Selection Works is a public safety consulting and exam production arm of Industrial/Operational Solutions, Inc. (IOS). Each test is comprised of wide-ranging cognitive skills, along with a behavioral section.
The major national exams produced by Selection Works include:
The Selection Works assessment tests are geared to the specific recruitment field covered in the exam. Therefore, questions are job-related, containing scenarios from the everyday working world.
You can expect to encounter a timed test, limited to 2.5 hours. Multiple-choice questions dominate the cognitive portion of the exams. A five-point agreement scale spanning “Strongly Disagree” to “Strongly Agree” is the usual format of the personality attributes section.
Approximately 100 questions comprise the knowledge, skills and abilities portion of Selection Works tests. There are generally 50 questions within the behavioral/attitudinal portion.
With the exception of the National Public Safety Dispatcher Selection Inventory, the cognitive section of each exam contains at least seven basic components:
The NCJOSI and NFSI generally include at least four additional skill sets:
National Public Safety Dispatcher Selection Inventory contains three basic competencies:
This portion of the Selection Works test includes two fundamental components:
Working on sample questions for Selection Works exams imparts testing confidence, format familiarity and an essential review of the cognitive areas covered in the test. This is a qualifying and ranking exam that will contribute heavily to the final outcome of your application.
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