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Postby Chief » Mon Mar 08, 2004 12:15 am

Just wondering what kinds of RPAT scores people who have gotten application packages have been getting in O Division. The minimum for last October was a 4.16.
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Postby DaveTO » Mon Mar 08, 2004 2:12 am

4.33 here...but that was in April 2003. Not sure how high people need to score for this bloc.

Maybe ask the recruiting officer who gave your information session presentation?
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Postby Pete Broccolo » Mon Mar 08, 2004 10:03 am

Chief wrote:Just wondering what kinds of RPAT scores people who have gotten application packages have been getting in O Division. The minimum for last October was a 4.16.

Your score almost does not matter - remember, you are in some heavy competition, so yoiu have to try to score as high as you can in ALL tests, whether RPAT, PARE and the interview.

The big question is: are you prepared to be posted ANYWHERE in Canada, OTHER than Ontario, and to spend your ENTIRE career in that Division without EVER being able to transfer back to Ontario?

If not, I STRONGLY urge you to try with another Police Service. Harsh, but that's life in the saddle!
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Postby Leaflooj » Mon Mar 08, 2004 10:10 am

I did'nt score really great on my RPAT, and I did'nt make the cut for the first recruiting bloc. The scores were lowered later on that fall and I received my package then. At the time, Alberta was sitting at 4.15 for a caucasian male to receieve a package. I scored a 3.77
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Postby Chief » Mon Mar 08, 2004 11:53 am

I don't really care where I serve. What I meant was that I wrote IN the O division and I was under the impression that the cutoff for people coming FROM the O division was quoted to be in my letter (4.16).
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Postby Daveb » Mon Mar 08, 2004 12:22 pm

They said in your letter what the cutoff was? In my letter they just said what my score was no indication of what the cutoff is.

I guess I will find out if I made it in April! Hopefully a 4.2 is enough for E Division!
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Postby Grum » Mon Mar 08, 2004 12:25 pm

The cut-off for the RPAT is a fluid number, and changes from year to year. What occurs is if the force needs 20 recruits from "O" div, they take the top 20, and the cut-off just happens to be what the 20th person scored.

When they publish the cutoff number, it really has no bearing on what it will be during the current recruiting cycle.

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Postby jaymalo_eh » Mon Mar 08, 2004 12:46 pm

Grum wrote:The cut-off for the RPAT is a fluid number, and changes from year to year.


Year to year? That would be a nice change! :D I've talked to 3 people in "K" that were all told a different cutoff depending on when they went to the info session. There was a 3.7, a 4.2, and a 4.0 for white males anyways.

When I wrote in Sept '02 I "needed" a 4.13. I got a 4.07 and got a package in Feb '03. So it would appear that its not always set for the blocs... :?
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Postby abrcmp2b » Wed Apr 14, 2004 3:57 pm

Does anyone know if the Barrons Police Officer exam book is of any help to the RPAt? Do the marks from the practice exams any way reflect the RPAT exam?
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Postby RJB » Wed Apr 14, 2004 4:22 pm

abrcmp2b wrote:Does anyone know if the Barrons Police Officer exam book is of any help to the RPAt? Do the marks from the practice exams any way reflect the RPAT exam?


No all those books are good for is to give you example questions.. the score you get on it won't directly relate to a mark you'll get on the rpat
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Postby Canadian Blue » Thu Apr 15, 2004 1:09 am

There is a practice exam on the RCMP website that can be downloaded in PDF format. When I did the practice exam I got 85%, and for the Ontario Practice Exam 90%. But I think that the APCAT is a little bit harder, atleast the examples of questions the recruiter gave us.
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Postby chriscoleman » Thu Apr 15, 2004 4:08 pm

I was out of schol for 10.5 years when I wrote the RPAT in Oct. 2003. I studdied the practice exam off the RCMP website and the LSAT exam and I wound up getting a 4.11 on the RPAT. If i wrote it now Ithink i would get a better score. Just a note: here is my timeline-
Aug 2003 - applied
Oct 4 2003 - RPAT
Nov 2003 - RPAT score and package
Dec 17 2003 - psych test
Jan 25 2004 - PARE
Feb 11 2004 - selection interview
Mar 6 2004 - dental
Mar 30 2004 - medical
Apr 5 2004 - rec'd a letter stateing that my file is still in background and suitabillity
Presently - waiting on a phone call! :D
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Postby Ezio » Thu Apr 22, 2004 6:46 pm

I wrote the RPAT in March and scored a 3.46. I heard that the cut off for E-division is 3.8. I had a buddy last year score just over 3.5 and he got a package. I got the impression that the score was being lowered because of the big hiring and they weren't getting enough people. 3.8 is quite a competitive score. Anyone else hear different.
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Re: RPAT

Postby Guards » Thu Apr 22, 2004 6:49 pm

Ezio wrote:I wrote the RPAT in March and scored a 3.46. I heard that the cut off for E-division is 3.8. I had a buddy last year score just over 3.5 and he got a package. I got the impression that the score was being lowered because of the big hiring and they weren't getting enough people. 3.8 is quite a competitive score. Anyone else hear different.


Neither of those scores will get you a package in H division. I know the cut-off is over 4.
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Postby Daveb » Thu Apr 22, 2004 6:54 pm

Wrote in Dec 03 got a 4.2 waiting for a package.... I heard the april ones are going out soon and everyone that is at that point in the process will get something.

Either a letter saying maybe next time/write again. Or a package.

When I wrote it I had been out of High School for 16 years and studied the online practice test and a few other tests I found on the net.

I have been taking courses at BCIT for awhile though so hadn't totally lost the exam mentality.
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