The exam is
considered a general knowledge test. That is, the information
contained in the exam is knowledge that you should already
know. Although there is an optional study guide available, it
is not required for successful completion of the exam. The
test does not contain questions that would require any specialized
training or education. Applicants with advanced education,
such as the police academy, are urged to keep this in mind and
not read too much into any of the questions.
The exam is broken
down into four sections. They are:
1. Arithmetic (General
2. Reading Comprehension
Preparing for the
component of successful test-taking is mental and physical
well-being. People who want to perform their best on a test
prepare themselves beforehand, much like athletes do before a
competition. They know that feeling physically well and
mentally alert will increase their chances of doing well."
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1. Avoid junk food and concentrate on eating
well balanced meals for at least several days before the
2. Avoid stimulants and depressants, such as caffeine
and alcohol on the days leading up to the exam.
3. Get a good
night's sleep before the exam.
4. Don't drink
a large amount of fluids or eat a big meal shortly
before taking the test.
Remember, although not required, you can obtain a copy of the Study
Guide and/or a Practice Test by clicking
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