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The first step to applying for the position is to register your interest with www.publicjobs.ie.
The Garda Trainee Application Form should be completed with care as it forms a core part of the Stage 3 Competency Interview. Don’t leave it until the last minute to submit your Application form. Learn More

Stage 1 of the competition is an unsupervised Online Assessment which you take at home. This includes

  1. Assessment Questionnaire (Personality Test)
  2. Inductive Logical Reasoning
  3. Verbal Reasoning

Your results in these tests decides your placing on the list of candidates. Don’t take the tests for granted. Be prepared. Learn More

Stage 2 is a repeat of Stage 1 in a supervised environment  at the PAS Offices in Middle Abbey Street, Dublin. Stage 2 is made up of the following assessments:

  1. Re-test of Aptitude Tests undertaken in the first stage
  2. Job Simulation Exercises
  3. Report Writing

Be Prepared. Your results in these tests decides your placing on the list of candidates. Don’t take the tests for granted.  Sign up for our Stage 2 Course now.Learn More

Stage 3 is a formal Competency Based Interview. Your interview will  largely focus on the content in your application form. It is an examination of five competencies. These are Exercising Authority, Resilience, Conscientiousness, Interpersonal Skills & Service Ethos, and Using Information & Problem Solving. GardaIP will coach you on how to best match your experience against each competency. We will tailor your examples and match your experience against each competency in a structured and easy to understand format.

Stage 4 is the Garda Medical examination.

Stage 5 is the Physical Competence examination.

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