Stage 1 Assessment Centre

Stage 1 Assessment

Why Choose GardaIP?

  • Comprehensive 25+ hours of study
  • Created by expert tutors – Noel-John McLoughlin is qualified to British Psychological Society standards in Psychometric Testing
  • Timed tests to mirror Test conditions
  • Practice at your own pace around your own schedule – in your own home!
  • Slick and professional online learning platform – can be used on any device
  • Expertly designed by former Superintendent Noel McLoughlin
  • Our tutorials are sharp, concise, and mirror the conditions you will encounter with the real thing with the Public Appointments Service

Tutorial 1 – Assessment Questionnaire

  • In order to assess your potential suitability for the Garda Trainee role, the Assessment Questionnaire collects information on (a) your skills, interests and preferences and (b) your responses to potential scenarios you may face in the role.
  • In Section 1 you will be given a series of statements. For some of these statements, you will be asked to indicate how well they describe you, for others you will be asked how important various characteristics are in terms of what you want from a job. The final element of part a) asks you to rate how good you are compared to others you have worked or studied with on a range of skills.
  • Our comprehensive Tutorial includes:
  • Overview of the Test including rationale, expert tips, common pitfalls, and how to avoid them
  • Typical qualities and profile for a member of An Garda Síochána
  • Practice Tests

Tutorial 2 – Verbal Reasoning

  • The Verbal Reasoning Test measures your ability to understand written passages and the logical evaluation of an argument. In this test you are given a passage of text that is followed by several statements. Your task is to evaluate the statements in light of the information or opinions contained in the passage and to select your answer.
  • Our comprehensive Tutorial includes:
  • Overview of the Test including expert tips, common pitfalls and how to avoid them
  • 13 x Timed Tests
  • Instant Feedback

Tutorial 3 – Inductive Logical Reasoning

  • The Inductive Logical Reasoning Tests are designed to test your abstract skills. Like all exams, there are techniques that may be applied to optimise your performance. This tutorial is designed to demonstrate these techniques and assist you to understand and apply them.
  • Our comprehensive Tutorial includes:
  • Overview of the Test including expert tips, common pitfalls and how to avoid them
  • Expert Strategy Videos
  • 37 x Timed Tests with Answers and Instant Feedback
  • Covers all formats of Logical Reasoning Tests including the Tests used by the PAS in 2019