LEC Test Prep & Free Practice (2023)
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What Is the LEC Test?

The Law Enforcement Council of Connecticut (LEC) test is one of the available two Connecticut police exams and an initial screening stage for Connecticut’s Police Force. 

To pass the LEC exam and move on to the next stage, you should get a score of 70% or more. The test is administered online, via PoliceApp.com, and contains multiple-choice questions that will assess your verbal, mathematical, and reading comprehension skills Notice that to take the exam you'll have to pay a relatively high fee of 95$. 


What Does the LEC Test Include?

Mathematic Skills Questions

In this type of question, your ability to perform complex mathematic calculations on a high-school level will be assessed (e.g., polynomials, functions, equations, etc). Here's a sample question so you'll be able to see what it is all about-

25x2-9y2 = ?

A. (5x-3y)(5x+3y)
B.16(x-y)
C.(5x-3y)
D.2(x-y)
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

The correct answer is (A).

Use the formula for the difference of squares:

Factor: 

Note that in the given problem: 

If you chose any other answer, you probably did not use the binomial squaring formula correctly.

If 3𝑚 + 2(4𝑚 – 5) = 12, what is the value of 𝑚?

A. 1
B.2
C.0.67
D.7.9
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

The correct answer is C.
In this problem, add like terms and then isolate the variable (𝑚) in order to find its value.

Start by opening parentheses.
2(4𝑚 – 5) = 8𝑚 – 10

Now, substitute the result in the original equation to get:
3𝑚 + 8𝑚 – 10 = 12 / add like terms on the left
11𝑚 – 10 = 12 / add 10 to both sides
11𝑚 = 22 / divide both sides by 11
𝑚 = 2
And the correct answer is C.

Verbal Skills Questions

In this type of questions, your ability to use English properly, spell words correctly, and formulate correct sentences will be assessed. Let's check out some sample questions-

Which of the following word is not spelled correctly?

A. Emergencie

B. Infectious
C. Medic
D. Injection
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

The correct answer is A.  The right way to spell this word is "Emergency"

Choose the combination of words that is most suitable to fill in the blanks.

The ____ they died out has been a matter of ____ scientific debate.

A. reasson, considerabel
B. reason, considerate
C. reason, considerable
D. reeson, considereble
E. None of these
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

The correct answer is C. The reason they died out has been a matter of considerable scientific debate.

Incorrect Answers- A and D have reason spelled wrong. B is incorrect as considerate is not the same word as conservable.  

Reading Comprehension Skills Questions

In this type of questions, your ability to understand and process what you read will be assessed. You will be asked to answer questions based on the material contained in written passages (e.g., questions about the author's intent, drawing conclusions from the text, extracting information, etc). Let's check out some sample questions-

Read the following passage and answer the question below:

Officer Green was on duty and had been observing Mr. Parker’s suspicious behavior for approximately 15 minutes when he decided to stop and question him. He called out to Mr. Parker, produced his badge from the front pocket of his uniform, and asked to see his ID. He told him that he wasn't going to show him his ID and asked him why he wanted to see it. Officer Green responded that he wants to know what he was up to. Mr. Parker said he was not up to anything. Officer Green told him that he doesn’t buy it, and asked him what he has in his pocket. Mr. Parker said it was none of his business and started reaching for something inside his jacket, at which point officer Green pulled out his firearm and told Mr. Parker to stand up against the wall and put his hands up. In his back pocket he found a large number of dollar bills, which amounted to twenty thousand USD and in his jacket’s inside pocket officer Green found only his wallet. Officer Green asked Mr. Parker what was he doing with such a large amount of money and Mr. Parker replied he wasn’t going to talk and that he knows his rights. At this point officer, Green read him his Miranda rights and handcuffed him. He then proceeded to take Mr. Parker with him to the police station to be interrogated.

How much money did Officer Green found in Mr.Parker's pocket?

A. 20,000
B. 5,000
C. 100
D. 50
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

The Correct Answer is A. Officer Green found on Mr.Parker's back pocket  a large number of dollar bills, which amounted to twenty thousand USD.


What Is the Difference Between CPCA Test and LEC Test?

There are two main types of written Connecticut police exams. Each is administered by a different organization, which gives it its nameThe Connecticut Police Chiefs Association (CPCA) Test, and The Law Enforcement Council of Connecticut (LEC) Test.

Each of those tests can lead you to become a policeman in the state of Connecticut, and the question of which you'll need to take depends on the town\city you're from. for example, if you're from Mansfield, Putnam, Plainfield, Colchester, Norwich, Montville, Ledyard, Stonington, Groton, Waterford, East Lyme, Old Lyme, Clinton or Westbrook, you'll need to take the LEC Test. 

For more detailed information, you can check our dedicated Connecticut Police page


What Are the Next Stages of the Connecticut Police Selection Process?

If you have successfully passed the LEC or the CPCA Test, you will move on to a multi-tiered selection process, which includes the following stages:

Practice Is the Key to Success

 Our PrepPack will prepare you accurately for the LEC Police Test. 
The prep pack includes more than 40 practice tests that will help you study while covering all the crucial information and skills you must acquire to succeed in the test! 

 


LEC Test FAQs

Which applicants need to take the LEC exam and not the CPCA?

If you're from Mansfield, Putnam, Plainfield, Colchester, Norwich, Montville, Ledyard, Stonington, Groton, Waterford, East Lyme, Old Lyme, Clinton or Westbrook, you'll need to take the LEC Test. 

I failed the LEC Test, how long should I wait before I can take it again?

If you failed (less than 70%) the LEC Exam, you must wait for 6 months before re-taking it. If you've passed, you will have to wait 1 year before you can improve your score. In any case, you will be required to pay the testing fee again.

For how long is the LEC score valid?

The LEC Test score is valid for one year. To renew your eligibility afterwards, you need to re-take the exam and pay the testing fee.

 

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