How to Pass the LEAB Police Exam

 NJ Police Departments use the LEAB

NJ Police Departments use the LEAB

The  Law Enforcement Aptitude Battery (LEAB) is published by EB Jacobs and used by many Police departments in the U.S. Notable users include the New York State Police and the New Jersey State Police. The test was expanded in 2017.

The 3-hour, 40-minute exam is made up of three sections: Cognitive Abilities Test, Work Styles Questionnaire, and Life Experience Survey. The exam lasts for 3 hours. It consists of multiple-choice questions and two behavioral assessments.


Questions Included on the LEAB

 You must prepare for the LEAB

You must prepare for the LEAB

 Fort Lee, NJ Police Department

Fort Lee, NJ Police Department

Cognitive Abilities Test

The LEAB Cognitive Abilities Test consists of 48 multiple choice questions on cognitive skills:

  1. Information Ordering

  2. Problem Sensitivity

  3. Reading Comprehension

  4. Reasoning - Deductive

  5. Reasoning - Inductive

  6. Written Expression

Work Styles Questionnaire

The Work Styles Questionnaire is designed to assess certain motivational, value-related and attitudinal characteristics. It contains 173 statements. 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. 

Life Experience Survey

The Life Experience Survey consists of 108 multiple-choice questions related to your past history and experience. Many exams refer to this as Bio Data.


How to Prepare for the LEAB


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