CJBAT Practice Test

Welcome to this overview of the CJBAT test!

If you need help studying for the CJBAT test or just want some more information about what the test is like, you’ve come to the right place.

What’s on the Exam?

Questions: 97
Time limit: 1.5 hours

First, let’s talk about the questions on the test. There are 97 multiple-choice questions, some of which are “field test” questions that do not count toward your final score. Why is that?

Field Test Questions
The unscored questions are added to the test to determine if they’re good enough questions to add to future versions of the test.

The trick is that you won’t have any way of knowing which questions are scored and which ones are field test questions. They will appear just like the scored questions throughout the test.

The time limit for the exam is 1.5 hours. There aren’t any scheduled breaks, but you’re free to take restroom breaks as needed.

Let’s take a closer look at the different sections of the CJBAT.

47 questions | 20 minutes

The questions in the first section focus on job-related behavioral attributes, testing how successful you could be as a correctional or law enforcement officer.

10 questions | 25 minutes

The questions in the second section focus on your ability to memorize information.

For each question, you will be given a set of images (sometimes one image) and asked what you can remember from those images once they’re taken away. You’ll only have 1 minute to review each set of images, and you’ll have 1.5 minutes to answer each question.

40 questions | 1 hour

The questions in the third section focus on your written comprehension, written expression, inductive reasoning, and deductive reasoning skills.

How to Register

To get started, you need to visit the Pearson VUE website and set up an account. Once your account is set up, you’ll be able to register for the test and schedule a testing appointment.

When you register for the test, you’ll need to submit the testing fee, which is $39.

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CJBAT Test Scores

Out of the 97 questions on the test, you have to answer a minimum of 70 correctly to pass the test, and 30 of your correctly answered questions must be in the last two sections to count.

When you leave the testing center, you’ll be able to pick up a copy of your score report. Your report will show your pass/fail status, but it it won’t give you any specific numbers or other scoring information.

Retaking the Test

If you didn’t get a passing score on your first try, that’s okay! You can retake the test up to three times per year.

Keep in mind that you will have to pay the full testing fee every time you retake the test.



Can I take the CJBAT test online?


The only available method of testing is in person at a Pearson Vue testing center.


Is the CJBAT test hard?


Generally, this isn’t considered to be a very difficult test, especially with sufficient preparation beforehand.


How do I get my CJBAT test results?


You’ll be given a score report before you leave the testing center.


How long is the CJBAT test?


The time limit for the test is 1.5 hours.


How many questions are on the CJBAT test?


There are 97 questions on the test.