Rapidly Master GardaWorld’s 2022 Pre-board Screening Officer Exam With Expert Insights and Up-To-Date Practice

Bestseller 534 Reviews | 4,434 students | Last Updated: Jan 24, 2023
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GardaWorld Pre Board Primer

Bestseller 534 Reviews | 4,434 students | Last Updated: Jan 24, 2023
Created by: Michael Lerner - BSc, Psychometric Tutor, Prepterminal Test Expert
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GardaWorld’s assessment is a challenging first step for any candidates seeking to become pre-board screening officers. It consists of two main tests:

  • Object Recognition (X-Ray) Test: Requires candidates to quickly determine whether baggage scans contain target items
  • Basic Math & English Test: Assesses the candidates’ basic ability in math & English to ensure they can perform adequately as a screening officer

The Object Recognition Test is notorious for tripping up test-takers, as very few people have much experience in x-ray screening. After all, if you’re not already a screening officer, how much experience could you have? Most candidates go in with little to no knowledge of what to expect, and even less experience. In addition, many candidates find that they have been out of school for a long while, and once they go into their basic math & English test find they’re a little rusty in these areas. It helps a lot to brush up on these areas just to make sure you’re prepared to breeze through this test.

Suffice it to say, preparation is crucial. Prepterminal’s GardaWorld Pre-Board Screening Officer Prep Course is the single best prep resource available on the market, with the world’s most extensive x-ray practice test bank, featuring over 800 practice images throughout 40 tests. With a day of study, you’ll be 100% prepared to ace both parts of this challenging exam & set yourself apart from the competition.

What is the GardaWorld Pre-Board Screening Officer Exam?

The GardaWorld Pre-Board Screening Officer Exam is a cognitive and assessment test used by GardaWorld to ensure that all applicants have the minimum reading comprehension, mathematical, and observation skills. After all, GardaWorld provides safety and security to passengers, clients, and 28 Canadian airports, where it executes the pre-board screening process. So, it needs all of its workers to be fully trained and prepared.

Believe you have what it takes to join its 100,000+ strong roster of highly trained security professionals? Read on to learn how to maximize your chances of landing a Pre-Board Screening Officer job with GardaWorld!

Which are the Two Pre-Board Screening Officer Pre-Employment Tests?

There are two tests you will need to take before you can move on to the interview stage of the Pre-Board Screener process:

Yet, there is a catch! If you don’t pass the first test, you won’t be eligible to take the second one. In other words, you are out before you really start.

What Does The X-Ray Test Involve?

Although this is the first test you will need to take, this is probably the most difficult part of the GardaWorld Screening Officer pre-employment assessment test. Why? Because in the x-ray test, you need to look through numerous X-ray images of luggage to see if they contain any illegal, dangerous, or prohibited objects. You will be presented with images like those seen below.

You may be thinking that this looks pretty straightforward. Think again. More than 3 out of 4 candidates fail this test! Why? Primarily because they underestimated the time it takes to examine each image.

When you take this test, you are only given around 20 seconds to see if the luggage contains an alarm object. This test is even more tricky because many images are low-resolution. This is done to mimic the actual resolution seen in old x-ray machines in airports.

The X-ray Test Explained

When you complete your X-Ray Object Recognition Test, you will need to examine x-ray images of passenger bags and see whether the objects you view on the screen should be permitted onto an aircraft. The key challenge of the Test is that you will see many different images. Many pictures will feature dangerous items, including knives, guns, or grenades. Other images will show harmless objects.

Each bag you see will vary in complexity. Some bags will be filled with more objects than other bags. The objects in certain bags will be more jumbled up than in others. As such, some items may be more obscured from view and shown at more difficult angles, making it hard for you to see the threatening items. When you see the x-ray screens, you will have to quickly deduce whether the screened bag is a threat or free of threat and safe to carry on the aircraft.

Garda’s assessment tests are like the X-Ray ORT exam and the Transport Security Administration’s (TSA) exam. These exams all feature writing skills assessment tests and an x-ray exam.

The x-ray test features luggage images with objects you will have to identify.

Once you have successfully passed the test, you will be presented with the Basic English and Math test.

Gardaworld Pre Board Screening Officer (X-Ray Practice Test)

GardaWorld Pre Board Course

Bestseller 534 Reviews | 4,434 students | Last Updated: Jan 24, 2023
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Gardaworld Pre Board Screening Officer (X-Ray Practice Test)

GardaWorld Pre-Board Screening Officer English and Basic Math Test

In this portion of the pre-employment exam, your reading comprehension, mathematical, logic, and understanding of the English language will be tested. All in all, you will be given 60 minutes to answer 100 questions.

Here’s a breakdown of the test subjects and the number of questions in each section:

Spelling 40
Grammar 10
Reading Comprehension 10
Logic 10
Math 20
Competency-based 10

How do we at PrepTerminal help you prepare for verbal reading and comprehension? Our preparatory course will teach you how to strategically approach the verbal and reading comprehension sections of the GardaWorld test speedily and effectively.

