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Correctional Officer Tests

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correctional officer tests

A correctional officer is responsible for enforcing rules and maintaining order within a prison. To qualify as a correctional officer, you will need to pass a series of psychometric tests that assess a variety of aptitudes and characteristics to determine your suitability for the role.

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What is on a correctional officer test?

The content will vary depending on which test you are taking. Some common topics include: reading comprehension, written expression, basic mathematics, job-specific knowledge, memorization and recall, deductive reasoning, inductive reasoning, and spatial orientation.

What is a good score on the correctional officer test?

To pass the correctional officer test, most States need a score of 70% or higher. Typically, the higher you score the more likely you are to successfully complete the recruitment process and land a job in a correctional facility.

Which correctional officer test will I take?

The correctional officer test you take will depend on the State you apply in. The State may have its own exam or use an assessment company to provide one. You can find out more about the test you will be taking by getting in touch with your local justice department.

How difficult is the correctional officer exam?

The correctional officer test is challenging as it covers a wide range of areas. Only 3 to 4 percent of applicants typically pass it. If you do pass the test, your score will also be compared to other candidates, making competition fierce.

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What our customers say about our Correctional Officer tests

  • United States of America

    July 04, 2022

    Unique approach

    The test was a different format than I had seen before but it is good to see what a person prioritizes most

  • United States of America

    June 14, 2022

    Good test

    This is like the others test I've taken but I like that it is timing me in the test, because when I take the real test, it is timed.

  • United States of America

    June 07, 2022

    The multiple choice options aren’t easy

    Not good questions based on the most likely and least likely. If that is the way you want the test to be, make the questions easier or more obvious.

  • Australia

    May 05, 2022


    I found that the test could have been explained easier, and I had to break it down into sections. Once or twice I had to do a double read, overall the test satisfactory.