Taking the Ontario Police Constable Entrance Test? OACP Practice Questions
Ontario Provincial Police
The Ontario Police service are a division of the Ministry of the Solicitor General that serves the province of Ontario. It has the responsibility of ensuring all law enforcement activities within the province as well as outside. It is the second largest police service in Canada. Candidates for Provincial Police Constable are competitively recruited based on their abilities.
The minimum qualifications include:
- Candidates must be 18 years old or above.
- Be either a permanent resident or a Canadian citizen.
- Possess the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or its equivalent. Those who lack the diploma but have graduated with a university degree or college diploma are also considered. Those who did not graduate from Canada are expected to refer to the Canadian Assessment.
- Should be fluent in English.
- Should have no criminal record.
- Should have a Class G driving license with full privileges and not more than six demerit points.
- Should pass both the Psychological, Financial, Medical, and Security assessment and the Character assessment.
- Should have a certification in CPR (Level C) and Standard First Aid.
- Should complete the pre-interview phase of the Police Applicant Safety and Success (PASS) examination, which consists of the PREP standard Level 7 on the Leger 20m Shuttle Run.
- Candidates must be willing to work anywhere in the province.
Wages and Salary
Police officers (except commissioned) start at $27.00/hour and go up to $57.95/hour in the Toronto Region. People working as a “community services officer – police” are part of this group.
- Approximately 9,110 police officers
- Police officers work primarily in the following sectors:
- Local, municipal, regional, aboriginal and other public administration: 83%
- Federal government public administration : 9%
- Provincial and territorial public administration : 7%
What is on the Test
Part 1 – Police Analytical Thinking Inventory (PATI)
This section includes three areas:
- Deductive Reasoning – Logic Questions (syllogisms)
map reading questions.
- Inductive Reasoning – Classification and Picture
- Quantitative Reasoning – Basic math and math
problem solving (Word Problems) questions.
Part II – Written Communication Test (WCT)
This section tests your ability to order and present information in a logical fashion. Students are typically given a short passage where the information may be scrambled
chronologically and are asked to summarize.
Police Analytical Thinking Inventory (PATI)
Most Canadian Police tests have an analytical thinking section, including:
- Deductive Reasoning – Logic Questions (syllogisms) map reading questions.
- Inductive Reasoning – Classification and Picture Series questions
- Quantitative Reasoning – Basic math and math problem solving (Word Problems) questions.
Inductive Reasoning and Tutorials
Example Matching Question
Directions: In each of the following questions, select the choice that does not belong with the other three.
All signs are directional road signs except choice C
Deductive Reasoning Practice and Tutorial
Example Deductive Reasoning Question
The Silver fish can swim faster than the black fish. The gold fish can swim faster than the black fish. The gold fish can swim faster than the silver fish. If the first 2 statements are true, then the third statement is:
True False Uncertain
We don’t have enough information here to make a decision. Perhaps the gold fish can swim faster than the black fish AND the silver fish – we don’t know.
Example Number Series Question
Consider the following series:23, …, 31, 37. What is the missing number?
The numbers are primes (divisible only by 1 and themselves).
Basic math and math problem solving (Word Problems) questions.
Written Communication Test (WCT)
The Written Communication section has several types of questions:
- You are given a written passage, where the information may be scrambled, out of order, or have other issues, and you are asked to summarize, order, draw conclusions or distinguish the important facts
- English Grammar, usage and punctuation
How this study guide is organized 7
The Police Constable Study Plan 8
Making a Study Schedule 10
Police Analytical Thinking Inventory (PATI)
PATI Self-Assessment 16
Section I - Logic 19
Syllogism Self Assessment 19
Answer Key 21
Logic – A Quick Tutorial 21
Section II - Mapping 29
Mapping Self-Assessment 29
Answer Key 33
Part II - Inductive Reasoning
Section I - Matching 34
Matching Self-Assessment 35
Answer Key 38
How to Answer Matching Questions 39
Section II - Sequences 41
Sequences Self-Assessment 42
Answer Key 45
Part III - Quantitative Reasoning
Section I - Basic Math 46
Basic Math Self-Assessment 47
Answer Key 52
Fraction Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts 54
Decimals Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts 55
Converting Decimals to Fractions 59
Percent Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts 60
How to Answer Basic Math Multiple Choice 62
Basic Math Multiple Choice Strategy 63
Section II - Problem Solving 67
Answer Key 72
How to Solve Word Problems 73
Types of Word Problems 76
Written Communication Summary (WCT)
WCT Self-Assessment 86
Main Idea and Supporting Details 91
Practice Test Questions Set 1
Answer Key 129
Practice Test Questions Set 2
Answer Key 178
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