Shir Enzer

Shir, Civil Service Assessments Expert at JobTestPrep.

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How Is the PELLET B Scored?

The PELLET B scoring is based on the T-score model. It means that your performance is placed into a distribution (represented below as a bell-shaped curve), where 50 is considered the average score (meaning, no matter what the real average is among test-takers, it is displaced to 50 for convenience).



So, if your score falls around 50, your performance is considered “average” compared to other applicants who have taken the test.

While the accurate average score depends on the pool of candidates, research shows that the likelihood of successful academy completion increases for every point scored above 42.

This scoring system means that your result does not depend solely on your own performance, but also on that of your peers. Thus, to maximize your test score, you need to rise above the other candidates. The only way to do so is to be well-familiarized with each section of the PELLET B test and its unique challenges.

Learn more about PELLET B test.

For more scoring methods, you can observe our ASVAB Scores guide.


 Frequently Asked Questions

How Long Does It Take To Get PELLET B Results?

You will receive your PELLET B test results within 30 days.

Note that POST does not offer test results to candidates or to other unauthorized employees directly. You must wait for a notification from the department you applied to for your results. It's worth noting that they are obligated to notify you within 30 days. If you have not obtained your results within this time frame, please contact them, and inquire.

How Long Is the PELLET B Test Score Good for?

The PELLET B scores have no expiration date, so they are theoretically valid for life. However, if you are moving departments, your new employer can require you to retake the test.

A recruiting agency will also ask you to take the PELLET B through them.. That score will be taken into account, even though you may have already taken the exam through another agency.

What Happens If You Fail the PELLET B Test?

Don’t worry – you can retake the test after 30 days have passed (this applies even if you're retaking the exam via another agency or department). Your test results will be invalid, however, if you retake the PELLET B exam sooner than 30 days have elapsed.

What Is a Good Post PELLET B Test Score?

Most Law Enforcement Agencies in California require a score higher than 42 to pass the PELLET B test. However, there are agencies that ask for a higher score, such as CHP, which requires a score of at least 48.

With JobTestPrep’s PELLET B preparation pack, you will receive everything you need to ace the test and receive a high score on the PELLET B exam. To know more, see our PELLET-B Complete Study Guide!

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