New York State Police
Entry-Level Trooper Examination
Application Period Now Open!
The New York State Police have announced their 2017 exam cycle and are processing applications right now at www.nytrooper.com. The application fee is only $20 for the October 7th exam, so anyone interested should apply immediately through the NYSP website at www.nytrooper.com. They will be utilizing a new and enhanced examination which is 3 hours and 40 minutes in length involving 329 questions. The New York State Police entry-level written assessment is actually developed by a private vendor contracted by the State of New York. The EB Jacobs company, as contracted by the State of New York, has produced the Law Enforcement Aptitude Battery (LEAB v2). The LEAB(v2) is a 3-part assessment consisting of a Cognitive Abilities Test (CAT), Work Styles Questionnaire (WSQ), and a Life Experience Survey (LES). Candidates must achieve a high composite score on the examination to be included in a hiring process. Applicants must be 20 and no older than 30 years of age as of September 1, 2017 to qualify. Please reference the NYSP site for the age requirements, etc.
This is a new and very challenging exam that was administered for the first time in New Jersey in 2016. Now it is replacing the old version for the New York State Police. The new version includes new and challenging personality assessment scales which confuse many unprepared candidates leading to unusually low scores for many otherwise ideal applicants. Don’t be caught off guard. The scores tend to stay on file for as long as four years, so don’t be left out.
To learn more about preparation for the upcoming exam, contact Dr. David A. Paprota via email at [email protected]. Dr. Paprota will personally respond to your inquiry within 72 hours.