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Correctional Officer Tests

  • 16 tests
  • 188 questions
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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Correctional Officer Tests FAQs

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

  • New Zealand

    August 03, 2023

    Very challenging

    I like the test. It really challenged my compression skills. Helps me spend more time on the readings before answering the questions.

  • March 31, 2023

    Really Good!

    It's my first time taking this kind of test and it's really good to practice how you should react in different scenarios.

  • South Africa

    March 31, 2023


    I liked the fact they gave me many options that I can choose from and I dislike the fact that I was given little time.

  • United States of America

    February 09, 2023

    understanding the questioning

    The test helps you warm up your mindset. Also, it helps you make your thinking and mindset work a lot better

  • United States of America

    February 04, 2023

    Summarize the question when you read

    I felt a lot of pressure as far as time spent on each answer I could do better at summarizing the questions after I read it once.

  • United States of America

    January 24, 2023

    Your focus and duties

    I like the way it teaches how important it is too aide others but also remain focused on the task at hand.

  • United States of America

    November 17, 2022


    It’s a good test, that provides a lot of different situations and scenarios to get the reader/tester to grasp the situation to make a decisive decision.

  • United States of America

    November 02, 2022

    Not so bad

    I would say, think about how you would want to be treated or have your family treated when answering these questions.

  • United States of America

    October 19, 2022


    The slight differences in the answers made you pay more attention. It made it more challenging. I liked that aspect of it.

  • 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