Sample police test questions and answers for verbal reasoning

I will now provide you with a number of sample police test questions. In addition to these you may also decide to purchase additional testing resources. If you do decide to pursue this option then I recommend the following:

1. Numerical reasoning and verbal reasoning testing booklets from the website www.how2become.co.uk. 

2. Consider practising online testing books from How2become through the website Amazon.co.uk

I have now provided you with a number of practice sample questions that you may encounter during your police tests. It is unlikely that you will be asked these exact questions during your assessment, but please do use them as part of your preparation.

Work as quickly as possible through each question and see how well you score. Try to understand each question and read it carefully. The answers to each question are at the end of the exercises.

Use a pen and paper, and answer each question as TRUE, FALSE or IMPOSSIBLE TO SAY.

REMEMBER TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS BASED SOLELY ON THE INFORMATION GIVEN AND NOT ON YOUR OWN OPINIONS OR VIEWS.

Verbal reasoning question number 1

A fire has occurred in a nightclub belonging to Harry James. One person died in the fire, which occurred at 11pm on Saturday night. The club was insured for less than its value.

QUESTIONS – TRUE, FALSE OR IMPOSSIBLE TO SAY?

1. The fire occurred at 1100 hours.

2. A relative of Harry James was killed in the fire.

3. If the insurance company decide to pay out for the fire, Harry James stands to make a profit.

4. The fire was caused by arson.

5. The club was not insured at the time of the fire.

Verbal reasoning question number 2

An accident occurred on the M6 motorway between junctions 8 and 9 southbound at 3pm. The driver of a Ford Fiesta was seen to pull into the middle lane without indicating, forcing another car to veer into the central reservation. One person suffered a broken arm and was taken to hospital before the police arrived.

QUESTIONS – TRUE, FALSE OR IMPOSSIBLE TO SAY?

1. The accident was on the M6 motorway on the carriageway that leads to Scotland.

2. The driver of the Ford Fiesta was injured in the crash.

3. The central reservation was responsible for the accident.

4. The police did not give first aid at the scene.

5. The accident happened at 1500 hours.

Verbal reasoning question number 3

A man of between 30 and 35 years of age was seen stealing a car from outside Mrs Brown’s house yesterday. He was seen breaking the nearside rear window with a hammer before driving off at 40 miles per hour. He narrowly missed a young mother who was pushing a pram.

QUESTIONS – TRUE, FALSE OR IMPOSSIBLE TO SAY?

1. The man who stole the car was 34 years old.

2. He stole Mrs Brown’s car.

3. The young mother who was pushing a pram was injured.

4. He used a hammer to smash the windscreen.

5. When he drove off he was breaking the speed limit.

Verbal reasoning question number 4

A shopkeeper called Mr Smith was seen serving alcohol to a girl aged 16. The girl had shown him fake ID, which was a driving licence belonging to her sister. The incident occurred at around 11.30pm on a Wednesday evening during December.

QUESTIONS – TRUE, FALSE OR IMPOSSIBLE TO SAY?

1. The girl is old enough to purchase alcohol from Mr Smith.

2. The girl purchased the alcohol for her sister.

3. The girl’s sister had given the driving licence to her.

4. Mr Smith will receive a custodial sentence for his actions.

Answers to police officer verbal reasoning questions

Question 1

1. False 2. Impossible to say 3. False 4. Impossible to say 5. False

Question 2

1. False 2. Impossible to say 3. False 4. True 5. True

Question 3

1. Impossible to say 2. Impossible to say 3. False 4. False 5. Impossible to say

Question 4

1. False 2. Impossible to say 3. Impossible to say 4. Impossible to say

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