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Garda Recruitment Stage 1 course

Garda Recruitment Stage 1 Ireland

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Delivery method: Online, Self-Study Pack
Duration: 20 to 25 hours
Price: €199 €99 - 50% OFF

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News - 2019 Garda Recruitment Campaign

On April 4th 2019 a new 2019 Garda recruitment campaign for Garda trainees was launched by the Minister of Justice.

As of 31 March 2019, there are 14,161 members of An Garda Síochána and the Government has undertaken to grow this number to 15,000 by 2021.

The competition is being managed by the Public Appointments Service (PAS) and will run until 3pm on April 24th 2019. The campaign is seeking to attract candidates from all backgrounds of society who have a wide-range of skills. If you want to make a difference and join An Garda Síochána we have the tools to help you to succeed in the competition.


The Stage 1 is comprised of the following:

Part A - Assessment Questionnaire

This online questionnaire is split into two sections:

  • First section is series personality profile statements which requires rate on sliding scale
  • The second section is a series of questions related to scenarios that may be encountered while working as An Garda

This test is appox. 1 hour long.

Part B - Aptitude Tests

The aptitude tests can be comprises of the following:

  • Verbal comprehension
  • Inductive Logical Reasoning

Each test is approx. 15 to 25 minutes long.

How To Apply

Applications must be submitted via the PAS website. A full list of eligibility criteria can be found in the official Information Booklet released by the Public Appointments Service

Applicants will undergo an exhaustive and highly competitive selection process. Our online test preparation course will help you to get test ready and boost your scores at Stages 1-3 of the competition.

Getting Started

Enrol online quickly and securely or over the phone. You will then get immediate access to the full online Garda Recruitment course.

Sample questions/model answers

This home study course has been fully updated for the 2019 competition and contains everything you need to be well prepared on day of the tests. Over 300 sample questions with model answers and a complete mock, timed test are included.

Garda Recruitment course contents

Rely on our experience:

We have successfully helped candidates reach their highest placing in the Garda test for more than 20 years - ensuring that they progress onto Stages 2 and 3 of the competition.

Our home study course is the best value course on the market today! Enrol today and make the difference to your test preparation for all stages of the competition!

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