New aptitude test questions for Police applicants

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The management of the Ghana Police Service has released the date for the 2021 recruitment shortlisted applicants.

All applicants who have qualified at the screening stage will receive SMS for the aptitude test no later than Sunday 14th November 2021.

The aptitude test will be taken by any applicants who have successfully passed the body selection stage of the recruitment process.

The Aptitude Test Questions and Answers below will assist you to pass this stage of the recruitment process.

MATHS SKILLS

Use the following scenario to answer questions 1 to 3.

Following the arrest of three (3) drug dealers, Police retrieved Cash from the arrested persons in the following bill amounts

¢100s ¢50s ¢20s
Johnson 20 2 10
Saeed 50
Thompson 10 10 50

 

  1. How much did the Officer retrieve from Suspect Johnson?

a. ¢2,300      b.¢2,500      c. ¢5,000       d. ¢9,800

2. How much did the Officer retrieve from suspect Saeed?

a. ¢2,300       c. ¢5, 000
b. ¢2,500       d. ¢9, 800

3. How much did the Officer retrieve from suspect Thompson?

a. ¢2,300          c. ¢5,000
b. ¢2,500          d. ¢9,800

4. Bail for Mr. Anderson was set at GH¢ 25,000.00. In order to be released, he must pay 10% of this in Cash. How much must Mr. Anderson pay in Cash?

a. ¢25         c. ¢2,050
b. ¢250       d. ¢2,500

5. An appliance Store was burglarized and 21 Clock Radios with a total value of GH¢1,050.00 were stolen. What is the average value of the Radios?

a. GH¢ 10.5.00      d. GH¢ 105.50
b. GH¢ 50.00         e. GH¢ 22,050.00
c. GH¢ 55.00

6. On Thursday, Officer Jackson worked the 3 pm to 11 pm shift. At 10:55 pm, he was called to the scene of accident where he remained until 1:30 pm. How long past his regular shift did Officer Jackson work?

a. 55 min                   d. 2 hrs.,30 min
b.1 hr,5 min                e. 2 hrs. 5mins
c. 3 hrs.,5 min.

Use the scenario below to answer questions 7 to 11. On her Police report, an Officer listed the following items as stolen property and damaged property.

Code     Quantity      Description           Value (GH¢)
S           1                  Camera                     259.99
S           1                  Terrorism                   389.95
D           1                  Laptop Computer        950.00
S           1                   Laser Printer              525.50
D           1                   Lawn Mower              189.99
D           1                   Vacuum                     129.95

Codes:  D=Damaged Property   S=Stolen Property

7. What is the total value of all the Property listed in the report?

a. GH¢2,149.38           c. GH¢2,445.38
b. GH¢2,399.96           d. GH¢2,455.38

8. What is the value of the Property listed as Stolen?

a. GH¢2,149.38         c. GH¢1,165.44
b. GH¢2,399.96         d. GH¢1,175.44

9. What is the value of the Property listed as damaged?

a. GH¢1,165.44          c. GH¢1,269.94
b. GH¢1,175.44          d. GH¢1,169.94

10. What is the percentage of the Property listed as stolen to the total value of the Property listed in the report?

a. 46. 07%      c. 48.07%
b. 47.07%       d. 49.07%

11. What is the percentage of the Property listed as damaged to the total value of the Property listed in the report?

a. 50.93%      c. 52.93%
b. 51.93%      d. 53.93%

12. A Police Officer is called to an accident scene across town from his present location. If he has to travel three miles on Miller Road, four miles on Route 66 and fourteen miles on Intestate 30, how many miles does he have to travel?

a. 19 miles        c. 66 miles          e. 96 miles
b. 21 miles        d. 73 miles

13. Yesterday, Kojo earned GH¢ 50.00 moving lawns. Today, Kojo earned 60% of what he earned yesterday moving lawns. How much money did Kojo earn moving lawns today?

a. GH¢ 3.00         c. GH¢ 30.00
b. GH¢ 25            d. GH¢ 40.00

14. Kobina sells apple pies for GH¢ 10.00 each. Kojo sells beverage for GH¢1.00 each. If Kobina sells 23 apple pies and Kojo sells 17 beverages, what is the total in sales for both products combined?

a. GH¢ 17.00           c. GH¢ 230.00
b. GH¢ 213.00         d. GH¢ 247.00

15. A mountain is 12.1 miles long. If a Hawker walks along the trail at a rate of 1.96 miles per miles per hour, in approximately how many hours will the Hawker walk the entire trail?

