GardaWorld Pre-Board Screening Officer Test

What is GardaWorld?

GardaWorld is a Canadian company that provides a wide range of security services. Headquartered in Montreal, The number of its well-trained, skilful employees is now over 62,000 strong, and its workforce is still increasing. Salaries at GardaWorld range from $31,000 to $60,000 a year, depending on the position. GardaWorld extends its helping hand as far as the United States, Kurdistan, Africa, and the Middle East. 


Insider Information from One of Our Customers

'This PrepPack is a really great refresher! Pay ATTENTION to everything they say. You should plan ahead of time, do your research, practice, be confident, and make sure you eat before your exam or interview. First I took the X-ray test, if you pay attention to the instructions it should be fiarly easy and stragihtforward.'

Dula M., Pre-board Screening Officer


Garda Pre-Board Screening Officer Tests and Hiring Process

GardaWorld aims to provide only exceptional services to its clients and thus exercises selective recruitment. Its hiring process is diverse, difficult, and consists of two different tests and two interviews:

  1. Garda Pre-Board Screening Officer X-Ray Object Recognition Test (ORT)

    This is the most challenging task of the screening officer’s pre-employment assessment, which 70% of candidates usually flunk. To pass the X-Ray ORT, you will need to rotate objects mentally, differentiate between their overlaying shapes, perform figure-ground segregation, and quickly identify specific patterns in complex images. You have only 20 seconds to scrutinize each picture.
  2. Garda Pre-Board Screening Officer English and Basic Math Test

    If you pass the X-Ray Object Recognition Test, you will be asked to take another examination, designed to assess your English language proficiency, your mathematical skills, your reading comprehension, and your logical thinking. This test is comprised of 100 questions and should be completed within 60 minutes. The questions are distributed as follows: 
Part of the Test Number of Questions
Spelling  40
Grammar Knowledge 10
Reading Comprehension 10
Logic 10
Math (pattern recognition, calculations) 20
Competency-based 10


The second test requires attention to detail and preparation.

  1. Interviews

    The final stage of the hiring process is two face-to-face interviews with the company’s representatives. You will be invited to the first interview immediately after your second test, if you complete it successfully. This is a short, ten-minute conversation with GardaWorld’s assessors that is mostly competency-based. The second interview is usually arranged a day after the first one and lasts about half an hour.

What to Expect on Your X-Ray Object Recognition Test

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On your X-Ray Object Recognition Test, you will be asked to look at x-ray images of passenger bags and to judge whether objects appearing on the screen can be allowed to enter an aircraft. The major difficulty you will encounter on the X-Ray Test is the wide variety of pictures. Some of the images will contain threatening items, such as guns, knives, or grenades. Others will only depict harmless objects. Screened bags will be of different complexity. Some of them will contain more items than others. Objects in some bags will be more mixed with each other than in other bags. Consequently, some objects may appear more hidden from view and may be rotated at more inconvenient angles, thus significantly obstructing your ability to identify dangerous items on the screen. When you look at x-ray screens, you will need to quickly decide whether the screened bag is free of threat and can be safely carried on board.

Garda’s assessment tests are similar to the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) X-Ray ORT exam, which contains writing skills assessment tests and an x-ray test. 
The x-ray test consists of images of luggage with items that you will need to locate. Below are images of the types of items you may be asked to find including guns, knives or grenades.

GardaWorld Test Example

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JobTestPrep offers you a comprehensive GardaWorld PrepPack™ that will help you prepare to GardaWorld’s X-Ray Object Recognition Test, language and math tests, and interviews. Modelled on Garda’s actual tests and interview questions, our practice materials will give you a precise idea of what to expect during your pre-employment assessment. Please note that our practice tests are more compatible with desktops rather than mobile phones, therefore, we highly recommend practicing from your computer in order to simulate the real test.

GardaWorld Interview Questions

Upon passing the X-Ray Object Recognition Test, as well as the language, math, and comprehension tests, you will be invited for two interviews with the company’s representatives. Most of the questions asked at the interviews for a screening officer position with GardaWorld are competency-based. Such questions are designed to learn more about your motivation to work at the company and about your general aptitude for the position. Interviewers might ask you the following questions:    

  • Why do you want to work as pre-board officer?
  • What would you do on your first working day, if you are hired?
  • Give an example of a time you gave exceptionally good customer service.
  • Give an example of a time when you tried to do something better in the office and you were told that this wasn't a good idea. How did you deal with this?
  • What qualities do you possess to make you a good candidate for this position?
  • What do you think customer service as a pre-screening officer means?
  • What would you do if a customer refused to show his or her bag?
  • Why do you want to work at GardaWorld?
  • What would your references say about your work qualities and what would they might say about something  you could improve upon? 

To create a favorable impression at these interviews, it is essential to familiarize yourself with the company and its goals, as well as with the specificity of the job you wish to get.

Note that before starting your training process at Garda, you must obtain security clearance so that you can access restricted areas of the airport.

Prepare for GardaWorld Assessment

Working as a pre-board screening officer is honorable and rewarding. Do not miss out on your chance to make a meaningful contribution to the preservation of the world’s security. Practicing with our online simulation of X-Ray ORT can fine-tune your ability to identify prohibited items on the screen as effortlessly as if they were spotlighted. Get our GardaWorld PrepPack™ today and turn your pre-employment examination at Garda into an unequivocal success.

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