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Ghana Prison Service Aptitude Test

.The format of the Prisons Service aptitude test requires that you sit and write the Prisons Service aptitude test on a computer and at your nearest Prisons Service Careers Centre. Subjects mostly tested are General knowledge about the Prisons Service.

Numeracy knowledge & Arithmetic reasoning. The Ghana Prisons Service on Friday, 29th April 2022 successfully held a Passing Out Ceremony for 470 recruited officers. The recruits of course 118 underwent 5 months para military training including classroom tuition, physical training, and drill.

There are 47 prison establishments in Ghana, including twelve major male prisons. These male prisons are located in Akuse, Kumasi, Sekondi, Tamale, Nsawam, Ho, Sunyani, Navrongo, Wa, Tarkwa, Winneba, and Cape Coast.

These questions are further grouped into:

    a) Verbal reasoning questions. …

    b) Verbal comprehension questions. …

    c) English language questions. …

    a) Questions testing abstract reasoning. …

    b) Questions testing spatial ability. …

    C) Questions testing mechanical reasoning. …

    d) Questions testing your ability to identify errors.

Questions testing -Verbal ability

These questions examine your oral communication skills; how well you comprehend statements; whether you are able to follow instructions or not and your verbal logic.

These kinds of questions are on grammar, sentence structure, and comprehension. These questions are further grouped into:

a) Verbal reasoning questions

These test your verbal logic which entails the ability to draw conclusions from a given statement but basing on certain information given, you can be required to find the right answer to a question or to determine whether a statement is true or false in relation to the given information.

b) Verbal comprehension questions

Under this, a short or long passage is provided followed by questions about the passage. What is tested here is type is your ability to read information, understand it and come up with the right answers.

c) English language questions

These examine your grammar, spelling, sentence structure and general use of the English language.

2. Questions testing- Numerical ability

These questions examine your ability to use numbers and deduce information from them. They could include questions requiring you to solve numerical problems, solve numerical sequences or analyse information from graphs.

3.  Work sample questions

Thea candidate is presented with various work situations after which they are required to identify what they should do if faced with those situations. They could involve:

    How you can solve a workplace problem

    Coming up with a concept or new idea

    How to organize and prioritize tasks

a) Questions testing abstract reasoning

These types of questions test your ability to analyse logic patterns and use the information you get to solve problems. They also test your ability to reason logically and  learn new skills.

b) Questions testing spatial ability

Employers test for your ability to visualize, understand and remember how objects fit together or are related to each other.  The Candidates ability to manipulate different objects or shapes is tested here.

These questions are mostly asked to candidates applying for design or engineering positions.

C) Questions testing mechanical reasoning

These questions test you’re a Candidates ability to use physics and mechanical concepts to solve issues at the workplace. They apply for technical, mechanical or military positions.

d) Questions testing your ability to identify errors

These test your ability to detect and solve errors in complex databases. These are often used to select candidates applying for data entry and clerical jobs.

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