a. 6                         c. 14
b. 12                       d. 24

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16. Adwoa’s gross pay for last month was GH¢ 4,687.24. If GH¢ 421.78 was deducted from Adwoa’s gross pay, how much take -home pay did Adwoa earn this past month?

a. GH¢ 421.78         c. GH¢ 4,687.24
b. GH¢ 4,265.46      d. GH¢ 5,109.02

17. A woman’s clothing store sells the following articles of clothing for the following prices:

  • Blouse: GH¢ 14.00 each
  • Skirt: GH¢ 16.00
  • Dress: GH¢ 25.00
  • Pantyhose: 2 pairs for GH¢ 3.00
  • Socks: GH¢ 7.00

Yaa goes to the store on a day when the store has a 20% off sale on all skirts. If Yaa buys 2 skirts, 1 dress and 4 pairs of pantyhoes, how much money does Yaa have to pay?

a. GH¢ 55.00        c. GH¢ 63.00
b. GH¢ 56.60        d. GH¢ 69.00

18. Last month, Kofi’s checking account had a balance of GH¢ 347.20. Since then, Kofi deposited his paycheck of GH¢ 563.89 and withdrew GH¢478.53, what is Kofi’s checking account balance now?

a. GH¢ 432.56        c. GH¢ 456.23
b. GH¢ 432.65        d. GH¢ 456.32

19. In a box of marbles, the ratio of red marbles to total marbles is 2:5. The ratio of green marbles to total marbles is 3:10. If the marbles that are neither red nor green are blue, how many blue marbles are in the box if there are 40 marbles in the box?

a. 12        c. 24
b. 16        d. 28

20. A car skidded 8 feet, 11 miles coming to a complete stop. The accident report must list the distance in inches only. What distance should be entered on the report?

a. 12 miles    c. 107 miles
b. 88 miles    d. 132 miles

LANGUAGE SKILLS

CHOOSE THE CORRECT OPTION FROM THE ALTERNATIVES BELOW TO FILL IN THE BLANK SPACES:

21. In the past year, the Police department halted hundreds of calls. During that time, Officer Smith ____________________ twenty.

a. Received         c. Receives
b. Receive           d. Receiving

22. Complimentary phone ____________ from private citizens.

a. Calls
b. Call’s
c. Calls’

23. A Police Officer must have regards for his own appearrence because Police Officers are public figures. What word in the sentence above is misspelled?

a. Officer      c. Figures
b. Regard     d. appearrence

24. Officer Hill searched the suspect and found three _______________ in the suspect’s backpack.

a. Knife
b. Knifes
c. Knives

25. During _________________ existence from 194-1976, the old Police dispatch centre received 520, 000 calls requesting Police Service.

a. Its
b. It’s
c. Its’

26. The officer_______________ working overtime last night.

a. Was                 c. Is
b. Were                d. Has

27. Driving an automobile while under the influance of alcohol or drugs is prohibited by law. Which word in the sentence above is misspelled?

a. Automobile       c. Alcohol
b. Influance          d. Prohibited

28. After arresting the suspect, Officer Carson _______________ the suspect for weapons and found a firearm in the suspect’s coat pocket.

a. Search                c. Searches
b. Searched            d. Searching

WRITE DOWN THE OPPOSITE IN MEANING OF THE HIGHLIGHTED WORDS IN THE SENTENCES BELOW:

29. A Police Officer arrested the suspect yesterday.

a. Sentenced        c. Cautioned
b. Bailed              d. Custody

30. Kwame suspected Yaw to have stollen his bicycle.

a. Thought           c. Confirmed
b. Caught             d. Accused

31.The Judge sentenced the accused person 3 years imprisonment for stealing the jewelry.

a. Jailed               c. Discharge
b. Discharged       d. Jail

32. The Station Officer instructed the N.C.O. to send the suspect to court.

a. Commanded         c. uninformed
b. Cautioned             d. directed

33. The Police Officer told Kojo Manu not to assault his wife again.

a. Pamper            c. Protect
b. Beat                d. Attack

CHOOSE FROM THE ALTERNATIVES BELOW THE WORD THAT IS SIMILAR IN MEANING TO THE HIGHLIGHTED WORDS IN THE SENTENCES BELOW:

