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BAT Test Demonstration Version. Includes sample items from the LEBAT, COBAT, and PROBAT. Instructions: The following items will assess your ability to apply rules to specific problems as well as your ability to combine separate pieces of information to come to specific conclusions.

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bat test demonstration version

BAT TestDemonstration Version

Includes sample items from the LEBAT, COBAT, and PROBAT

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Instructions: The following items will assess your ability to apply rules to specific problems as well as your ability to combine separate pieces of information to come to specific conclusions.

Let me show you an example of the kind of questions that will be asked.

example
Example

At 2:30AM a man called the police to report the theft of his 2-year-old convertible sports car. When Officer Wendt arrived to investigate, he discovered that: (1) there was no broken glass in the driveway; (2) the man’s 17-year-old daughter was not present; they had argued earlier in the evening because of a party she wanted to attend that night (she was grounded and instructed to spend the night in her room); (3) nobody witnessed any suspicious activity or individuals that evening; (4) the man said he had lost his car keys.

Which of the following is the most likely explanation?

A. The car was not stolen; the man’s daughter took the car.

B. The man’s daughter was kidnapped by the person who stole the car.

C. The car was repossessed by the bank.

D. The man’s wife took the car to go grocery shopping.

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Now get ready to answer questions similar to this one. Remember that you will have from 25 to 45 seconds to answer each question. At times, it may be difficult to keep up with the pace of questions, but you should not get frustrated. If you miss a question, skip it on the answer sheet and just focus on the next question. Make sure to circle your answer next to the appropriate item number.

Ready?

item 1
Item 1

Officer Smith pulls over a vehicle traveling at a high speed. The driver acts nervous when the officer approaches the vehicle. When Officer Smith asks for the driver’s license and registration, the driver produces his license but tells the officer that he cannot find his registration but assures the officer that it is his car. The officer returns to his patrol car and checks the car’s license plate. The name of the owner and driver do not match.

With the information provided, what is the most likely explanation?

A. The driver borrowed his neighbor’s car.

B. The driver is intoxicated.

C. The car is stolen.

D. The driver is wanted for burglary.

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Instructions: The following items will assess your ability to correctly follow a set of rules in the course of your job as a Correctional Probation Officer. A set of rules will be presented and a series of questions will follow. Please select the alternative that best answers the question.
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Example:

The following is a set of rules for the formation of officer badge numbers for new officers.

The number is always 5 digits long.

The first number is always odd.

The final number is always even.

example item 1
Example Item 1

Which of the following is not a valid id number?

A. 35569

B. 58946

C. 37744

D. 94538

answer
Answer

The correct answer would be “A” because the last digit is odd instead of even.

rules
Rules

The following is a set of rules for the formation of identification numbers for new parolees.

The number is always 7 digits long.

The first number is always even.

The final number is always odd.

The number 5 never immediately follows the number 3.

item 2
Item 2

Which of the following is not a valid id number?

A. 2374655

B. 2465389

C. 4435997

D. 8346677

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Instructions: The following items will assess your ability to remember information in the course of your job as an officer. A brief animation will be presented, followed by several items asking about the color, order, or placement of various objects. Let me show you an example of the questions that will be asked.
example item
Example Item

What color was the first light that flashed?

A. Blue

B. Red

C. White

D. None of the above

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Now get ready to answer a slightly different kind of question. Please watch the following animation. The items that follow will ask about the placement of the HANDS upon the bars and the number of bars between them.

Let me show you an example.

example16
Example

On what bar did the inmate’s hand FIRST appear?

A B C D

example17
Example

How many bars were between the inmate’s hands?

  • None
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
item 3
Item 3

How many bars were between the inmate’s hands?

A. 1

B. 2

C. 3

D. 4

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Instructions: The following items will assess your ability to use spatial orientation in the course of your job as an officer. A map or building plan will be presented and a series of questions will follow.

Let me show you an example of the questions that will be asked.

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Example:

District 3

District 2

District 1

Legend

Hospital

Police Station

example22
Example

In what district is the hospital?

A. District 1

B. District 2

C. District 3

D. District 4

District 3

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Answer

The correct answer is “C.” The hospital is located in District 3.

You will have approximately 9 seconds to answer each question; then a new question will appear. At times, it may be challenging to keep up with the pace of questions. Do not lose your concentration if you miss a question, and stay focused on the next one.

Please answer by circling the appropriate alternative on the answer sheet.

Ready?

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Bedroom 1

Bedroom 2

Storage

Foyer

Living Room

Kitchen

Bathroom

item 4
Item 4

What two rooms are not beside one another?

A. Living room, Kitchen

B. Bedroom 1, Bedroom 2

C. Bathroom, Bedroom 1

D. Storage, Bedroom 2

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Instructions: The following items will assess your ability to read understand written words in the course of your job as an officer.
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Format: A written passage will be presented, followed by a series of questions regarding the content of the passage. Please select the alternative that best answers the question.
passage
Passage

Jane Smith served three years in prison for armed robbery and assault with a deadly weapon. She was released and placed on probation last January. As a requirement of her probation, Jane must not leave her house from the hours of 7 PM to 7 AM.

One evening her probation officer, Jim, visited her home unannounced. It was nearly 8 PM and no one answered the door. Being that Jane was required to be home at that time, Jim was forced to file a report. As a result, Jane was sentenced to 60 days in a corrections facility.

item 5
Item 5

According to the preceding passage, Jane was on convicted of __________.

A. Armed robbery

B. Domestic violence

C. Kidnapping

D. Counterfeiting

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Instructions: The following items will assess your ability to use and write words in the course of your job as an officer so that others may understand you. Select the alternative that best answers the item.
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Example:

Officer Smith __________ the woman for shoplifting. She was caught ____________ merchandise from the store.

A. Arrested, stealing

B. Captured, buying

C. Thanked, cleaning

D. Reprimanded, selling

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Answer

The answer would be “A.” The woman was “arrested” for shoplifting because she was caught “stealing.”

item 6
Item 6

Officer Jones accompanied police as they served a ____________ to a notorious drug dealer recently placed on probation. Upon searching the home, several kilos of drugs were found and _____________.

A. Subpoena, purchased

B. Search warrant, confiscated

C. Warrant, stolen

D. Visit, used