Test Preparations – Aptitude Test and Interview Training, Guiding you to success

Established in 1996, we have been successfully running Aptitude Tests and Interview preparation courses for most large public sector recruitment competitions.

Competitions for which we hold courses include:

Garda Síochána

  1. Stage 1 Preliminary OnLine Aptitude / Psychometric Test Preparation Course
  2. Stage 2  Aptitude Test and Report Writing Exercise Preparation Course
  3. Stage 3 Competency Based Interview

Officer Cadet – Air Corps, Army & Navy

Dublin Fire Brigade Emergency Services Controller / Firefighter – Paramedic

Paramedic Trainee HSE

Emergency Medical Call Taker / Dispatcher

Fire Service

Defence Forces – Army / Navy Recruit

Trainee Pilot (Civil & Military)


General Interview Preparation
Courses can also be organised for other Aptitude Tests either as groups or with individuals.

Test Preparations have been holding these courses at the Dublin Tutorial Centre and other venues since 1996 and during this time have had an extremely high success rate at both the Aptitude test and Interview stages of the selection process.

A recent survey of previous Test Preparations course participants showed a 97% success rate at Stage 1 of the selection process, many of whom were in the top one hundred places.

Not only do we cover material very similar to what appears on the actual aptitude test but we also explain it in such a way that participants can apply what they learn to any type of questions which appear on the actual test.


All Test Preparations Instructors are qualified teachers, holding either an Honours or Masters Degree and Higher Diploma in Education. In addition to this our principal Instructor, Paul O’Reilly is qualified in test administration to British Psychometric Society Standards.


To secure a place on one of our courses a deposit of €100 should be paid by credit card by booking a place on 01- 902 05 66. The remainder is payable on the first morning of the course.Deposits are non refundable.


Some Testimonials from happy clients. For more see our testimonial pages and  client reviews on our Facebook site which now has over 12,000 likes.

Hi Paul
We got the word on the panel for the Fire Brigade. I got number 2 Danny Davoren got number 3, Gavin Hoey number 21 and Mick Rochford no 70. Thanks for all your help.

Niall Tier 07/07/2016

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Paul Hi Test Preparations, just to let you know I passed my interview for the Guards! So i just want to say thanks very much for Paul and Liz for the help along the way. Paul was excellent in helping me learn how to prepare for the aptitude tests and how to score highly in Continue Reading

Kyle 07/07/2016

Paul, Did your course (Garda Recruitment) in 2005/2006. Got the call for Guards. So just to say thanks a million for all your help. Cheers “I knew i wanted to join the Gardai from an early age but who knew it would be so hard?? The first time i sat the exam for the Initial Continue Reading

Mark Canno 07/07/2016

Contacting Test Preparations

Our New Address is
Test Preparations
Unit 7,
Greenogue Business Plaza,
Dublin 24
Phone: 01 902 05 66


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