34. The President advice the citizens to adhere to all Covid-19 protocols in any social gatherings.

a. Condemn          c. Relate
b. Comply             d. Disjoin

35. The suspect treated the complainant with acrimony.

a. Love                 c. Flexibility
b. Harshness         d. Benevolence

36. The court chastised the suspect for theft.

a. Encouraged         c. Discharged
b. Cheered            d. Admonished

37. Every Police Recruit must be eloquent in the English language.

a. Healthy           c. Stammering
b. Fluent             d. Brilliant

38. It is conspicuous that, the suspect stole those items.

a. Concealed           c. Unclear
b. Hidden                d. Prominent

39. The court acquitted the suspect yesterday.

a. Jailed c. Sentenced
b. Punished d. Discharged

40. The Police Commander reprimanded the Police Constable very seriously.

a. Jailed c. Dismissed
b. Cautioned d. Charged

READING AND WRITING SKILLS

Read the following passages and answer the questions that follows:

Websites provide detailed and specific information on wide variety of topics. Websites may offer objective information, or they may present a person’s opinion about a topic. Because web page comes from such a wide range of sources, it is vital that you evaluate the authority and the background of the website before using or accepting any of the information presented.

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41. The author’s main purpose in the passage is to:

a. Caution on the use of electronic text.
b. Preset sources of information.
c. Condemn web information
d. Command electronic texts

42. What must one do before using information from a website?
………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

43. According to the passage, what does the website provide?
………………………………………………………………………………………..

Every inmate entering the jail must be considered a potential carrier of diseases and contraband. In other to protect the employees and inmates of the jail, a thorough search must be conducted. The search should be performed after booking but before the person has had an opportunity to the cell area.

Read the passage above and use it to answer question 5 to 8

44. Why must every inmate be searched?
……………………………………………………………………………………….

45. According to the passage, when must the search be conducted?
……………………………………………………………………………………….

46. Who is considered to be a potential carrier of disease and contraband?
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Jack Hanson, owner of AB and SONs Co. Ltd at 1998 S. Hampton Road, Walewale, called police 18555 at 8:00am, Wednesday August 20, to report that his company has been burglarized during the night. Officers Susan Mills and Robert Carson arrived at the company at 8:12am to investigate the incident. Mr. Hanson reported that a phone and GH¢123.75 from the cash register were missing.

47. Where is the business of Mr. Hanson located?
……….………………………………………………………………………………

48. When did he report the incident to the police?
……………………………………………………………………………………….

49. Which number did he use to call the police?
……………………………………………………………………………………….

50. How long did it take the police to arrive at the scene?
……………………………………………………………………………………….

51. Who were the policemen that went in aid of Mr. Hanson?
……………………………………………………………………………………….

52. What were the items stolen?
……………………………………………………………………………………….

53. Where were the items before they got stolen?
……………………………………………………………………………………….

Mr. Kofi Anokye, fisherman, on 19th June, 1998, at No. 5 Avenue, Tongo in the Upper East Region, knowingly and have reason to believe that one Kwasi Nkrumah of Don have committed an offence of murder and being wanted by police, he harbored him to enable him to escape arrest.

54. Who was wanted by the police?
……………………………………………………………………………………….

55. What offence did the wanted person committed?
……………………………………………………………………………………….

56. Why was the wanted person harboured?
……………………………………………………………………………………….

57. Who harboured the wanted person?
……………………………………………………………………………………….

58. Where does the wanted person stay?
……………………………………………………………………………………….

59. On which day was the criminal or the wanted person harboured?
……………………………………………………………………………………….

60. In which region did the crime occurred?
……………………………………………………………………………………….

GENRAL KNOWLEDGE

PROVIDE THE CORRECT ANSWERS TO COMPLETE THE FOLLWING:

61. The full meaning IGP is ……………………………………………..

62. The current head of the Ghana Police Service is ……………………………………………………………………………..

63. The immediate past IGP is called ………………………………………..

64. Ghana had her independence on …………………………………………

65. The Ghana flag was designed in the year……………………………………….

66. The Ghana flag was designed by …………………………………………

67. The Ghana Police emergency numbers are……………… and………………

68. The Ghana Police Service is under the Ministry of …………………………….

69. The National Police Headquarters is situated at………………………in Accra.

GENRAL KNOWLEDGE

PROVIDE THE CORRECT ANSWERS TO COMPLETE THE FOLLWING:

70. Which article in the 1992 Constitution of the Republic of Ghana established the Ghana Police Service? ……………………………………………………………………………

71. The following are the ranks of senior police officers. Re-arrange them in descending order.

  • Deputy commissioner of police
  • Inspector general of police
  • Commissioner of police
  • Assistant superintendent of police
  • Assistant commissioner of police
  • Deputy inspector general of police
  • Superintendent of police
  • Chief superintendent of police

72. The following are ranks of junior police officers. Re-arrange them in descending order.

  • Constable
  • Corporal
  • Inspector
  • Lance corporal
  • Sergeant
  • Chief inspector

73. Name any four (4) sister security agencies to the Ghana Police Service.
………………………………………………………………………
……………………………………………………………………….
……………………………………………………………………….
……………………………………………………………………….

