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The Winnipeg Police Service written test is an 80 minute multiple choice test based on general grade 12 knowledge. The test covers 5 areas; each area is timed separately and measures your understanding of the following:

  1. Vocabulary - word meaning
  2. Comprehension - understanding of what you read
  3. Language Mechanics - writing skills such as grammar and punctuation
  4. Language Expression - sentence structure
  5. Mathematics Concepts and Applications - problem solving

The pass mark is 65%.

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  • Applicants who pass the written exam with a mark of 65% or better hold that mark for four years which is applicable for the Constable and Cadet application process. (Effective RC#160 and Cadet Class#9A)


  • Applicants who fail the written exam must wait one year from the initial application acceptance date for that class to be eligible to re-apply.
  • There is a five (5) attempt maximum for the written test.  After the 5th failed attempt, you will be deferred for life.
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