Taking the Ontario Police Constable (OACP) Entrance Test?

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Ontario Provincial Police 

The Ontario Police service are a division of the Ministry of the Solicitor General that serves the province of Ontario. It has the responsibility of ensuring all law enforcement activities within the province as well as outside. It is the second largest police service in Canada. Candidates for Provincial Police Constable are competitively recruited based on their abilities.


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OACP Eligibility

The minimum qualifications include:

  • Candidates must be 18 years old or above.
  • Be either a permanent resident or a Canadian citizen.
  • Possess the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or its equivalent. Those who lack the diploma but have graduated with a university degree or college diploma are also considered. Those who did not graduate from Canada are expected to refer to the Canadian Assessment.
  • Should be fluent in English.
  • Should have no criminal record.
  • Should have a Class G driving license with full privileges and not more than six demerit points.
  • Should pass both the Psychological, Financial, Medical, and Security assessment and the Character assessment.
  • Should have a certification in CPR (Level C) and Standard First Aid.
  • Should complete the pre-interview phase of the Police Applicant Safety and Success (PASS) examination, which consists of the PREP standard Level 7 on the Leger 20m Shuttle Run.
  • Candidates must be willing to work anywhere in the province.

How to Apply

The application process includes filling the relevant forms under Constable Application. To gain further information on how to apply, candidates are advised to attend the information sessions.

Occupational Outlook

Wages and Salary

Police officers (except commissioned)  start at $27.00/hour and go up to $57.95/hour in the Toronto Region. People working as a “community services officer – police” are part of this group.

Toronto region:

  • Approximately 9,110 police officers
  • Police officers work primarily in the following sectors:
    • Local, municipal, regional, aboriginal and other public administration: 83%
    • Federal government public administration : 9%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration : 7%

What is on the Test

Part 1 – Police Analytical Thinking Inventory (PATI)
This section includes three areas:

  • Deductive Reasoning – Logic Questions (syllogisms)
    map reading questions.
  • Inductive Reasoning – Classification and Picture
    Series questions
  • Quantitative Reasoning – Basic math and math
    problem solving (Word Problems) questions.

Part II – Written Communication Test (WCT)

This section tests your ability to order and present information in a logical fashion.  Students are typically given a short passage where the information may be scrambled
chronologically and are asked to summarize.

Here’s What’s on the Test


Application fees are $330 (CAD).  There are additional fees for cancellation and re-scheduling.

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Date Published: Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016
Date Modified: Tuesday, October 19th, 2021


Getting Started
How this study guide is organized 7
The Police Constable Study Plan 8
Making a Study Schedule 10

Police Analytical Thinking Inventory (PATI)
PATI Self-Assessment 16
Section I - Logic 19
Syllogism Self Assessment 19
Answer Key 21
Logic – A Quick Tutorial 21
Section II - Mapping 29
Mapping Self-Assessment 29
Answer Key 33

Part II - Inductive Reasoning
Section I - Matching 34
Matching Self-Assessment 35
Answer Key 38
How to Answer Matching Questions 39
Section II - Sequences 41
Sequences Self-Assessment 42
Answer Key 45

Part III - Quantitative Reasoning
Section I - Basic Math 46
Basic Math Self-Assessment 47
Answer Key 52
Fraction Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts 54
Decimals Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts 55
Converting Decimals to Fractions 59
Percent Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts 60
How to Answer Basic Math Multiple Choice 62
Basic Math Multiple Choice Strategy 63
Section II - Problem Solving 67
Answer Key 72
How to Solve Word Problems 73
Types of Word Problems 76

Written Communication Summary (WCT)
WCT Self-Assessment 86
Main Idea and Supporting Details 91

Practice Test Questions Set 1
Answer Key 129

Practice Test Questions Set 2
Answer Key 178


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