74. The Regional Capital of the Upper East Region is………………………………………………………………………………………………

75. What is the name of the current Minister for Interior………………………………………………………………………..

76. Who was the immediate passed chairperson of the Police Council during the first term of President Akuffo Addo ……………………………………………………………………………

77. The branch of the Ghana Police Service responsible for the detection of crimes is referred to as ………………………………………………………………………………

78. The Police Service was established in the year ………………………………………………………………………………

79. The full meaning of MTTD is ………………………………………………..

80. The Government agency which prosecutes all criminal cases in Ghana is the ………………………………………………………………………………

CURRENT AFFAIRS

FILL IN THE BLANK SPACES

81. The full meaning of CVID-19 is ………………………………………………………………………………

82. The full meaning of SARS-COV. 2 is ……………………………………………………………………………….

83.COVID-19 was first detected in Ghana on …………………………………

84. The first two confirmed COVID-19 cases were recorded in the ………………………………………………….. region of Ghana.

85. COVID-19 was originated from.……………………………………………..

86. COVID- 19 was first declared as a pandemic on …………………………….

87. Two(2) of the safety protocols of COVID-19 are;
i. …………………………………………………………………………
ii. …………………………………………………………………………

88. COVID-19 is an ………………………………………………. disease.

89. Two (2) of the symptoms of COVID-19 are;
i. …………………………………………………………………….
ii. …………………………………………………………………….

90. Two COVID-19 vaccines are?
i. …………………………………………………………………………
ii. …………………………………………………………………………

91. Two (2) modes of transmission of COVID- 19 are;
i. …………………………………………………………………………
ii. …………………………………………………………………………

92. The name of the Guinea Junta of the recent Coup D’état is ……………………………………………………………………………….

93. The name of the Mali junta of the recent Coup D’état is ……………………………………………………………………………….

94. What is the name of the ECOWAS chairperson …………………………………………………..…………………………….

95. The overthrown President of Guinea is ………………………………………

96. The overthrown President of Mali is …………………………………………

97. What is the number of the Takoradi girls who were alleged to have been kidnapped and killed? ………………………………………………………

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98. What is the name of the Takoradi woman who is alleged to have faked her pregnancy and kidnapped? ………….……………………………………………………………………..

99. The Takoradi woman who faked her kidnapping and pregnancy is …………………. ……………………………… years old.

100. The name of the popular Ghanaian pastor who allegedly attacked the house of the repented Nana Agradaa and was arrested and remanded by the court for seven days is Rev…………………………………………………..

101. How many police regions do we have in Ghana?
………………………………………………………………………..

102. How many administrative Regions do we have in Ghana?
………………………………………………………………………..
103. The new police region which was created recently in Ghana is Central East Region.
a. True                b. False

104. POMAB simply means Police Management Board.
a. True                 b. False

105. APAB simply means Appointment and Promotion Advisory Board
a. True                 b. False

106. EOCO simply means Economic and Organized Crime Office.
a. True                 b. False

107. District sergeant major is equivalent to an inspector in the Ghana Police Service.
a.True                  b. False

108. Regional Sergeant Major is equivalent to Chief Inspector in the Ghana Police Service.
a.True                  b. False

109. What is the motto of the Ghana Police Service?
……………………………………………………………………………..

110. Who is the current chief of Defense Staff?
……………………………………………………………………………..

111. What is the full name of the current Attorney-General?
…………………………………………………………………………….

112. The current Chief Justice of Ghana is ………………………………………………………………………………

113. What is the name of the current Ghana’s Electoral Commission chairperson? ………………………………………………………………….

114. CHRAJ simply means ………………………………………………………………………………

115. What is the full name of the current CHRAJ Boss of Ghana? …………………………………………………………………………………

116. LGBTQ simply means ………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………………

117. LGBTQ Bill in Ghana criminalizes unnatural carnal knowledge in section 104(1)(B) of its criminal offences Act (ACT 29/60)
a. True         b. False

118. Ghanaian authorities don’t need to protect LGBTQ people from violence and discrimination.
a. True                b. False

