NCJOSI - National Criminal Justice Officer Selection Inventory

 
Oklahoma Police use the NCJOSI

Oklahoma Police use the NCJOSI

The NCJOSI is an entry level police written exam published by I/O Solutions (IOS) and used by many police departments throughout the U.S.  There are TWO versions described below, so applicants must check with the agency they are applying to in order to confirm which version is being used.

 

Agencies Using the NCJOSI

 
Missouri Police use the NCJOSI

Missouri Police use the NCJOSI

Notable police written exams based upon the NCJOSI include:

  • Chicago Police Officer Exam (CPOE)
  • Pittsburgh and Philadelphia Police Written Exams
  • Some Alaska Police Written Exams
  • Arkansas Police Written Exams
  • Some Illinois Police Written Examss
  • Maine Police Written Exams
  • Missouri Police Written Exams
  • Some New Jersey Police Written Exams
  • Pennsylvania Police Written Exams
  • Some Oklahoma Police Written Exams
  • South Carolina Police Written Exams
  • Wisconsin Police Written Exams
 

Questions Included on NCJOSI

The NCJOSI covers basic skills required for police work

The NCJOSI covers basic skills required for police work

 
Kansas City Police use the NCJOSI

Kansas City Police use the NCJOSI

NCJOSI-1

The NCJOSI-1 consists of 45 multiple choice questions plus a Behavioral and Attitudinal Assessment (below).

  1. Problem Solving Ability
  2. Reading Comprehension (or Verbal Comprehension)
  3. Mathematics
  4. Writing Ability

NCJOSI-2

NCJOSI-2 consists of 80 multiple choice questions plus a Behavioral and Attitudinal Assessment (below).

  1. Reading Comprehension (or Verbal Comprehension)
  2. Writing Ability (Verbal Expression)
  3. Problem Sensitivity
  4. Deductive Reasoning
  5. Inductive Reasoning
  6. Spatial Orientation
  7. Visualization
  8. Selective Attention
  9. Flexibility of Closure

Behavioral & Attitudinal Attributes Section

There are 42 statements in the NCJOSI-1 and 120 in the NCJOSI-2. Each statement is followed by a five-point agreement scale: Strongly Agree (1); Agree (2); Not Sure (3); Disagree (4); Strongly Disagree (5). Applicants mark the number that best reflects your attitudes, actions, preferences and opinions. 

 

How to Prepare for the NCJOSI

 

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