At the time of registering you will be allocated a seat in your chosen session. You must report to the exam centre at the time listed on your Admission Ticket. At this time the exam supervisors will begin registration and complete pre-exam procedures. Your exam will begin once registration is complete. We suggest arriving to report to the exam centre venue approximately ten (10) minutes prior to the reporting time.

If you report to the centre after your reporting time and all candidates have been seated in the exam room, you will not be admitted. No latecomers can be admitted once the test has started.

When you report to the test centre you must bring:

  • Admission Ticket – with photo included
  • Suitable and current photo identification (see below)
  • A pen 

Before reporting to the exam centre do not forget to eat a meal. Depending on the arrival time of your designated exam session, you may also wish to eat a small snack before you go into the exam room. No food will be permitted inside the exam room and in some centres you may not be allowed to take any water into the room.

The NSW Police Entrance Examination consists of two and a half (2 and 1/2) hours' exam time. All questions are presented online on a computer.

You may use the bathroom during the exam time, but this will not be permitted in the last ten (10) minutes. No additional time will be granted for bathroom breaks.

Candidates who wish to query a particular test question on the day of the test should alert the supervisor of their concern and submit a written note before leaving the test centre. Queries will be reviewed by the ACER NSW Police Office and candidates will be notified of the outcome. Similarly, any complaints relating to the testing venue or physical discomfort suffered should be reported immediately to the supervisor on the test day so the issue can be addressed without delay.

The NSW Police Entrance Examination is a high-stakes test administered under secure test conditions. You may not leave the exam centre before the full testing time has elapsed. Candidates leaving early may not receive their exam scores. Once a candidate has departed the test centre it is not possible to re-enter and continue the exam.

Care should be taken when making return travel arrangements to allow adequate time at the exam centre. You should anticipate being at the exam centre for up to three and a half (3 and 1/2) hours.

Because the NSW Police Entrance Examination is a high-stakes exam, ACER, in conjunction with the NSW Police, has established security procedures which will be strictly enforced at all times.