Psychometric testing

Psychometric testing is an important part of the recruitment and selection process for front-line positions with Tasmania Police. Psychometric testing provides an objective and standardised approach to assessing and comparing applicants’ abilities, strengths, and preferred working styles. All psychometric testing is completed online, and you will need a computer/laptop with a working webcam.

What does psychometric assessment involve?

The Tasmania Police psychometric assessment includes:

  • Cognitive reasoning testing
    • These tests measures how quickly somebody can learn, how readily they can adapt, how easily they can understand, and how adeptly they can solve novel problems.
  • Personality questionnaires
    • These assessments look at your interests, preferences, and feelings about a range of things. The personality questionnaires are not a test; there are no right or wrong answers. Questions are aimed at discovering your interests, preferences, and feelings.
  • A reading comprehension assessment
    • You will be asked to read passages and answer questions that require applying understanding of what you have read.

To help you understand what to expect from the assessment process and give yourself the best chance of success, you can access practice assessments using the below links:

Cognitive reasoning practice test

Personality questionnaire practice test

If you would like to know more, please contact Tasmania Police Recruiting on or reach out to our test provider, Talogy, at