Police Practice Papers developed from a project which ran in collaboration with Strathclyde Police and the Scottish Government, with spectacular results. For fourteen years it assisted potential police recruits with exam preparation and useful information for the now redundant SET test.

Police Scotland came into effect in April 2013, amalgamating the former eight police forces and creating one Scotland-wide force.

In June 2020 Police Scotland introduced a new Entrance Test, known as the Police Scotland Entrance Test or PSET for short.

The PSET is similar to the old SET Test, but with some changes:

  • The new test lasts one hour instead of the previous one and a half hours
  • The new test comprises one paper with the three elements of Language, Number and Information Handling combined. Previously candidates sat three separate papers
  • Language, Number and Information Handling questions are spread throughout the paper; there is no distinct break between sections.
  • The Language element is less grammar-based.

Police Practice Papers is PSET ready and proud to present its new collection of test papers.


If you would like more information, please get in touch with Mairi on 07717 055434.