Written Communication Proficiency Test (WCPT) Practice Test Questions

About the Test

The Written Communication Proficiency Test (WCPT) is used to assess a test-taker’s ability to communicate effectively in writing.  This includes the use of correct grammar and syntax, ability to organize and structure writing in a clear and logical manner, write in a clear and concise style, use appropriate tone and formatting for the intended audience and purpose, and analyze and synthesize information.

It is used to evaluate candidates for Officer-level employees, managers who must write letters, memos, reports or other documents, and express themselves concisely.

The WCPT may be administered in person or online, and takes 1-2 hours to complete.

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WCPT is part of these tests

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What’s on the Test

The WCT Test gives a series of short passages followed by multiple choice questions with suggested corrections.   Questions include:

  • Identifying grammar mistakes
  • Choosing the best title for a passage
  • Sentence and paragraph order
  • Summarizing
  • Punctuation
  • Vocabulary
  • English usage
  • Avoiding wordiness and redundancy
  • Main idea and details

Also Reading Comprehension

WCPT Practice Test Questions below

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Reading Comprehension

Below is a list of the types of questions that may appear on the WCT.

  • Find facts and information in a passage
  • Identify the main idea
  • Identify secondary ideas


Types of questions that may appear on the Test.

  • English grammar
  • English usage
  • Punctuation
  • Capitalization
  • Sentence structure – run-on sentences, fragments etc.

English Practice

Correcting Sentences and Passages (WCT format)

Ordering Sentences

Additional Practice

English Usage – 15 questions
English Grammar – 20 questions
Punctuation – 12 questions

WCPT Study Practice & Test Prep

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Date Published: Tuesday, March 31st, 2020
Date Modified: Tuesday, April 30th, 2024

Complete Test Preparation Inc. is not affiliated with Canada Public Service, who are not involved in the production of, and do not endorse this product. Quesitons are presented for skill practice only.

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  1. Jesse
    September 22, 2022

    Is this the same as the BC Police ETHOS test?

  2. December 30, 2022

    It is very close to the ETHOS yes

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