Sample questions are provided by the AFP and ACER and can be found in the Candidate Information Booklet which is available for free from this website. The sample questions will provide candidates with an understanding of the content, style and structure of the examination.

It is recommended that you attempt these questions to identify areas needing development, then continue practicing to improve your results. You may choose to complete the sample questions several times to become familiar with the types of questions you will encounter in the exam. It is also a good idea to time yourself so you become familiar with time constraints.


ACER provides full-length, timed, online practice tests for the following four components of the AFP Entrance Exam:

  • Literacy
  • Writing Skills
  • Numeracy
  • Abstract Reasoning

The Online Practice Tests includes one sample test for each component. These tests match the display and computer functionality experienced in the final exam.

Online Practice Tests can be purchased individually or as a set at the time of registration, or after you have completed your exam booking. These practice tests are only available to candidates who book an exam.

The Literacy, Numeracy and Abstract Reasoning practice assessments provide scored, timed test experiences with questions similar in design and difficulty to those included in the final exam.

The Writing Skills Practice assessment is unscored. You will be presented with a report topic and be asked to type your answer in the same way as the exam day, however no personalised marking will be provided and a sample report will be displayed for your reference.

Multiple attempts are permitted, however the tests contain one set only.



Practise Now! AFP Entrance Examination is an ACER publication which provides valuable preparation for candidates applying to AFP to become sworn Police Officers.

This book will help you build your confidence in each of the four areas assessed as part of the entrance exam. It identifies specific skills required, describes a range of question types you are likely to encounter and provides detailed explanations of how correct answers may be reached. Be prepared. Be confident. Be ready, with Practise Now! AFP Entrance Examination.

Key features:

Provides detailed breakdowns of the types of tasks involved in each section of the exam.
Suggests helpful strategies for building the kinds of skills required to overcome difficult problems.
Proposes exam-day tactics including time management approaches.

This ebook can be purchased when you register, or via the ACER Shop


ACER and AFP do not recommend or endorse any commercially available courses offering AFP Entrance Examination preparation. Nor do ACER or AFP have knowledge of the content of such courses, or any involvement in their development, or any commercial interest in the programs. Thus ACER and AFP are unable to comment on their relevance or usefulness. It is possible that some commercial preparation courses might provide misleading information or advice to candidates.

Neither ACER nor AFP conduct entrance examination preparation courses.