HSI Homeland Security Test Preparation
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What Is the HSI Special Agent Test?

You must take the HSI Special Agent Test Battery to become an ICE HSI special agent. HSI agents are also referred to as criminal investigators. As a special agent, you will conduct criminal, civil, and administrative investigations. Additionally, you will investigate individuals, businesses, employers, criminal organizations, and terrorists or terrorist organizations who pose a significant threat to public safety and national security.

What Do Those Who Score High Receive?

Scoring high on the exam increases your chances of earning the position of HSI special agent. HSI provides an attractive benefits package, including a Thrift Savings Plan, a health benefits package, a law enforcement retirement plan, and an optional flexible life insurance.

What Are the Challenges to Passing?

The HSI special agent test contains three sections: the Logical Reasoning Test, the Arithmetic Reasoning Test, and the Writing Skills Test. You need an overall score of 70% to pass the test. You will only move on in the hiring process if you pass the exam, so it is extremely important to do well.

What Do You Get with Our HSI Special Agent Practice?

Our HSI Special Agent PrepPack™ includes 31 practice tests for all of the exam's sections: Arithmetic Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, and Written Communication. It also features a personality test. Finally, it includes six study guides offering tips and solving methods.

More about the HSI Special Agent Test

To become a HSI Special Agent, you must take the Special Agent Test Battery and the Writing Sample Assessment. The HSI Special Agent Test contains the Logical Reasoning and Arithmetic Reasoning sections.

  • Logical Reasoning – This section of the Special Agent Test measures a candidate's ability to read and understand complicated text and, most importantly, to utilize critical thinking skills to draw conclusions and recognize important facts.
  • Arithmetic Reasoning – This section of the test consists of math word problems, which are meant to test a candidate's numeracy and calculating skills.
  • Writing Sample Assessment – This test measures a candidate's writing skills and abilities. The test assesses knowledge of the basic rules of English grammar and writing, such as syntax, vocabulary and word usage, sentence and paragraph structure, and correct punctuation.

The HSI Special Agent Hiring Process

The first step of the hiring process is to fill out an online application, which can be found on the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) USAJOB website. The next step is filling out an occupational questionnaire. If you meet the minimum qualifications requirements, your experience, education, and training will be rated using the occupational questionnaire. You will receive a score between 70 and 100. If you meet the minimum qualifications and minimum score requirements, your name will be referred to take the Special Agent Test Battery and Writing Sample Assessment.

If you meet the minimum score requirements for both the Special Agent Test Battery and the Writing Sample Assessment, you will be scheduled for a structured interview. The structured interview is a pass/fail interview. Candidates must receive a "pass" in all areas in order to progress in the hiring process. Afterwards, you will have a personal interview with two senior-level HSI management officials. The personal interview assesses your background and employment history. You will also have to undergo a drug test, medical requirements, and a background/security investigation.

The Benefits of Being Ready

Candidates for the HSI special agent position must undergo very thorough and competitive hiring process, and only the most prepared will successfully pass the challenging tests. With the right amount of preparation, you can also become one of those successful individuals. The Homeland Security Investigation (HSI) PrepPack™ offers more than enough preparation with practice tests, study guides, and thorough answer explanations.

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