Assuming you pass these two tests, and with PrepTermianal’s preparation course, you greatly increase your chances, you will be off and running to the interview stage.

GardaWorld Pre-Board Screening Officer Interviews

The first part of the GardaWorld Pre-Board Screening Officer interview process is conducted immediately after passing the English and Basic Math Test.

The interview will be conducted by several senior GardaWorld employees or assessors and will generally run for 10 minutes. The second interview will be arranged sometime in the near future, sometimes as early as the day after. It will last for around half an hour.

How do we at PrepTerminal help you pass the personal interview?
We will teach you how to see things from the interviewer’s perspective. PrepTerminal’s prep course will also help you become familiar with the most frequently asked interview questions to ace your interview.

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GardaWorld Pre-Boarding Officer Test FAQs

What takes place after you take the test?

After you finish the first test, the hiring personnel will take all the tests and give them a grade. After each test, the hiring personnel will re-enter the room and read out names. If your name is read out, this indicates that you have NOT passed the test. Individuals who pass their first test will be presented with the second exam. After the second exam is graded, more applicants will be rejected. You will be asked to attend a short interview if you pass both tests.

What grade must you get to pass the pre-boarding screener test?

If you fail any part of the interview, you can reapply to GardaWord after a period of six months.

What happens if you fail the X-Ray test?

You must get at least 80% on the X-Ray test and the English and Math exam.

How Should I Prepare for the GardaWorld Pre-Screening Officer Exam?

The recruiters at GardaWorld say that the tests are difficult and that 60-70% of the applicants will fail. This indicates that during the hiring process, you want to ensure that your name is NOT read out after each exam.

With a tough passing rate of 80% for every exam, it is recommended that you do some sort of revision before the test.

How PrepTerminal Will Help You Ace The GardaWorld Pre-Board Screening Officer Exam

It’s important to remember that in this pre-employment test, you can’t continue with your application if you fail the X-ray object recognition test.

After all, it measures your ability to identify dangerous objects in a short time, and making a mistake could compromise the safety of the airport you are assigned to.

It’s in your best interest to ace this test, to show GardaWorld that you are a top candidate.

As only 30% of applicants manage to get through the first part of the exam, you will need to prepare as much as possible.

With our GardaWorld Pre-Board Screening Officer Exam Preparation Course, we help you ensure that you not only ace the X-ray test but also sail through the English and Basic Math test with our comprehensive study guides, practice questions, and a full range of mock tests.

Our experienced course developers have produced a hands-on and comprehensive curriculum that provides everything you need to know to pass the test with flying colors.

Get started today and land your dream job as a GardaWorld Screening Officer.

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Michael Lerner
Created by: Michael LernerBSc, Psychometric Tutor, Prepterminal Test Expert
4,434 students - 534 Reviews

Hey, I’m Michael, PrepTerminal’s GardaWorld Pre-Board expert. I am here to help you with any questions or concerns you may have about the GardaWorld Pre-Board Screening. Feel free to contact me at [email protected]


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    Quincey J
    Informative for the subject
    Helpful to understand the right answers
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    Michelle B.
    Glad I purchased it
    I thought getting into the TSA would be easy because all I had to do was answer vocabulary and reading comprehension tests according to this prep course, and then some. Boy was I wrong when I got to the X-ray test. If I had gone to the real TSA test blind, I'm sure I would have failed it because I wouldn't know what to look out for when it came to

     the non-obvious prohibited items so I'm really glad I bought this.

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    I took off from work to pass this test in two days.... I REALLY STRUGGLE with bottles and cans. I have to keep taking the quizzes over and over and over and...you get me. Don't cheat yourself by looking at the pics. Its the only way to get better. TWO THUMBS UP. I will let you know if I pass!
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    Passed on my first try. Definitely needed a refresher course on the English portion. The X-Ray portion helped me to be quicker with identifying during a short time frame.
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    Highly recommended Course
    I took my exam today and guess what " I nailed it". This course help me a lot. I purchased this course a week ago and studied all the sections. Even though the actual test is different from the questions here, it is really vital to study here before you take the real one. I highly recommend anyone to take this course. Thank you !!
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    Gregory K.
    Worth every Penny
    I took the TSA CBT test 2 years ago and failed. Nobody warned me about the x-ray portion of the test. This prep class is excellent! I bought it 10 days before my exam and took several practice test each day to prepare. I Passed this exam this time and credit Prepterminal for my success. This course is very thorough, from the instructional videos t

    o the written instructions and tips for test taking, to the 100's of x-ray samples. A+

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    Frank W.
    GardaWorld Pre Board Course
    Thanks for the great test prep! I sooo glad I used it! The X-ray part on the actual test was composed of all the hard pictures and it was like a speed-run. Thanks for everything!
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    Thank you Prepterminal, your course provided great confidence and insight of what challenges the CBT would present. I passed and am going to continue to review and practice. ?

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