pictures, basic words, and nonsensical words; it is your job to find relationships and or complete patterns. While preparing focus on analogies and processing, integrating, and manipulating information.  



To best perform as an Intelligence Analyst, it is important to have the right personal characteristics and tendencies. The questions will vary from school experiences to arguments you may have had with colleagues. While there is no right or wrong answer, think carefully which answer most accurately fits your description.

FBI Intelligence Analyst Phase I Test Sample Questions:


Sample Question 1





The correct answer is the shape with the green check

In each step only one of the needles is moving, alternately. The needles always move in a clockwise direction, and the angle of the movement constantly grows by 45° (i.e. 45°, 90°, 135°, 180°, 225°). 

In the 1st step, the needle touching the right side of the frame moves 45° clockwise and touches the bottom-right corner; in the 2nd step, the needle touching the left side of the frame moves 90° clockwise and touches the upper side of the frame; and so forth. 

Now, let’s follow this logic to find out the next image in the series. In the 4th step, the needle touching the upper side of the frame moves 180° clockwise. Therefore, in the 5th step, the needle touching the left side of the frame should be moving 225° clockwise and touch the bottom-right corner of the frame.

This problem is somewhat misleading as it seems simpler than it really is, at first glance. The difficulty of the question lies within the need to understand that both needles are interdependent in their pattern of change.

It may be difficult to instantly understand the pattern as a whole. However, figuring out a single component of the pattern may help you isolate the rest of the changes, and find the rest of the components. 

An understanding of one of the components may also help you dismiss some of the distractors; e.g. realising that in each step only one needle is moving alternately, can help you dismiss distractors 1, 4 and 5.


Sample Question 2 



Admired university lecturers that benefit from a good reputation amongst students tend to concentrate on core subjects and have a carefully planned and an inflexible developmental trajectory while their teaching methods and class requirements continuously adapt to contemporary themes. Distinguished lecturers differentiate between invulnerable resources and transient themes. They blend topical substances into their long-established course material but will never eliminate a focal topic due to low current relevance. Having both the experience to concentrate on the essence and the motivation to stimulate students is what makes these lecturers successful.

The argument in Question:

Expansive lecturing experience is a strong motivator for successful lecturers.

Choose whether the argument above is True, False, or you Cannot Say.


According to the text, motivation and experience both contribute to being a good lecturer. However, there is no information as to whether experience influences motivation. Moreover, the text talks about, "having the experience to concentrate on the essence" rather than having extensive lecturing experience.

The answer is Cannot Say.

JobTestPrep can help you make the cut at the FBI with our FBI Phase I Intelligence Analyst Practice Test and the FBI Special Agent Exam. So, don’t wait and let’s get started.

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