Garda Aptitude Stage 1 (Online) Test Preparation – Superior Intensive Weekend Course 2018 (2 day)
Saturday and Sunday the 9th and 10th of June
Increasingly in recent years Aptitude Tests are being used as part of the selection process for many careers. One such career is the Garda Síochána where the test determines whether or not applicants are cleared to the interview stage of the selection process. Performance of candidates in aptitude tests can be improved in a number of ways. These include exposure to tests (i.e. seeing tests in advance), by practice and by being taught good test technique. Throughout the course good test technique will be taught and developed.
Types of Tests Covered
- Skills / Experience Questionnaire
- Verbal Reasoning Tests
- Analytical / Abstract Reasoning (Discovering Rules)
- Personality Profile
- Job Simulation Exercises
Emphasis will be placed on tests similar to those used in previous competitions for the selection of Garda Trainees and on tests, which assess skills relevant to the position of Garda Trainee along with tests used by Police Forces abroad.
If for any reason the Garda Aptitude Test changes Test Preparations will make such amendments as are necessary to our preparation courses to ensure that we continue to deliver the highest quality programme possible.
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.
As described in the recruitment advertisements, the competition for the Garda Trainee position is exactly that, a competition.
When a competition is advertised and from the thousands who apply, only 800 very fortunate people will be selected as Garda Trainees. The selection process will eliminate people at each step. Those who prepare for tests will perform better in them and in turn progress from one stage to the next.
e.g An Garda Síochana last advertised a competition in January 2016. In this competition of the 16,000 people who applied and sat the Stage 1 online Aptitude Test only less than 5,000 (those with the highest scores) were selected to progress to the second stage of the competition, the supervised aptitude test.
Canditates who prepare for and practice tests do better in them.
Next course Commences
Saturday and Sunday the 9th and 10th of June 2018
10am to 6pm.
Please register by 9.30am
Instructors are qualified in psychometric testing, retired senior Garda officers and qualified teachers with over twenty years experience of preparing candidates for public service recruitment competitions for more see the Our Team page
To Secure a Place on the course
To secure a place on one of our courses a deposit of €75 should be paid by credit card by booking a place on 01- 902 05 66. The remainder €160 (Total cost €235) is payable on the first morning of the course. Deposits are non refundable.
Discount to Previous course participants, Immediate Family Members of Serving / Retired Gardaí
Light refreshments will be available during breaks throughout the weekend.
As there are a limited number of places available on the course these will be allocated to those book first.
Discount to Previous course participants, Immediate Family Members of Serving / Retired Gardaí and Garda Reservists.
Test Preparations have been holding these courses since 1996. During this time we have had an extremely high success rate at both Stage 1 (Aptitude test) and Stage 2 (Interview, report writing and verbal evaluation) of the selection process.
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.
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