Probation Officer Exam Tips – Practice Questions And Answers

If you are scheduled to take the probation officer exam in the near future, and you’re looking for tips on the test you’ve landed on the right webpage. However you must understand the probation officer test (also known as a civil service exam) is not easy and shouldn’t be taken lightly.

The fact is some applicants have done well on the exam, while others have failed miserably.

The probation officer exam consists of a series of multiple-choice questions and rating scales designed to assess important cognitive abilities and behavioral traits that are necessary for effective jobperformance as a probation officer.

  • Written Comprehension
  • Written Expression
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Deductive Reasoning
  • Inductive Reasoning
  • Information Ordering


Additional Probation Officer Test Taking Tips And Advice:

  • Make sure that you get a good night’s sleep the night before the exam so that you are rested and relaxed on the day of the test.
  • Stay confident! A confident and positive attitude will help you to do your best on the exam. Keep in mind that although you should view the examination as a challenge, try not to succumb to stress and test-taking anxiety. Remember that by carefully reading this study guide, you have prepared yourself for the examination.
  • Remember that you should pace yourself so that you can read and carefully consider each question. It is critical that you complete both the cognitive and the behavioral sections because you will receive a score in each section. Your final score is based on a
  • Watch out for answer options that contain the words “only,” “always,” “never” or “all.” Make sure that you carefully read any passages accompanying the question to determine whether an answer option is accurate or an exaggeration. This does not mean that any answer option containing these words is automatically incorrect. Again, you must carefully read the accompanying passage to determine the validity of an answer option.

Below is a list by rank of the toughest places (sorted by state/city/county) to be a probation officer:
New York     New York
Los Angeles     California

Chicago     Illinois

Houston     Texas

Phoenix     Arizona

Philadelphia     Pennsylvania

San Antonio     Texas

San Diego     California

Dallas     Texas

San Jose     California

Detroit     Michigan

San Francisco     California

Jacksonville     Florida

Indianapolis     Indiana

Austin     Texas

Columbus     Ohio

Fort Worth     Texas

Charlotte     North Carolina

Memphis     Tennessee

Boston     Massachusetts

Baltimore     Maryland

El Paso     Texas

Seattle     Washington

Denver     Colorado

Nashville-Davidson     Tennessee

Milwaukee     Wisconsin

Washington     District of Columbia

Las Vegas     Nevada

Louisville/Jefferson County     Kentucky

Portland     Oregon

Oklahoma City     Oklahoma

Tucson     Arizona

Atlanta     Georgia

Albuquerque     New Mexico

Kansas City     Missouri

Fresno     California

Mesa     Arizona

Sacramento     California

Long Beach     California

Omaha     Nebraska

Virginia Beach     Virginia

Miami     Florida

Cleveland     Ohio

Oakland     California

Raleigh     North Carolina

Colorado Springs     Colorado

Tulsa     Oklahoma

Minneapolis     Minnesota

Arlington     Texas

Honolulu     Hawaii

Wichita     Kansas

St. Louis     Missouri

New Orleans     Louisiana

Tampa     Florida

Santa Ana     California

Anaheim     California

Cincinnati     Ohio

Bakersfield     California

Aurora     Colorado

Toledo     Ohio

Pittsburgh     Pennsylvania

Riverside     California

Lexington-Fayette     Kentucky

Stockton     California

Corpus Christi     Texas

Anchorage     Alaska

St. Paul     Minnesota

Newark     New Jersey

Plano     Texas

Buffalo     New York

Henderson     Nevada

Fort Wayne     Indiana

Greensboro     North Carolina

Lincoln     Nebraska

Glendale     Arizona

Chandler     Arizona

St. Petersburg     Florida

Jersey City     New Jersey

Scottsdale     Arizona

Orlando     Florida

Madison     Wisconsin

Norfolk     Virginia

Birmingham     Alabama

Winston-Salem     North Carolina

Durham     North Carolina