Police SEARCH Numerical Ability Test Preparation
Learn more about the police numerical test, including practice with JobTestPrep.
In the Police SEARCH® numerical ability test (delivered by the College of Policing) you are given numerical information, such as graphs and tables, on which you are asked several questions. The answers are multiple choice, and you are given 23 minutes to answer 21 questions.
The SEARCH® numerical ability test assesses:
- Your ability to use numbers rationally;
- Your ability to identify logical relationships between numbers; and
- How you draw conclusions from the information given.
The calculations you need to make to answer questions include: the four basic actions (add, subtract, divide and multiply), averages, percentages, ratios and interpreting numbers on a graph. You are allowed to use a calculator in these tests, which can present its own challenges. Read up on how to use a calculator in a numerical reasoning test, on the JobTestPrep website, here.
There are several challenges to the numerical reasoning tests that you will need to overcome in order to achieve your best score.
- The test format may be something you have never seen before, or ask questions in a way that you have never come across before.
- The test is time-limited, placing pressure on you to answer questions quickly and accurately.
- You may not have done any maths in a while, so practice is crucial!
Taking practice tests ahead of sitting the actual test helps you alleviate all of these challenges, and increase your confidence and your score on the day. At JobTestPrep we have a range of numerical reasoning practice tests to help you prepare for your police test.
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