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Pass The POST Entry-Level Law Enforcement Test Battery

Here’s what you should expect when you take the POST entry level law enforcement test battery:

The PELLETB is a multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank, written examination designed to measure reading and writing ability. Applicants are given 2 ½ hours to complete the PELLETB, which contains five sections:

  • Spelling (applicants select the correct spelling of a word from a list of options)policeexamblog 300x150 Pass The POST Entry Level Law Enforcement Test Battery
  • Vocabulary (applicants select the correct meaning of a word from a list of options)
  • Clarity (applicants select the sentence that is most clearly written from a pair of options)
  • Reading Comprehension (applicants read a passage and answer questions about the passage’s content)
  • CLOZE (applicants use contextual clues to complete a passage that contains blanks/missing words)

How do I prepare for the test?

The  POST Preparation Guide for the POST Entry-level Law Enforcement Test Battery is a study guide that provides information about the PELLETB. Sample questions for all sections of the test are provided. Since the test measures various facets of reading and writing ability, the best method for preparing for the test is to participate in activities that involve reading and writing.
Assessment centers at community colleges can generally provide information about specific reading and writing deficiencies and guidance on how to improve those deficiencies. Online writing labs (OWLs) are another tool that can be used to identify weaknesses and improve reading and writing skills. A simple internet search will render results for the many OWLs that are currently available for free on the internet.
How do I get my test results?

For security reasons, POST is unable to provide test results directly to applicants or other unauthorized persons. All agencies/academies that use the PELLETB are required to provide applicants with their test results within 30 days of the test administration. If it has been less than 30 days, please allow time for the agency/academy to process your results.
If it has been more than 30 days, contact the agency where the PELLETB was originally administered to inquire about your results. Alternately, an authorized agency representative (i.e., an individual listed on a current POST Security Agreement) from any of POST’s user agencies can contact POST on your behalf to obtain your results.
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