At the time of registering you will be allocated a seat in your chosen session and you will also need to 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 approximately ten (10) minutes prior to the reporting time.
If you report to the centre after the reporting time and all candidates have been seated in the exam room you will not be admitted. No latecomers can be admitted once the exam has started.
When you report to the exam centre you must bring:
- Admission Ticket – with photo included
- suitable and current photo identification (see below)
- black or blue 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 Victoria Police Entrance Examination consists of four and a half (4 and 1/2) hours' exam time, with one (1) break of ten (10) minutes. Additional time is also included for instructions and set up between exam components. All questions are presented on a computer, online.
You may use the bathroom during 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 exam question on the day of the exam should alert the supervisor of their concern and submit a written note before leaving the exam centre. Queries will be reviewed by the ACER Victoria Police Office and candidates will be notified of the outcome. Similarly, any complaints relating to the exam centre or physical discomfort suffered should be reported immediately to the supervisor on the exam day so the issue can be addressed without delay.
The Victoria Police Entrance Examination is a high-stakes test administered under secure exam conditions. You may not leave the exam centre before the full exam time has elapsed. Candidates leaving early may not receive their exam scores. Once a candidate has departed the exam 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 five and a half (5 and 1/2) hours.
Because the Victoria Police Entrance Examination is a high-stakes test, ACER, in conjunction with the Victoria Police, has established security procedures which will be strictly enforced at all times.