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Introduction to PASSONLINE
PASSONLINE system aims to help a candidate pass
their relevant OSPRE® Part 1 exam by, primarily,
allowing them to test their knowledge of the
can do this by either by doing a Study Session
on a specific area, a Practice Test at random
on a book or a number of books, or even an actual
mock National Exam. The Exam features 150 questions
and is newly generated every Monday. This will
ensure that the candidate is familiar with the
format of questions used within their actual
PASSONLINE system also allows a candidate to
create a Study Program around their shift pattern.
They will then have a plan to follow that ensures
they cover all of the material between the day
they commence studying and the date of the examination.
will keep a record of a person's performance
whenever they answer a question. They can then
analyse their strengths and weaknesses. They
can also check their performance in the weekly
national examination against that of their colleagues.
In addition, PASSONLINE publishes a league table
of all the different police forces in England
and Wales using the program.
Benefits of PASSONLINE
main selling point is that PASSONLINE does not
offer a static number of questions. PASSONLINE
generates 16,000 new questions every day. The
benefit of this is that you can never get the
same question twice. Because there is no repetition,
you do not learn the question instead of the
questions on PASSONLINE are written by Fraser
Sampson and Glenn Hutton (the authors of the
Blackstone Manuals) and as such this should
give a greater continuity with our program and
the Blackstone Manuals.
provides greater flexibility and ease of use.
The site can be accessed by the individual candidate
on any machine with internet access.
on the homepage your point of focus is the options
in the toolbar at the top of the screen (with
the grey background) and also the options just
you go into this mode you will be first asked
what level of questions you require. The four
options are Beginner, Intermediate, Standard
and Advanced. These different levels reflect
your knowledge levels.
The Standard level of questions are the format
of questions that will appear on the actual
examination and, because of that, you must ensure
that you answer the questions in this mode.
Advanced level of questions are a more difficult
option. The answer can be a combination of options,
for example, A and B, whereas on the Standard
level of questions there is only one correct
answer. These Advanced questions provide a tougher
method of study that should mean that the questions
on the actual exam should seem easier in comparison.
choosing the level of questions you will be
asked to pick which book you want to study from.
Click on the book that you require and you will
be given a breakdown of all of the chapters
within that book.
answer questions within a chapter you need to
click on one of the three icons that appear
at the right hand side of the chapter heading.
The icons represent your three options: PASS,
Quick Questions and MCQ. PASS is the primary
program. Quick Questions and MCQ are useful
when you are new to studying and are ideal for
easing yourself into your study program.
note that the mobile phone option allows you
to receive questions via text message. This
is the only feature of the program that is not
included free of charge. Please contact us on
0870 800 2 999 to discuss pricing.
you have clicked on your preferred icon you
will be presented with a range of questions.
are two main differences between the Study Mode
and Practice Test Mode:
- In Study Mode you can see the answer to a
question straight after you have answered it,
whereas in Practice Test Mode you must answer
all of the questions before you can see the
- Practice Tests give random questions from
the books. You can not break down questions
into a certain chapter like you can in Study
do a Practice Test you must select the number
of questions you require and put a tick in the
box next to all of the books you wish to be
tested on at that time.
this screen you can also resume or review any
previous tests you have undertaken.
questions are then displayed and, when you have
answered all of them, the program will tell
you which ones you have answered correctly and
which were wrong.
can access the debrief to each question by clicking
on the magnifying glass on the right hand side
of the question.
mode keeps a record of your performance. It
shows you how many questions you have answered
in each category and how many of those were
correct. This is displayed through pie charts
that you can click on to get more detailed information
about which specific chapters are your strongest
or weakest areas of study.
is a very important mode on the program and
it must be used to help you identify which areas
you need to improve on. This will improve your
performance when you come to sit your examinations.
mode allows you to create a personalised study
program based around your shift pattern to make
best use of the time available.
150 question three-hour mock national exam is
hosted online every week.
new exam is generated every Monday morning and
you have all week to test yourself by completing
it. If your time is limited you can answer some
questions, leave the exam, then return later
to exactly where you left off to complete the
test. You do not have to complete the test in
one three-hour session, although it is advisable
nearer the actual examination date.
clicking on the National Exam icon you then
need to click on "Sit this week's examination".
The questions will then be displayed, either
from question one or from where you last left
the exam during a previous session that week.
National Examinations are marked every Monday
morning. The results will be posted on your
homepage (displayed when you are logged into
PASSONLINE) that day every week.
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police exam questions contained within both
Pass and Pass Online are fully in line with
the Centrex Ospre® syllabus and the current
Blackstones Manuals. They can be used for any
of the police Ospre® Pt 1 exams and also
the National Investigators Exam.