Sample questions are provided by ACER and can be found in the Candidate Information Booklet which is available for free from this website. The sample questions will provide candidates with an understanding of the content, style and structure of the assessment.

It is recommended that you attempt these questions to identify areas needing development, then continue practicing to improve your results. You may choose to complete the sample questions several times to become familiar with the types of questions you will encounter in the QPS Entrance Assessment. It is also a good idea to time yourself so you become familiar with time constraints.


ACER provides online practice tests for the following five (5) components of the QPS Entrance Assessment:

  • Literacy
  • Writing 
  • Numeracy
  • Abstract Reasoning
  • Digital Literacy

Online Practice Tests can be purchased individually or as a set at the time of registration, or after you have completed your exam booking. These practice tests are only available to eilgible candidates who book to sit the QPS Entrance Assessment.

The Online Practice Tests includes one sample test for each component. These tests match the display and computer functionality experienced in the QPS Entrance Assessment.

The Literacy, Numeracy, Digital Literacy and Abstract Reasoning practice tests provide scored, timed test experiences with questions similar in design and difficulty to those included in the QPS Entrance Assessment.

The Writing practice test is unscored. You will be presented with a report topic and be asked to type your answer in the same way as the exam day, however no personalised marking will be provided and a sample report will be displayed for your reference.

Multiple attempts are permitted, however the tests contain one set of questions only.


Practise Now! QPS Entrance Assessment is an ACER publication which provides valuable preparation for candidates applying to QPS to become a sworn Police Officer.

This book will help you build your confidence in each of the four areas assessed as part of the entrance exam. It identifies specific skills required, describes a range of question types you are likely to encounter and provides detailed explanations of how correct answers may be reached. Be prepared. Be confident. Be ready, with Practise Now! QPS Entrance Assessment.

Key features:

  • Provides detailed breakdowns of the types of tasks involved in each section of the exam.
  • Suggests helpful strategies for building the kinds of skills required to overcome difficult problems.
  • Proposes exam-day tactics including time management approaches.

This ebook can be purchased when you register, or via the ACER Shop.  


ACER and QPS do not recommend or endorse any commercially available courses offering QPS Entrance Examination preparation. Nor do ACER or QPS have knowledge of the content of such courses, or any involvement in their development, or any commercial interest in the programs. Thus ACER and QPS are unable to comment on their relevance or usefulness. It is possible that some commercial preparation courses might provide misleading information or advice to candidates.

Neither ACER nor QPS conduct assessment preparation courses.