119. Both Christianity and Islamic have the view that, homosexuality is an abomination and contrary to religious beliefs and teachings.
a. True                 b. False

120. LGBTQ people are not entitled to basic human rights.
a. True                 b. False

MARKING SCHEME

  1. A
  2. C
  3. B
  4. D
  5. B
  6. D
  7. C
  8. D
  9. C
  10. C
  11. B
  12. B
  13. C
  14. D
  15. A
  16. B
  17. B
  18. A
  19. A
  20. C
  21. A
  22. A
  23. D
  24. C
  25. A
  26. A
  27. B
  28. B
  29. B
  30. C
  31. C
  32. C
  33. C
  34. B
  35. B
  36. D
  37. B
  38. D
  39. D
  40. B
  41. A
  42. To evaluate the authority and the background of the website
  43. Detailed and specific information
  44. In other to protect the employee and the inmate of the jail
  45. Before the person have had an opportunity of the cell area
  46. Every inmate entering the cell area
  47. 1998 S. Hampton Road, Walewale
  48. Wednesday August 20
  49. 18555
  50. 12mins
  51. Officer Susan Mills and Officer Robert Carson
  52. A Phone and a Cash of GH& 123.75
  53. Mr. Jack Hanson Company’s shop
  54. Kwasi Nkrumah of Don
  55. Murder
  56. TO enable Kwasi Nkrumah of Don to escape arrest
  57. Kofi Anokye
  58. No. 5 Avenue, Tongo.
  59. 19th June.
  60. Upper East Region.
  61. Inspector-General of Police.
  62. Dr. George Akuffo Dampare
  63. Mr. Oppong Buanuh
  64. 6th March, 1957.
  65. 1957
  66. Miss Theodosia Okoh
  67. 191, 112 and 18555
  68. Interior
  69. Cantonment
  70. Article 200
  71. Senior Police Officers Ranks in descending order:
  •  Inspector- General of Police
  • Deputy Inspector-General of Police
  • Commissioner of Police
  • Deputy Commissioner of Police
  • Assistant Commissioner of Police.
  • Chief Superintendent of Police
  • Superintendent of Police
  • Deputy Superintendent of Police
  • Assistant Superintendent of Police

72. Junior Police Officers Ranks in descending order:

  • Chief Inspector
  • Inspector
  • Sergeant
  • Corporal
  • Lance Corporal
  • Constable

73. Four (4) sister security agencies to the Ghana Police Service:

  • The Ghana Armed Forces
  • The Ghana Prison Service
  • The Ghana Fire Service
  • The Ghana Immigration Service.
  • National Intelligence Bureau (NIB)

74. Bolgatanga

75. Hon. Ambrose Dery

76. The Vice President

77. Criminal Investigation Department

78. 1894

79. Motor Traffic and Transport Directoraet/Department

80. The Attoney-General Department

81. Corona Virus Disease-2019

82. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Corona Virus the Second Type.

83. 20th March, 2020

84. Greater Accra Region

85. Wahu, China

86. 11th March, 2020

87. COVID-19 PROTOCOLS:

  • Social distancing
  • Wearing of mask
  • Regular hand washing
  • Sneezing into tissue or burnt elbow
  • Use of sanitizers

88. Airborne

89. COVID-19 SYMPTOMS :

  • Severe coughing
  • Sneezing
  • Severe fever
  • Severe headache
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Loss of taste or smell

COVID-19 VACCINES:

  • Sputnik V vaccine
  • Sputnik V
  • AstraZeneca
  • Johnson and Johnson
  • Covishield
  • Covax
  • Pfizer

91.

  • Droplets of infected air
  • Through coughing
  • Through close contact with infected person
  • Through contact of infect surfaces
  • Through sneezing

92. Colonel Mamady Doumbouya

93. Colonel Assimi Goita

94. Nana Addo Danquah- Akuffo Addo

95. Prof. Alpha Condy

96. Ibrahim Boubacar Keita

97. Three (3)

98. Josephine Ataah Panyin Mensah

99. 28years

100. Rev. Isaac Owusu Bempah.

101. 18 Police Regions

102. 16 Administrative Regions

103. True

104. True

105. True

106. True

107. True

108. True

109. Service with integrity

110. Vice Admiral Seth Amoama

111. Mr. Godfred Yeboah Dame

112. Justice Anim Yeboah

113. Mrs. Jean Adukwei Mensah

114. Commission of Human Rights and Administrative Justice

115. Mr. Joseph Akanjolenur Whittal

116. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer/Questioning

117. True118. False

119. True

120. False s

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