Taking the JIBC BC Police Entrance Test?
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The British Columbia Police are one of the first law enforcement agencies, established in 1958. In order to join the British Columbia Police, there were minimum qualifications that one must-have.
- Either be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident
- Completed secondary education
- At least one year of post-secondary education (preferably graduated with a university degree or college diploma)
- Physically fit
- Good people skills
- Observant, calm, and detail-oriented.
In addition to these, you must possess good judgment skills, good communication skills, and be a problem solver.
The BC Police force are expected to protect people, identify and prevent crimes, and perform other duties aimed at maintaining law and order. BC Police are expected to work in different settings, indoors and outdoors, in shifts, at the scene of accidents or crime scenes.
BC Transit Police
BC Transit police are trained beside regular police at the Justice Institute of BC – the Entrance Test for Transit Police is the same as the BC Police test
How much do Police Officers make in BC?
The average salary for a Police Officer is $92,475
Application Process – How to Become a Police Officer in BC
British Columbia takes prides in the difficulty of the recruitment program.
In addition to the written test, there is a physical test where you are required to run 2.4 kilometers in twelve minutes, an evaluation interview, a private life questionnaire, a polygraph test, medical exam and a background investigation.
The BC Police Entrance test includes the Ethos Exam.
To register, you must attend an information hearing at the Justice Institute of British Columbia. This is the only place to get the application form. Fill out the form and submit to the police department.
There is no charge for the information session, the application form or the entrance exam
Exam Format and Contents
The JIBC Police Entrance test (including Ethos) is a multiple choice exam with two section, English and Mathematics. The questions are grade 12 level. The test must be completed in 2 hours.
This includes grammar, speech, comprehension and composition.
- Basic arithmetic operations
- Decimals, fractions and percent
- Equations including quadratic, linear and inequalities
- Polynomials; the candidate will be tested on the basic operations of polynomials including addition, subtractions, simplifying, factorizing.
- Simultaneous equation
- Proper algorithms and its applications.
- Coordinate planes
Memory and Recall (Ethos)
The test is used to assess your ability to recall details. You are shown pictures of, for example, a busy street scene, or restaurant, followed by questions about details from the pictures.
Short essay questions
In this section, you are required to write briefly answers to questions you are asked. They are mostly life application questions that would test your problem-solving ability
BC Police Ethos Exam
The BC Ethos Exam has 4 components:
- Memory and Observation
- Reading Comprehension and Critical Thinking
- Writing and Editing
All sections carry equal marks. However, they are all very relevant in the acceptance . The pass mark for the test is 65%, which guarantees entry to the next level which is physical test.
For the JIBC exam, calculators are not allowed. The test emphasizes memory test and your ability to reason. Mobile phones and other electronic devices are not permitted.
You are required to take tests for strength, physical agility, vision, and fitness.
You are also required to take Psychological tests.
The Ethos test is included in the Entrance Test
After recruitment, a six-month police training is provided by the Police Academy in the Justice Institute of BC. The length of the training may be reduced if you have previous experience in law enforcement.
Test takers are advised to dressed decently for the exam. The test centers on memory, thinking and recall ability, problem-solving abilities, basic knowledge of mathematics and English, but also on the personality and image of the applicant.
You must be in the test venue for check in at least ten minutes before the exam starts.