About the PSEE

Canada's Public Service Entrance Exam 371 (PSEE 371) assesses your reasoning skills and judgement for officer-level positions in the federal public service. It can be used to assist managers in making selection decisions for appointment or for placement in training programs. The PSEE is comprised of two sub–tests: Test of Reasoning (TOR) and Test of Judgement (TOJ).

Hiring managers may use any of the tests: PSEE, TOJ or TOR on its own or as a final step in a two step process, following an unsupervised version of the tests. The unsupervised tests are: PSEE UIT 370, TOR UIT 372 and TOJ UIT 374. The unsupervised PSEE UIT 370 is the unsupervised versions of the Test of Reasoning and Test of Judgement combined.


PSEE Test Content

Sub-test 1: Test of Reasoning 373

This test assesses your reasoning and problem-solving ability. It consists of 30 multiple-choice questions with a time limit of 90 minutes. You will encounter four types of questions: There are four different questions types that you will see on the PSEE Test of Reasoning:

  1. Arithmetic reasoning questions are numerical reasoning word problems. You will need to identify an unknown value based on the given information.
  2. Logical reasoning questions test your ability to apply logical conclusions to given information. You will be asked to choose which statement can be validly concluded given the provided information.
  3. Analytical reasoning questions test how well you can make inferences based on given information. You will be given the relationships between different nouns and required to deduce what other relationships follow.
  4. Number or letter series questions require you to find the rule that was used to create the series and then apply that rule to correctly complete the series.

The unsupervised TOR UIT 372 contains the same questions types as the supervised TOR. The only difference is that it consists of 26 multiple-choice questions, where only 25 questions will count. 

Sub-test 2: Test of Judgement 375

This test assesses your ability to use judgement for solving problems in work-related situations. It consists of 40 multiple-choice questions. You will have 3 hours to complete this section of the test. That includes 30 minutes for administration. The unsupervised TOJ UIT 374 consists of 52 multiple-choice questions with a time limit of 75 minutes.


Prepare for the PSEE with JobTestPrep

It is recommended to familiarize yourself with the PSEE exam structure and question types prior to the actual exam in order to build up your confidence for the test day. JobTestPrep will soon be offering practice tests for the PSEE.


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